If you’ve ever had a mouse invade your home, you know it’s an unpleasant experience. As if it’s not bad enough that they destroy your property, their urine on your floors, furniture, and even clothes can be more frustrating. The existence of mouse urine is one of the most annoying characteristics of a mouse infestation. There is an increased risk of health problems associated with mouse waste. Let’s explore your immediate options before you call us to come save your home from mice.
What Do Mouse Urine Stains Look Like?
It is easy to notice a mouse infestation in your home as mice are very noisy and destructive. However, being able to distinguish mouse urine from any other liquid may be difficult.
If you look closely, you’ll see that these rodents often drop feces and urine as they move. Fresh mouse urine smells like ammonia, while fermented urine can have a wet wood smell. In 24 hours, a typical house mouse excretes about 100 microscopic pee drops. Exterminators use a black light to look for mouse urine during their inspections for rodent infestations. Under UV light, mouse urine glows! Dots, drops, or streaks of rodent urine can be seen running along the vertical surfaces between the cartons and the bags of food. The fluorescing deposit of rodent urine frequently has tail drag marks.
Removal Of Urine Is The First Step
You can use the traditional cleaning methods to remove the odor but that doesn’t guarantee disinfection. These methods can put you in danger because they can release microscopic germs that are hidden within the urine and cause disease if inhaled. If you want to get rid of the odor of urine, you should apply a disinfectant that kills microorganisms on contact. Immersing the affected area in a bleach solution for 5 to 10 minutes and leaving the solution to sit for 5 to 10 minutes will aid in the killing of germs and remove the stench.
Disinfecting The Area Is The Next Step
The application of a disinfectant is one of the most effective cleaning methods of mouse urine. When purchasing a disinfectant, search for brands that contain enzymes in the formulation. It is easier to scrape them off since enzymes aid in breaking down protein in the urine. This is an even smarter way to both clean the area and rid it of germs.
Remember to wear gloves and put on a face mask and any other protective gear you can find. You can also create some DIY protective gear as the bleach could burn your skin if it comes in direct contact with it. Using a steam cleaner to disinfect the carpet will help ensure that any bacteria or viruses are eradicated. Most options have an inbuilt heater for disinfecting the surface with hot water. Make sure the nozzle and pad on your steam cleaner are suitable for the type of surface you’re cleaning.
Finding Urine And Droppings Can Be A Sign Of Infestation
Mice can hardly enter into a room without leaving droppings behind. The more droppings and urine you find can be the only clue that the infestation has progressed to a more serious stage. If you see mice’s urine or droppings in your kitchen, it’s probably safe to assume that you have an infestation.
Keep Rodents Away With Routine Pest Control
Pest management is one of the best techniques to keep rodents away. A service plan with our team can help you maintain a mouse-free home. After a thorough inspection of the premises, our professionals will determine the extent of the mouse infestation. Using this information, we create an integrated pest management plan based on the mouse species and the extent of the infestation. This includes:
- Eliminate all Mouse entry points
- Set up mouse traps
- Set up bait stations
- Fumigate for mice
How We Can Help You
Year-round, rodent infestations are a problem. Being proactive about your rodent pest problems can significantly impact your overall quality of life. Florida Environmental is not your regular pest control personnel. We have decades worth of experience exterminating all kinds of pesky pests and rodents are top of the list. Contact us today to learn more about how we can save your home from mice and other pests.