Working on a project now where there is evidence of mice.
We all know that mice like to come into houses just to keep warm or to to enjoy the AC. It really doesn't have a lot to do with cleanliness of the home owner. I has to do with having a door way in.
My brother has a cabin up North that's abandoned for several months at a time and the mice like to come in a visit He told me, years ago, to place a bucket of water in a room with a little bleach in it ad a little ramp to get into the water but they can't get out. Apparently the mice can't swim for a long time and they drown and the bleach will keep down the odors.
While working on this project I thought that I would give the bucket a little try. Within hours of the basement being left alone poof we had one little culprit.
My wonderfully talented handyman, after finding the doorway for the mice, built this ramp. They can now walk the ramp down to the bucket without falling.
Now we will set out to fix the doorway and find others.
Enjoy your laugh.