Rodents are intelligent mammals and related with mankind from hundreds of years. They depend on man and its property for food and shelter.. They can easily climb on pipes, cables and enter into structures.Rodents cause more damage by contamination with urine, feaces and hair, which reduces thesales value of the product. Rodents have compulsive gnawing habit & because of this habit they destroy many articles like packing material, clothes, electric cables etc. They normally lives in borrows and due to their burrowing habit they destroy structures such as floor, buildings etc. Rodents are carriers of various pathogens causing diseases like Laptospirosis, Salmonellosis, Plague (Epidemic disease), Trichinosis etc.
Baiting is an effective way of controlling rats and mice. In this an attractive food for rats is mixed with poison. PRS uses special anti-coagulant rodenticides .i.e.Bromadiolone material that is very attractive to rodents. This method is more effective as rodents do not die immediately, but about four days after feeding. Therefore, the remaining rats do not know that it is a poison and do not become bait-shy and the entire population of rats starts eating the bait. Baits need to be checked and replaced periodically to ensure that sufficient bait is available for all the rats to eat and die.
Glue boards can be useful in situations using poison baits can be hazardous – like pharmaceutical units, food processing units etc. This also prevents the possibility of rat dying in an inaccessible place from where it cannot be easily removed. This method is effective when the place is infested with a limited number of rodents.