My "pantry" consists of 2 metal shelving units in attached garage... for stuff in cans, jars, and bottles ONLY. Things like flour, sugar, or things in bags/boxes... ALL in large, tight T-ware or other plastic container. Went out in garage to see what I had on-hand for upcoming holiday cookies... flour, white/brown sugar, chocolate chips. Garage is a collecting place for lots of stuff. Had (HAD) a few cute hand-painted, wooden cigar box purses sitting on workbench. They HAD nice braid handles with tassels... they were chewed to BITS!!
I'm frugal, but NOT about to deal with cheap-o snap traps... don't wanna SEE the results! Had a pack of 2, ONE use traps... baited with peanut butter. Set first on Monday afternoon... after finding "evidence" of unwanted critters. On Tuesday, that trap was on the garage floor... with dead mouse inside. Set 2nd trap and yesterday it was tipped over... another dead mouse. Went to find more at W-mart, where I got them before and NONE!?! Bought a different type at Tractor Supply Company... nothing caught last night.
TSC had electronic thingies that plug into outlets. Asked sales person if they WORKED?? She was honest and told me NOT in her BARN. Anyone ever used a sonic device to scare off critters?? Did they work? If so... WHAT did ya use?