Haha! Cheers for the comments chaps, relevant or otherwise
Unfortunately, I've been on nights and therefore been unable to do much since laying the positively useless humane traps, and last night took a sinister turn for the worse.
My daughter reckons she saw one in her bedroom.
I am now in dilemma land: on one hand, I have an almost Buddhist outlook on life and killing things is not part of my persona; on the other hand, the humane method seems to be impractical and ineffective.
i) Cat - I can't get a cat as I have 2 dogs, one of which likes playing with them enough to make them angry!
ii) Spring traps - I remember having these in the house when I was growing up; I remember seeing poor mice trapped and still wriggling when it was obvious they'd been there for some time. I don't do cruelty!
iii) Poison - as above, as a kid I saw a mouse that had almost succumbed to poison, but had managed to wobble out to the back yard. Seeing it in distress, I did the humane thing and battered it to death with a shovel. That moment still haunts me.
I also don't want to use poison in case one of the dogs finds and eats a Warfarin-laden corpse.
I would love to just call rentotkill in, but after having spent £550+ on the car service and having committed to a couple of short breaks over the next few weeks (GOT 3 WEEKS OFF WORK - YAY!!), Im afraid I can't afford it.
Timing is everything and the mice have timed it to perfection.