Because mice are shy, nocturnal creatures, they can easily live in your home without you realising it. Many people discover they have mice in their home, not because they ever actually see them, but because they find all the indirect evidence they leave behind. Mouse droppings are hard to miss, and as the number of mice in a property increases, their presence becomes increasingly obvious. Household pets often notice and react to the presence of mice in homes long before their owners realise there’s an issue. This is because cats and dogs can detect their presence from the pungent smell they give off.
Mice urinate frequently, and their urine produces a strong odour. Mouse urine smells like ammonia, and the stench can linger for some time after the mouse has departed the area. The more mice there are, the stronger the smell will be. One mouse probably isn’t going to produce enough urine to create a smell noticeable to humans. However, once the size of the nest grows and the number of individuals increases, their presence will soon become apparent.
Unfortunately, when mice leave your property, they don’t take the smell with them. To get rid of the smell of mouse urine from your home, there are several things you need to do. First and foremost, aerate your property. Getting fresh air circulating will help remove the smell from the air and avoid fumes building up during the next part of the process, using a disinfectant spray on any affected areas. You should use the most potent disinfectant you can and be systematic in your approach. If mice were nesting in your property, make sure you pay particular attention to that area as that’s where most of the smell will be coming from.