The most common mouse species that has the Hantavirus is the
Deer mouse. This means not all mice species pass on the disease.
It is important to always take precautions as simply looking at
the mouse droppings you cannot know the mouse species they came
from. In any case, mouse droppings should be handled with a lot
of caution to avoid getting infected.
How to Clean Rooms with Mouse Droppings
If sweeping a room that has lots of mouse droppings, the cleaner
should take a lot of precautions to avoid being infected by what
the mouse droppings may contain. The person cleaning the room
should open all the windows to allow air to easily circulate in
the room. The windows should be kept open as mouse droppings can
easily release viruses which may cause diseases in human beings
if the person works in a congested room. The person who is
cleaning the mouse droppings should put on protective clothing
such as masks and gloves to protect his body as the exposed body
parts may be the entry points for the viruses.
When cleaning the mouse droppings from a room, the person who is
cleaning the room should avoid sweeping the room or vacuuming as
the dry mouse droppings may release viruses that may be
transmitted in the air and inhaled by the cleaner who may then
be infected by various diseases. First, the mouse droppings
should be collected using a flat object to scoop them up before
the rooms are swept. After cleaning up the mouse droppings the
room should be sprayed or sprinkled with a disinfectant to kill
any virus that may have remained on the floor before sweeping
and finally mopping the room. Disinfecting the room is a good
way to get rid of the viruses and sanitize the room.
The best way to get rid of mouse droppings is to eliminate the
mouse problem. This may be done by killing them. The mice maybe
killed using various techniques which include the use of
mousetraps and mouse poisons, each with good and bad points.
A mouse can be annoying where mice can be a bigger problem!
Getting rid of mice can be done in many ways such as the use of
traps that kill or catch and poisons. Controlling mice in and
around your home must be taken seriously as they can introduce
illnesses to your family as well as transfer fleas to pets.