Do you use traps, poison or both to get rid of mice and rats? DH wants to put out poison, but I hate to do that because we did that years ago in the building at the back of our property and the mouse ended up in our HOUSE dead between the walls. We had a horrible smell for about a week before we finally pinpointed the smell coming from the laundry room. DH cut away part of the ceiling and the smell was horrendous. After getting flashlights and the video camera, we finally spotted the dead mouse. I NEVER want to experience that again, but at the same time, knowing rats and mice are around is grossing me out.