Deadly and effective rodent management this autumn

Deadly and effective rodent management this autumn

22 March 2018

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As temperatures cool this autumn, rodents start their migration to escape the cold and seek warmer spots to call home. They become more visible; spoiling food, spreading disease and causing damage by fouling and gnawing.

Rats and mice prefer fresh, high-quality foods and will reject spoiled or low palatability foods when given a choice, so bait selection is important.

PestOff Rodent Blocks provide an effective, highly palatable bait to help eradicate rats and mice from houses and sheds. PestOff rodent blocks incorporate active brodifacoum in a cereal base and are finished with an attractive lure. All PestOff bait is made fresh in New Zealand ensuring their rodent blocks and pellets are appealing to pests. The chocolate flavouring further entices rodents to eat the bait and a single feed provides a lethal dose. PestOff Rodent Blocks provide an effective, highly palatable bait to help eradicate rats and mice from houses and sheds. PestOff rodent blocks incorporate active brodifacoum in a cereal base and are finished with an attractive lure. All PestOff bait is made fresh in New Zealand ensuring their rodent blocks and pellets are appealing to pests. The chocolate flavouring further entices rodents to eat the bait and a single feed provides a lethal dose.

The PestOff range contains two bait stations, aptly named the Dead Rat Café and the Departure Lounge. Both bait stations provide rodents a secure, waterproof ‘house’ in which to eat while also keeping the bait fresh and dry. Using PestOff rodent blocks in a Dead Rat Café bait station is an easy, humane and responsible baiting strategy for getting rid of pests while protecting non-target species and the environment.

Tips for successful eradication

  • Do not handle bait with your bare hands. Rodents are so suspicious of human scent they may avoid baits that have been handled.
  • Make sure rodents do not have easy access to alternative food sources such as stock feed, garbage or human food scraps.
  • Maintain fresh baits by checking and replacing them every two to three days initially, and then every week or two.
  • Be particularly vigilant during autumn when the first cool and wet weather arrives as this drives the first wave of rodents indoors seeking shelter and food.
  • To protect non-target animals from secondary poisoning, collect any dead rodent bodies and burn or bury them. Spoiled or unwanted bait should be disposed of in a similar manner.
  • Where infestation is heavy and localised, use up to five bait stations per 100 square metres. In areas with light infestation, place one Dead Rat Cafe per 100 square metres.

For full details on how to eradicate rodents and to see how easy it is to bait a station with either PestOff Rodent Blocks or Pellets visit bell-booth.co.nz

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PestOff rodent blocks and bait stations are available at your local Fonterra Farm Source store.Talk to the team in-store for more information.


Article supplied by Bell-Booth Ltd