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Rat Control

How to Get Rid of Rats

There are two popular methods used to get rid of rats:
  1. Baiting
  2. Trapping

Rat Control Products

We carry a full line of rat bait, rat traps, rat bait stations, rodent inspection tools, animal repellents and rat exclusion materials.

Rat Trapping Tips

  • One advantage of trapping is easy verification that the rat is actually captured.
  • The key to success when trapping is being aggressive and placing several rat traps where the rats are active.
  • To lure the rat to the trap, use an attractant such as Provoke Rat Attractant by placing it on the trap.

Rat Baiting Tips

  • Place rat bait in tamper resistant rat bait stations throughout the rat infested area, spacing 30 to 60 feet apart.
  • The EPA requires that bait be placed in tamper resistant bait stations to protect people and unintended animals from accidentally eating the bait.
  • Rats continue their normal activity until the bait takes affect, so it is not possible to determine where it will die.
  • Bait is like food to rats so they seek it.

Rodent Inspection

Rat Exclusion

Exclusion by blocking structural entry points with copper mesh is typically used in combination with trapping and baiting for maximum effect.

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  1. Contrac Cake-16 lb
    $67.95

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    Contrac Cake - Bromadiolone

    Contrac Cake has been discontinued. As an alternative product, choose Contrac Blox.

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  2. Take Down Soft Bait

    TakeDown Soft Bait is a new soft bait for a fast acting solution when combating severe rodent infestations. TakeDown combines the palatability of a soft bait with bromethalin, (fast acting, non-anticoagulant neurotoxin). Results can be seen in as little at 2-3 days. As a non-anticoagulant, TakeDown attacks the nervous system of the rodent and does not cause internal bleeding. It is ideal for with anticoagulant-resistant rodent populations or as part of a resistance prevention program.

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  3. Final Soft Bait

    Final in a soft bait form provides a fast acceptance by rodents. It is made of a food matrix of fats and proteins, and works very well with rodents who are use to eating fatting foods.

    Final Soft Bait, like it's cousin Final Blox is a single feed bait with Brodifacoum.

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  4. First Strike Soft Bait

    Starting at: $144.16

    When using rodent baits, it is critical that you have a bait with high acceptance, which FirstStrike by Lipha Tech accomplishes. FirstStrike Rodent Bait is a soft bait that does well in rodent acceptance. It is especially useful when there are other food sources that would compete with a rodent bait. These soft pouches may be used on vertical or horizontal rods inside tamper-resistant bait stations and allow the enticing aroma to attract the rodents. First Strike Soft Bait with difethialone is a single feed bait, giving you quick results.

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  5. Detex Soft Bait

    Detex Soft Bait is a non-toxic monitoring soft bait with Lumitrack. This soft bait is highly palatable with a large rodent bait acceptance. This soft bait was developed for long term baiting programs and is especially useful in locations where rodents are accustomed to fatty foods. Learn More
  6. Take Down and Protecta Kit

    Starting at: $136.50

    Combine Take Down Soft Bait with Protecta Ambush Rodent Bait Stations for greater savings.

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  7. Kaput Combo Bait Mini Blocks

    Starting at: $128.00

    Kaput Combo Bait Mini Blocks combine Warfarin (rodenticide) and Imidacloprid (insecticide) to kill Norway rats, roof rats, house mice, and voles. With the addition of imidacloprid insecticide, it kills fleas that feed on the rodents.

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  8. JT Eaton Nectus 2G Second Generation Rodenticides
    $76.25

    JT Eaton's Nectus 2G Soft Bait is a second generation bait (single feed bait for a lethal dosage). Nectus is a soft bait containing 005% Bromadiolone. Made of oil scented compounds, this is moist, tasty and palatable rodent bait. It is especially suited for rodents which are reluctant to take other baits and for places where there is a source of competing food. It is even more palatable than food material found in food warehouses and stables. The moisture content in Nectus 2G Second Generation makes in an ideal bait for use indoors where water is not as available to rodents.

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  9. Contrac Soft Bait

    Contrac Soft Bait with the trusted Contrac name is a new soft bait by Bell Labs. Like all Contrac products (blox and pellets), it is a single feed bait, made of bromadiolone with superior bait acceptance.

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  10. Protecta Evo Ambush Bait Stations + Nectus Soft Bait 2G-16 lbs

    Starting at: $121.55

    Combine Protecta Ambush Rat Bait Stations with Nectus 2G Soft Bait for greater savings. The Proteca Ambush Stations are large enough for both rats and mice.

    JT Eaton Nectus 2G Second Generation Rodenticide -16 lbs (656 soft pouches) is a soft bait containing 005% Bromadiolone. Made of oil scented compounds, this is moist, tasty and palatable rodent bait. It is especially suited for rodents which are reluctant to take other baits and for places where there is a source of competing food.

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Rat Control Steps

 

1. Inspect for rodent activity 2. Reduce their harborage areas and improve sanitation by getting rid of favorable rodent conditions including food and water sources.
  • Keep grass cut short; tall grass hides rodents from natural predators.
  • Overhanging trees provide protective areas for rats; keep overhanging trees cut back.
  • Debris should be removed from the exterior. Clutter and garbage provide shelter and food for rodents.
  • A 2 foot wide barrier of cement or crushed rock around the perimeter of the house would help exclude rodents.
  • Make sure that garbage cans outside and dumpsters have a tight seal. Rodents will eat any food thrown in the garbage. Dumpsters are one of the primary rodent zones in commercial establishments.
  • Dumpster should be placed at least 75 feet from the structure if possible.
  • Dumpsters need to be emptied regularly.
3. Exlude and rodent proof your home.
  • Identify and eliminate conditions that make it possible for rats to survive.
  • They need shelter (harborage), food and water.
  • Click Here: Rodent Exclusion Tips
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