Mice will urinate on absolutely everything!
This leaves you will a large cleanup operation, or you could risk the spread of some very nasty diseases.
In this post, I am going to run you through the process I follow when getting rid of Mice urine odor.
Cleaning up the Mouse urine is the final stage in getting rid of Mice in your home!
If you want to get rid of Mouse urine small in your car, you can also follow this advice.
Getting Rid Of Mice Urine Odor
If you have recently cleared your home from Mice infestation, you are already winning!
Now it is down to you to finish the job and clean up the odor from Mouse urine.
Sometimes it is easy! For instance, you may have to get rid of Mice urine odor on metal.
Sometimes it is more of a challenge, especially if you need to clean Mouse urine from wood
Either way, you will need to get it done!
When getting rid of Mice urine odor, I always begin in the area where they frequented the most. That includes areas where I caught the Mice/Mouse, and areas where there is evidence of Mice activity.
There are various signs that you have Mice in your home. When you understand these signs, you will know where to look, and where to begin the cleanup operation!
Ventilate the Area
The first step is to ensure the area you are working in is well ventilated.
Not only will good ventilation help to get rid of Mice urine odor, but it will also help to get rid of the smell of the cleaning equipment you are using.
For instance, when using bleach you should always be in a well-ventilated area.
Open as many windows and doors as you can to ensure there is a good airflow in that area.
When cleaning Mouse urine, you should be wearing protective gloves at the very least!
What do I wear when cleaning Mice urine? Let’s take a look at my list:
I take my health very seriously, and you should too. Mouse urine can be host to some nasty diseases, so it is extremely important that you reduce the chances of you contracting them. You can get sick from Mouse urine!
When you are looking for Mice urine stains, you may well be in your attic (attics are common for Mice infestations). If your attic is anything like mine, then you will not have much space to work with, and you will need to move items out of the way to get to the areas where Mouse urine will be.
A quick note if you are working in your attic: If you have laid some Mouse traps up in your attic, then remember where you put them!
The last thing you want when creeping around your attic is to step on an active Mouse trap!
Clean The Area
It goes without saying that you need to clean the area where you have found Mouse urine, along with any areas which have evidence of Mice activity.
You need to be confident that you have covered all areas that could have been subjected to Mouse urine.
Here are the items I use to clean Mouse urine:
I prefer to use bleach to clean any area where there is clear evidence of Mouse urine.
Bleach is an extremely powerful cleaning agent which works to sterilize and disinfect the area. It is one of the best tools in your arsenal to get rid of Mouse urine odor!
I mentioned it above and I will mention it here again. ALWAYS ventilate the area where you are going to use bleach. If I am using bleach in a confined area, I am 100% likely to have a painful headache an hour later!
I use disinfectant sprays around areas where there has clearly been Mouse activity, but with no evidence of Mouse urine.
It is easier to carry a disinfectant spray, and much healthier to use in confined areas.
Some disinfectant sprays come in different scents. To help to mask the Mice urine smell, consider using one of those options.
If you want to clean up Mouse urine but do not want to use a chemical-based cleaner then vinegar is a good option.
Vinegar is excellent at masking Mice urine odor!
The only drawback to using vinegar (aside from the fact vinegar does not have anti-bacterial properties) is the smell. Although the odor of vinegar is strong, it does not last long.
By steam cleaning any areas where you think Mice have urinated you are killing any bad stuff that is left behind.
Consider buying a steam cleaner, because if your home is a target for Mice infestation, it can be a very good tool in your arsenal! This is especially true if you are getting rid of Mice urine odor on clothing or carpet. The steam will penetrate the material and will ensure a fuller clean.
Wash Any Materials Close By
It is vital that you cover all areas that you think have been contaminated with Mice urine.
Do not stop with the local area though, always ensure that you clean the general vicinity of the Mice urine thoroughly with the equipment discussed above.
Do not forget that Mice are excellent climbers, which means any clothes can be a target and may have been urinated on.
Steam cleaners are an excellent tool for cleaning clothes and anything made of cloth.
Draw The Odor Out
There are many items that you can use to draw the odor out of your home. I have listed some of the items below:
Not only will ground coffee absorb any odors, but it will also mask odors in the general area too.
Consider buying an odor absorber to hang. These are an awesome choice if the area is confined.
Mask The Odor
Along with absorbing the odor, you should also consider masking the odor until the smell is completely gone.
Use a strong air freshener, incense sticks, or an oil burner to get rid of the smell.
If you use an oil burner, then use Peppermint oil.
You must dispose of any equipment that you use to clean up the Mice urine.
There is a reason why I opt for disposable gloves and a disposable coverall! They are cheap enough to throw away once they have been used.
Wrap everything up in a bag and throw it in the trash. Clothes are garments may hold some remnants of the Mice urine and it is not worth taking the risk.
When you find that you have a Mouse or a Mice infestation, the first job is to get rid of them! The second job, which is just as important, is to get rid of Mice urine odor, along with and feces that the Mice may have left behind.
It is vital that you clean up to ensure that you and your family remain in good health.
If you still have Mice in your home, or in your attic then you will first need to understand where to place the mouse traps for effective capture.
Good luck with the cleanup operation!