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Rodent Control

FDOH - Putnam Environmental Health Section

Program Description 

Call the Florida Department of Health in Putnam County - Environmental Health Office: 386-326-7189

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 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.

Links and Resources 

CDC Rodent Infestation Prevention and Control Recommendations

CDC Rodent Control After a Disaster

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) rodent resources:
Publications

New York City Rat Information Portal Rodent Control:
Preventing Rats on Your Property (English) or (Espanol/Spanish)