Thursday, February 2, 2012

Dealing with Rats

It is proving very difficult to trap the rats. We are still doing trials. We are finding bait stations are much more effective than traps. After having one bait station as a trial we now have four in place with another eight on order. The bait we are using is Ditrac with an active ingredient of diphacinone. This has been selected because it has no after kill properties. That is if your moggy happens to eat a dead or dying rat it would not cause its death. The bait stations are secure and cats would not be able to get access to the bait blocks which are threaded onto a wire so the rats have to eat them inside the bait station.
The one trial station went through 45 bait blocks in two months.

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