Rat Droppings etc

(9 Posts)
Brucie5 Sat 31-May-14 12:27:56

Hi, I've a huge concern. My in laws have offered us a climbing frame and slide for my 11 month old, my issue is that these objects have been in storage inside a shed for years. We cannot be certain there have been rats in the area and in the shed. (Shed was rarely accessed and could be a haven). As an anxious mum, the idea of allowing my baby to play on these objects frightens me. How can I get these so clean, they're new! Do I use they uric acid enzyme remover or is it too risky to use the objects regardless? The in laws are cleaning as hard as possible with anti bacterial stuff but now I'm concerned it may not be enough as I've heard it's not effective against rats. Thank you.

LIZS Sat 31-May-14 12:36:42

Milton fluid ? Not sure what you think would be catching especially once it has been washed over . If it is going to be outside then it is open to all sorts.

Brucie5 Sat 31-May-14 13:26:09

I've heard of things like weils disease etc if not cleaned properly.

LIZS Sat 31-May-14 14:18:36

I believe Weil's Disease is mainly waterbourne or transmitted through direct contact with livestock. As long as you use something to clean the items I'm sure it will be fine.

KiaOraAura Sat 31-May-14 14:26:37

I think its rare in the UK - and its most likely to be spread by contact with contaminated soil/water in any case. Really, its not worth worrying about.

calendula Sat 31-May-14 23:22:34

You are being hysterical wink. Washing it down with warm, soapy water will be plenty. I would definately want to give it a good wash with mild soapy water if someone had cleaned it with any kind of antibacterial cleaner.

Muddle2000 Wed 04-Jun-14 11:13:00

Call your local Council They DO IT ALL FREE IF IT IS RATS (you pay for mice)

Brucie5 Wed 04-Jun-14 12:05:06

Thank you all ladies, feel much better about it. It's good to get it out!

SquidgersMummy Thu 05-Jun-14 01:01:30

Use Milton in the soapy water - will make you feel better though I am rather addicted to it x

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