CHOOSING THE RIGHT BAIT FOR RODENT CONTROL
Bug Lady posted this on Oct 11, 2016
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.