Rodent Pest Control
Rodents are a class of mammals and represent a third of the globeâs fauna.
A pair of rats can destroy more than 30 kg of grains annually and together with their descendants of one year, theoretically the damage can reach over 15 tons of products. The damaged crops and grain and food storages are estimated at about 10% of the total agricultural production that could feed 150 million people.
Besides the economic damage, rodents or house mice are in constant contact with domestic animals from farms or the wild from fields and forests and can be considered as carriers of germs and the main vectors in the transmission of many infectious and contagious diseases, some communicable in humans, such as tularemia, trichinosis, hepatitis, anthrax, food poisoning, swine fever, rabies and many more. Their features as their mobility and their excessive frequency, rodents contribute greatly to the widespread dissemination of infection, the transport and natural outbreaks of disease expansion.
Due to bio peculiarities, success in prevention and control of rodents is difficult to obtain and is conditioned by some important factors such as a thorough knowledge of their livelihood and food, trained and certified specialists and spirit of observation, passion and dedication in the trained rat control operations.
Among the most used control measures is rodent pest or rat poison. They consist in the use of chemicals acting fast or slow poisoning, which must meet certain quality and effectiveness rodent control to be trusted, as follows:
– The substances have to be toxic only to rodents
– The pesticides have to be absorbed quickly and completely in the body to eliminate rodents and more difficult for death to occur slowly, after a few days, not to create panic or alarm the other rats
– To be easily prepared and conditioned as powder or as bait or a mouse trap.