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How To Properly Clean Mouse Droppings – The Right Way!
Those aren’t stale Tic-Tacs you’re looking at, they’re mouse droppings. When you see fecal matter on the surfaces of your home, it means you have critters running while you’re asleep, and this is an issue you need to take seriously. As soon as you see mouse poop, examine your entire home for more fecal matter, then call the experts. Here is a thorough guide to looking for mouse poop throughout your household.
Occasionally, you’ll spot mouse feces on your surfaces. Mice are nocturnal creatures, so they’re most rampant in the dead of night. Mouse poop found in the kitchen, among other rooms in the house, are how residents realize they have a mouse infestation. Mouse poop is small and is usually either black or brown. They’re about as big as a grain of rice, and you’ll see piles of them. Rarely will you see a single, isolated piece of mouse poop – it’s typical for mice to leave over 50 pellets daily around your household. The more mouse poop you find, the bigger the problem you have. For more information, check out our Rodent Control page.
Where Can I Find Mouse Poop?
If you do have a mouse infestation, the most common place you’ll find mouse poop will be the kitchen, as your cupboards, pantry, and counter tops are an unlimited source of food for them. Mouse feces can also be spotted in bedrooms if you bring food into them even occasionally. Mice thrive in attics, garages, and basements, particularly if you store suet, bird food, and excess food in those spaces. While you’re looking for mouse poop in your household, mice are creating nests within your walls, causing damages to your property, and harming your health in the process.
Are Mouse Droppings Really Dangerous?
Mice are ridden with viruses, diseases, and bacteria that can make you, your family, and pets ill. Each Deer Mouse can potential be infected with hantavirus, salmonella, hemorrhagic fever, leptospirosis, and rate-bite fever. Mice are also capable of biting pets and giving them fleas, too. Don’t attempt to clean up mouse poop by yourself with no protective measures in place. If your hands touch mouse poop, the bacteria in their fecal matter, urine, and saliva will be instantly transmitted to you. If you try to get rid of mouse poop prior to the technician’s arrival, make sure your hands, nose, and mouth are totally covered up.
How Do I Clean Up Mouse Droppings Properly?
DO NOT sweep or vacuum the mouse poop. If you do, airborne particles will be emitted. Use long pants, sleeves, and rubber gloves to get rid of the feces. Get rid of the clothing you have on after you’ve discarded whatever you used to wipe away the poop. Dispose of these things outside your home. Use bleach to disinfect the infected surfaces. It is not in your best interest to remove mouse feces by yourself. It is hazardous and can get you quite sick. Contact the experts at Thomas Pest Services for a thorough and safe clean-up. Click on this link How To Clean Mouse Droppings PDF Properly and follow the instructions, it will explain in great detail what to do, and what not to do during mouse clean ups and sanitation.
Cleaning And Sanitation Tips:
1. Wear rubber, latex, or vinyl gloves when cleaning urine and droppings.
2. Spray the urine and droppings with a disinfectant or a mixture of bleach and water and let soak 5 minutes. The recommended concentration of bleach solution is 1 part bleach to 10 parts water. When using a commercial disinfectant, following the manufacturer’s instructions on the label for dilution and disinfection time.
3. Use a paper towel to pick up the urine and droppings, and dispose of the waste in the garbage.
4. After the rodent droppings and urine have been removed, disinfect items that might have been contaminated by rodents or their urine and droppings.
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We hope these tips have helped you choose the right pest control option when dealing with pest infestations and rodent droppings in your home or property. If you or anyone you know has questions regarding any pest control related issues please Contact Us directly, one of our trained pest control technicians in Calgary would be more than happy to assist you! For more information visit www.spartanpestcontrol.com or email us directly at [email protected]