Sure, you love animals, and you would never think of hurting them. However, you aren’t running a zoo, and as cute as mice or squirrels might be, they can carry disease. They also tend to do a substantial amount of damage to the garage and the items you are keeping there. Mice can chew through just about anything. This includes getting into your boxes of keepsakes and photos they will tear up to make a nest. They can also chew through wires on your garage door opener.