If you’re recovering after a mouse infestation, the problem doesn’t end after the last one is exterminated. There are a couple more steps you need to take to insure your property is safe.
Once an infestation is over, you must take the proper steps to clean up your property. Properly disinfecting your home is a mandatory part of the process, especially considering the diseases these animals can leave behind.
If you’ve never fully disinfected after an infestation, you should read this article until the end. This is what you need to know to clean up after a mouse infestation.
Use the following steps to properly clean your home after you rid the property of mice.
The first thing you want to do is clean the area of all droppings and urine. Always make sure you wear latex gloves. Spray the area down with bleach or some form of disinfectant and allow it to sit for 10 minutes. Pick up any sizeable droppings with a paper towel and dispose of them. Clean the area thoroughly with a mop and bleach, and dispose of the mop after you’re done.
The next thing you’ll want to do is perform a thorough cleansing on the entire area where the mice existed. For vinyl and laminate, you’ll want to use bleach and a mop. If you’re dealing with carpet, use a steam cleaner with heavy-duty cleaners that are safe for your carpet. Finally, clean any sheets or blankets that may have been exposed.
Any dead rodents you encounter should be placed in the same trash bag with droppings and paper towels. Bleach the area thoroughly and mop it before you throw the mop away.
Remove the rubber gloves and place them in the trash bag as well. Take your container of bleach and dump a slight amount in the garbage bag to kill the smell and disinfect. Make sure you dispose of the garbage bag in an area far away from your home, like a dump or landfill.
Always make sure to wash your hands thoroughly when the job is complete. The most important part of all is remembering to disinfect. The last thing you want is to contract any diseases or bacteria these rodents carry. They carry multiple diseases that your family should never be exposed to.