A continuous and frustrating pest, rats and bandicoots have defied man's
ingenuity for long at home and in offices or eating-place. They damage
structures, electrical circuits, clothes, books, and papers and contaminate
food articles. They are carriers of frightening diseases like typhoid, rat fever,
Maurine typhus, leptopsoriasis, rickettsial pox, trichinosis, dysentery,
meningitis and the deadly plague.
To combat the menace of the rodents there are three methods:
- 1. Acute-Toxic
- 2. Low Toxic
- 3. Non-Toxic
This method is used to control rats in open spaces outside the buildings.
This is used against Norway Rats, which generally stay in Nalas and
dustbins. The rats die within minutes due to the Phosphine gas released by
our chemical. This is very effective against Bandicoots. The disadvantage is
we cannot overcome the bait shy character of rats; and bait rotation has to
be done very frequently.
This method uses the second-generation anti-coagulants, which are
effective after the very first dose. They eliminate the bait-shy among rodents,
as the target does not die immediately unlike in the acute toxic method. The
rats affected by the Anti-Coagulants come out into the open and die
eliminating the risk of stinking.
In this method glue pads, mechanical traps, runway traps etc are used which
making it completely safe for people as well as pets.
- a) Second-generation anti-coagulants with bromadiolone 0.25%CB
- b) Low toxic and harmless to other Pests.
- c) Does not include bait shyness
- d) Tends to make rats come out in the open and die.
- e) Non-toxic methods used are : Deploying Glue boards, Snap traps,
mechanical traps, runway traps