Mice In Shed - Help!!
I've got a 12'x10' shed in my backyard near a forrest buffer. It's a well-built shed about 10 years old now, constructed of wood in a manner similar to home construction, vinyl-sided, two windows, nicely shingled roof, and large double doors for access.
I've noticed mice droppings last fall and it's gotten worse. Last weekend I cleaned out all the stuff in the shed, which included multiple mouse nests. A messy job for sure, but I got it cleaned up.
I closely inspected the joints between floor and walls, walls and ceiling, etc. I found no entry points or even clues regarding following mouse droppings to the entrance. I suspected that the mice are getting up the back wall between the vinyl siding and the plywood walls, up into the eave space that is internal to the shed, as I once saw a mouse disappear into this space. I carefully screened-off access from the eaves on the back of the shed, hoping that this approach will get the job done. I set a couple of traps to see if the mice still have access.
They do! Does anyone here have any ideas of how to approach this problem? Has anyone here tried to screen off access beneath their shed (mine is up on 4x4's)? Would that work? Other ideas?
Thanks in advance!