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How to approach Animal hoarding scenarios with care and compassion + Bio-One of Chula Vista can help you!

Oct 15, 2021

Animal hoarding is a delicate issue that involves three main concerns: mental health, animal welfare, and public safety. Usually, when these situations go public (you see them on the news, you find out your neighbor is an animal hoarder) it’s very easy to focus on animal welfare. And it’s not wrong: animals are just victims of the circumstances and poor decisions. 

We can’t, however, diminish the issue that is mental health, as it’s probably the main reason that victims got in that particular situation in the first place. When a person becomes an animal hoarder, they’re usually facing a mental health battle that also needs to be looked upon with care and compassion. 

Bio-One of Chula Vista has helped families and victims of hoarding throughout San Diego County and surrounding communities. Tackling these situations requires a dedicated team: caring, compassionate, discreet, and utterly professional. Animal hoarding scenarios are no less challenging. It’s all about keeping a mindset of helping everyone overcome the odds and the difficulties in a timely manner.

What is animal hoarding?

Animal hoarding is very similar to a regular hoarding situation in the sense that people acquire more things than they can handle, creating a hostile, dangerous environment for themselves and the people (animals) around them. Animal hoarding is a little different, though. A person struggling with animal hoarding houses more animals than what they’re able without providing minimum levels of nutrition, sanitation, and shelter.

A person struggling with animal hoarding is usually not aware of how many animals are actually on the property, and they might hoard dogs, cats, birds, etc.

Why do people turn to animal hoarding? 

There’s not a factual reason for people to turn to animals in hoarding situations. As of today, hoarding is recognized as a mental health disorder, and this has allowed medical professionals to treat it with the proper therapy to ensure that the victims understand their behavior and follow the right steps to avoid relapsing to that condition.

Some reasons for animal hoarding, based on first-hand experience in these situations include emotional dependency, paranoia, anxiety, depression, and more. Notice that these reasons are basically a struggle with other mental health conditions. People can turn to animal hoarding as a way to cope with traumatic life events like the loss of a loved one, a separation, losing a job, etc.

Hoarding scenarios pose multiple health risks that must be approached in a timely manner. Bio-One of Chula Vista specialists can help you!

How to identify animal hoarding situations

  • The house or property shows severe signs of deterioration.
  • The victims have lost count on how many animals are under their care.
  • Animals show signs of malnutrition, lethargy, poor socialization.
  • The victims usually isolate themselves from family and friends, as these situations are often stigmatized as embarrassing. 
  • Victims won’t admit they have a problem, and they will stand by saying that the animals are happy and healthy under those conditions. The reality is that animal hoarding situations must be tackled in a timely matter as the lives of the animals are usually in danger.

Bio-One of Chula Vista can help you

If you think someone you love might be struggling with animal hoarding, Bio-One of Chula Vista specialists can help you. Our technicians are trained to be mindful and caring, and we are prepared to tackle these scenarios in a private, respectful manner for you and your loved ones.

Locally owned, Bio-One of Chula Vista proudly serves the following San Diego County cities: Chula Vista, San Diego, National City, Lemon Grove, Spring Valley, El Cajon, Santee, Lakeside, Coronado, La Mesa, Imperial Beach, Bonita, Alpine, and surrounding communities. 

We offer free estimates for our services, and we are available 24/7! Give us a call at 619-892-1744.

Bio-One of Chula Vista specialists are ready to help you get your house and your life back on track.

Sep 24, 2021

Tragedies and traumatic events can be challenging, not only for the emotional stress that comes along with having to deal with the loss of a loved one but also because of the multiple health risks that surround these scenarios. 

Biohazards are, in simple words, biological materials that represent a health risk for humans, animals, and other living creatures. They are present in scenes where blood and other waste like mold, human/animal waste, bodily fluids, and even industrial chemicals are involved. Biohazards must be cleaned by professionals in a timely manner. Bio-One of Chula Vista is a certified biohazard cleanup specialist. 

Biohazard cleanup is different than any other cleanup. It requires certification, special training, and most importantly,  a caring, compassionate approach to make sure that these situations are taken care of in the most efficient way.

Now, what is considered a biohazard, and when should you call Bio-One of Chula Vista’s Biohazard cleanup specialists?

Bio-One certified technicians will assess every situation with care and compassion. We will contain areas and discard items that might represent a health risk for you or your loved ones.

-Biohazards from Crime and trauma scenes: Crime scenes, homicide, and other traumatic events carry multiple biohazards. Often, there are bloodborne pathogens that must be cleaned immediately after the police and law enforcement agencies have completed an investigation and have left the scene. Bio-One of Chula Vista specialists are available 24/7 - 365 days a year to take care of cleaning these situations with the utmost care, compassion, and privacy for the victims. Our certified technicians adhere to strict regulations and procedures to make sure all scenes return to a pre-incident state.

