Well, the title says it all. Boy, there sure are a lot of mouse threads on here today!! Anyway, yes, they are taking over. I find mouse poop everywhere. I'm so sick of it! I really am at my wit's end. I have a young son who crawls all over the floor. This is just not cool! At first we tried trapping them in live traps. When that didn't work, I decided I'd try the kill (snap) traps. I figured that if the trap killed them pretty quickly, I wouldn't feel so bad (we're vegetarian, by the way, my entire family--so you can see how desparate we are to rid the house of mice!!). We didn't catch a single mouse in any trap!! I was sooooo desparate after months of cleaning up after these critters and not getting rid of a single one that I broke down and bought the sticky traps. I hate those sticky traps. I mean, how cruel. The thing gets stuck on the trap and you toss it in the trash to die of starvation/dehydration, because you didn't have the guts to kill it in a snap trap? But let me tell you, I hit the end of my rope....so I made a deal with myself that when I caught mice on the sticky traps I would destroy the mice myself so they died a quick death. Well...the sticky traps aren't working either!!!! AAARRrrgghhh!! Months of this, and still not one mouse caught.... We make sure that there is no food that they can get into, and that we clean up well (no crumbs on the counters, etc.). I honestly don't know what they are eating, so I don't know why they are staying! We put steel wool in the vents from our kitchen to the outside and in our stove (they were in the stove itself) to keep them out of that. We've cleaned all of our closets downstairs (they are only downstairs) out really well and eliminated any places for them to nest there. Anyone have any advice, hints, etc.?? Poison is out of the question, for a few reaons--most importantly, I have a crawling infant in the house. But we also have pets that would be dumb enough to eat a half-dead mouse and so I won't risk poisoning the dogs/cat, either. Also, I'm really freaked out about a mouse dying in the walls or vents and the smell of it decomposing. Um, ew. I can't afford a hotel room for all of us while the smell clears out!! But just about anything else is fair game!! Oh, and no, I won't sit on the counters and wait to pick them off with the BB gun. My husband already asked if he could do that. You laugh, I did catch him trying to do this out in the barn one year. Thanks!! I really want to get rid of these mice!