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Abby D, Veterinary Surgeon (BSc, BVetMed, MRCVS)
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My mouse probably has mites and I was advised to clean the

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Hello,My mouse probably has mites and I was advised to clean the cage and all her toys with a special insecticidal spray. When I went to a shop, they told me these sprays contained toxic substances and so, cannot be used for toys made of wood as it absorbs it and then if the mouse bites it, she can get poisoned.I found this spray: https://www.petsathome.com/shop/en/pets/johnsons-insecticidal-spray-extra-150ml-pump-spray?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=google_shopping&cm_mmc=Google-_-CPC-_-%2520google_shopping-_-google_shopping&ita=1976&ito=google_shopping&istCompanyId=7255ccad-a1fc-4729-af31-478f79e5071c&istFeedId=385e6b9a-8b03-4076-a8bb-e4737df8549c&istItemId=ititmtaqi&istBid=t&&cm_mmc=&ito=GAG42682250605&itc=GAC206614792996&itkw=nil&itaexid=&itawnw=search&itawmt=&itadvc=c&gclid=CjwKCAjwnf7qBRAtEiwAseBO_PrITZ2s9F0dpnHWfJaXyVbBVRZgSGym6i0BLHbPv0-2Bq01oiXzqxoC41wQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.dsSo sorry for the long link.. thi spray can be used on animals directly (e.g. rabbit) so I figured out I could use it for the cleaning as it kills mites and cannot harm animals.
What do you think about this product please? Can I use it for cleaning plastic and wooden objects and will that be enough to get rid of the mites please?Sorry for choosing 'bird' category, but it did not give options for rodents.Many thanks.
Jana

Hi Jana, my name’s Abby thanks for your question. I don’t have experience with the spray you mentioned but here is a similar spray which is designed for use in cages and hutches, it contains an extra ingredient to break the life cycle of the mites in the cage so should be more effective for use in your mouse’s environment.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Johnsons-Hutch-Insect-Larvae-Insects/dp/B07LB6W1Z8/ref=asc_df_B07LB6W1Z8/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=343324484327&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=*****************593&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=t&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1006737&hvtargid=aud-543776533562:pla-755337065486&psc=1

I’ve never heard of any issues using something like this on wooden toys, but if you’d rather not take the risk I know people who have successfully treated by placing wooden toys in the freezer overnight! Do make sure you finish the treatment prescribed for your mouse too.

I hope that helps?

**This answer is intended as advice only and is not a substitution for a hands-on examination and consult with a qualified veterinary surgeon. Please use common sense when following this advice and always take your pet for a check-up with your vet if you are concerned.**

Hi, just checking to see if you found the above advice useful? Do let me know if you have any further questions and please rate me if you are happy with my response, thanks!
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