-Biohazards from suicide and undiscovered death scenes: The loss of a loved one is difficult, especially if it was under traumatic circumstances. Attempting to clean the house or the scene from a suicide event or decomposition/undiscovered death can be traumatic and overwhelming, not to mention that it’s very dangerous. Leave Bio-One of Chula Vista certified technicians to take care of you and your loved ones. Our technicians are caring, mindful, and understanding of these challenging situations, and our goal is to get you to safety and take away the pain of having to do the cleanup by yourself.

-Biohazards from Hoarding and homeless encampment scenes: Bio-One of Chula Vista specialists work with local law enforcement, public service agencies, and organizations to remediate hoarding and homeless encampment scenarios. These are especially delicate situations to tackle, as you might find multiple biohazards like decomposed material/food, human and animal waste, needles, and other residues that can be harmful. Our specialists follow strict OSHA guidelines and procedures to make sure these scenes are properly cleaned and disinfected.

-Biohazards from mold, foul odors, and sewage backups: Don’t ever expose yourself or your loved ones to these scenarios. Mold is the cause of several respiratory diseases and syndromes, due to the airborne pathogens that are present in the air of highly contaminated scenes. The same goes for sewage backups, as the strong odors can affect your health in many ways. Bio-One of Chula Vista specialists’ work entails a thorough revision of the house or property to contain and remove any biohazards from the scene, making sure the place is safe for the owners to return.

Our certified technicians will dispose of biological waste in a timely manner.

Bio-One of Chula Vista can help you

If you ever need help with biohazard cleanup, let Bio-One of Chula vista help you. We understand that these situations are tough, so we always want to make sure you are comfortable, safe, and free from all the emotional stress and health risks that come along with having to deal with these scenarios by yourself. 

Locally owned, Bio-One of Chula Vista is a member of the National City Chamber of Commerce, and proudly serves the following San Diego County cities: Chula Vista, San Diego, National City, Lemon Grove, Spring Valley, El Cajon, Santee, Lakeside, Coronado, La Mesa, Imperial Beach, Bonita, Alpine, and surrounding communities. 

We offer Free Estimates for our services, and we are available 24/7! Give us a call at 619-892-1744.

Sep 01, 2021

Rodents can become a serious problem for your house or property if not treated by professionals. During wintertime, they seek protection from cold in dark places. Rodents can reproduce very quickly, creating a dangerous environment for you and your loved ones.

Rodents can transmit over 35 different types of diseases, and the most common is the Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (also known as HPS). It’s a very dangerous disease that can be transmitted directly (from bite wounds and direct contact with urine and feces) or indirectly (by breathing contaminated air and dust).  Residential properties are most affected by mice and rats. Rodent feces and droppings are known to be very infectious so, it’s important to turn to a professional in disinfection and sanitation to remediate areas where rodents might have been present.

Rodents carry bacteria and diseases that can transmit to humans from direct contact or indirectly, by being in the presence of highly infected areas. Rodents usually look for shelter indoors, primarily in dark areas like crawlspaces, garages, and attics. Cluttered spaces create a perfect environment for mice and rats to create nests. Bio-One of Chula Vista specialists follow strict guidelines and procedures to remediate houses and properties if they’re involved in hoarding scenarios.

If by any chance you chose to take care of rodents  by yourself and need help with cleaning and disinfecting your house or property from dead mice and rats, Bio-One of Chula Vista can also provide you with professional, guaranteed disinfection and sanitation. Dead animals can carry multiple bacteria, which is usually airborne. So, mice and rats died in crawl spaces or inside your HVAC System, you might need help from Professionals to get to these areas and remove any biohazard.

Rodents usually hide in garages and highly cluttered areas.
Image shows rodent droppings in HVAC System (heater).

HOW CAN RODENTS COME TO YOUR HOUSE OR PROPERTY?

Filling gaps and entryways is the best way to prevent rodents from coming to your house or property. Rodents can squeeze through the smallest spaces, whether it’s through doors, windows or even small cracks on the floor. 

According  to the CDC, you can look for gaps or holes outside your property in the following spaces:

-Around windows and doors.

-In the roof (gables, rasters and eaves).

-In the building foundations (this is a specially delicate area for rodents and other plagues to nest)

-Attic vents.

-HVAC systems (if rodents have been in these areas, you might be struggling with infections and other afflictions associated with rodents' feces and urine).


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BIO-ONE OF CHULA VISTA CAN HELP YOU

If you need help with disinfecting and sanitizing your house or property from rodents and other household pests, let Bio-One of Chula Vista specialists help you.

Our technicians will thoroughly look through the areas where rodents might have been present and caused damage. We will also make sure to discard any items that might represent a biohazard for everyone in the house, including pets.

Locally owned, Bio-One of Chula Vista proudly serves the following San Diego County cities: Chula Vista, San Diego, National City, Lemon Grove, Spring Valley, El Cajon, Santee, Lakeside, Coronado, La Mesa, Imperial Beach, Bonita, Alpine, and surrounding communities. 

We offer Free Estimates for our services, and we are available 24/7! Give us a call at 619-892-1744.

Rodent urine and droppings in a crawl space, near the HVAC system.

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