Following a mouse or rodent infestation in your home, a lingering unpleasant smell may still remain after a professional exterminator has removed all the rodents from your home. Thankfully, there are a number of things that you can do to eliminate the smell of rodent urine in just a few hours with a couple of simple tools and materials.
What You'll Need
Before you get started, it's a good idea to gather all of the materials and tools that you'll need in order to speed up the process as much as possible. You'll need a dust mask, a pair of rubber gloves, a spray bottle, household bleach, garbage bags, and paper towels. All of these items can be found at most hardware and grocery stores if you don't already have them in your home.
Removing the Mouse Urine Smell
First things first, put on the dust mask and rubber gloves. This will help filter out particles and contaminants which may irritate your skin and lungs.
Next, make a mixture of one part bleach with three parts warm water in the spray bottle. This will create a powerful disinfectant that will also break down mouse urine and remove the smell.
Then you just need to simply spray the mixture over the areas of your home which still hold the smell of mouse urine. You'll want to spray any discolored areas on your floor, as well as most of the surrounding areas, especially the baseboards. Let the area soak for a few minutes, and then wipe down the area with paper towels.
Keep an eye out for any sort of remnants from the mouse infestation, including mouse droppings (which appear like black grains of rice) and nests (which will usually be made out of newspaper and soft fabrics). You'll want to use the paper towels to remove all of these, keeping them securely sealed in garbage bags.
In addition, for any soft materials that may have been exposed to mouse urine, such as carpets, cardboard boxes, and newspapers, you should simply throw them out. In the event that you desperately want to try and save a piece of furniture or a carpet that has been soaked in rodent urine, you can try scrubbing it with a common household detergent or contacting a professional for a deep cleaning, but keep in mind that such processes are hit and miss with their results. To learn more about getting rid of mice, contact a company like PEST AND TERMITE SERVICES OF BEAUFORT,LLC.