How to Clean Up Mouse Droppings

How to Clean Mouse Droppings

Mice leave droppings everywhere behind them. It’s important that you clean them up – not only for cleanliness – but to reduce your chances of getting sick. Mouse droppings are full of salmonella and other dangerous bacteria. What’s worse is they may contain the hantavirus, a deadly disease that can become airborne if the droppings aren’t cleaned up properly. Inhaling this virus may result in symptoms that include shortness of breath, nausea, fatigue, and muscle aches. For mouse removal, exclusion, and disinfection services, give Pest Control Burlington a call. We offer safe and permanent mouse control services throughout the GTA.

Put on a pair of disposable gloves, goggles, and a mask before cleaning up any droppings. Then, spray the droppings directly with a household disinfectant. Make sure that the disinfectant kills 99.9% of germs. Then, using a paper towel, pick up the droppings and throw them out in the garbage. Disinfect the surface on which you found the feces as well. Then, seal the garbage bag and take everything out of the house. Spraying the droppings before you pick them up helps to prevent making germs airborne. It is for this reason that you should never use a broom or vacuum cleaner to get rid of droppings.

How to Get Rid of Mice

Finding droppings in the house means that you have mice. To get rid of them, start by cleaning up the house. Deep clean and get rid of as much clutter as you can. Be sure to reach underneath appliances and clean out those hard-to-reach places. Cleaning up will get rid of crumbs and hiding spots that keep the mice going. Next, switch to sealed containers for all your pantry foods. Use airtight jars and containers that will reduce the smell of food and help to keep mice out. You should also use lidded garbage containers and take the garbage out every night.

Start setting traps as soon as you cleaned up. Bait them with a pea-sized amount of peanut butter, cheese, jerky, or gummy candy, then place them in areas of mouse activity. The most effective places are up against the walls and along the backs of kitchen cabinets. Check on your traps every day. When you catch a mouse, spray it with disinfectant, then wait 10 minutes for the product to kill germs. Then, remove the mouse while wearing a pair of gloves. Throw the mouse out in a sealed plastic bag. If you ever find a nest, throw it out in the same fashion. Always disinfect.

Mice are incredibly common pests that many homeowners have to deal with. Call us if you want permanent results. We offer guaranteed exclusion services in which we seal and cover every potential entry point. These include wall vents, foundation cracks, cracks in the window frames, soffits, roof vents, and more. We are so sure of our mouse removal and exclusion services that they come with extensive warranties of up to 2 years. Give us a call today for an inspection.