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Two of them spotted tonight nibbling on some spilled cracked corn. Ducks in their cages.

My question is, does the disease risk posed justify getting rid of these mice?
While they're cute, I am unaware of how severe the risks of:
1. Serious multiplication
2. Will they attract raccoons to come and eat them
3. Disease via droppings risk?
otherwise, hell I'd like to keep them as pets but I'm unaware of how severe the risk is. My garden is rather closed up (within a city + neighbors)
 

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Leave them alone. When the ducks find them, they will eat them. Problem solved.

If there is still corn on the ground after the ducks are finished eating, you are feeding too much.
The mice or the corn?
The ducks ignore the corn on the floor. And even stranger, they prefer mud/dirt over my food often times.

The mice are way too big for the ducks, what?
 

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My question is also however about disease, I understand if that's a bit too technical to answer as I'm trying to ask what people think the real disease vector risk is from mice within the city that probably largely roam within a few peoples' gardens.
 

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Thanks folks. I hear stories about ducks eating mice. I'll feel bad doing it but if it makes the ducks happy I'll be so happy.

For context, I've got peking ducks. I do kind of doubt they are are large enough but I will have to find out I guess :) I did buy this 'humane' mouse catcher but it's small as **** so the mice will questionably fit inside. Maybe I should update you guys.
 
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