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Question DetailsAsked on 9/19/2017

How do I get rid of mice in an old house, and odor of mouse urine?

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Mice - normal mouse traps baited with peanut butter and seed works well. You can get the old- wood ones in 3-packs or 10-pakcs for about $1/trap and just toss it when you catch one.

The electronic zapper ones supposedly work too, but you don't want to toss them after each catch so you have to dump out the dead animal, and if the animal starts decomposing in there (not dumped within 1/2 day or so of being killed) the smell is likely to deter future mice coming to it.

The urine - you can kill the smell with many things - depends what surface they are on, because many ofthe cures also can stain or bleach the surface, so if a surface that shows be careful, check the label about safe surfaces, and for finished surfaces do not leave on for a period of time - apply, let act for 10-20 seconds, wipe off with damp cloth. Some of these include:

1) rubbing alcohol

2) pure white vinegar and baking soda - vinegar to kill the smell, baking soda to further deodorize and soak up the vinegar for vacuuming when dry

3) commercial urine smell removers like Biokelln Bac-Out or UrineLock.

4) some pet stain/odor removers reportedly work well, others not at all

5) ammonia based cleaners like Windex

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