Scrump, the mealies have already ceased to be - I just dispose of the bodies ;-)
you have hedge hogs? where do you live?
Preston, UK (up north). I have a young male, a larger female (mother to the former, I think), and a whopping great alpha male who, when not trying to mate with the female, vents his frustration on junior. They come every night and it's party time if they all appear at once.
Junior didn't start hibernating until January - that is VERY late.