Natural methods to prevent house mice include the use of deterrents like strong smells that drive the mice away. When a house mouse finds a new place to live (such as your kitchen or basement) they will leave a pheromone trail behind so the rest of the rodent family can find their way into your home. A great way to prevent this is to clean with a strong smelling product such as ammonia. This will wipe away any trace our little furry friends might leave behind.
There are commercial products available as well that do a good job of preventing house mice from entering your home. One example is Fresh Cab which is a natural product that smells a bit like fir trees.