The Vector Control Department within the Ministry of Health and the Environment is calling on Vincentians to make use of the garbage disposals that are placed in strategic locations across the country, so as to avoid rodent infestation.
Rodents are mammals of the order Rodentia, which is characterized by a single pair of unremittingly growing incisors in each of the upper and lower jaws.
Making the plea was Todd Lewis, supervisor of the Insect Vector Control Unit, within the Environmental Health Division.
Mr. Lewis noted that it is imperative, that individuals make a concerted effort to do his/her part, so as to alleviate rodent infestation.
Infestations & Control
Rodents are some of the most adaptable creatures on the planet and can be extremely difficult to exterminate.
Rodent infestations can cause considerable damage to infested buildings and local agriculture. Rodents are also known carriers of many diseases and prove a health hazard to humans. Rodent populations grow quickly and steadily. Rodent control is best started prior to infestations. In order to protect your home, garden, and health from existing rodent infestations, professional, customized solutions are often necessary.
Unified efforts on the part of neighbors can prove extremely effective in preventing infestations. Within apartment buildings and neighborhoods, coordination of prevention measures may include cleaning efforts and landscape alteration. On an individual level, homes can be rodent-proofed through identifying and sealing as many possible entry points.
Homeowners may seek homemade solutions to their rodent problems. They may try a variety of repellents such as mothballs or even essential oils. These homemade methods are not capable of addressing full-blown rodent infestations.
It is recommended that anyone experiencing a rodent infestation contact a pest control professional to arrange for a consultation. Professionals are trained not only to address current infestations but also to prevent future infestations. Scheduling a home inspection may help you get rid of rodents