Animals can pose serious health risks to humans. Whether it’s an animal infestation or an animal hoarding situation, pet damage (specifically animal feces and urine) can be very infectious. In addition to diseases, animal feces and urine creates urine stains and foul odors.
Bio Management Northwest is a company of trained professionals who can manage an animal infestation or hoarding situation and leave a home or office clean and safe.
Pet waste contains many harmful pathogens which can cause mild distress to serious diseases. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), scientists estimate that more than 6 out of every 10 infectious diseases in humans are spread from animals.
Diseases passed between animals and humans are called zoonotic diseases. These include viruses, bacteria, parasites and fungi. Dog feces may contain things such as parvovirus, whipworms, hookworms, roundworms, threadworms, campylobacteriosis, giardia, and coccidia. Anyone who comes into contact with soil from pet droppings runs the risk of coming into contact with eggs from parasites.
Cat-scratch fever, for example, infects as many as 20,000 Americans a year. And an estimated 4%-20% of U.S. kids get roundworm from dogs and cats.
Bird droppings can contain dozens of diseases including histoplasmosis, candidiasis, cryptococcosis, St. Louis encephalitis, salmonellosis and e.coli. If the droppings become airborne, you run the risk of ingesting particles through your nose.
Animal cleanup requires a licensed and certified professional to clean and dispose of hazardous material. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration as well as the US Environmental Protection Agency have strict guidelines about the disposal of hazardous materials.
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