Posted: 03/09/2015 at 07:51
Just caught up with this thread
whether we see them or not the mice are there...prob in larger numbers than you think. As well as their cousins including rats.
no....I would not encourage mice. You are likely to be overun. mice but not rats? How do you do that?
a friend of mine puts all sorts of food out for birds and her mice and rat population increased considerably. she had them getting into her garage and making homes there. Droppings were the big give away plus the gnawing away of the bottom of a door.
Wildlife survives pretty well without our constant interfering....if they visit ...and they will...then enjoy them.
the problems for neighbours when people go overboard feeding birds, allowing their gardens to go wild, etc., etc., are well publicised