Well, it looks like my decluttering just reached a new level - one I'm not particularly happy about. One of our rooms is infested with mice droppings (and mice) - the room that is currently housing ALL of our stuff that is yet to be packed. We've caught three mice in the last two days and there are still a couple at least, roaming around. :(
I feel like throwing everything out, but I have so many goods in there that I can no longer purchase. Books that are out of print, lego that is no longer in production, clothes from my own childhood etc
I feel so icky and sad! What would you wash or throw away? I have books packed in bubble wrap.. the bubble wrapped books were put a plastic garbage bag that was a bit loose and they were sitting in a box that was 'closed' but not sealed. The box had mouse droppings on it. I did not check the plastic garbage bag for mouse droppings as the bag is black and the only way to check would be to shake the bag (which I'm not willing to do). The bubble wrap and the books themselves didn't have droppings on them. Can I assume they are safe? Would you throw them out? I worry about cross contamination and colonization - like the bacteria from the poop spreading around and beyond the actual poop.
Lego boxes with poop on them but the contents inside are new in lego manufacturing sealed bags (i.e unopened)... Keep and wash? I'm probably bordering on paranoia but I'm so grossed out right now.
As far as I know, we don't have Hanta Virus cases in Australia. Some believe that's due to it not being correctly diagnosed as we do have Hanta Virus positive rodents being bought in from asia. So a lot of my concern is being based on the fact that the poop may contain the virus. I'd like to 'pretend' it does and take the proper precautions (just in case it really does).