The presence of rats and mice in buildings is usually regarded as undesirable from the viewpoint of food spoilage and contamination, physical damage and the transmission of diseases to humans.

Rats and mice are responsible for enormous losses of food in storage, either by directly eating the foods or by rendering them inedible through contamination. As the rodents move in and around stored foods, they contaminate the food with their droppings, urine  and hairs.

The constant gnawing of rodents can be the cause of serious damage to a range of materials. The gnawing of of wires and cables has caused the breakdown of telephone systems and short-circuiting, which may result in equipment damage or, at worst very costly fires.

Rodent Control

The control of some high health risk infestations usually requires the implementation of several procedures. In dealing with all rodent problems, however, irrespective of the type of chemical control or trapping undertaken, unless proper sanitation and hygiene practices must be implemented.

Common treatments may involve Rodent proofing, Trapping, Chemical control ie: baits, tracking powders and fumigation.

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Rodent Proofing
Rodent Prevention

Rodent prevention starts with decreasing the food and shelter available to a given population of rodents is likely to lead to more competition between individuals and, eventually to a decline in the number of rodents present.

Perhaps the most permanent method of rodent control is to make alterations to the building to prevent rodent entry.