Apart from the fact that fermin in the barn will disturb the present animals, it is a fact that vermin carry all kinds of bacteria and viruses. Rats even can be the carrier of zoonosis! Zoonosis is an infectious disease transmittable from animal to human. Therefore it is very important to set up an effective plan. Other possible risks can therefore also be prevented, like a fire caused by gnawing on electricity cables. It is possible to reduce the present fermin by using all available tips and tricks. The government is imposing increasingly more rules making it more difficult to get rid of some fermin (like rats and mice) causing the inconvenience. Do you ever wonder if you handle the problem in the right way? And do you have the requested certificates to handle the problem yourself?
Maybe you have haerd of the term IPM (“Integrated Pest Management”) and the associated rules. Pest control is not someting that can be done just in between. It requires a considerable amount of basic knowledge. The obligation of a KBA-licence (Knaagdierbestrijding Agrarische Bedrijven) and IPM rat control were not just created like that. Control is unnecessary when having a good barrier. If, despite a good barrier, a mouse or rat is still observed inside, a KBA license may be used to combat.
Not all equestrian or stall holders will find the time to get the KBA-license. Now also an IPM-rats control certificate has been added. If you want to start working outside with chemical control, it will become a complex story. This means that both the person as well as the company have to be certified. If this is the case, a control with poison may be carrierd out as a last resort. In case you do not have a KBA-license, it means that you can use a non-chemical control (catch cage or rat clamp) provided that the environment of the rate is examined. This environment should be made as unattractive as possible. The control of mice can be done with poison, by using Muskil Excellent.
Sometimes a rat or mice control will be performed without the desired outcome. In such a moment we should ask ourselves if we have not overlooked something. Do we know what kind of vermin we are dealing with? Has the right kind of barrier been applied? Has everything been done to change the natural habitat of the vermin and to remove its shelter? Have the feed boxes and clamps been stored in the right places? Does the type of poison needs to be changed in case of chemical control? In this case you should contact a pest control company.