Rodenticides, or rodent poisons, are a type of pesticide that has been created to kill rodents including the rat species. Rat infestations can be overwhelming because of their capability to travel far in order to forage for food as well as they ability to reproduce in an alarming rate. In these dire situations where rats have invaded your home or business, it is crucial to control the infestation with such methods of control as rat poison bait. The rat poison baits that are provided by Pest Mall are the same brands and types that professionals are using to eliminate rat infestations and are manufactured by the top rodent control companies in the market. This is why you can trust that these products will work against any rat infestation that has invaded your home or business.
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Rodenticides in general are ingestion pesticides that will interfere with all the normal functions of the rodents’ vital organs. This includes rats as well. There are two different types of rat poison baits that will work against the vital organs in rats which are anticoagulant poisons and non-anticoagulant poisons. They work similarly; however, there are some key differences between the two poisons.
Anticoagulant poisons prohibit the normal internal blood clotting of the rat which means that ultimately, upon ingestion, the rat will internally bleed to death. Also, it takes several days of feeding for anticoagulant rat poisons to begin showing effects of poisoning. Although anticoagulant rat poison baits have a delay kill effect and may take up to several days, normally, it will take just a few minutes for the poison to have an effect on the rat. Also, anticoagulant poisons are considered “low risk” for use around people and non-target animals which is primarily the reason why many rodent control companies will use anticoagulant poison baits. Moreover, rats continue to return to feed on anticoagulant rat poison baits because the rats do not feel pain when they feed on anticoagulants. They are unaware of their illness and will continue to feed until their death.
Non-anticoagulants may not be considered “low risk” but they do have a faster rate of killing rats than anticoagulants. Non-anticoagulant rat poison baits interfere with normal bodily functions in a rat. The active ingredients that are used in these types of rat poisons will cause the rat to react in severe ways. This includes such symptoms as liver damage, calcium mobilization, disruption of the circulatory system, and paralysis which also include heart paralysis. All these disruptions are fatal to the rat and will result in their death. Although it may take several feedings of non-anticoagulant poisons to take effect, on a normal basis, it will only take one feeding for the rat to feel the effects of non-anticoagulant rat poison baits.
There are different types of rat poison baits that are provided by Pest Mall that are used in different areas or for different sizes of infestations. Each formulation is created to best fit the type of infestation you are experiencing. Before using any rodent bait, you should look into the formulation first or consult with a technician here at Pest Mall.
In order to use the baits effectively, homeowners and business owners should consider some rat baiting tips.
Baits should always be placed in locations that do not have avid traffic or frequent contact. Baits must always be out of reach by children and non-target animals. When using rat poison baits, place baits in tamper-resistant bait stations. Do not leave rat poison baits out in the open. For questions on what type of bait should be used, contact a Pest Mall representative by phone or e-mail.