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Rodent Control

Environmental Health

Wild rodents can cause home damage, contaminate food, and cause illness in people and pets.  Rodent infestations are more likely to occur when events, such as flooding, displace them. To avoid rodent infestation, remove potential rodent food and water sources and store food for people and pets in sealed containers. Clear away debris and other material that rodents can hide in.  Safely clean up rodent droppings, urine and nesting areas, always wearing gloves and spraying material with disinfectant until thoroughly soaked before attempting to remove or clean.

For more information on rodent control, please visit the Florida Department of Health Wild and Domestic Rodent Zoonoses webpage.

Another resource is a University of Florida, IFAS Extension publication on Rat and Mouse Control.

For your convenience, please find a Rodent Control booklet created by the Florida Department of Health in Indian River County.


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