House Mouse / Rodent Control

German Fumigation Rats and mice are so closely linked to man. Man supplies their three basic needs: food, shelter, and water. Rodents are dangerous pests at home. Infamous for carrying deadly diseases and contaminating food in the kitchen, rats are not creates health problem but they are known to damage electronics, household appliances, wiring etc.

Mice tend to live in grassy or bushy areas, making their nests in shallow burrows but can also be found above ground nesting in densely vegetated spaces. Outdoors they can be found in leaf piles or wood piles, even a stack of bricks can provide the right shelter. When the weather turns colder they come indoors in search of warmth. They will live close to a source of food and destroy materials in the vicinity to build a nest. Rats and mice are unwanted and frequently unnoticed guests in poultry houses. Because of the method of construction design, some poultry houses provide easy access to rodents. Once inside the house, rodents can readily burrow under dry manure, into dirt floors, into deep litter, inside hollow walls, or into insulation in walls and ceilings. Regardless of where rodents live, they can cause a number of different problems that usually cost producers money.

Controlling the Rodent Problem

The first step in rodent control is to eliminate the entry points. A mouse can enter through a hole the size of a pencil and a rat can squeeze through a hole the size of a dime. It is wise to assume rats are physically capable of accomplishing the following feats to gain entry into a poultry house. fumigants can be used to control rodents in uninhabited areas such as out building, feed storage areas, or burrows in the ground. Fumigants come in powder, liquid, and gas form and are most effective in the initial knockdown of rodent populations. One additional advantage is that insect and rodent control can result from the same treatments.

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