Always go through basic steps when creating a rodent management program:
⦁ Inspect the property for entry points, food sources, harborage areas and signs of activity.
⦁ Identify present rodent species, such as Norway rats, roof rats or the various mouse species.
⦁ Eliminate access to food sources. Seal entry points, and clean or remove protective harborage areas inside and out.
⦁ Use glue boards or traps instead of baits indoors to prevent dead rodent odors. Baits and stations on the exterior should follow label and safety precautions.
Ron Schwalb, BCE, ACE, is National Technical Manager for Nisus Corp.