Test Of Swiffer Wetjet On Pet Dust and Shavings


Do you keep rodents, hamsters, gerbils, birds, or chickens as pets? If so, you’ll know that they tend to generate a lot of dust from their wooden shavings bedding.

Vacuum cleaners or normal Swiffers can pick up some of the mess, but a Swiffer Wet Jet may be an even more effective solution. In this blog post, we’ll explore how to use a Swiffer Wet Jet, and provide tips on achieving the best possible results.

Setting Up The Swiffer Wet Jet

To begin, you’ll need to set up your Swiffer Wet Jet by placing a standard Swiffer pad on the device. The Swiffer Wet Jet is similar to a normal Swiffer but has a built-in spray system that allows you to spray and clean simultaneously.

Tackling Fine Dust from Animal Bedding

Approach the area containing the animal bedding dust on the floor. Press the button on the Swiffer Wet Jet handle to trigger the spray. It may take a moment for the pump to start, and then the device will begin to spray liquid onto the floor.

While the liquid is being sprayed, start to wipe up the dust with the pad on the Swiffer Wet Jet. You may need to spray more liquid if necessary. The Swiffer Wet Jet seems to be particularly effective at picking up very fine dust. In comparison, vacuum cleaners may struggle to remove fine particles effectively.

Dealing with Larger Debris

The Swiffer Wet Jet may not be as successful in picking up larger dust and debris. To deal with this issue, you can try lifting the Swiffer Wet Jet and placing it directly on top of the larger debris so that the pad can pick it up. Alternatively, push the larger debris into a pile and use a paper towel for easy cleanup.

Continue this process around the affected area. Once you have finished, inspect the bottom of the Swiffer Wet Jet pad. You should see that it has picked up a fair amount of the fine dust and even some of the larger debris.


The Swiffer Wet Jet is an efficient tool for removing the fine dust created by animal bedding. Vacuum cleaners may not be as effective, and using a traditional Swiffer or broom could potentially spread the fine dust around or release it into the air.

However, the Swiffer Wet Jet may require additional assistance to tackle larger debris, so you may need to either sweep before using it or clean up the remaining debris with a paper towel.

Overall, the Swiffer Wet Jet can be a valuable addition to your cleaning arsenal when dealing with the dust from your pet’s bedding, ensuring a cleaner and healthier environment for you and your animals.

Key Takeaways

  • A Swiffer Wet Jet can be used to clean up dust from small animals such as rodents, hamsters, gerbils, and birds.
  • The Wet Jet is effective at picking up fine dust that a vacuum cleaner has difficulty with.
  • Wetting the dust with the Wet Jet helps it clump together, making it easier to scoop up with a paper towel.
  • If larger dust particles need to be picked up, it is best to sweep it first or wet it down and push it into a pile.