I'd been noticing things in the drawer that looked, well, gnawed upon. The rubber jar opener, a wine stopper, one of my chip clips... At first I thought that Dr. Jones had somehow gotten a crack at them, but I dug around in the drawer and found mouse droppings. Again: Ewwwwww!
So I took everything out of the drawer, cleaned, disinfected, etc. None of the other drawers in that row showed any evidence of having been visited, at least not yet.
I don't really know what else to do about the problem other than fill my house with predators. No wait, I've already done that. You'd think that FOUR CATS AND A DOG would be enough to keep mice from coming in at all, much less taking their leisure in my kitchen drawers.
I'm kind of tempted to just start leaving that drawer and the cupboard next it open all the time. Considering that our undisciplined cats think nothing of strolling across the counters at will, perhaps the next mouse visit could be the last.
Trillian and the other cats need to step up their game, that's all I have to say.