Homeowners in Victoria, Cowichan, Duncan, Nanaimo, Parksville, Qualicum, Courtenay, Comox, Campbell River, and Port Alberni Home are particularly prone to the possibility of hantavirus and the dangerous bacteria left behind by rats and mice.

Hantavirus is primarily spread by rodents, and is contained in their droppings.

Vacuuming/sweeping the droppings aerosolizes the virions, making it possible for you to breathe them in and become infected. If you are, there is no treatment other than basic rest and fluids.

There is a high mortality (death) rate if you get this virus. Do not put yourself in harms way when dealing with hantaviruses…it is not worth it.

Leave the cleaning to the experts at Pacific Decontamination Services.

We decontaminate, then clean the affected area with our HEPA vacuuming services which include crawl spaces, basements, attics, vehicles, and any other areas of contamination including carpets.
HEPA is an acronym for “high-efficiency particulate air.” HEPA is a type of filter that can trap a large amount of very small particles that other vacuum cleaners would simply recirculate back into the air of your home.

Our HEPA filters remove 99.97% of even the worst of rodent feces, mold spores, pet hair and dust particles, 0.3 microns in size or larger, thus improving your indoor air quality.
Efficient, detailed vacuuming removes these stored contaminants so that they do not recirculate back into the air you breathe.

Facts about hantaviruses

Hantaviruses are a group of viruses that may be carried by some rodents. Some hantaviruses can cause a rare but deadly disease called hantavirus pulmonary syndrome. The disease is called HPS for short.

What animals can give people hantaviruses?

Only some kinds of mice and rats can give people hantaviruses that can cause HPS. In North America, they are the deer mouse, the white-footed mouse, the rice rat, and the cotton rat.

However, not every deer mouse, white-footed mouse, rice rat, or cotton rat carries a hantavirus. Other rodents, such as house mice, roof rats, and Norway rats, have never been known to give people HPS. Since it is hard to tell if a mouse or a rat carries a hantavirus, it is best to avoid all wild mice and rats and to safely clean up any rodent urine, droppings, or nests in your home. Dogs and cats cannot give people hantavirus infections.

Who can get HPS?

Any man, woman, or child who is around mice or rats that carry harmful hantaviruses can get HPS. You do not have to already be sick to be at risk for HPS. Healthy people have become ill with HPS. While HPS is a very rare disease, cases have occurred in most regions of North America.

Who can help?

We hope you won’t ever find yourself requiring decontamination and HEPA cleaning, but, if you do, reach out to Pacific Decontamination Services at 778-269-0208 and talk to us.

Not only will we neutralize all dangerous bacteria, but we will also help you root problem solve your rodent problem without having to subscribe to a monthly pest control service.

Pacific Decontamination Services uses the world’s strongest, most effective and safe antimicrobial disinfectant, deodorization and chemical decontaminate. Our professional application will eliminate up to 99.99999% of any allergen, germ, bacteria or fungus that it touches. AND as powerful as it is, it is also completely safe.

Serving All of Vancouver Island: Victoria, Cowichan, Duncan, Nanaimo, Parksville, Qualicum, Courtenay, Comox, Campbell River, and Port Alberni.