Thanks for that. I might have to look at actual bait stations/cages I have tried using baits before but dp doesn't like me using them because of dd2(2yo), our dog and all the cats in the area. Don't tell him but I still use them. I think it's going to be hard to get rid of them totally because we live semi rurally and all our neighbours have birds and chickens all around us. Even though they all have cats too. Lazy things. The mice drive me absolutely nuts.
I store our pots and pans and frying pans etc upside down so they can't walk all over them. At least they aren't rats I guess.