With all of the recent attention that’s been given to the new “cider mouse” rules, I thought it would be useful to remind people to remember to keep their house’s plants, shrubs, and other plant species clean.
If you have a house mouse, you can take the following steps to make sure that you’re on the safe side.1.
Remove all decorations from windows.2.
Remove any plants that look like they’re going to fall out and put them in a basket to keep them from getting crushed by the mice.3.
Keep the plants trimmed.4.
If the house is going to be in use for more than one week, put your plants on the side of the room where they can be easily inspected.5.
When the mice are out, clean the windows with dish soap and water.
Don’t feed your mice any mice-based food.
They will eat the bugs in the house, so you might as well keep them busy and away from your other plants.7.
If your house has any bugs in it, take all of your decorations and other plants to a pest control professional.
They can tell you if you need to do anything about it.8.
If it’s a cold winter, consider removing all of all of those decorations and plants.
That way, you don’t have to worry about frostbite.9.
If there are any mice in your house, try to get them out as quickly as possible.
If they are too big to move, you’ll need to remove the entire house and move them to a different location.
If anyone is allergic to your house mouse and is allergic themselves, get all of their medication and get them to their doctor.11.
If any of the plants are growing in your backyard, get them away from any other plants that may be growing.
If someone is going through an eviction, remove any mice you can.
You might need to move out for at least a week or two, depending on the severity of the eviction.