Outside and under the floors

Under the floors

Rodents are most likely to move inside the home looking for both food and shelter, when the weather becomes cooler and during and after high rainfall. Under the floors is one such place where rodents can be found to take shelter.

The presence of rat and mouse faeces is one of the best indications of a rodent problem. Other signs of rodent activity include tracks, burrows, odours, sounds, rub marks, nests, dead rodents, gnawing and urine stains.


  • Inspect your home to determine the cause of the problem. Look for evidence of rodents.
  • Walk around your home and garden. Look for conditions which would attract rodents, such as overgrown weeds, garbage bins without secure fitting lids, compost bins, piles of wood or debris, pet food and bird feeders.
  • Check entrances to your home and where water and shelter are readily available.
  • Seal breaks or openings in the house, as rats and mice are able to squeeze through the smallest of holes.
  • Eliminate weeds, overgrown vegetation and piles of wood.
  • Ensure garbage bins have tight fitting lids and are cleaned periodically.
  • Ensure compost bins are maintained properly and located away from the house.
  • Eliminate where practical bird baths, standing water, as well as other water sources.

Baiting Strategy

RATSAK Throw Packs are an excellent option for hard to reach places such as under the floors. RATSAK Reusable Rodent Bait Stations are ideal for use outside along the walls of your home or shed. Refill with Fast Action Wax Blocks, which are suitable for damp and dry areas. Follow baiting strategy instructions on your RATSAK product. Eliminate as far as practical all alternative food sources. Bait infested area, placing bait under cover and not in the open. Place baits in inconspicuous locations to prevent contact by children and pets.