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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. Gladiator All Weather Blox

    Starting at: $64.90

    Out of stock

    Gladiator All Weather Bait Blox is a single feed bait with Bromethalin.01%, like the well known Fastrac Blox. A single feed bait only requires one feeding for a lethal dosage; death occurs within a couple of days. This particular Bromethalin bait in Gladiator has a reputation of good bait acceptance with an attractive lure to attract the rodents. Bromethalin works faster than other single feed baits. Compared to other rodenticides, a rodent doesn't need to eat a lot of Gladiator to receive a lethal dosage. It has a stop feeding feature, which saves you bait and money.

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  2. Ditrac Blox

    Starting at: $34.50

    Ditrac Blox is a mulitple feed bait . Multiple feed baits are ideal for maintenance situations or monitoring for new activity. It takes multiple feedings for a lethal dose.

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  3. Contrac Meal Place Packs (174 x 1.5 oz)

    Contrac Meal Place Packs are conveniently packaged in pre-measured place pacs. They the bait inside fresh and free from contaminates. As with other Contrac products from Bell Labs, Contrac Meal Place Packs have great bait acceptance. The meal baits are not as weatherable as the blox and pellet forms, but contain food-grade ingredients, grains and seeds that entice rodents to eat it.

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  4. Contrac Meal-25 lb container

    Contrac Meal Rodent Bait  is a single feed bait with Bromadiolone and is ideal for burrow baiting. Use Tier 1 Rodent Bait Stations with Contrac Meal if placing bait above ground.

    Contrac Meal Rodent Bait is a combination of seeds and grains that mice find attractive. Superior bait performance occurs with Contrac Meal because of the formulation of food-grade ingredients, seeds and grains.

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  5. Terad3 Blox 4 lbs.
    $44.25

    Terad3  BLOX, Bell's newest rodenticide, expertly combines the most recent advancements in bait formulation to yield a highly weatherable BLOX with the low hazard benefits of the active ingredient, Vitamin D3. Terad 3 Blox baits kill anticoagulant-resistant rats and mice yet substantially reduce the risk of secondary poisoning.
    May not be used for organic production, see Terad3 AG Blox for organic uses
    No secondary poisoning for birds of prey.

    Packaging: 4 lbs

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  6. Contrac Cake-16 lb
    $67.95

    Out of stock

    Contrac Cake - Bromadiolone

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

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  7. Brigand WB - Wax Block Rodenticide

    Out of stock

    Brigand WB Wax Block Rodenticide is discontinued. We suggest the product, Contrac Blox as an alternative.

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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
4. Choose rat control method :