So, I have slaters in the garden and a mouse in my cupboard.
I knew the mouse was there as it ate through a pack of something and made a mess. So I pulled everything out, washed it all, washed the shelves, sprayed with peppermint as I read that deters them and set a trap. Then husband says he saw a mouse run across the floor so I set another trap over in that area. Read up about non toxic to other animal baits and made up a batch of Plaster of Paris and oats and put that around the place. While I was at it I put some of the bait out in the shed as well, cause you never know do you. And set the rat traps, the humane ones that catch them alive.
Two weeks later I have caught 11 mice inside and 4 rats outside. The Plaster of Paris baits, inside and outside, are still being eaten so there must be more around still. I haven't found any dead mice or rats though so am unsure if the PofP bait is killing any.
And just last week I read that toothpaste will kill them so I have cut up tubes of toothpaste around the place. Must be the Fluoride one though apparently.
So 1 mouse means a whole lot more than one. Just sayin'