How to clean up after mice? Dirty buggers.
February 12, 2012 1:10 PM Subscribe
How should I clean up after finding mouse droppings in my kitchen drawers? And is this mouse fighting strategy sound?
posted by Bibliogeek to Home & Garden (15 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I opened my kitchen drawer this morning to find a not insignificant number of mouse droppings in the drawer I keep my washcloths in. Looking in the drawer underneath it...I find one or two. I have a whole bank of these drawers full of tupperware, appliances, travel mugs, silverware, etc.
Now...I have taken most of them out, my plan is to put a poison pack behind them....and then....well, I don't know if I should put the drawers back? With some snap traps? In order to lull this mouse back into its familiar territory in order to destroy it? Or, empty all the drawers, clean them, put them back without their contents and THEN set traps in them. OR, put everything back as it is now, clean nothing in order to keep it as familiar as possible, set the traps and hope I catch it in the next couple days?
While I would appreciate guidance on my strategies above, the thing I am really concerned with is cleaning everything afterwards, including the drawers themselves. There is a lot of stuff in those drawers. A LOT. The linens are fine, I can chuck them in the washer...but the dishes upon dishes....if I were to put together a rather strong mix of bleach and water....would just rinsing them in that be enough? Or do I really have to scrub the dickens out of each one?