The senses of rodents are adapted for their secretive lifestyles
They rely on their senses of tough and smell for most explorations, but also possess excellent hearing and taste.
Vision is adapted for night activity and is highly sensitive to motion
In general rodents are active at night
There are many documented cases where building fires have not been started by short-circuits but caused when rodents gnaw electrical conduit!
Did you know that if two pregnant rats enter a building (not infested with rats) within nine months it will be infested with 3000 rats
Mice produce some 50-60 droppings per night & urinate frequently
In mouse infested environments, people may suffer from stress related illness
It is estimated that 100 mice in a grain store will produce about 100 Kgs of faeces per year
MAN VS RATS
RODENTS WAS THE CAUSE FOR ‘BLACK DEATH’ IN THE 14TH CENTURY ESTIMATED OF KILLING 60 PERCENT OF THE POPULATION OF EUROPE 50 MILLION PEOPLE.
Rats and mice are significant as both pests and highly beneficial mammals to humans. As pest, they compete with us for many different types of recourses & they have greatly helped humankind survival via our ongoing use of them as test mammals in global medical research for more than 100 years.
Since early times, rodents have been responsible for the loss and contamination of feed from the crop stage to the storage of processed food in both domestic and commercial premises.
Rodents impact our food, our shelter, our health and our comfort.
Rodents are among the top five pest in urban, industrial sector
In 2003, the amount of rice lost to rats and mice in Asia was estimated to be enough to feed 200 million people.
Rodents contaminate food with their shed hair, droppings and urine is cause for Asthma and severe allergies.
They can chew through electrical wires causing structural damage
Did you know that if two pregnant rats enter a building (Not infested with rats) within nine months it will be infested with 3000 infested rats.
Rodents are known to carry and spread diseases such as Weils Disease, Bubonic Plague, Trichinosis, typhus, rabies, dysentery, typhoid, cholera, tuberculosis, food & mouth disease, rat bite fever and various types of food poisoning
Breast cancer – The house mouse is known to carry ‘mouse mammary tumor virus’ which has been suspected by researches as possibly playing role on human breast cancer. (Stewart et al 2000).