Eau de Mouse

Eau de Mouse

Last night I came home to the smell of mouse in my room. I had a mouse problem in my bedroom years ago, but haven't seen sign of a mouse in there since. We occasionally get mice, but the landlord is pretty good about steel wooling up the holes, etc., so we've actually been pretty good lately. But the smell of mouse is driving me crazy! It's in the same area that I had the mouse trouble years ago, but despite using a flashlight to look under my bed, check behind my nightstand (not as thoroughly as possible, but I had to go to work), and with no sign of mouse-poop anywhere I'm at a total loss. So where does the poor skill come in? Is this a sign that I've got a mouse making a home somewhere in my bedroom? Admittedly I'm a messy person. There's no food about, but there are plenty of things. Or is it that a mouse from, say, my neighbor's apt has died in the walls/floor and now I'm having to deal with the smell until he, gulp, decomposes? Would a natural mouse repellent work if I do have a pest? I'm a bit at a loss and thoroughly frustrated. And grossed out to boot. (I realize there's a major room-cleaning-up project in my future, but feel free to remind me as a community kick in the pants. Clearly I need one.)
DIY Cold Frame

DIY Cold Frame

We Have TOMATOES!!!

We Have TOMATOES!!!

Would rather go organic.

Would rather go organic.

reusing grocery bags

reusing grocery bags

plant ID plz~

plant ID plz~

By golly!

By golly!