• Rodents not only consume food but also foul with their excretions. Further they destroy containers by gnawing holes that results in leakage and wastage of grain.


  • Rodent exclusion efforts in store construction.
  • Improved sanitation.
  • Fumigation with phosphine and other gasses.
  • Trapping and hunting.
  • Use of cats and dogs.
  • Rodent repellants.
  • Poison baiting with chlorofacinone, warfarrin, coumarin, zinc phosphate, barium carbonate etc.


  • In acute case :
    • Zinc phosphide
    • Calcium cyanide 0.5%
    • Aluminium phosphide
  • In chronic cases:
    • Warfarin 0.05%
    • Coumarin
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