Pest News   |   December 10, 2018

Controlling Rodents in Industrial and Factory Settings

There are many considerations for controlling rodents in a factory or industrial facility. It is important to locate, remove and control any rodent food sources. Involve your customer in this process to avoid future problems.

It is also important to consider harborage areas and entry points. Following air movement and heat is easier than looking for rub marks, droppings and nesting locations. Inspect areas where warm air escapes from vents, around pipes, roofs and under doorways. Sealing and preventing heat from escaping a building helps prevent rodents.

Once make the above considerations, a rodent management plan can be created. Outdoors, rodent management devices, including multiple-catch traps, should be placed along property perimeter areas at spacing intervals of 50-100 feet depending on rodent activity levels. The inside of any exterior wall should have traps at the rate of one every 20 feet for mice and every 40 feet or more for rats. Traps should also be added adjacent to doors, docks, and ramps, but may be placed adjacent to any exterior opening per company practices.

Target #125448 and #125540 Speedy Clean® Repeater multiple catch mouse traps catch up to 30 mice without the use of poisons. They are great for indoor and outdoor rodent control. Target #125562 Speedy Clean® Repeater multiple catch mouse trap features white powder coating that is chip, impact, abrasion and corrosion resistant. It is also Muriatic Acid, Nitric Acid and detergent cleaner resistant to keep your traps looking new longer. This trap is great for indoor areas with chemicals and frequent cleaning, along with more humid outdoor environments with wet weather conditions.

Remember to check your traps often to release mice in a timely manner. Keep in mind that rodents must be disposed of in a sanitary method offsite.

*Use caution when approaching any live or dead rodent. Always be aware that rodent droppings pose some hazard, big or small. Rodents, droppings, and any urine deposits or residue must be handled using protective gear.