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Rodent control in Abu Dhabi

Rodents, including mice and rats, are among the mammals most closely related to human life.

They are present in most environments in which he has a share in the dwelling, the field, and the places where his birds and animals are raised, causing him a lot of inconvenience and losses in his clothing and food, in addition to its danger and the role it plays in spreading and transmitting many diseases by direct or indirect ways where they are Coexist and carrier of many external parasites such as fleas, lice and mites such as: ticks and mites. Examples of dangerous diseases transmitted to humans include plague, typhus, salmonella food poisoning, and leishmaniasis, which are transmitted by sand flies.

Rodents are characterized by their high ability to adapt to the ecosystems in which they reside, even with few resources, as they are characterized by their ability to store food in times of abundance and their ability to reduce water loss and excrete urine as a center for maximum use of water.

It is also characterized by acute hearing and strong sense of smell and touch. There are many types of mice and rats in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, but the most widespread and most harmful are three types:

1: The norwegian rat, the brown rat, or the sewer rat

2: Roof rat, black rat, climbing rat, or boat rat

3: house mouse

norwegian rat, brown rat, or sewer rat

Large in size - the body is strong, thick and somewhat arched - the head has a flat front (not pointed) - the eyes are small and the ears are short, attached to the head covered with short hair when pulled, does not reach the eye - the body hair is thick, coarse, brown mostly or grayish brown • the belly is white Color with gray under the fur - the length of the tail is shorter than the sum of the length of the head and body together. Weak eyesight with high senses of hearing, smell, touch and taste - when he attacks or feels frightened, he stands excited and bends his back so that his buttocks appear high, and the hairs of his body's fur erect, making it appear larger • Nocturnal activity - living close to humans and their animals. In residential areas, it is found around homes, food stores, workshops, garages, warehouses, wood shutters, slaughterhouses, inside sewers and sewage sewers, while in farms, it is found inside bird and animal pens, inside silos, and places for storing grain and feed materials. The promotional mouse makes its nest by digging tunnels.

The roof rat, the black rat, the climbing rat, or the boat rat:

Smaller than the Norwegian mouse, more agile, elusive and higher intelligence - the body is cylindrical, graceful, smooth - the head is pointed with a pointed front - the eyes are large and the ears are long and protruding from the head when drawn beyond the eye - the abdomen is single in color white, yellowish or gray - the length of the tail is longer than The total length of the head and abdomen - good at climbing - prefers high places, unlike the Norwegian mouse, which prefers to live above trees and palms and between fences and plant trellises and prefers to be on the highest buildings - may be found in poultry farms and farm buildings

House mouse:

Small in size, cylindrical, with a somewhat pointed nose, with small, protruding black eyes, with long ears, devoid of hair, and almost hairless tail, grooved with rings, with poor eyesight, but with a strong sense of hearing, taste, and touch. Feeds on any food, but Prefer cereals and materials high in sugars and proteins such as chocolate, sweets, butter and meat. Unlike the previous two species, he can live without a source of water where he can get his water needs from the food he eats - he is good at jumping and swimming

Rodents' locations:

The presence of mice and rats is related to food, as they exist and build their nests in sites of abundance of food, such as:

* Houses where the three species are found (the house mouse, the black mouse, and the Norwegian mouse).

* Grain farms such as wheat, corn, vegetables, fruits and palm farms

* Cattle, sheep and poultry farms and horse stables

* Warehouses and warehouses

* Garbage collection places.

* Restaurants.

* Vegetable and fruit markets.

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