keep mice out of oven/stove during winter?
We have a summer cottage on the lake that we close up each winter. And each winter, mice get into the stove/oven and make a smelly mess - so that we can't even use the oven because of the putrid odor it puts out. We've tried laying heavy moth balls around the back of the stove; also tried laying lots of 'Bounce' (fabric softener sheets - they actually work great everywhere else in the cottage!). Anyone have ideas for how to wrap up or close up the stove to prevent the little stinkers from getting in? Any and all advice appreciated!