Mouse doody

From: Teo Zenios <>
Date: Wed Jan 14 12:44:36 2004

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From: "Joe R." <>
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Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 1:22 PM
Subject: Re: Mouse doody

> At 10:29 AM 1/14/04 -0700, Claude Ceccon wrote:
> >Some comments on cleaning electronics which have been despoiled by
> >biorchid rodents and other sources:
> >
> >Loose stuff should be removed by dusting, vacuuming or blowing off the
> >offending offal.
> A word of warning here. Some offal contains infections germs and can
> spread disease. Don't inhale the stuff. I'd recommend vacuuming it up
> instead of blowing it around. It might be a good idea to wear a dust mask
> either way.
> <big snip>

Rat dung can have a deadly bacteria or something in it and is treated as a
hazardous waste. Using a vacuum cleaner will make sure that you will end up
breating in the dust (even a hepa filtered bag will probably not be enough
for bacteria). best bet is to do all cleaning outside while wearing one of
those masks painters wear and using 2 layers of gloves while your doing it.
Double bag anything you remove.

Call an exterminator and ask what they use when they exterminate rats and
clean up thier droppings.
Received on Wed Jan 14 2004 - 12:44:36 GMT

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