Check your grills and lawnmowers for nests of rodent guests...
What's living in your grill or lawnmower? (WCCC photo)
From Wild Care Cape Cod:
PUBLIC MOUSE ANNOUNCEMENT: With the first day of Spring just around the corner (March 20th), we would like to remind you to think about small mammals that are nesting. Grills and lawnmowers make great nest sites, for mice especially. We recommend that you check your grill/lawnmowers daily, and move them slightly on a regular basis. This will discourage mouse moms from setting up a nest! If you find a nest of baby mice in your grill, place a small cardboard box in the grill with an entrance hole. Make some small peep holes, and place peanut butter inside the box. Mom will then do one of two things: 1. She will detect the changes and move her babies to another "safe" place. 2. She will move her babies into the box. You can then cover the entrance hole and peek into the peep holes to confirm they are all inside, then move the mouse family to a safe location in your yard near heavy brush or a stone wall. It works! We just had a momma relocate her grill babies on Monday before the storm. When in doubt, call our Wildlife Helpline, we can help! 508-240-2255.
Executive Director, Stephanie ~ (Mouse photo from 2017.)