One thing most homes do not want to entertain is mice. Most would just freak out if they see a mouse running around their kitchen. If you are dealing with them at that this time, you have to get rid of them right away as they carry disease and will contaminate your food at every chance they get.
Rodents are known for creating the bubonic plague during the 12th century. Although the poor sanitary management also greatly contributed to that plague a combination of rodent infestation killed thousands of people during those times. Mice and rodents can also create fires and accidents especially when they chew on electrical wirings.
Mice are known for gnawing. They like to chew and chew but they will not consume most of what they eat. So once they are in your house, they will chew on cereal boxes and contaminate the cereal but not eating all, the same with fruits, and any food you leave on the table. So what you will have are spoiled food, you will have to throw away.
Mice are known for their weak bladders. While they roam around your kitchen for their next snack, they will pee and leave droppings anywhere they go. This is very dangerous to you and your family’s health and can even be deadly if you are not able to get rid of them right away.
What you can do
Keep your placed sanitised and orderly. You can reduce the chances of them loving your home if you regularly clean and maintain your kitchen. Make sure that they do not have any reasons to stay by emptying your trash every day and orderly placing them outside your home. Keep items segregated and always wipe and clean your kitchen.
If in the case that they are still infesting your house and you can’t find the source of where they are coming, contact a pest control professional to help you get rid of them right away.