Rats and mice are rarely found in just one spot. If you see them in one area of your home, it's more than likely they'll be in multiple places, with their nests usually being in an isolated area. With rats travelling up to 50 metres for food, and mice nearly 30 metres, you need to think outside the room to find where rodents are in your home.
Signs of rodent activity include faeces, urine stains, burrows in walls, flooring and skirting, gnawing, tracks and dead rodents. Also keep an eye, and ear, out for rustling and noises within walls and cavities. A mouse can fit through a 20mm gap, so ensure you regularly check all areas of your home.
Learn how to stay one step ahead of rats and mice by using the house-plan below showing common areas known to have rodent activity.