Rats, mice are a major problem in homes

It appears that rats are climbing the walls of buildings and entering homes even in flats to create a problem for those living in a home. while for row houses, ground floor flats rats and mice remain a major problem, it is surprising to note that even on a third floor flat is residential apartment complex, rats have reached the home and are creating a problem.
Conventional methods to catch the rat or mice, like glue traps are also not working , as the mice/rats have perfected the art of evading the glue trap. They are running very quickly it is extremely difficult to catch them.