Best Way to Disinfect Shed From Mouse Poo and Pee?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Enchanted Sunrise Farms, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    i have another post about my meece problem in my shed. Our entire wood shed and everything in it is covered in mouse pee and poo. i only noticed when i started pulling out plastic bins of Christmas decorations. So, i know i will need to move everything out, including the hutches with my broodies and babies. i can shop vac up the poo, wash down all the bins. But is there something i can spray the interior of the shed with that will disinfect it? The inside of the shed is wood and some fake wood paneling. Floor is wood. It can't be too toxic as i want to put the babies back in there. Any suggestions are much appreciated.
     
  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    But is there something i can spray the interior of the shed with that will disinfect it?

    A 10% clorox solution will disinfect it safely and cheaply​
     
  3. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks! i'll get some clorox today.
     
  4. gsim

    gsim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Clorox or white distilled vinegar. May I say....... EEEEEWWWWWWW! [​IMG]
     
  5. rhoda_bruce

    rhoda_bruce Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats what I always use. I also wash with any kind of clothes soap and rinse it off too, but clorox is used in the medical profession to kill anything. You might need to air out good afterwards though. I go strong myself if I have time to air......otherwise I would use a wimpy solution. But the problem is more than likely to return if you don't figure a way to get rid of the rodents for good. I recommend a shed to be kept as clean as possible and a rat terrior puppy to be trained to keep chickens.
     
  6. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

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    Clorox Bleach 10% or Vinegar & water sprayed.
     
  7. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

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    Quote:The thing is, i'm not sure how to get rid of them for good. i do need to go all around the inside, after pulling everything out, to check for entry points. But the shed doors are kept open during the day so the broodies and chicks can get some fresh air and sunshine. i'm thinking the mice may have entered during the day.

    On my other thread where i was primarily just complaining about the mice, someone suggested a cat, and the dog suggestion is a good one, too. But adding another pet now isn't something i want to do. Every additional pet compounds the time and effort for care, and then the vet bills. i need to figure out how to solve this without adding more critters.
     
  8. Bear Foot Farm

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    i need to figure out how to solve this without adding more critters.

    It's next to impossible to keep mice out.
    The next best thing is to keep traps set all the time. and hope to keep the numbers down
    You can make some wire "tunnels" along the walls to keep the birds away, and set traps in them.
    If they are set with the triggers right against the wall, they dont even need to be baited

    I also drill holes in the traps and attach some twine to tie them to the wire so the mice wont drag them away if it doesnt kill them instantly​
     
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  9. mmwb

    mmwb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The wire tunnel idea is good. You can also put a small box over them with a mouse sized hole cut in. The dark location will be attractive to them. I don't know about your area, but hantavirus is a serious risk when dealing with mouse feces. The dust will carry the virus and you inhale it. If it is at all dusty in there, mist it down and/or wear a breathing mask or respirator. It is not a virus to be taken lightly: especially if you are susceptible to respiratory infections anyway.
     
  10. lngrid

    lngrid Chillin' With My Peeps

    It's probably a good idea to use gloves to pick up any mice you trap in the future, or use a broom and one of those dustpans on a stick. Just be sure to steam clean them when done or use bleach spray. Good luck and good health.
     

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