How to disinfect from mice?

How to disinfect from mice?

So How to disinfect from mice? No one wants to deal with a mouse infestation on their property, but they are among the UK’s most common household pests. Urban properties located in densely-populated areas are the most susceptible to mouse infestations, but mice can invade any property. Because they often carry viruses, fleas, and tics, it’s essential to properly disinfect in the aftermath of a rodent infestation, even a minor one. You should pay particular attention to the areas around their nests and wherever they’ve left lots of droppings. Make sure you wear protective gear when cleaning up after a rodent and use a suitable disinfectant to decontaminate your property.

How to disinfect from mice?

While wearing latex or rubber gloves, gather any contaminated bed sheets, quilts, pillows and pillowcases, and other fabrics mice may have come into contact with. If the mouse infestation could have contaminated any of your children’s stuffed toys, make sure you grab these as well. Machine washing these fabrics in hot water should be enough to disinfect them and kill any viruses or bacteria they might contain. If you have a dryer, you should run them through it at a high temperature just to be sure. Anything over 115 degrees will be enough to kill hantavirus. Carpets and rugs should be steam cleaned for proper decontamination.

Anything you can’t disinfect chemically using a liquid formula should be disinfected using heat. UV rays will kill off any hantavirus that remains on the surface, leaving them outside, exposed to the sun on a sunny day should be enough to destroy any viruses. If this isn’t possible, leave them in a disinfected room for at least a week somewhere they will be exposed to direct sunlight. Ensure you wear gloves while handling any potentially contaminated items. Wipe them down with a damp cloth if you can.

Tips On How To Get Rid Of Mice Fast

So you’ve seen a mouse and you need to know how to get rid of mice fast? We’ve got some great tips and tricks on how to do just that so read on!

Did You Know A Mice Can Fit Right Through A Hole The Size Of A Quarter? That’s How To Get Rid Of Mice Fast!

House mice can squeeze through a hole the size of a quarter, so if you have any holes or cracks in your walls, floors, or ceilings, you’ll need to seal them up. You can use steel wool, caulk, or copper mesh to close up the holes.


  1. Mice Can get through tiny spaces


Mice are usually about 6 to 8 inches long, according to the New York State Department of Health. They can squeeze through an opening less than half an inch wide. That’s smaller than the diameter of a quarter! This ability comes in handy when they’re getting into your home or looking for food. You might need to watch out for mice if you have small cracks or holes in your house.


  1. Mice don’t hibernate


You might see a mouse scurrying around during the winter, but they’re not usually looking for shelter from the cold outside. These animals actually live off food and body fat throughout the year. That Means they can survive a cold winter without hibernating. However, if the weather gets too harsh, mice might look for a place to stay warm inside your home.


  1. Mice have great hearing


Mice have super-sensitive ears that help them notice potential predators nearby. In fact, their ears are so important to them that they even have a special area in their brain devoted to hearing. So when you’re trying to get rid of mice, you might want to be quiet!


  1. Mice can eat pretty much anything


Another reason why mice are so hard to get rid of is that they’re super picky eaters. They’ll eat pretty much anything, including grains, fruits, vegetables, and even meat. This helps make them adaptable to a variety of environments.

Pest Control For Mice

Whether you need help getting rid of mice or protect against diseases they may carry, our team will be here for your every need!

Read more about: Pest advice for controlling Mice from BPCA

If you have a mice problem in your house, contact us today for free advice and immediate assistance from a local expert. We are here to help!

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