Rodents are a threat to human health, being responsible for many diseases such as plague, salmonellosis, trichinosis etc. They also continue to cause enormous economic losses. Apart from direct consumption of food material destined for human consumption, larger amounts are contaminated by faeces, hair and urine. Physical damage to property is also a major cause of financial loss.
Treatment for rodents consist of one or a combination of baiting, proofing, trapping or changing of the inhabited environment.