I didn't pick up here after a nearly two month hiatus just so I could talk about mice, but this one I couldn't resist. I was making hoisin pork tonight, and I opened my "oil cabinet" to get the sesame oil and noticed something strange on the top of my gallon jug of olive oil. Small white bits that looked sort of like wax. A closer inspection revealed that the plastic spout had been chewed away.
I know mice will eat a lot of strange things. I've had to put my emergency candles in plastic bags because they were eating the wax. But I would like to think that if the mice are desparate enough to chew on the olive oil spout that my recent attempts to deprive them of food sources is beginning to work.
All the same, it's annoying (and not cheap) to lose a gallon of olive oil, even if it is my "cooking olive oil". Fortunately my expensive olive oils are in glass bottles and will be unaffected by mice.
If the above isn't a good enough shot, here's a close-up of the spout...