Though they may be small, an infestation of mice is a serious problem. Not only can these pests do extensive damage to the structure of a building, but they can also leave behind a foul odor due to urine and feces. Not only does their urine smell, but it can also be a health hazard. If you are plagued with an infestation, here are some mouse urine odor removal tips from Florida Environmental Pest Management.
Rodent Removal Services
The first order of business when it comes to mouse urine odor removal is successfully removing the rodents from your home. No matter how much effort you put into removing the smell, it will all be for nothing if any mice remain. In order to successfully rid your home of mice, your best bet is to contact a professional rodent removal management company, like Florida Environmental Pest Management. The company will have the experience, the know-how and the tools that are necessary to get rid of the mice and set up precautionary tactics to prevent them from returning.
Mouse Urine Odor Removal
Once the rodents have been successfully removed from your home, the process of removing the odor from the urine that is left behind can begin. Traditional cleaning methods, such as sweeping, mopping and vacuuming aren’t enough for eliminating the smell; not to mention, these methods can actually put you in danger as they can release the microscopic germs that are hidden in the urine, which can be inhaled and cause disease. Instead, a disinfectant that kills germs on contact should be used to remove the urine smell. Additionally, soaking the affected area with a mixture of bleach and water and allowing the mixture to sit for 5 to 10 minutes will help to kill the germs and remove the odor.
Health Hazards of Mice In Your Home
Mice carry a number of bacteria, diseases, viruses and parasites, all of which can be a serious danger to human health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention note that there are a number of health issues that humans can develop as a result of being in contact with or exposed to mice. Humans can contract Lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCM) by simply breathing in the dust in the air that has been polluted with mouse urine. LCM is a viral infection which, if left untreated, can cause neurological disease. Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) is another serious health condition that humans can contract as a result of being exposed to mice; a rare and potentially deadly disease. Other health conditions that humans can develop as a result of exposure to mice include hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome, lassa fever and leptospirosis.
Rodent Control Methods
As previously stated, in order for mouse urine odor removal to be successful, these rodents must first be eliminated from your home. A professional rodent removal company will provide the best insight and the most effective results for controlling a mouse infestation. Once the mice are eliminated, the process of removing the residual smell of their urine can be addressed.