The Environmental Sanitation Division works to proactively prevent rodent infestations in the following ways:
Upon receiving a complaint, a Health Inspector will conduct a full comprehensive inspection of the property and affected area. During this walkthrough the inspector will attempt to identify the food source and the exact area of infestation and activity.
Rodenticides are baiting mechanisms used to kill rats, mice and any other rodents. These pesticides come in different variations such as:
Most rodenticides are placed sub surface, covered securely, in locations where particularly heavy activity occurs, such as:
Trappings are done all year round particularly during the change of seasons known as “breeding seasons.” Traps are typically placed on public properties such as parks, public streets, and alleys.
An IPM program utilizes all suitable control methods to keep pests populations below the economic injury level. Methods include cultural practices, use of biological, physical and genetic controlled agents and the selective use of pesticides.