The uninvited visitors got into the house by chewing a hole through the back wall into the house. Dirty little buggers! All holes are closed up. We set traps everwhere and thus far we have caught 3 mice, 2 in live catch traps and 1 on a glue pad. We have strerilized the house more times than I can keep track of. Hopefully we are close to being done with mice. We are going to leave the traps out for a week or two after the last mouse is caught (to make sure it is actually the last mouse). This has been an experience that will help me to remember to be thankful for the times that mice are not invading our home.
Just for the numbers:
MICE CAUGHT: 3
MICE RELEASED IN THE DESERT: 2
MICE RELEASED TO THE GARBAGE CAN: 1
TRAPS SET: 14
NUMBER OF RESTLESS NIGHTS WORRYING ABOUT MICE: too many!