Pest Control Procedure for Rodents are very important for the effective treatment and to reduce the risk of diseases. Rodents are among the most successful mammals on earth. They have high reproduction capacity and can quickly adapt to any situation that people include or change in their surrounding conditions.
Rats eat and contaminate foodstuffs and animal feed. They also damage containers and packaging materials in which foods are stored. They are also known to cause problems by gnawing on electrical wires and wooden structures such as doors, ledges, corners, and wall material. They even tear up insulation in walls and ceilings for nesting.
Pest Control Procedure for Rodents
- Grass and other undesirable vegetation adjacent to the building shall be eliminated.
- Rubbish piles shall be removed.
- Human and pets’ food shall be stored inside well tight containers.
- Food spills shall be cleaned promptly.
- Sinks should be kept empty, especially at night.
- Fallen or unharvested fruits from trees shall be picked
- Openings around service conduits such as water, electricity, air conditioning, drain pipes and vents shall be closed.
- Doors, windows and screens should close tightly.
- Broken windows, warped doors and un screened vents shall be repaired.
- Gnawed holes shall be sealed.
- Proper stock rotation (FIFO) shall be applied in warehouses.
- Products shall be stored on pallets at least 8 20cm off the floor and 45 cm from adjacent walls
- Installation of mechanical traps.
- Installation of multiple catch traps.
- Installation of glue boards.
- Installation of cages
- Different types of rodenticides to be used inside rodent bait stations (based on the encountered situation).
- Consumed rodenticides will be replenished.
- Baits with accumulated dust will be replaced.
- Rodent bait stations will be relocated if deemed necessary.