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Health Risks Associated with Exposure to Animal Feces and Urine

Health Risks Associated with Exposure to Animal Feces and Urine - Bio-One of Orange.

Bio-One of Orange specializes in feces and urine cleanup, disinfection, and decontamination. If the situation gets out of control, our specialists can help restore your house or property from the biohazardous waste associated with pets. Just like humans, pets need to live in healthy, adequate conditions. As a pet owner, you must provide more than just shelter; pet owners must provide food, bathing, exercise, medical care, and all the attention that guarantees their welfare.

An important aspect of being a pet owner entails making sure pets have basic health and physical function areas designated to not interfere with our living conditions. Animal feces and urine are highly dangerous and contagious. While it’s safe for humans to clean it in normal conditions, taking care of large volumes of feces and urine by yourself may pose multiple health risks for you, your family, and even your pets.

Toxoplasmosis - A disease transmitted from cats via infected feces

Toxoplasmosis is a disease that can cause serious health complications for humans, especially pregnant women. Exposure to cat feces is usually the cause of transmission, although it’s also been reported that toxoplasmosis can be transmitted via the intake of undercooked and contaminated food. Mothers can also transmit the disease to their children during pregnancy.

Toxoplasmosis symptoms are not immediately visible, which makes it hard to diagnose. However, it’s common for people to show flu-like symptoms and general body aches. Toxoplasmosis can pose a higher health risk for babies and children!

Some people become reluctant to the idea of having a cat in the house because of the fear of getting toxoplasmosis. The truth is, in all disease and infection-related situations, prevention is key. If you own a cat or want to adopt one for your home, don’t let the fear stop you.

Recommendations for those owning (or interested in owning) cats:

  • Try to keep your cat indoors: For some people, this might be difficult. It’s not impossible, you just need to make some quick house accommodations for the new family member. If your cat goes outside, they might take care of their needs in your yard, contaminating the soil. It’s best to have them do their needs in a litter box.
  • Take precautions when cleaning their litter box: Use gloves and a mask when cleaning their litter box. Change the litter regularly and always clean outdoors, in ventilated areas. 

If you need help with taking care of unattended animal feces and urine, let Bio-One of Orange's specialists help you. Whenever we are called for feces and urine cleanup, our technicians adhere to strict guidelines and procedures to ensure your home is clean, disinfectd, and free from all biohazards. 

Salmonella Infection - A common bacterial disease transmitted via contaminated food and animal feces

Although salmonella infection is not life-threatening, it can cause serious complications for everyone in the family. The salmonella bacteria usually live in animals' intestines, making their feces a highly contagious transmitter. Salmonella symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and headaches.

Salmonella infection can be treated at home, and the symptoms usually last up to seven days. The best way to prevent Salmonella infection in your house is by:

  • Keep your kitchen area clean: Always wash your hands after touching raw meat, and make sure every utensil is properly washed and disinfected after use. 
  • A special tip is to have two cutting boards: one for meat, seafood, and other proteins and one for fruits and vegetables.
  • Place your pet’s food and water resources away from the kitchen: Make sure their bowls are distant from your kitchen area. 
  • Always wash your hands after touching your pet and cleaning their physical function areas: As we mentioned before, do the cleaning outdoors, in ventilated areas, and as regularly as possible. 

Our specialists have encountered situations where pet owners have gotten overwhelmed by animal feces and urine cleanup situations. Professionals must handle these high-risk cases, as the areas must be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.

Leptospirosis - Tramitted via animal urine

Most domestic pets, like dogs and cats, may carry this bacteria in their urine. Wild animals also carry this bacteria, and the main source of infection is contaminated water and soil. Leptospirosis bacteria are resistant, they can survive for months.

Humans can get leptospirosis by having contact with animal urine (and other body fluids) and also from contact with contaminated soil and water. You can prevent leptospirosis by:

  • Promptly cleaning animal feces and urine: A healthy home is safer. Make sure to clean any accidents from your pets and dispose of the waste in a sealed plastic bag. 
  • Always wash your fruits and vegetables before consuming: This is a healthy practice that minimizes the risk of leptospirosis and several other diseases.

Bio-One of Orange's feces and urine cleanup specialists are prepared to contain, disinfect and disinfect areas where animal waste might have been severely impacted. Following strict guidelines and procedures, we will work to ensure the areas return to a safe, hazard-free condition for everyone in the family.

Bio-One of Orange can help.

Animal feces and urine pose serious health risks for humans, and they must be cleaned by professionals. Bio-One of Orange's specialists work following EPA and NIOSH-approved regulations to make sure residential and commercial properties are properly remediated from biohazardous waste and blood and body fluids pathogens.

Feces and urine cleanup in hoading situation - Bio-One of Orange.
Animal feces and urine can be found in extreme hoarding situations.

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Bio-One of Orange offers a quick solution to life’s most difficult and unexpected situations. Locally owned, we provide top-quality, industry-leading cleaning, sanitation, and decontamination services in:

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Our professional feces and urine cleanup technicians are ready to help you restore your home or business. Bio-One of Orange, a proud member of the Orange Chamber of Commerce, is available 24/7, 365 days a year. Contact us at 714-397-8375.