TakeDown 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.
TakeDown as a soft bait is a wax-free formula, it will not melt at high temperatures and has a combination of food-grade oils and grains to make it attractive to rodents. The packaging allows the aroma to be released and attract rodents. Many times rodent baits need to compete with various food forms, such as poultry or livestock feed. TakeDown Soft Bait has very good acceptance among rodent populations. This soft bait may be used in a bait station on rods. such as Protecta Ambush Bait Stations or used with Lipha's Techs's SoftSecure Technology (SST)
Packaging: Easy to carry, 4 lb containers, 8 gram (0.28 oz) pouches (about 227 pouches)
- High acceptance by rodents. Faster results than anticoagulant rodenticides.
- Unique package design allows aroma to escape, attracting rodents.
- Maintains palatability and integrity in hot environments.
- Contains no wax, enhancing its palatability to rats and mice.
- Inspect for rodent activity. Inspection is important in baiting strategies. Look for established paths that the rodents are traveling. They travel among these paths that connect their food/water supply to their habitation nests.
- Since TakeDown with bromethalin is not an ancicoagulant rodent bait, rodents will usually feed less and cease feeding after consuming a toxic dose.
- House Mice: Place pouches in the area of mice activity; with placements spaced about 8-12 feet apart. Use 1 to 2 pouches per placement and up to 4 pouches per placement in points of high activity.
- Rats: Place pouches in an area of rat activity; with placements spaced about 15-30 feet apart. Start out with 4-24 pouches per placement, but adjust according to the level for rat feeding at each placement. .
- Discard empty wrapper in the trash.
- Baiting Strategy: Most of the bait will be eaten on the first couple days of treatment. After a couple of days, inspect and replenish bait at locations where feeding has occurred or a continuation of rodent activity. Usually, the amount of bait consumed is less with bromethalin bait than the anticoagulant baits. Continue to place bait out for one week until all signs of feeding have ceases.
- Follow-up: If bait becomes contaminated or spoiled, replace immediately. Dispose of all visible dead animals and leftover bait with waterproof gloves. As with all rodent control to maintain a rodent free environment, limit the sources of water, food, and harborage as much as possible. Repeat treatment if reinfestation occurs.
TakeDown is a very popular for our California customers who can't purchase certain single feed rodenticides. However, It may be helpful to pre-bait with Detex Soft Bait, since rodents sometimes shy away from the bromethalin in TakeDown. I realize this increases cost but it will work better.
The TakeDown- Detex Soft Bait Kit will start them feeding on the Detex, then switch the bait to TakeDown, once feeding as started.
Also, Make sure you use tier 1 type bait stations, such as Protecta Evo Ambush Bait Station. This product can really do damage and possibly kill your pets or non-targeted animals.
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