We live in the woods, and this time of year the mice like to try moving into our house! Every year we go through a couple of months of setting traps to catch the vermin. WHO KNOWS where they come in! There are probably lots of places in this 1970's rambler. Usually once there is snow on the ground we don't have a problem anymore.
Attention mice: Our basement is the Bermuda Triangle of the mouse world! I know that mice and rats are studied for their intelligence, but I can tell you from experience the ones that have moved into our house come from different genetic stock. They didn't get the smart genes. They completely ignore the Bermuda Triangle.
Attention mice: Did you know you will DIE in this house? You have seen your friends be beheaded and electrocuted in the fancy traps Dean has set out, yet you will walk right over your dead buddy's body, right into the next trap we have set right next to it! Thank goodness you're stupid, because it makes our job much less difficult. Squirrels are way smarter than you! (well, except for the one the dogs got last week.)