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Rodents live in close proximity to humans and can readily cause diseases or other health related problems. Rodents, not only destroy property and cause fires and disease, but are also the symbol of urban decay.

Signs of rodent infestation include the presence of rodent droppings, chew marks and strange noises such as squeaking/scratching. 

Rodent control in the community is essential for keeping the rodent population low.

Rodent Control involves the following:

Practicing Good Sanitation

  • Keep your property clean.
  • Store garbage in covered containers until it is collected by the DEH.
  • Remove all old appliances, derelict vehicles, unused zinc and boards in your yard and dispose of them properly at the landfill.
  • Trim overgrown vegetation around your property.
  • Demolish all dilapidated structures.

Co-operating With Your Pest Control Technician

  • Allow rodenticide (rat poison) baiting.
  • Report any signs of rodent infestation in your area to the DEH.
  • Keep your surroundings clean.

The public can request rat baiting services (only for private residences and public buildings) by contacting the department at (345) 949-6696.

Last Updated: 2017-11-09