Rats and mice love to nest close to rubbish, exposed food, storage places, kitchen cupboards and holes in walls.
They are also found in pipes, insulation, under buildings, in ceilings and in trees and gardens, and under floors of older houses.
Unfortunately the heavy rainfall we’ve just had often encourages mice and rats to seek warmer, drier places to breed and feed.
Not only do these pests carry diseases themselves, they also harbour disease carrying parasites which can be deadly.
Such pests also increase the chances of larger pests entering the home in search of a meal.