Keeping toys clean is always a good idea. Children frequently drop or drag their toys on the ground, then put them in their mouths. A toy that has been contaminated from a mouse infestation may spread germs everywhere in the house. Luckily, toys can be cleaned with household products and solutions. For all your mouse control needs, call Mouse Control Toronto.
There are several ways you can clean toys that may have been contaminated by mice. Hard, plastic toys, for example, can be cleaned in the dishwasher or in the sink, by hand. Simply use hot water and regular dish detergent. You can alternatively soak the toys in the sink in a bleach solution consisting of half a cup of bleach and a gallon (4L) of water. You can also spray bigger toys with household disinfectant or a vinegar solution of equal parts water and white vinegar. Wash plush toys in the washing machine at the hottest allowable temperature. If the washing instructions on the plushies allow it, add half a cup of liquid household bleach to the load to better disinfect.
Any surfaces or fabrics that have been in contact with mice should be disinfected, so be sure to clean everything you can. To safely pick up droppings, put on a pair of disposable gloves, then spray the droppings directly with disinfectant. Wait for about 10 minutes, then pick them up with a disposable paper towel and throw them out. Spray all nearby surfaces with disinfectant and wipe them clean. Mop all nearby floors and use a steam cleaner to clean carpets and upholstery, if you can. Wash all rugs in hot water. If you ever come across a dead mouse or empty nest, spray them with disinfectant, bag them, and throw them out. When you’re done cleaning, throw out your gloves and take the garbage out immediately.
It’s important that you get rid of the mice living in your home and pest-proof to prevent any more infestations from happening. To remove mice, clean the house from top to bottom and store foods in tightly sealed containers. Then, bait snap traps with peanut butter or gum drops and set them along the walls of infested rooms. If you’re worried about a family member getting hurt, you should get the help of a professional. They can place bait stations in areas of high mouse activity to target the mice without hurting anyone else. Bait stations are tamper-proof and require a key to open. To pest-proof, seal all potential mouse entry-points into the home, such as cracks in the foundation or gaps in the vinyl sliding.
Mouse infestations are hard to deal with, but it is imperative that you clean up after them as much as you can. If you’re struggling to get rid of a mouse problem or to disinfect in some hard-to-reach areas of the home, please give Mouse Control a call. Our technicians are highly experienced in mouse removal and will devise a plan that works best for you and your family. We also offer cleaning and disinfection services to keep you safe. You can reach out to Mouse Control any time: 647-496-0492.