How do you deal with mice getting into your things? Specifically, I'm wondering if I'm being overly cautious or not cautious enough when handling things which have been gnawed on by mice.
I'm talking front-country opportunist mice here, so we might not need to discuss hantavirus or any of the other baddies one might encounter when busting through the door of the dilapidated shack you came across that one time in the middle of canyon country.
For instance, if I have a plastic cup that has been superficially chewed on by mice, a standard course of cleaning and disinfecting should suffice, no? I don't necessarily need to pitch it, right?
What about an article of clothing that has had a hole chewed through it? Here again I suppose that simply laundering the garment and patching the hole is a perfectly sane course of action. Should I be cutting out the frayed bits around the edges of the hole?