Mice infestation is really a nuisance. It can come all at once and can ruin your peace. The best practice in this regard is to prevent an active infestation. For that, you need to keep an eye on the movement of these rodents. You also need to seal all the typical entry and exit points for the mice.
We know you may be looking for the steps to take when the infestation is already there. The first step to take control of the situation entirely is to call a professional pest control service. Once they are there, you can sit back and relax for a while. You may need to leave your residence during the mice extermination (not always). It depends on the intensity of the mice infestation. Now let’s suppose you have already dealt with the infestation. What next? Do you have to do anything more? You might have a lot of questions. You can call us or email us, and we will gladly help you out. Actually, yes, there is a post-infestation cleaning required. And here are a few tips on that.
Cleaning Up After Mice
1. Thorough Ventilation
The key to getting on top of the situation after a mice infestation is to ensure good ventilation. You will need to ventilate your property thoroughly. You can do this by opening all the doors and windows for a few hours. Let the fresh air come in. let the cross-ventilation take care of all the odors. If there are any floor-standing fans (pedestal fans) available, it’s even better. You just have to face the fan outside and let it pull all the dirty air.
2. Mouse Droppings
Now comes the tricky part, or we should say the part where you need to deal with some droppings. Firstly, you need to take proper precautions as not to get any infection. For that, you will need a pair of rubber or latex gloves. Make sure you don’t sweep or mop the floor before disinfecting the mice droppings and urine. You will need a strong disinfectant for this, or you can also use a mixture of bleach and water. Once you have disinfected the mice droppings and urine, it’s time to clean-sweep the area.
3. Clean Up The Furniture
You may need to spray some of that disinfectant on your furniture. You will also need to consider the same for any objects in the infested area, along with the furniture. Make sure to clean up everything with proper precautions (not to touch anything with bare hands). Your countertops may also be contaminated with disease-causing bacteria and germs. In short, you will be disinfecting all the surfaces that came in contact with mice directly or indirectly.
4. Seal All The Entry/Exit Points
Once you’ve done all the cleaning, you will need to seal all the entry/exit points for the mice. This step is vital in avoiding any future infestation. You may also want to check out your attic for some entry points. Mice don’t need to enter from down below constantly. They can climb on surfaces very well, and your attic is not out of reach for the mice.
If you are worried that you will not be able to clean up after a mice infestation effectively, then do hire a professional pest control service provider. They will come with complete preparation. A good mice exterminator will also clean up everything after getting rid of the infestation. You can even request them to seal those entry/exit points for the mice.