Mice are messy little creatures that urinate and defecate wherever they go. The smell is awful, but what’s worse is these droppings could easily poison your food or make you sick with dangerous diseases. Cleaning them up is essential. If you’ve hired a professional for help in exterminating the mice, you may hope that they will clean up any droppings they find, but they likely won’t. Exterminators are there to eliminate the rodents, not to clean up after them. If you’re interested in having someone clean up any mouse poop, reach out to Mouse Control Toronto. We offer mouse removal as well as cleaning and disinfection.
Mice are omnivorous little rodents that feed primarily on plant-based foods such as fruits, vegetables, seeds, and nuts. As nocturnal animals, they are most active at night. The average house mouse measures between 12 to 20cm in length, tail included and weighs only somewhere between 12 to 30 grams. Mice are so small; it only takes a gap the width of a ballpoint pen for them to squeeze through. Mice commonly get inside people’s homes by crawling through cracks in the foundation, wall vents, or gaps between vinyl sliding. They also often take advantage of doors that have been left open.
Exterminators usually perform inspections, then set up traps and bait stations in areas of mouse activity. Upon arrival, the technician you hired will likely inspect your home for potential entry points and the trails the mice use to go from one part of the house to the other. He or she will then bait and set snap traps in the most effective parts of the home. Bait stations may also be used to target the mice in two different ways; bait stations are little boxes that contain rodenticide and require a key to open. Only mice can fit inside them.
If the pest remover you hired does not include cleaning services, you will have to clean up the poop yourself. Luckily, this is not very complicated. To remove droppings, don a pair of disposable gloves, spray the droppings with a household disinfectant, then pick them up with a paper towel and throw them out. You should then disinfect all the surfaces within the area and clean any nearby fabrics at the highest allowable temperature. If you do not have any disinfectant handy, you can use a bleach solution of one part bleach to ten parts water, instead.
Cleaning up after mice can be tricky when they live inside the walls or ceilings of the home. Luckily, there are companies out there that offer cleaning in those hard-to-reach areas of the home. Mouse Control offers disinfection services that use hospital-grade disinfectant and ultra-low volume mist fogging to clean up after the mice that gave you trouble. Call Mouse Control today and find out how we can help: 647-496-0492