With the unusually mild weather at the moment, rats and mice are experiencing good conditions for breeding and raising their young. Rats especially can carry diseases such as Leptospirosis, which is harmful to humans.
Food is in plentiful supply due to forages being clamped and straights stored, as animals are housed, and this winter could see the rodent population increase dramatically if not kept in check.
Designating the job of rodent control to one person, making them responsible for keeping bait stations checked and placing rodenticides around the farm, will help to keep the rodent population to an acceptable level.
Having a map of the baiting stations and a record of when they are checked is a requirement for the farm audit and should be seen an essential tool in controlling vermin.
With no indication of a cold front coming for the UK and the warm weather set to continue, controlling vermin now will help prevent a rise in their population and reduce their effects on the farm.
Bio-Genesys have a variety of solutions to help tackle vermin, please contact one of our team for more information on 01584878704 or firstname.lastname@example.org.