Mouse Poop

Mouse poop can pose a serious health risk because it can harbor several different diseases.  Mice often poop in the same area where they eat, and are capable of depositing hundreds of poop pellets in a matter of days.  This makes contamination a serious problem.  Mouse poop is shaped like an extremely small piece of rice.  It is brown when fresh, but will lighten as it dries out.  Dry mouse poop is more dangerous than fresh poop, because small particles can flake off and become airborne.

Mice do not spend much time in the open.  They build nests in isolated areas, such as in boxes or under wood, and when foraging for food, they stick close to walls, cupboards, and corners.  Mouse droppings are the most visible signs of a mouse infestation.  Mouse poop can carry salmonellosis, haunta virus, and several other dangerous illnesses.  It is important to clean up mouse poop immediately in order to prevent these illnesses from spreading throughout a house.

When cleaning up mouse poop, always wear disposable gloves and a mask.  Vacuum or sweep up the mouse poop.  If you use a vacuum, clean the vacuum afterwards, and replace the filter.  A disposable broom and dustpan should be used if you sweep up the droppings.  After removing the mouse poop, spray the area with a disinfectant.  Removing mouse poop is pointless unless you also remove the mouse.  Trapping is one of the most effective forms of mouse control.  If the population is large, then mouse bait is the preferred method of control.  The location of mouse poop will help determine where the bait and traps should be placed.