Dealing With Rats Using Pest Expert Products

Rodents often travel through properties via utility pipes. This enables them to gain access to areas within a building where these pipes emerge. Taking this into account, it is always advisable to place one or two open trays or bait boxes underneath sinks and kitchen unit kickboards (if accessible). Also airing cupboards (if you have one) or any other areas where pipes may appear are a good place to bait.
Fill each bait tray with approx 150-200g Formula ‘B’ poison (3-4 sachets) or 2 x 28g bait blocks and place trays in secure areas (i.e. under kitchen sinks, beneath kitchen units, in loft spaces etc) where activity has been noticed, to provide open feeding stations. Check bait trays every 2-4 days and replenish poison as necessary until no more bait is taken.
CAUTION: Open rodenticide baits should NEVER be placed in areas accessible to children and/or animals.

Lockable bait boxes should ALWAYS be used in sensitive indoor areas, such as those occupied by pets and/or children, and outdoors to avoid access by non-target species such as birds, cats etc.
Rodents do not have very good eyesight, so they tend to feel their way along the edges of walls. Therefore, for maximum effect, bait stations
should ideally be placed around the edges of a room and evenly spaced apart.

When baiting outdoors, lockable bait boxes should be placed in areas where rodent activity has been
noticed, or along ‘runs’ / garden perimeters, at 5-10m intervals.

To open our Heavy-Duty Lockable Bait Boxes, a key can be found on the bottom of each box. If using the Rat Bait Tunnels a separate key is provided. Fill the internal chamber with approx 150-200g (3-4 sachets) poison or place 2 x 28g bait blocks on the metal rod inside and lock the Bait Station/Tunnel(s) by pressing firmly down on the lid until it clicks into place.NB: Some rat bait stations may contain a fixing bracket should you wish to attach the box to a wall. The metal rod included is for the purpose of securing Bait Blocks and is not required if using grain bait.

If rats are not taking the bait, then they most likely have access to another food source. In order to achieve successful control it is important to make the bait the only food source available to rodents. Please try to ensure you do the following:
 Move all food stuffs to an inaccessible place or suitable sealed container(s).
 In kitchens, remove all foods from kitchen work surfaces and clear away any visible crumbs or food debris.
 Ensure all food waste is kept in a suitable bin with a fitting lid.
If the bait is being taken but you still have signs of rodent activity then the infestation is larger than anticipated. Increase the amount of bait used and the number of bait points, replenishing at more frequent intervals if necessary.

Anticoagulants cause death within 24-72 hours from ingestion of poison if a lethal dosage is consumed. Poisoned rodents will tend to return to their nest to die; however, if found, collect and dispose of rodent bodies to prevent second-hand exposure to non-target species.

Please ensure that guidelines on rodenticide packaging are always followed in every regard including notes relating to safe disposal.

In the event that a person or non-target species should ingest any type of rodenticide, please refer to the packaging and contact your local health centre of veterinary surgery immediately.

The above information is provided as a guide only. While every effort is made to assist customers, Pest Control Ltd will not accept any responsibility for any loss resulting from application of products supplied by ourselves, or any guidance given.

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