Here’s some news just in:
Several mice have been spotted in the famed New York landmark toy store, FAO Schwartz.
Of course we all know this toy store as the ultimate childhood destination. Our parents bought toys for us there when we took family vacations back when we were growing up and naturally later as adults, we just had to make a stop or two there to buy toys for all the children in our families.
But it’s kind of disturbing to know mice are running around amidst the playthings that you pay top dollar for, including very expensive dolls and stuffed animals. I bet a mouse or two has even sat in the driver’s seat of that ultimate toy Mercedes.
(I didn’t buy the expensive stuff. I bought the less expensive toys and made certain they were in an official FAO Schwartz sacks. My nephews, bless them, didn’t know the difference).
However, as landlords, we’ve all experienced mouse problems. If you haven’t you will.
One of our tenants even had the gall to call us once about a dead mouse in her stove. Just don’t ask. I don’t know the answer on how the thing got there either.
Here’s what’s interesting.
It’s the reaction to mice that often gets people all riled up.
Only snakes rank higher on the most hated critter scale- at least with our properties in Nashville.
Here’s the article about Schwartz, but as always, it’s the reader’s comments that are the most fascinating.
These readers represent the entire range of differences in opinions about the little creatures with some people thinking "they’re cute" to others getting almost downright nauseated about them.
Believe me; your tenants will react pretty much the same way. However they react; they will want you to do something about it fast.