How to Sterilize After a Mouse Infestation

Mice usually leave between more than 50 droppings per day as they explore around our homes. But, they also leave urine traces everywhere they run. You can find these signs of mice anywhere in your house, including the places where you prepare your food. This can be very dangerous, especially if you have children or pets in your household. Mice are well-known as pests who carry dangerous diseases like hantavirus and salmonella. When a professional manages to exterminate mice from your household, you also need to sterilize your house properly.

Get rid of mice forever…

When you figure out you have an infestation, the first step is to call a professional who’s going to exterminate the mice properly. Mice spread quickly and it’s almost impossible to prevent large infestations without a professional help. To keep mice from settling in your home, seal all possible entry points like gaps under doors and windows and inspect drains and floor vents.

The clean up process begins…

When you begin sterilization after a mouse infestation, it’s important you do not stir up dust by sweeping or vacuuming up nesting materials, urine, and droppings.

  • When cleaning urine and droppings wear rubber or latex gloves. You can also wear a sturdy dust mask for protection against dust.
  • Air out the area before you start to clean to reduce the chance of inhaling any germs.
  • Spray the urine and droppings with a disinfectant or a mixture of bleach and water (one part bleach to ten parts water). You should also mop your floors and clean countertops with a disinfectant.
  • Before you start to clean, let the area soak for 10 to 15 minutes. Pick droppings, nests, and urine with a paper towel. Make sure to place them in a sealed bag inside a covered trash can.
  • If there are any evidence of mice exposure on your furniture and carpets, steam clean or shampoo them to remove the mice traces.
  • Wash your gloves before removing, and then wash your hands thoroughly with warm water and soap.

When it comes to removal of the mice from the house and dealing with infestations, it is advisable to call a trained professional. A pest exterminator is going to remove the infestation. The clean up is the last stage of the process, to protect from hazards and health concerns.

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