Something is scritching and chewing under the floorboards on our upstairs landing. Any advice? Right at this minute we don't have any carpet down -- because the fitters are coming in two days -- so we could lever up a floorboard or two (though the house might fall down if I jiggle things too much!).
Kill traps will see them off - bait them with chocolate. Expect you've just turned your heating on haven't you? Otherwise the council will charge you about £50 for dispatching the little buggers for you.
Chocolate spread makes a mess of the trap and beastie and melts off if warm, sweeties keep their shape better, and if its gone you know another mouse came along after the trap went off - so you need to reset your trap!
I was told by the pest control officer at our local council not to use traps as they only catch some of the mice. They will put down poison (and charge £70!)and recommended I buy some. So we've had poison down for weeks now, the mice have feasted on it and seem to have gone. No smell or bodies or anything. We also blocked up all the little holes we could find with wire wool which they can't chew. The only thing I don't know is when do I remove the poison? If any more get in the house somehow, I'd rather they were dispatched as quickly as possible, but I'm not sure if poison loses its effectiveness after a while, or if the smell of it is attractive to mice. Oh, I hate the dirty little beggars!