Rodent are mammals with extra-large front teeth or incisors. Rats and mice are primarily nocturnal creatures. Their eyes are adapted for night vision. Rats and mice are good swimmers. They are able to swim lip through floor drains and toilet bowl traps. Roof rats and house mice are good climbers. The Norway rat(also known as sewer or brown rat) can climb quite well when necessary. Rats can jump nearly 60cm vertically, 1.3m horizontally and reach upward about 46cm.

Rats and mice are the most destructive vertebrates on earth towards human property as their constant gnawing cause serious damages to household items, equipment, machinery parts, wires and cables.

They are transmitting human diseases such as plague, murine typhus, rat bite fever, leptospiriosis.

The 4 common rodent species in Singapore are,

  1. Norway rat(also known as brown/sewer rat)
  2. Roof rat
  3. Little mouse rat
  4. House mouse

Rodent control

Generally there are 4 types of rodent control.

  1. Environmental Control
  2. Biological Control
  3. Chemical Control
  4. Non Chemical Control

1) Environmental Control

Environmental sanitation basically involves good housekeeping proper storage of food, proper handling of food wastes and the eliminatation of harbourage places for rats.

  • All food stuff or animal feed should be stored in tightly covered containers or in rodent-proof rooms.
  • Any spillage of food on the floor should be removed and disposed of immediately.
  • Food wastes and garbage should be bagged, tied and disposed into refuse bins which should be covered tightly.
  • Unwanted boxes, crates, wooden planks, bricks, furniture, etc. should be disposed of and not stored haphazardly.
  • Food stuff should be stored orderly on shelves or pallets at least 50cm above ground.
  • All crevices and structural defects that provides entry point into buildings and harbourage ground for rats should be sealed.
  • Overgrown vegetation near food shops and warehouse should be trimmed. Tree branches which provide rodent easy access to roofs should be severed.
  • Avoid planting low thick shrubs which provides harbourage.

2) Biological Control

The presence of natural enemies of rodent such as, 

  • Snakes
  • Owls
  • Eagles
  • Mongooses

3) Chemical Control

Rodenticide can be applied in the form of baiting, dusts, water formulations and fumigation. The chemicals are carefully prepared and applied professionally with extra care due to the toxic nature of the chemicals towards humans and non targeted animals.

4) Non Chemical Control

Setting up of trapping tools such as cage traps and glue traps are used in this method.


Our Rodent Control

At PestGo Management Pte Ltd, our pest experts are fully trained, licensed professionals with knowledge of the habits and life cycle of rodents. Effective training enable us to treat and get rid of rodents as effective as possible.

Inspection and Treatment

Our licensed professional pest management operator will search and survey around entire premise for rodent entry point, harbourage and their colony areas. 

Once the survey is completed, our licensed professional pest management operator will design and execute appropriate treatment program to eliminate the rodents. Methods such as setting up baits, laying traps, dusting and setting up monitoring stations and system are our ways of treatments.


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