Rodent Control Management

Rodent Control Management


Rat problems are usually seen in kitchens, store and outside areas. Roof rat, Bandicoots, Norway rats and Mouse: A through knowledge of rodent behavior, rodenticides and its usage and experienced technical personnel are required for proper rodent control. We are glad to inform you that we have all of these and would be able to control the rodent population at your unit. Our treatment would primarily consist of Trapping, baiting and burrow fumigation.

The treatment is for the management of rodents i.e. rats, mice, bandicoots at your locations.

(a) Mode of Treatment:

1 cube of Rodent bait cake will be placed in the rodent paper bait stations which in turn will be placed at strategic locations/runways of rodents inside a building or facility. Rodent bait will also be placed in the exteriors of buildings in SVPC&F’s tamper proof bait station units. Loose rodent bait will also be used in burrow treatment in the compound area.
Note: For sensitive industries such as food/pharma/beverages rodent bait cakes/ loose rodent bait will be used only in external open areas and strictly not inside the facility. For indoor control of rats and mice, Glue traps or multi catch wire traps will be used. In some cases the glue traps can be placed inside the see through SVPC&F’s tamper proof bait station units. Advantages of using Glue traps are that they are simple to use as no food or poison baits are used and the catch can be disposed off without the dead mouse or rat causing odour / contamination problems from inaccessible production areas. Glue traps provide quick results. Immediate disposal of dead rodents is possible by avoiding any potential odour problem, which could have caused by dead rodents in inaccessible areas. The placement of the glue boards, wire traps, rodent paper bait stations will be along the walls/runways in all area, close to doors and other openings into an area from where rats and mice are likely to enter inside the building. Placement & Spacing of these devices is to be determined on practical feasibility, upon inspection.
(While placing rodent bait stations on the external perimeter of the premises, spacing will be at approx. 10 - 15 feet away from any door opening at a suitable location. There will be one bait station for every 30 to 40 feet or linear length along the exterior walls of the building. Rodent bait stations will be grouted or nailed into the concrete strip on the exterior of the building or fixed by other means to prevent the bait station from being disturbed or removed from its fixed location – depends upon type of premises). All internal and external rodent control devices will be serially numbered and shown on the rodent control device floor plan-depending on the type of industry serviced. An inspection log sheet / IC, PC card should be maintained. Wherever, bait stations have been installed, a log sheet will be maintained. Preventive measures to be suggested along with minor/major modifications to be made in the structures with reference to rodent breeding / attractions.

(b) Frequency:

Baiting service once in a fortnight and monitor activities of the bait stations and Glue boards daily.

(c) Pest Management log sheets:

As required will be maintained with details of the chemicals used and areas with date & time of treatment and client signature etc. Inspection card/Progress report (IC/PC) will be generally used in most of the cases. However specially designed log sheets will also be used in some cases depending on the type of client. Schematic drawing of placement of bait station units and Glue traps will be maintained. An log sheet containing bait station / Glue trap details will be maintained to track the rodent activity again depending on the type of client.

(d) Suggestions to clients on Preventive Measures to be taken:

These will be suggested / evaluated during inspections. Effective control of rodents require implementing preventive / rodent proofing measures with the use of various control techniques such as Good sanitation, Daily pick up of garbage, good storage practices / proper storage procedures both indoors and outdoors, Reduced outdoor harborages, weeds, old equipments / scrap, Rodent proofing, etc.

Methodolgy with Trapping, baiting and burrow fumigation:

1. Relatively safe and highly effective single dose anticoagulant rodenticide which has ‘BROMADIOLONE’ as the active ingredient will be used in areas such as the Garden area and other areas where the usage of rodenticides is permissible. These rodenticides do not have the disadvantage that other rodenticides have such as prebaiting, secondary poisoning and bait shyness. This product comes in the form of weatherproof wax blocks highly attractive and palatable to rodents. These baits are placed in strategic positions inside the “Rodent Bait Stations’’.
2. In areas outside the Buildings if required, we shall also carry out fumigation of burrows wherever it is found necessary.
3. In all the areas of the Office we would resort to the use of Imported Glue Boards which have absolutely no insecticides and the placement of cages. A systematic trapping measure will be planned using a combination of glue boards & traps which will be kept at strategic points where there is a rodent path way. It is not advisable to use rodenticides because rats dying inside the premises will leave a foul smell making it uncomfortable for everyone. The Glue Boards besides having no insecticides are ecofriendly, non-toxic, non-contaminating and contain no insecticides. Moreover these products are effectively flavored to facilitate the attraction of rats. Our technician will visit the premises for rodent control as per the requirement for changing the glue boards and replenishing the baits.