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.