Introduction

Rodents belong to the order Rodentia from the class Mammalia. The biological actions and habits of these creatures make it difficult to control them from creating severe menace once they enter into the houses. Once they enter, the population of rodents keeps on increasing until and unless strict controls are implemented. In order to meet these demands, a number of rodent control options have been introduced in the markets.

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Market trends for rodent control

The global market for rodent control is expected to witness a fair compound annual growth rate (CAGR) during the forecast period of 2016-2021. The growing populations of pests, availability of options for controlling rodents, economic development and climatic changes have been the market driving factors for this. There has been a growth in the demand for hygienic environments which is responsible for the expansion of the market industry for rodent control.

Further details about rodent control

Rodents cause extreme damage in homes due to the front teeth which are oversized and are used by them to gnaw along with check teeth and these make them capable of chewing a number of available items. They find their shelters in voids of walls, porches, burrows and many more places which are tough to reach. These creatures bring with them the chances of occurrence of numerous disease which are either spread by themselves or by the parasites which are carried by rodents with them such as ticks and fleas. It is a challenging task to catch these little creatures since they exhibit a wary behavior towards anything that is new in their surroundings which also includes rodent controls such as bait and traps, therefore it is advisable to follow prevention tips beforehand. A number of rodent repellants and rodent traps are available in the market to control the entry and propagation of rodents. Repellants, both chemical and natural based, are available at the commercial level. These products have varying effectiveness. Rodents find the smell of few plants, for example wormwood, eucalyptus and mint, to be unattractive but these controls give minimal results as repellants. Sound based repellants use emission of sound to be registered by rodents which they find disconcerting, thus repelling them from infesting that area. Apart from repellants, rodent traps are also available. These range from glue traps to snap traps. Live traps catch them without any physical harm. Glue boards and snap traps are largely used rodent controls. These sweep off rodents individually and involve timely and careful disposal.

Conclusion

Rodent controls provide useful options to eliminate rodent populations. The effectiveness of these controls varies from one another. The awareness regarding healthy surroundings among individuals has added to the growth of their market.

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