I also find the fall a time when the mice invade the home. I hate to go and empty the traps so I buy D-con mice bait. You have to be sure it is out the reach of children and pets but the mice sure do love this stuff. It has an anticoagulant in it so they eat the stuff and sometime later they internally hemorrhage. They are usually not found and if they are, I just sweep them up and send them on a white water trip down the toilet. Because they are so small, they usually do not emit an odor. Be sure you do not put them where a cat can eat them because the cat could also become a victim of the anticoagulant.
Have fun and remember, the early bird gets the worm but the second mouse gets the cheese (or peanut butter).