Rodent baits can be a very effective way to control rodents. However
that being said, it can also be a big problem for you too. For instance
you never want to use a rodentcide inside your home or any structure for
that matter. The reason for this, the rat or mouse likely will die
inside the structure and then begin to decay. This will emit an
unpleasant odor, which would be the least of your concern. The bigger
concern is the sanitation problem that decaying rats would cause inside
It is only recommended to use a rodentcide outside. And for a
professional pest control operator in the state of California, it is
illegal to use any form of a rodentcide inside the home.
A big concern for many people is the safety of using rodentcides
outside. We use the Protecta LP bait stations for rodent bait. These
stations are very secure. We fasten the bait station to the ground, with
a stake in soil or liquid nails if it is on pavement. The station can
only be accessed with the proper tool. There are two small openings on
either side of the station, that is only big enough to allow the target
pest in ( rats, mice). The bait station is kid and pet safe.
Another concern is second hand poisoning to a pet if it picks up the
rat that died after consuming the bait. The bait required to kill even a
large rat is so little that it would not have an effect on the dog. In
fact a lethal dose for a large rat would only be 0.18 oz.
Bait is not the only method of rodent control in this area. To properly control
rodents there are many steps that must be taken. Bait is just one of the
many steps. It is also important to note that, we will never be able to
completely eliminate rodents from entering your yard. But we certainly
can eliminate rodent activity in your home. Bait is just one of the many
steps to be taken. Follow our blog for more information on rodent
control, as well as other pest control solutions too.