Mice can be more than a nuisance, they can be difficult to get rid of and keep away. Using these time-tested techniques may be the answer you have been looking for.
Clean your cupboards and drawers. Use a disinfectant cleaner, or bleach in water. This will eliminate any droppings from the mice, as well as kill any germs they may have left behind.
Put either a few drops of peppermint oil, or a half stick of peppermint gum on each shelf and in each drawer. The scent of the peppermint will help keep mice away.
Keep food covered, and clean up any spills immediately to discourage mice from coming back.
Replace peppermint every week, or when you notice the scent disappearing.
If you still have mice after using peppermint, try getting a cat.