April 13, 2004

Be kind to your rodents

Wow, was this ever a day. Miss Kitty is a bit sore that I had come in behind her back and added my bit to one of her earlier posts, so she has been looking to get me most of the rest of the day. I was waiting and waiting on her to stop watching my hole from a good spot underneath the couch. One of the human residents of the house opened something with that electric can opening thing and both Miss Kitty and Bill Bulldog went running to see what was inside the can. I managed to skitter across the carpet rapidly and am safely in my haven beyond the black hole. I like saying that. It seems some people thought that the name of this blog had something to do with outer space. No, people, it has to do with my ability to hide here in the dark and look about, and be free to say what I want without fear of reprisal ... well, unless Miss Kitty catches up to me.

Anyway, I wanted to say something about this stuff I skittered across running around over on Shoes, Ships, and Sealing Wax. It seems Nic had written about a press release from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation and put a lot of emphasis on people's mishandling of pesticides that brought about harm and injury to themselves.

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) reminds consumers that a few simple safety precautions can prevent home and garden accidents. The following tips are especially important for spring housecleaning and yard activities:

  • Read and follow all pesticide label directions closely.
  • Keep pesticides in their original containers and out of children's reach.
  • Look for the least-toxic solution to pest problems indoors and out.
I guess that is all fine and well, but there is just one thing that I would like to add to that. Please, please, make sure that there are not any mice present prior to using any pesticide. It has been proved that some pesticides are very hazardous to our health. I think one of the former US Surgeon Generals warned Americans about that. What you need to do if you plan on using pesticides in the house is to put a shoe box outside, full of some shredded paper and a lot of bits of cheese so that the mice will have some safe haven until the house has been cleared of pesticide fumes. You really do need to be considerate of the poor little mice of the world, you know? Posted by Mr Mouse at April 13, 2004 05:22 AM

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