Choosing the Right Bait For Rodent Control
The level of rodent activity determines the proper bait for the job. Proper bait selection and application will determine the success of the rodent control job.
Knockdown and Cleanout
- Final and Fastrac are good for quick knockdown of population to a manageable population. An acute rodenticide, like Bromethalin found is fastrac, works in the shortest amount of time.
- Select a higher toxicity, single-feed rodenticide for a heavy infestation where there is strong food competition within the active population.
Reduction and Elimination
Contrac and Final
- Controls a persistent infestation
- In areas where a non-target animals are present, select a single-feeding bait which is lower in toxicity ( Contrac)
Prevention and Maintenance
Contrac and JT Eaton
- Once the population is under control, maintain a comprehensive rodent control program
- Monitor for new activity
- A second-generation anticoagulant (Contrac) is recommended for occasional invaders to ensure they ingest a lethal dose in a single feed.
- Bait stations are highly recommended for whichever bait you choose
Choosing the Correct Bait Formulation
Extruded Blox Bait
- Most popular choice
- Highly palatable and weatherable
- Can be used indoors and outdoors
- Features multiple gnawing edges
- Has a hole down center for easily securing into bait stations
- Pellets are excellent choice for burrow baiting
- Weatherablilty makes pellets popular for moist weather conditions
- Hard, compact shape satisfies a rodent’s desire to gnaw
- Ideal for use when food is abundant
- Liquid Bait (liqua tox) is more acceptable for dry areas
- Strategically place liquid baits where rodents will readily encounter them
Do not place bait in rat burrows, rats are neophobic and will remove any foreign object.