This morning we found mouse droppings on the kitchen counter next to our stove. We actually don't do any food preparation right there (it's where we keep our spices) but we're going to get bleach to clean off that area.
BF is out right now getting resealable containers for the bulk food he usually leaves in the plastic bags he buys them in, as well as a big one for the cat food, which he usually leaves out completely open in the middle of the floor. This may also finally be the to get him to clean his cooking utensils in a timely manner, because he usually leaves them out dirty until the next time he uses them. (Think the mice are going to pass up a pan full of bacon grease? ) Plus us getting a proper trash can and all those other things that we took for granted that we wouldn't have mice.
The landlord is going to provide mousetraps and I'm planning to try and pull out the stove and maybe the fridge to see if there are any holes where they're coming in. I read that caulk mixed with steel wool is a good way to plug up those holes. Any tips for doing that without blowing up my apartment?
I'd like to know if there's anything more that we can do. We already have a cat, who's so old that if I can't hear the mice, he probably can't hear the mice. He hasn't made any kind of indication that he's sensed mice in the kitchen. We did ask my old roommate if we could borrow her much younger cat. But the mice are pretty ballsy, since we found the droppings less than three feet from where we keep the litterbox.