A dead mouse is never a nice sight, and it is often the first indication for many homeowners that there is an infestation in the home. This can happen to anybody, and it’s important to know how you need to proceed after you’ve found one. The first and most urgent thing that you need to do is to safely remove the carcass, because it might be diseased and it will soon start to decompose, creating a whole lot of health hazards.
How to safely remove a dead house mouse
When you find a dead house mouse, you need to make sure that you handle it safely. Do not touch it with your bare hands. Instead, use a pair of rubber gloves. You can also use a plastic trash bag to pick up the dead body, but make sure that the bag does not have any holes in it. To discard the carcass, throw it into a plastic bag, tie the bag shut, and dispose of it in the garbage container outdoors.
What to do after finding a dead house mouse
If you see one dead mouse, odds are that there are many more lurking around in the shadows. Mice rarely go out in the open, and when they do, it’s because their current nest is full. On top of that, the mouse probably died of old age, meaning that it was one to two years old, so it’s been around for a while.
To assess the severity of the infestation, you can call over a pest control pro who will perform an inspection, followed by a control procedure that will eliminate all the mice that you have indoors. Some homeowners choose to go with the DIY route. However, it’s hard for someone with no pest control experience to remove a mouse infestation completely, and if you leave just a couple of mice in the home, they will quickly reproduce, and you will be right back where you started in the span of a few months.
A pest control pro will use traps and/or poisons to completely remove the infestation, and will advise you on any prevention methods that you can put in place to stop future infestations from taking root. If you have found a dead house mouse in your home, and you need the help of a pest control pro to deal with the infestation, contact us today.