In "The Bounds of Reason" as the story opens we learn that
Geralt has been hired to kill a basilisk lurking in a ruined crypt. As the story opens, it has been quite some time since the witcher disappeared into the crypt, and the peasants are beginning to mutter amongst themselves that he must be dead by now, otherwise he would have reappeared. Acting on this assumption, they decide to take the witcher's belongings. [...]
Fortunately Geralt emerges from the crypt, filthy and dragging the head of the now defunct basilisk. Faced with a very much alive witcher and the knight's party, the peasants back down and flee leaving the alderman to pay Geralt the agreed 200 lintars.
I don't have the books with me and I can't quote this exactly, only by memory, but I seem to remember that when the peasants are discussing if the witches is dead one said something in the lines of
"He went there without a mirror, and everybody knows that you can't kill a basilisk without a mirror"
When I read "The Bounds of Reason" for the first time, I assume that Geralt didn't need the mirror to protect himself from the basilisk glance because he could use spells (or signs). Never occurred to me that the folklore about the glance of the basilisk could simply be not true in the world of Geralt de Rivia.
So my question is, is it know how Geralt kill that basilisk? Or, even, what do witchers do to kill basilisks? What's the method? Do they protect themselves with signs, spells, herbs, etc. from the basilisk glance or is all this simply not needed and they can use other methods?