Rodent Control Overview
Pest Covers - House Mouse, Roof rats, Norway rat, Bandicoot.
Rodents are very clever mammals. Their breeding rate is also high as one pair can multiply to 800 in a year. They infest, destroy, contaminate more than they feed, because of their continue “GNOWING ACTION”. Rodent cause severe diseases like rat bite fever, Laptospirosis, Plague, Trichinosis, Salmonellosis and also food poisoning.
- House Mouse-
- Roof Rats-
- Norway Rats-
They are small in size very clever, good climbers and live in homes & social environments.
They are large in size, their tail is longer than their head+body length, sexual maturity attended in 8 to 12 weeks. Body weighs up to 150-200gms.
Commonly found in drainage. Their tail is short than their head+body length. They prefer the food containing carbohydrates & proteins. Body weighs up to 400gm.
Very ferocious looking rodent with long face. It does considerable damage to fields & buildings. Adult weight is between 300 to 1000gm.
Treatment for Rodent Control
Sound environmental sanitation is the most effective strategy. Rats required three things food, water & shelter. If these are denied rats will naturally decrease in density.
The control measure is divided in two parts :
- Chemical Measure- The anticoagulant rodenticides are used. The poison will be mixed in food material & baiting is done. Baiting will be done only for outside compound premises.
- Mechanical Measure- Trapping is done by using Scissor Traps, Wonder Traps, Cages & Glue boards.
The Trapping is done by inspecting the runway of rodents & will be done for inside premises; if necessary it will be done for outside premises also.
- Baiting is done for outside premises.
- Glue Boards, Wonder Traps, Cages & Scissor Traps are placed to inside premises by inspection the run way of rats.