Protecting fruits and vegetable from mice?

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DanielCoffey

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Protecting fruits and vegetable from mice?
« on: July 02, 2022, 14:10 »
I would appreciate some advice on how to protect apples and squash from mice when stored on shelves in an unheated garage. We are rural with a high mice population and the garage is easily acessible for the little blighters!

I assume some sort of mesh cage will be needed for storage?

In addition am I correct that onions are largely safe from mice due to their odour/taste?

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hasbeans

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Re: Protecting fruits and vegetable from mice?
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2022, 04:12 »
I use the heavy duty plastic (folding) food crates that supermarkets use, remembering to put an empty crate on top and that the handles/holes for lifting are not accessible.  I don't know if mice can chew through them but I've not had it happen.

My understanding is that alliums are toxic to many animals, including mice.  Keep them away from dogs!

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DanielCoffey

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Re: Protecting fruits and vegetable from mice?
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2022, 07:14 »
The catch will be making sure the vegetables are ventilated but that the holes are smaller than a pencil so the mice can't get through.



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