I often cut away portions of fruit that have been sampled by insects,
with no resulting harm to me.
If you are not squemish, cut away the sampled part before cooking, and
then cook the sweet potato thoroughly, it is likely okay.
When I say "cook the sweet potato thoroughly", I mean cook it until it
is easily mashed.
David E. Ross
Climate: California Mediterranean, see
that depends upon what diseases the creature
might be carrying and if they are killed by
if i were living in an area that had mice
carrying any of the hanta viruses i'd keep
the mice, shrews and moles away from my food,
you'd have to know if the hanta viruses
were endemic to your area.
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