I received an email a while back from a woman who had discovered that she had had a mouse in her purse. Her solution to prevent this from happening, was to hang her purse out of reach. Of course, this was a solution, and it was an effective approach to her problem. However, she still had yet to discover a solution to the problems that the mice were causing in other areas of her life. She hated cleaning up the mouse droppings and seeing them disgusted her. She seemed resigned to the fact that it was winter, and it was something that happens this time of the year. Sometimes when we focus on a problem, we fail to see a viable overall solution – we overlook our options.
Most definitely, we can keep mice from entering our home by plugging up the access holes. Cutting up pop cans and securing them around water hoses is what finally solved this problem for us. First though we had to look at the bigger picture and believe that we could do something more than, trap the critters. We had to stop focusing on the problem, and look to the solution.