The mouse plague of 2021 has not only brought trouble to our farmers, but also to our houses where mice wreak havoc, spreading disease, chewing through electrical wires and setting up homes in walls and ceilings
Mice spread diseases through their droppings and while one may be tempted to quickly sweep up the mess, authorities urge people to proceed with an abundance of caution. Sweeping up mouse droppings spreads dangerous particles into the air which can be breathed in by cleaners. Authorities urge people to “wet clean” mouse mess by spraying disinfectant on the droppings to kill the airborne particles before you begin and to use disposable gloves and masks during cleaning.
Keeping on top of mice within your house will protect your health, home and electricals. Consider your pest control methods as bait may not be suitable for those with dogs or young children and may lead to rotting mouse carcasses in walls and ceilings. To discourage mice from taking up residence at your place, consider moving kitchen bins outside overnight, seal any holes in your home to bar entry points for mice and place traps in places where droppings are concentrated.