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Jul

Chemical Control of Rodents

 

Compounds, which kill the rats by their chemical action, are known as rodenticides. These poisonous rodenticides can be divided into two groups.

a. Acute/ Single dose poison: Zinc phosphide, Barium chloride, Red squill, Thallium sulphate are some of the compounds which have been used as rat poisons. These are called as ‘acute poison’ as these

29
Jul

Mechanical methods of Rodent Control

 

a. Trapping: It reduces the population but does not control further multiplication. It is effective only when the population is low. Trapped rats should be killed by drowning cages in ponds and dead rats buried. Break back traps kill the rats while trapping. Placing of trap and selecting of bait play an important role of controlling rodents in fields
29
Jul

Physical methods of Rodent Control

 

Physical methods used for control of rats are,

a. Rat proofing: While constructing new godowns, care should be taken to construct them rat proof.

The characteristics of an ideal godown are as follows: Godowns should be away from habituation.

Should be on high plinth. Water accumulation in the nearby places should be avoided. Pucca mason

29
Jul

Rodent Control

 

Two methods are commonly adopted for rodent control. Those are non chemical and chemical.

I. NON-CHEMICAL: • Physical methods • Mechanical • Cultural • Biological

II. CHEMICAL: • Acute/ Single dose poison • Chronic/ Multiple dose poison • Fumigation of rat burrows

29
Jul

Smaller bandicoot

 

Smaller bandicoot, Indian mole rat, Lesser bandicoot, Outdoor rat, Bandicota bengalensis.

 Nature of damage: Being omnivorous it feeds on grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, sometimes flesh of young ones and dead animals.

It damages crops in fields (sugarcane, wheat, paddy, maize, etc.) and gardens besides grain in granaries at times. But the dama

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