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    Learn the Warning Signs of Teen Suicide

    Last updated 2 months ago

    The biggest warning sign of teen suicide is when the teen begins to see suicide as a way of solving their problems. This usually manifests in behaviors such as a fixation on suicide in books, movies, and news stories. But it can also manifest itself in severe depression, withdrawal, talking frequently about suicide, and even giving away important possessions. Watch the video clip for more information about the warning signs of teen suicide.

    If you believe your child may be contemplating suicide, call Biohazard Response at (407) 277-0006. We are a compassionate suicide cleaning company with years of experience in the Orlando area and a commitment to reducing teen suicide. Call us 24/7 so we can refer you to a mental health professional who can help your teen. For more information, visit our website.

    What Is Hantavirus?

    Last updated 2 months ago

    Hantavirus is a disease transmitted by rodents through contact with the rodent, its droppings, or its urine. If infected with Hantavirus, an individual can develop Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS), a condition with a 38 percent mortality rate. To prevent HPS, eliminate or minimize contact with rodents in your home. Many people who were infected with HPS recently were in frequent contact with rodents or their droppings, yet had not seen the rodents or rodent droppings at all, so it’s important to be vigilant if you live or work in an area where rodents are known to live. Symptoms of HPS usually develop 1 to 5 weeks after exposure to Hantavirus, and include fatigue, fever, muscle aches, stomach problems, and chills.

    Hantavirus can be transmitted through biohazardous fluids, which is why it’s important to be careful when working near said fluids. Biohazard Cleanup offers professional trauma scene cleanup in Orlando that will keep your employees and family safe from Hantavirus. Call us at (407) 277-0006 or visit our website for more information.

    Understanding Animal Hoarding

    Last updated 3 months ago

    Did you know that each year animal hoarding affects more than 250,000 animals, and more than 3,500 animal hoarders are reported to the authorities? According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) a shocking 80 percent of animal hoarders have sick, dying, or dead animals on their property. To learn more about animal hoarding and find out whom you can call for quality hoarding clean up services, read this article.

    Animal Hoarding is On the Rise
    In the past 10 years, the ADAA found that reports to animal control, reports to law enforcement agencies, and stories in the press have increased 500%. This increase may be attributable to the ease with which hoarders can rescue and adopt animals.

    Difficulties for Animal Hoarders
    Animal hoarders do not know when to stop acquiring animals. Even though animal hoarders almost always have the best intentions, once they attain too many animals, they struggle with handling and managing them. The idea of getting rid of animals usually does not appeal to animal hoarders. Many animal hoarders have slight memory problems, so they tend to keep animals and objects in an effort to preserve certain memories.

    The Results of Animal Hoarding
    Sadly, animal-hoarding behavior causes suffering for virtually everyone involved. Hoarders spend their time, money, and energy attempting to care for their animals. They live in unhealthy conditions, surrounded by animal waste, fleas, and ticks. Those who love animal hoarders are neglected, and feel unable to help. And the animals suffer tragic lives filled with hunger, disease, and confinement.

    If you or someone you know is struggling with a hoarding disorders, call Biohazard Response, the preferred hoarding clean up specialists in Orlando. We can give you a referral to a mental health professional that will help you or your loved one cope with a hoarding disorder. Our experts are professionally trained to restore a property that has been damaged or cluttered because of hoarding objects or animals. Learn more by visiting our website or calling us at (407) 277-0006.

    Understanding the Risks of Hepatitis C

    Last updated 4 months ago

    As many as four million people in the United States are infected with Hepatitis C, a blood-borne virus that affects 170 million people worldwide. Many patients who have been infected by the virus have no symptoms at all, until chronic inflammation eventually causes fibrosis of the liver. To learn more about the health risks of Hepatitis C, including how it is transmitted, watch this video from the Mayo Clinic.  

    Because Hepatitis C is a blood-borne virus, it is one of the many risks posed by blood cleanup. That’s why it’s strongly recommended that you hire a professional blood cleanup company to clean up after an assault, accident, or traumatic death in your home or business. Biohazard Response is Orlando’s trusted blood and trauma cleanup company. Call us at (407) 277-0006 to request your free estimate. 

    Coping Tips After the Traumatic Death of a Loved One

    Last updated 4 months ago

    Dealing with the loss of a family member or close friend can be difficult, but sudden, violent, or traumatic death can be particularly hard to accept. Hundreds of murders occur in Orlando each year, and suicide is the eighth leading cause of death in the state of Florida. Sudden and unexpected deaths, such as those resulting from a heart attack, can also be extremely traumatic, especially if the deceased was not discovered for days or weeks after death occurred. From cleaning up after death to dealing with the stages of grief, here are some tips for coping after the traumatic death of a loved one. 

    Prepare for the Overwhelming Shock
    Individuals who have experienced sudden or traumatic loss often experience overwhelming shock that manifests itself as numbness, despair, disbelief, guilt, and anxiety. There are also bouts of denial to contend with, as well as the guilt and self-blame for being alive while your loved one is gone. Prepare for these emotions and know that, in time, you will find peace.  

    Ask for Help
    Do not feel like you have to cope with the traumatic death of a loved one on your own. Your friends and family will be happy to help you through this time of need however they can. Ask for help with minor tasks such as shopping for groceries or doing the laundry, or even ask them to listen while you talk about your feelings and how much you miss your loved one.

    Do Not Clean Up on Your Own
    Besides the health risks of cleaning up after a homicide or suicide, there is also the deep emotional turmoil that can result from cleaning up such a traumatic scene. Biohazard Response specializes in homicide, suicide, and trauma scene cleanup. We are licensed by the Florida Department of Health (FDH) and follow strict guidelines imposed by OSHA and the FDH. Contact us online or call (407) 277-0006 to learn more about our biohazard cleanup services.  

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