Biosecurity Protocol:  To prevent disease transmission by rodents.

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SBP 16 Pest Control: Rodents


Rodent 4Rodents are natural carriers of disease and parasites.  They are considered filthy, garbage loving, disease ridden and disease transmitting.







Rodent 8Rodents require food and shelter to establish on a farm site.  Since we provide these for the livestock and poultry we keep, rodents are naturally attracted to livestock/poultry operations.






Rodent 13Use barn doors that fit snuggly when closed and keep barn doors closed.  If doors have to be open, use screening small enough to prevent entry (1/4 inch mesh).  Open sided barns or windows also need to be screened.






Rodent 6The vegetation is the Controlled Access Zone is to be kept cut or eliminated.  Maintain a 1 meter rodent barrier around the barn using gravel, shale, sand, etc.







Rodent 12It is important to eliminate access to feed; clean up any spilled feed immediately.  Feed storage must also be kept in rodent proof feed bins.







Monitor for rodent activity and record observations on the SBF 5 chart for:  Disinfectant, Pesticide & Herbicide Use.  Use external bait stations around the exterior of the animal facility and other buildings located in the CAZ.

Rodent 5Bait stations can also be used along interior walls of other buildings and anterooms where animals and animal feed and bedding are not present.







Rodent 10Types of rodent bait (rodenticides) that are available can be found in SBP 15:  Pesticides for Biosecurity Purposes.