When it gets cold outside, the mice head inside. That’s only a problem if you don’t want mice eating your food, pooping everywhere, and generally bringing disease into your house.
I have no love for mice.
I use a mouse trap. I like the old-fashioned kind that are spring-loaded. The trap does the deed quickly and humanely.
The best bait is half of a pecan, or maybe a dab of peanut butter. A mouse trap is generally pretty tidy.
I’ll spare you the gory details, but here’s a tip: if you set a mousetrap, remember to check it.