No I would not do it.
There are many crazy things beekeepers do. Illegal chemicals, rat poison, etc. But there are also many problems in the bee industry. Some of them go hand in hand.
Invest in some mouse guards. If you have a dead-out, check to see if you have mice before storing the equipment. If the bees are still alive, let them alone. They will repair any damage come spring.
As a side comment not directed at you......I always find these kind of "observations" of other beekeepers humorous. If you even try to mention illegal chemicals or practices such as using rat poison, you are shouted down by commercial guys in particular, who don't want their image tainted or anyone to actually think they may be part of the problem in the bee industry. I heard one commercial guy actually claim in a state conference that no commercial beekeeper has used coumophos since 2002. What a crock, and what a cover-up going on.