This summer was filled with great times in our backyard--family, friends, and really great food. The yard was overflowing -- not just with company, but with all the fun things they brought with them. Our two boys have lots of older cousins, so they’re the lucky recipients of all the toys that get handed down. One look out my kitchen window might have led people to believe we lived in an amusement park! And as we found out, one early evening, I wasn’t the only one who felt that way.
Right as we were sitting down to eat, there were a sudden clamor amidst the toys. The dogs were the first to detect it and went running. It didn’t take long for us to realize that we were in the midst of a rodent run-in!
There, under the big slide, was a mouse hanging on for dear life. All the commotion must have brought him out of his cluttered hideaway.
Mice love a messy yard -- it’s like a mini obstacle course to play on with cozy places to nest. And it’s not just about the toys. As fall rolls around, they’ll be equally intrigued by the piles of leaves and fire wood collecting outside. And the closer a mouse gets to your house, the more he’ll be tempted to move in.
How do you know if your yard has become a hideaway for mice?