Rodent Control Solutions – Baiting

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JT Eaton Bait Block

Product Features:

  • Easy-to-use 2 ounce Peanut Butter or Apple Bait Block Rodenticides
  • Superior Performance as Both a Clean out and Maintenance Bait.
  • Highly Palatable to Rodents.
  • Controls Roof Rats, Norway Rats and House Mice.
  • Made with Food-Grade Ingredients Preferred By Rodents.
  • Excellent Indoors or Outdoors.
  • Includes Center Hole for Placing on Bait Holder Rods or Securing with Wire or Nails.
  • Packed in “Tamper-Evident” Freshness Pails.
  • Cost Efficient!
  • Freshness Protector Pails

EATON BAIT BLOCKS are now available in new heavy-duty plastic pails that protect the bait from moisture, damage during transport and any potential cross contamination.

A handy “easy-carry” pails to and from the worksite and from one baiting location to another. The resealable lids assure that bait efficacy is maintained no matter how many times a pail is opened to remove bait.

  • Appropriate for both indoor and outdoor use, EATON BAIT BLOCKS are still formulated with a blend of natural foods and grains that are preferred by both rats and mice.
  • Therefore, there is no problem with bait shyness: rodents will return to the bait again and again.
  • EATON BAIT BLOCKS are accepted for use in federally inspected food plants, and meet government labeling requirements.

For best results with EATON BAIT BLOCKS FOLLOW LABEL DIRECTIONS.

  • Low Cost, High Performance
  • Higher Palatability
  • Better Acceptance, Better Results

RODENT PEST MANAGEMENT with FASTRAC and FINAL BLOX Rodenticide

Knockdown/Cleanout

  • Good for a new account; knocks the population down to a manageable level.
  • An acute rodenticide, like Bromethalin found in 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.

For Reduction and Elimination use CONTRAC BLOX Rodenticide and FINAL BLOX Rodenticide

Reduction/Elimination

  • Controls a persistent infestation for an existing account.
  • In areas where non-target animals are present, select a single-feeding bait which is lower in toxicity (Contrac).
  • A variety of tools may be required for complete control because not all rodents in a population are the same.

For Prevention and Maintenance use CONTRAC BLOX Rodenticide

  • Once the population is under control, maintain a comprehensive rodent control program.
  • Monitor for new activity which will alert you to a resurgence of rodent activity.
  • A second generation anticoagulant (Contrac) is recommended for occasional invaders to ensure they ingest a lethal dose in a single feed.

CHOOSING THE CORRECT FORMULATION OF BAIT

Extruded Blox Bait

  • Most popular choice of bait form
  • Highly palatable and weatherable
  • Can be used indoors and outdoors
  • Features multiple gnawing edges
  • Has a hole down the center for securing on rods in tamper-resistant bait stations

Pellets

  • Pellets are an excellent choice for burrow baiting
  • Weatherability makes pellets popular in moist weather conditions
  • Hard, compact shape satisfies a rodent’s desire to gnaw
  • To apply, use a long handled spoon and place directly into the rodent’s burrow

Meal/Seed Bait

  • Highly palatable formulation and made with seeds and grains
  • Offers a variety of textures and flavors which is good for finicky rats or mice
  • Important to place in dry areas; it’s the least weatherable bait form

Liquid Baits

  • Ideal to use when food is abundant
  • Liquid bait is more acceptable in dry conditions
  • Strategically place liquid baits where rodents will readily encounter them
  • Ideally suited for rats

Tracking Powder Restricted Use (Must Have License)

  • Effective when food is abundant
  • Can be very successful against neophobic rats
  • Apply tracking powder in rodent runways and/or rat burrows
  • During the grooming process, rodents will ingest a lethal dose of tracking powder

BAITING the THREE LINES of DEFENSE

Perimeter of the Property:

  • Place tamper-resistant bait stations along the perimeter of the property
  • Use Blox bait as it can be secured inside bait stations on vertical or horizontal securing rods
  • Choose the correct active to reduce the risk of secondary poisoning to non-target animals

Exterior Baiting:

  • Rodents tend to gravitate to warm air currents or where food odors emerge
  • Tamper-resistant bait stations or traps should be placed every 30-50 ft. depending on the severity of the infestation.
  • Place bait or traps around all entry doors

Interior Baiting:

  • Rodent device placement depends on the type of infestation you are dealing with:
  • Mice: Space placements at 8-12 foot intervals depending on the severity of the infestation
  • Rats: Space placements at 15-30 foot intervals depending on the severity of the infestation

METHODS OF SECURING TAMPER-RESISTANT BAIT STATIONS

  • Concrete: Attach to patio blocks, concrete nail gun/screws, liquid nails, double sided tape, Velcro
  • Asphalt: Attach to patio blocks, barbed spikes, duckbill anchors, secure to vertical surface (wall, pipe, fence), Velcro
  • Natural Soil: Attach to patio block, barbed spikes, secure to vertical surface, duckbill anchors
  • Tile: Attach to patio block, liquid nails, contact cement, double sided tape, Velcro
  • Wood: Nails, screws patio block

KEY PRINCIPLES TO SUCCESSFUL BAITING

1. Choose the right bait for the job – Your choice of rodenticide depends upon the environmental conditions and the severity of the infestation.

2. Place bait where rodents travel – Your inspection will identify the problem areas and the species involved. Place bait where rats and mice will find it.

3. Proper number of bait placements – Place enough bait to get rid of rodents. Keep up a fresh supply of bait and remove any spoiled or rancid bait.

4. Read the rodenticide label before placing bait – The label instructions give useful information on bait placement. “The label is the law.”

5. Use bait stations wherever safety is a concern – Tamper-resistant stations keep bait away from children, pets and non-target species.

6. Eliminate the rodents’ food, water and harborage wherever possible – Knockdown the population first before applying rodent-proofing measures, as disrupting the rodent’s environment may send them scurrying.

* It is a common myth that rodents will go outside to die after consuming bait

A NON-TOXIC APPROACH TO PEST MANAGEMENT

Snap Traps

  • Identify rodent pathways and place traps accordingly
  • Common attractants include peanut butter, chocolate frosting and nutella
  • When children and pets are present, place snap traps in tamper-resistant bait stations

Mechanical Traps

  • Identify active runways and place mechanical traps in dark areas, along walls & behind objects
  • Ideal placements in commercial facilities are along both sides of interior and exterior doorways
  • For fast and easy servicing, use a glue board in conjunction with a mechanical trap

Attractants

  • Use Provoke Professional Mouse Attractant with all mouse traps to increase captures
  • Provoke is non-toxic and hypoallergenic, so it can be used in sensitive accounts
  • Bell attractants are targeted specifically to the feeding preferences of rodents

Glue Boards

  • Glue Boards can be used to monitor the presence of rodents and insects
  • Place glue boards in active rodent pathways
  • Keep glue boards free of dust, debris and moisture
  • For sensitive accounts, use Trapper Max Free, hypoallergenic, scent – free glue traps
Monica Bird (922 Posts)

Monica’s compassion for her customer's struggles with pest control issues and passion for pest control stems from over 10 years in the industry. With a master’s degree in entomology, she uses her knowledge and experience in chemistry, insects and pests to educate her customers.


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