How to Clean Up After Mice Infestation

How to Clean Up After Mice Infestation

Once you have successfully evicted mice from your home by mouse control services, you are now left with the aftermath of your unwelcome guests. Mouse urine and feces is a fertile ground for bacteria and potential diseases including leptospirosis, Hantavirus, plague, salmonellosis and rat-bite fever among others. It is imperative that you clean all traces of your mice problem to prevent possible infections and diseases.

The first step is to take proper precaution. Wear latex, vinyl or rubber gloves which are preferred because they are nonabsorbent. You may need to pick up droppings and other debris. Many of these diseases are spread through physical contact especially where broken skin is involved.  Also wear an approved respirator. Diseases such as Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) can be contracted by inhaling infected urine or feces.

Next, avoid sweeping, mopping or vacuuming the droppings and urine. You may clean the mess on surface level but you risk disturbing microscopic disease-causing viruses and releasing them into the air which you and your family inhale. Instead, saturate the mouse nest, droppings and other areas where the pests have been with a disinfectant. Use a bottle spray to disinfect the trouble areas and allow the liquid to sit for at least 10 minutes before clanging.

Alternatively, make a mixture of bleach and water of 1:9 ratios respectively and spray on the affected areas. Carefully pick up the wet debris after the time has passed and place it in a plastic bag. Insert the bag in yet another plastic bag and tightly seal and dispose as soon as possible.  Clean the room thoroughly with the disinfectant including areas where there is no direct evidence of mice activity such as inside cabinets, under furniture and behind electronics.

Clean systematically from room to room. Disinfect countertops, cabinet shelves and mop down the floor thoroughly after mouse debris such as nests have been removed. You may need to steam clean or shampoo upholstery, area rugs and carpets where there has been mouse activity.

Finally, throw away all mops, cloths, gloves and other cleaning supplies used to clean up after the infestation.

Hire a Professional Pest Control Company

This kind of cleaning may seem a little excessive but it is absolutely necessary after a mouse infestation. These rodents carry many diseases some of which are potentially fatal.

It is best to leave the cleaning job to a professional pest control company in Canada. These experts have the keen eye required to identify all possible areas of rat activity. They also have the proper equipment and chemicals to guarantee a thorough cleaning job. They will also take care of proper disposal of rat droppings and debris to avoid other people coming into contact unwittingly.

It is necessary to seal all holes and potential entry points to avoid a future infestation. Mice can easily squeeze through a half-an-inch hole so you need all the professional assistance you can get to make your home rodent proof permanently. The Exterminators Inc. offers commercial and residential mouse control services, In addition we offer mouse control products which are way better than over the counter products. Call us 647-496-2211 now!

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Joe The Exterminator
Joe The Exterminator

Joe is a professional pest control exterminator with over 15 years of experience and enjoys sharing his knowledge about different pests and how you can deal with them.