Apart from disturbing the animals in the shed, pests also carry all kinds of bacteria and viruses. Rats even can be carriers of zoonoses! 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 pests by using all available tips and tricks. The government is imposing increasingly more rules making it more difficult to get rid of certain pests (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 control it.
Not all equestrian or stable holders will find the time to get a KBA-license. Now that an IPM-rat control certificate has been added. If you want to start working outside with chemical pest control, it becomes a complex story. This means that both the person and the company have to be certified. If this is the case, a control with poison may be carried out as a last resort. In case you do not have a KBA-license, it means that you may use non-chemical methods (cage or rat trap) to control rats, provided that the rat's living environment is taken into consideration. This environment should be made as unattractive as possible. Mice can be controlled by poison, use Muskil Excellent.
Sometimes a rat or mice control is carried out without the intended result. At such times, we should ask ourselves whether we have overlooked something. Do we know what kind of pest we are dealing with? Has the right kind of repellent been used? Has every effort been made to alter the pest's natural habitat and deprive it of hiding places? Are the bait boxes and traps in the right place? Does chemical pest control require a a change in poison? In such a case, it is better to contact a pest controller.