Mouse Droppings

How To Identify and Get Rid Of Mouse Droppings

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How To Identify and Get Rid Of Mouse Droppings

Some of the most common signs of a mouse infestation in your home are the presence of mouse droppings. It is important for homeowners to correctly identify and get rid of mouse droppings to take the right steps. Apart from being a big inconvenience, mouse droppings are also related to some serious health concerns and should be dealt with immediately

How To Identify Mouse Droppings

Mice on average produce 50/80 fresh droppings a night. They are small and dark in colour ( approximately 3-8mm in length). They are usually scattered randomly around the house. Identifying mouse droppings is important as it helps in deciding the next course of action in dealing with a potential rodent infestation.

Key characteristics of mouse droppings:

  1. Small pellet-shaped
  2. Pointy sides
  3. Dark in colour
  4. New droppings are darker compared to older ones.

How to identify mouse droppings in your home

Are Mouse Droppings Dangerous?

Mice droppings are very dangerous if it comes in contact with humans. They spread a large number of diseases worldwide. Mice droppings health risk are well researched and documented throughout the world.

The following are the diseases spread by mouse droppings:


This is one of the most common diseases associated with mice droppings. It is a respiratory disease found in rodent droppings and urine. Humans can contract this disease by inhaling dust that has been in contact with the droppings and urine.

 Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis( LCMV)

This rodent-borne viral infection is transmitted primarily through mice. Commonly transmitted after coming in contact with droppings and urine of the infected specimen. Common during winter months this infection can lead to serious neurological problems in humans.

How To Get Rid Of Mouse Droppings

The first step in getting rid of mice droppings is to get rid of the rodent infestation that is causing the droppings in the first place. If you come across any type of rodent droppings then you must quickly clean the surface and sanitise it with a disinfectant and the dropping should be disposed properly to avoid cross-contamination.

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