My roommate is convinced that getting rid of crumbs on the counter will make the mice go away, and they won't be a problem anymore.
We did a thorough cleaning of the house and make sure every time we leave no crumbs. But obviously we can't get EVERY crumb, so I have been telling my roommate that cleaning up after ourselves is not an effective deterrent.
Even after cleaning I found mouse droppings on the countertops a week later.
I want to possibly use traps, but I'm confused how traps would make the mice GO AWAY.
Clearly there is more than one mouse, so even if we trapped mice with food as bait, wouldn't we get MORE mice coming for the bait and getting stuck in the traps?
I want the mice GONE so they know not to come into the house.
Would anyone agree that getting rid of crumbs on the counters is not enough of a deterrent?