Among the most successful mammals in the animal kingdom are mice. They run, jump, swim, climb, balance with great ease. They are smart and with the exception of vision (moderate) all their other senses are well developed. They are omnivorous and particularly reproductive. They give birth 4-6 times a year, from 6-10 babies, reaching sexual maturity 2 months later.
They are dangerous for humans because, in addition to the damage they cause to stored products and facilities, they transmit diseases such as plague, typhoid fever, Lewis or Weil’s disease, Salmonella, haemorrhagic fever, etc.
One of the most serious, Leptospirosis, has its pathogen entering the human body through mucous membranes, wounds or skin hives. It is transmitted by biting and urine. For the above reason, when we suspect the presence of a rodent in our home, we must not walk barefoot, because we can step to a place it has urinated (dried up) and even from a small cut we can introduce it in our body.
Most of the times we deal with a rodent problem one-dimensional, that is, we have a mouse in our house, we exterminate it, and we believe we are finished.
We do not look at where the mouse came from? What is happening outside our door?
How clean or neat is our garden?
Are there holes or openings to the outside environment?
After the mouse came into our house and after tried in vain to find it, we have the following possibilities to deal with it:
- First, remove any other food or store it in a safe place. Pick up dried plants and if there is an animal at home, collect the remains of the feed.
- Once we locate the areas it passes by, usually kitchen or warehouse, we either use glue tiles close to walls, traps for quick results or rodenticides in safe places.
- With traps and the assistance of attractants, we manage to catch mice in tricky places, such as false ceilings, where the use of rodenticides would make it difficult to remove them. We need to check every 1-2 days for dead rodents, with the same being applied for glue boards. Rodenticides cause mummification in mice, so they do not smell. Of course, in larger sized rats it may fail to do so.
- When our house has a yard, the best control method is rodenticides. Nevertheless because there may be a present of stray animals, or even children, poisonous baits are placed in special “boxes”, the bait stations. They are made of hard plastic, with fixed baits positions inside and with two lateral openings allowing the movement of rodents. They open with a special key.
- They are control stations that protect the drug from the weather, but also make it possible to ascertain the extend of the problem.
With regular checks and renewal of baits, we anticipate the extermination of rodents before they even settle in our premises.
- With regular checking and renewal of the baits, we kill rodents before they even settle in our place. Pests control is applied in a triple zone, especially in professional premises. (triple zone: 1. fencing perimeter, 2. perimeter of buildings & 3. interior of buildings). When mice circulate outside our premises, it is a matter of time they get in.
From 1/3/18 rodenticides are available in two different contents of active substance.
Rodenticides for Professionals (Pest Control Companies), in bulk packaging, with active content to date AND for amateurs (individuals) in small packages, with half the active content. This means that the effectiveness of the pesticides that individuals will use will be significantly affected.
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We mainly find the following species:
Mus musculus “house mouse”
Adult weight 15 g, 6-9 cm long and 8-10 cm long tail (longer than body), brown-gray color and even lighter shades. It has a sharp muzzle, lives indoors and outdoors, but not in sewers.
It is unpredictable, odd and moving 1.5-5 m from its nest. It prefers cereal grains, does not need much water, taking it from its food. Feces of small size 3-6 mm with ribs.
Rattus rattus ¨roof rat, ¨boat rat¨
Adult weight 200 gr. body length 13.5-20 cm and tail 14-23 cm (longer than head-body), color black or gray, big ears without hair. He has a sharp muzzle, lives in attics, warehouses, trees, rarely in sewers. Omnivorous, prefers fruits, nuts, cereals, vegetables. Drinks water or eats high-water foods. Consumes daily 25-30 g of food. Action radius 30m. Feces 12mm in the shape of a banana.
Rattus norvegicus ¨rat of the sewers¨
Adult weight 300g, body length 20-25 cm and tail 15-20 cm (less body), color black or brown, ears small with hairs. Muzzle is short, wide, lives in sewers, makes burrows, good climber and swimmer. Predictable, does not change habits easily, wants familiarity to try something new. Drinks water or eats high water content foods. Consumes 30g of food per day. Action radius 30m. Feces 20mm in ellipsoidal shape.