Hi, I am Andy Woolworth with Victor.
Today I'm discussing the different types ofpoisons and how to use them effectively.
Rodent baits, also known as rodenticides,offer an economical and efficient approach for eliminating rodent poopulations.
Pellet baits provide the rodent with a small food particle that can readily pick up andhandle, similar to a rodent holding a seed or a nut.
Pellets are also packaged into place packs which deliver baits into hard to reach locationsin small sealed paper packets.
Bait packets keeps rodenticide fresh and facilitateconvenient, quick, no touch placement of bait.
Because rodents must gnaw into the packetto get into the bait, they also provide a means by which to confirm the rodent activity.
Pellent baits in place packs are prone to being carried away and stored by the rodentin many different locations.
For this reason, baits can become availableto non-target animals or children.
Pellets can be applied directly into rodentharborage, such as the direct baiting of rat burrows, to reduce the bait being picked upand moved.
Block bait formulations offer versatilityand convenience for rodent infestations in any location since they can be used indoorsand outdoors.
Block baits are made in the form on extrudedblocks, similar to the method that is used for making dry dog foods.
The blocks are extruded in a unique shape, designed to provide an attractive gnawingitem for rodents.
Typcally, block baits are used in bait stationsor nailed down to any surface to prevent rodents from moving it from one location to another.
The rodent's inability to move block bait provides a good way to monitor activity byobserving if the bait has been gnawed or if it is still in tact.
In most cases, it makes little sense to evenly space baits around the perimeter of your roomif most of the rodent infestation is concentrated in only one or two areas.
In those areas of high rodent activity, space the bait placements as close together as labelinstructions will permit.
When rodenticides are used according to thelable directions, they present little hazard to non-target animals.
Still, it is important to keep in mind that rodenticides have the potential to seriouslyharm people, dogs, cats, and various wildlife if misused.
Every effort should be made to analyze situations where children, pets, or wildlife may be atrisk, and take extra precautions to ensure againstaccidental poisonings.
Another thing to keep in mind is that poisonedrodents may die anywhere, including in some very inconvenient areas.
Most times however, poisoned rodents succumb in their nests.
So that is how to properly use poison to control rodents in your home.