How to Dispose a Dead Mouse?
When a mouse or rat is snapped with a snap trap, it has to be disposed asap to avoid unpleasant smells and decompose.
What we have to know in the first place is that you shouldn’t handle a dead mouse or rat directly with your bare hands – dead or alive. In fact, don’t even handle its nesting material or droppings if you find them. These rodents can transmit a number of diseases to humans and other animals – Hantavirus, hemorrhagic fever, rat-bite fever, bubonic plague, salmonella and more.
Make sure to follow these directions:
1. Put on a pair of rubber gloves.
2. Spray the dead mouse and the immediate area with a disinfectant or bleach-and-water mixture.
3. Place the mouse in a plastic bag. You may save the trap for future use or throw it out as well.
4. Place any mouse-soiled objects in the bag including feces, nesting material or food.
5. Seal the bag. Do not push out the extra air from the bag, doing so may spread germs, bacteria or viruses that the mouse is carrying. Then throw the bag in the trash.
6. Wash gloved hands with soap and water or spray disinfectant on them. Remove gloves and throw them into the trash. Wash your hands after removing the gloves.