Supplies for Getting Rid of Rats Part II: Rat Bait

rat baitRat bait is very commonly used among homeowners and pest control professionals to aid in getting rid of rats. Whether you’re dealing with a large or small infestation, commercial or residential, ePest Solutions products are of high quality and are very effective.

There are two types of rodenticides or rat bait: anticoagulants and non-anticoagulants.

Anticoagulants cause death within one to two weeks of ingestion by a rodent. It works by disrupting the Vitamin K cycle and inhibiting the rodents from producing important blood-clotting factors. In high doses it also causes damage to tiny blood vessels and then causes internal bleeding. The reason these rodenticides are so effective is that the rodents do not associate negative side effects with the food they are eating. Because they don’t notice these side effects they continue to eat the toxic food and allow the rest of their group to do the same. Some rodents became resistant to first generation rat bait, however or products can even be effective on those rats. All of our Contrac, Final Blox, and Talon G products are anticoagulants.

Non-anticoagulants are just as effective, they just work in different ways. Some thin the blood, some are effective on fleas as well (which is a problem associated with rats) and some cause damage to the central nervous system. Whenever you are applying rat bait in your home make sure that it is out of reach of children and animals. Also keep it away from food and food processing areas. It is best to keep rat bait in an enclosed rat bait station that you can also purchase through ePest Solutions.

Monica Bird (949 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.