We have visitors. They were not invited, they just showed up one day last Winter
and are still with us. We only hear them at night,
in the basement ceiling,
and we have only seen them twice,
but that is twice too often.
We are not sure where they get in, but suspect it is through the garage, and/or from under the back deck. When the patio door was replaced, there was the tiniest gap left above the basement window, but as you may know they only need a tiny gap to get in.
We have laid traps, poison and even purchased the electronic mouse 'scarers' but to no avail.
Today Hubby declared war. He has begun by starting to remove the deck, it is due for replacement anyway, and thereby gaining access to their entry point.
Now I shall call the exterminator. This is not our first experience with mice,
many years ago they got in through the garage,
ate through the electrical wiring and we had to have the house rewired.
We live near a creek and open fields and I guess they come in for the warmth. We are not the only ones, our neighbours have had them too.
I used to laugh at women standing on chairs and screaming at the sight of a mouse.
It's not funny anymore.