This spring plumbers repaired on my outdoor faucet. To access the pipes they had to tear out the drywall under my Kitchen sink. They told me the drywall patch would be my responsibility. I wasn’t concerned about an unsightly hole under the sink where it couldn’t be seen, so I just left it as is.
It turns out that somebody DID see it. Mice saw it as an opportunity to get in out of the weather or find more food.
Over the summer, I’ve been seeing evidence that mice were in the house. I posted previously that I had blocked their entry point by screening the vent to the crawl space. Those little mice were laughing at me behind my back. “She thinks she outsmarted us but LOOK we are still here, and inviting our friends to join us. Hehe”
My first thought when I found mouse droppings under the sink was they are just hiding there. I’m SLOW to catch on sometimes, I set traps and every night I caught a mouse. That’s when I remembered the hole in the drywall.
My stiff old back doesn’t enjoy bending low into tight places but I will at least attempt to do this repair myself without calling the professionals.
Stay tuned for further developments.