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Q.Mice Feces Affecting Tomato Fruit

Anonymous added on August 5, 2011 | Answered

Just discovered a mouse in my container tomato plants and a half eaten tomato. This is my first time growing tomatoes and while they are doing great, how do I get rid of the mice and will their droppings make us sick if we eat the fruit? Of course, I wash the tomatoes before we eat them, but will the feces get in the soil and affect us?

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Answered on August 6, 2011

Since mice tend to be herbivores, their feces will not cause any problems. Just make sure you wash the fruit and you will be fine.

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