The name rodents have been derived from creek word “rodere” meaning to gnaw. They have one pair of incisor in each jaw (upper and lower) which grows continously.This group includes moles, rats, mice, Squirells and many more. About 70% population of this group comprising of rats and mice.
Where they live?
They are the most diversified mammalian and live in a variety of terrestrial habitat, including human made environments.
Are Rodents cause of concern?
The rodents are a serious threat in urban as well as rural environment .In rural environment; it is a serious problem to sugar cane as well as cereals storage. In urban environment it contaminates food because it is the vector of many diseases such as plague, typhus and many more.
|Types||Sexually mature||Gestation Period||# of litter per Year||# of pups per litter||Total # of pups per Year|
|Rats||4-5 weeks||21-24 Days||4-7||8-12||32-56|
What can I do to prevent Rodents infestation?
Eliminate Food and Water. Remove all potential sources of food from the premises, such as bird seed left out for birds. Store food in metal containers with tight sealing lids and do not leave uneaten food outdoors. Keep trash cans closed at all time with tightly fitted lids. Repair leaking eliminate any her faucets, sprinklers, or other piping. Keep drain covers tightly fastened and unnecessary standing water.
Rats should be snapping trapped if they are inside a residence or building. Place traps near nesting areas or where rats are likely to hide. Avoid or carefully place traps where children or pets will disturb or be harmed by them. Poison baits may be used when following recommended guidelines. Remove dead rats by placing animals in tightly sealed containers for proper disposal. Clean and disinfect the affected areas.
Eliminate Shelter & Harborage
Close all openings larger than ¼ inch to exclude rats and mice. Repair or replace damaged vent screens. Remove all trash and debris. Trim trees, bushes and vines at least 4 feet away from the roof. Remove heavy vegetation away from buildings and fences.
Maintain a Rat Free Property
After rats have been reduced, prevent re-infestation by keeping harborage and food sources to a minimum.
Contact a Flora Pest Control Professional
Call Flora Pest Control Professional an experienced, contact a pest control professional to arrange for a consultation. Professionals are trained not only to address current infestations but also to prevent future infestations. Scheduling a home inspection may help you get rid of rodents.