Rodent Control

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.

Pest Covers

  • House Mouse-
  • They are small in size very clever, good climbers and live in homes & social environments.

  • Roof Rats-
  • 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.

  • Norway Rats-
  • 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.

  • Bandicoot-
  • 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 :

  1. Chemical Measure-
  2. 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.
  3. Mechanical Measure-
  4. Trapping is done by using Scissor Traps, Wonder Traps, Cages & Glue boards.

Trapping :

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.