SOO, I venture into garage to check out what I have in "pantry" in anticipation of upcoming cookie baking. I collect LARGE T-ware storage containers... cannisters, cake holders, etc... to store stuff in. Have 2-3 bags each of dark brown sugar and semi-sweet chocolate chips... stuff that never really can go "bad". See one of those clear "shoe box" containers with a 5 lb bag of AP flour inside. It had been CHEWED INTO and about half the flour was GONE!?! EW!! Thought container would be sufficient to deter mice, but obviously WRONG!!
Garage is NOT INFESTED with vermin, but NOT a pleasant experience! I'm CHEAP but will be out getting some mouse traps that I don't need to SEE that they worked!!