Dealing with a mouse infestation is one thing but cleaning up after it is another. Despite their small frame and cute appearance, mice are smelly, messy creatures. Mice tear up soft materials in their effort to build nests, and they urinate and defecate wherever they go. As mice carry dangerous diseases, it’s important that you clean up any surfaces or furniture that have been dirtied by mice. If you need help getting rid of mice or cleaning up after them, call Mouse Removal Toronto.
To clean mouse-infested furniture, you should first put on a mask and a pair of gloves. Then, spray any feces or stains you find with disinfectant. You can use either a household disinfectant or bleach solution (one part bleach mixed with ten parts water). Let the disinfectant sit for a few minutes, then wipe off the droppings with a disposable paper towel. If you are worried about staining your upholstery, try spraying an inconspicuous area first. Then, clean the furniture’s fabric with upholstery shampoo or steam cleaner. Wash whatever you can remove with laundry detergent and hot water.
All areas that have been contaminated with feces or urine should be disinfected as well. Wearing a mask and gloves, spray all contaminated surfaces and their surrounding areas with disinfectant and clean them up as you did to remove feces from the furniture. If you come across a nest or a deceased mouse, spray them with disinfectant as well, then bag them up and throw them out. Mop all nearby floors with disinfectant. When you are done cleaning, throw out your gloves along with all the wipes or brushes you used to clean. Remember that you should never use a vacuum cleaner to clean up after mice; this risks making dangerous pathogens airborne.
While it may be obvious, a mouse infestation must be dealt with in order to stop the messes from coming. To get rid of the mice, clean the house from top to bottom, first. Remove as much clutter as you can and vacuum thoroughly. Store all pantry goods in tightly sealed containers. Then, inspect the walls of your home closely for entry points. Mice often get into people’s homes by crawling under doors and squeezing through gaps in the foundation or vinyl sliding. Dryer vents and other wall ventilation are also common entry points. Seal or block these entrances with silicone caulking, steel wool, or wire mesh. Finally, set baited snap traps along the walls of infested rooms and check them every day.
Cleaning up after mice is frustrating, but not impossible. You may be able to save that piece of furniture that was unfortunately infested with mice. If you’re having trouble cleaning some hard-to-reach areas, or need help getting rid of a mouse problem, give Mouse Control a call. Our technicians deal with mice every day. We also offer cleaning and disinfection services that will reach into every nook and cranny of the home. Call Mouse Control today and ask about our warranties: 647-496-0492.