How to Remove Mouse Urine Stains

If you have ever had little rodent visitors to your home, you have likely wondered how to remove mouse urine stains from different objects and types of fabric. It is incredibly important to be careful when you clean mouse urine or droppings, because both of these can have bacteria that cause serious diseases.

How to Remove Mouse Urine Stains

How to Remove Mouse Urine Stains from Carpet

Whether the carpet is in your car or in your home, removing mouse urine stains from it can be a little more difficult than other places. The good news is, the process is quite a simple one and you can find most of the ingredients for these stains at your local store.

What you will need:

  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp. sodium laurel sulfate
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp. lavender essential oil
  • 1/8 tsp. ginger essential oil
  • Shampoo bottle or travel bottle
  • Dry cloth or rag

1.  Make sure to use gloves and face protection during the cleaning process. Mouse urine can contain bacteria that can cause serious diseases, so make sure to protect yourself.

2. Mix all of the above ingredients together in an old shampoo bottle or one of those bottles that you can get for travel. Fill the bottle half full and shake well.

3. Take the mixture and squirt it offer the stained area on the carpet. Do not soak the area; a thin layer of suds should be sufficient for cleaning the stained area.

4. Leave the area to soak for 15 to 30 minutes. Dab the area to remove the leftover moisture. If there is still some staining, do a second go-around with the mixture. 

How to Remove Mouse Urine Stains from Clothing

If those little pests have gotten into your closet, they may have left you a present on your clothes. Gross! But don’t worry, removing mouse urine stains from clothing is as simple as removing them from your carpet.

What you will need:

  • Large bowl or bucket (large enough to fit the clothing piece)
  • Distilled white vinegar
  • Hot water (cold water for delicate fabrics)
  1. Whenever you use any cleaning solution on clothing, take a small, hard-to-see area of the clothing first and test it. This will help you to determine if the solution will damage or change your clothing.
  2. Fill the bowl or bucket with two parts hot or cold water (depending on the fabric type) and one part distilled white vinegar.
  3. Take the stained piece of fabric or clothing and put it into the solution. Allow the fabric to soak (fully) for at least 30 (but up to 45) minutes.
  4. Remove the stained piece of clothing from the treatment and rinse it thoroughly, several times so that you get all of the vinegar solution out. Ring out the piece of clothing gently.
  5. Wash the piece of clothing as you usually would. Instead of putting it through the dryer, allow it to air dry. If you put it through the dryer, it will set the stain and you will not be able to remove it, so do not put it through the dryer until you’re positive that the stain is gone.

If you still have not removed the urine stain, you can also follow the process listed above with a mixture that includes one teaspoon of ammonia for each half cup of water that you have in the bowl you are using. Otherwise, you may have to consider professional cleaning to remove the mouse urine stain.