Duckie, you are so sweet on all creatures, aren't ya.
Personally, I don't like it when I have to throw out boxes of cereal they manage to finagle their way into. Me, I am going to do a thorough cleaning of the kitchen counter area, and empty, and spray. Yes, spray. It usually only takes me 1-2 sprays a year, from the kitchen door, to whereever they end up in my kitchen, and they don't seem to come back inside for the most part, for the rest of the year.
I am trying to be more careful of the stuff I use, really. Even bought my stuff from Garden's Alive this year. But it's gonna take a lot for me to go all organic.
And pass me some of those hash browns! Fry up some onion in them too, and I'll have them with breakfast, lunch, or dinner!! Mmmmmmm.
Roy Kroc was the founder of McDonalds.