I think I've mentioned that we helped Younger Son and Nuora to buy a house to rent out while they're living in Malaysia. Husband, and since he finished his job in November, YS, (and Nuora's dad and brother when they were over here) have been working hard to renovate it ever since. One problem Husband hadn't anticipated was that the shower wouldn't work. He ventured into the loft to find out what was wrong and he discovered this:The water had apparently been turned off because the pipes had been gnawed through. That was back in December.
Husband ordered four mouse-traps and set them with biscuit as bait. When he returned to check, the biscuits had gone. He's since tried a variety of bait including raisins, which proved to be the most successful resulting in the capture of one mouse, but it seems they are cunning little devils.
We have been encouraging him to get some humane traps - Younger Son even offered to make one based on the design he used very successfully when in student accommodation - but for some reason Husband is resisting. However I can't help thinking he's running out of options.