Mouse in the Pantry!
Well, we caught a mouse in the pantry last month and another a week later. We have been mouse free for three weeks (I hope). I am in the throes of the deep cleaning. So far I pulled out all the dishes, serving pieces, etc. The dishwasher is on its 10th load since last evening. All the linens are laundered, extra plastic and paper bags are gone. I plan to put the grandbabies booster seats in the dishwasher, too!
Now my question is - what do I do with the food? The little rodents chewed on every box and we tossed those. But what about the canned goods? Do I give them a good bath in hot soapy water, remove the labels and write on the cans? Part of me wants to pitch everything and start over. Expensive yes, but I certainly do not want all the germs.