A number of health risks are associated with rodent borne diseases. Rat and mice exposure is very common for vehicle and home owners living in Victoria, Cowichan, Duncan, Nanaimo, Parksville, Qualicum, Courtenay, Comox, Campbell River, and Port Alberni.  Pacific Decontamination Services eliminates rodent odor (mice and rats), and neutralizes associated bacteria and contaminants.

Rat Smell – Rat Odors

Rats have a nasty habit of urinating wherever they go. They drag their bodies through the urine leaving a sewer like odor on their pathways. It is important that you do not stir up dust by sweeping or vacuuming up droppings, urine, or nesting materials.  Call a professional, don’t take a risk.

Rodents carry a wide range of disease-causing organisms, including many species of bacteria, viruses, protozoa and helminths (worms). They also act as vectors or reservoirs for many diseases via their ectoparasites such as fleas, ticks, lice and mites, as well as some diseases carried by mosquitoes.

In fact, rodents are thought to be responsible for more deaths than all the wars over the last 1,000 years.

Rodent-Borne Diseases


Bartonellosis (Trench fever)





Rat bite fever

Rat tapeworm


The Plague




Weil’s disease

How Can I Catch A Rodent Disease?

inhalation or direct contact with rodent excreta (urine, faeces, saliva);

handling or inhaling microorganism particles aerosolized from hay, woodpiles or other materials contaminated with infectious rodent urine;

particles aerosolized by sweeping rodent infested spaces;

handling of infected rodents by hunters or other people;

bites from rodents — microorganisms carried in saliva can infect both humans and other rodents;

scratches from rodents;

drinking contaminated water or eating contaminated food;

rodents acting as sources for infecting ectoparasites (ticks, fleas, mites, lice) with various pathogens;

dogs, cats and foxes (especially urban) eating rodents and then catching parasites such as tapeworms that can be passed on to humans by them; and

rodents can also act as reservoirs for various flying-insect-borne diseases.

How to Clean Up Rodent Urine, Droppings – How to Eliminate Odor – How to Stay Safe

Simply put – call the professionals at Pacific Decontamination Services.  Depending on your situation, we can HEPA vacuum the carcasses, droppings and nesting materials. We will also neutralize  the associated rat and mice bacteria, and odor in your basement, crawl space, attic, home, outbuilding, office, car, RV or boat by applying our eco-friendly, safe chemical into the interior and applicable exterior areas. Depending on the job, we apply our formula by spray, mist, foam, or fog. We do not use a tent. The average time of our on-site service is approximately one hour. An additional four hours is required to achieve maximum effectiveness. We ask that you stay out of the premise for approximately 5 hours in total. Read more about how we work.

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.

What do you do next? How do you solve the challenge of rodent borne diseases and associated health hazards?

Call Pacific Decontamination Services at 778-269-0208 or email us!

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