We found a helpful resource on the website of the Washington State Department of Health. It is a PDF about how to clean up safely after noticing rodent droppings in your home or building.

Here is the resource: https://doh.wa.gov/sites/default/files/2024-02/420569-SafelyCleaningAfterRodents-Hantavirus-Poster-English.pdf

These are just a handful of tips from the PDF, so click the link to see the entire set of suggestions:

In Washington, deer mice can carry hantavirus, which can cause Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) in humans. HPS is a severe, sometimes fatal respiratory disease. Deer mice can shed the virus in their urine, droppings, and saliva. Disturbing mouse nests, droppings, urine, or saliva, can create small particles that contain the virus in the air.


Ventilate the space before cleaning by opening doors and windows for at least 30 minutes.

Avoid stirring up dust; don’t use a leaf blower, vacuum, sweep, or use
cleaning methods such as dry dusting.


If you need help with any rodent control in the areas we serve then you are welcome to contact us. We will serve your home or commercial property from the office nearest to you (Seattle, Everett, or Bellingham).

Phone: 1-800-ECO-1698
Email: Info@ParkerEcoPestControl.com

You also may book your appointment online at this link: