Commercial Pest Control for Rodents

Rodents

Rats and mice are an indication of unsanitary conditions. Given their history of spreading disease, it's easy to see why they can repulse customers. Just one rodent sighting can easily drive clientele away for good, result in negative inspection evaluations and even shut down your business. Rodents also destroy valuable food inventory and their gnawing and burrowing can cause costly structural damage.
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Ecolab / AK Schädlingsbekämpfung

Münchener Straße 23

Allershausen, Germany 85391

Ecolab Pest Elimination serves facilities management, hospitality, foodservice, food & beverage processing, food retail, healthcare as well as government and education.

Call or e-mail us now. Germany: +49 8166 996500 | Fax: +49 8166 68015 | E-mail us at: info-ak@ecolab.com

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Keep Rodents Out

Ecolab’s rodent prevention and elimination programme protects your facility from rats and mice. The best way to manage risk is through an integrated approach to pest management, using a range of techniques, tools and systems that achieve long-term control of pest activity. An ‘outside-in approach’ focuses on minimising activity in high risk areas, tracing back to the root cause. With regards to rodents, the outside-in approach means reducing rodent pressure on the exterior, establishing a solid barrier to keep them out and responding quickly to eliminate interior activity.

Ecolab’s Outside-in Approach to Rodent Control

There are three layers to complete rodent protection;

1. Outside

This is the first line of defence – identifying and reducing pest pressure externally is often the most effective long-term solution for establishing and maintaining a pest-free environment.

  • Harbourage – deny harbourage sites such as overgrown vegetation or ‘rubbish’
  • Food – ensure waste is stored correctly in secure containers
  • Water – remove standing water

PEST FACT: Did you know, each day mice only need 3g of food and rats 30g?

2. Entry

Potential entry points need to be monitored and modified to reduce risk of rodents getting into the building.

Some of the most common rodent entry points include;

  • Doors
  • Structural holes or damage
  • Gaps in expansion joints or around pipes
  • Vents
  • Delivery and loading bays

PEST FACT: Did you know, that mice can squeeze through a hole as small as 6mm?

3. Inside

The presence of rodents inside the facility indicates that there has been a breach across the first two layers of protection, therefore it is required to:

  • Monitor
  • Harvest – mass removal of large infestations through trapping
  • Eliminate – complete removal via strategic placement of traps and attractants

 A Comprehensive Pest Programme

Ecolab’s comprehensive pest programme combines an outside in approach to pest control with on-site consultation, data-driven reporting, 24/7 customer support and educational tools to raise staff awareness on how they can prevent pest activity.

When you partner with Ecolab Pest Elimination you can be confident you are getting innovative, science-based solutions to keep your customers and staff safe and your facility pest-free.

Rodent Facts:
  • Because they often live and travel in garbage, sewers and other unsanitary areas, rodents can spread bacteria and illnesses such as Salmonella, e.Coli and dysentery. Source
  • If you can fit a pencil into a gap or hole, a mouse will be able to wiggle its way through that 1/4”-diameter hole as well! Source
  • Ever wonder why rodents gnaw? Because their incisors never stop growing, they need to chew and gnaw on things to keep their teeth from growing into their skull. Source
  • In 6 months, a single pair of mice can eat 4 pounds of food and contaminate 10 times that amount with urine and droppings. Also contaminating packaging and food-contact surfaces with the 18,000 droppings they produce in the 6 months. Source
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UPCOMING WEBINAR:
IMPACT OF PESTS ON FOOD SAFETY: RODENTS

WHEN: 

Tuesday October 24th at 1:00 p.m CST

VIDEOS

Rodent Readiness

Be ready for the possibility of rodent infestation. Rodent readiness covers all areas of repelling, eliminating and removing of rodents from your business.

Rodent Attractant

This video illustrates the highly effectiveness of Ecolab's rat and mouse attractant bait.