Poisoning Rats and Mice

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Poisoning rats is a great idea!!
Rodenticide is a poison bait which rodents eat. Most rodenticides are anticoagulants which mean they prevent the clotting of blood. The material works by affecting different components of the animals body. In effect, the rodent looses it's ability to have it's blood clot. Once an artery or vein ruptures, the animal dies. This can happen from a cut or when the animal sustains an internal hemorrhage. Either way, it has the potential to lead to a mess.

Wildlife Patrol does not recommend using poisons because:

1). new rats will consistently take the place of those killed

2). rats will die in your walls and attic where you cannot find them.


Be prepared to find rodents randomly. Make sure to keep them away from children and pets. There are risks using any rodenticide and you should be aware of them. No rodenticide causes the animal to seek water or to die without smelling. No product has ever had this capability nor has any manufacturer claimed such a feature. Though we may never know for sure where this old wives tale originated from, it appears that pest control companies started telling customers this would happen when rat poisons were first introduced. Customers were not likely to let poison be used if it was commonly known that death would be random; telling people rodents would either seek water outside and die or dry up and not smell when they deceased was readily accepted by consumers. Regardless of it's origins, countless mice and rats have died in attics, crawl spaces and behind walls. Once dead, their bodies were left to decay. Odors would permeate into living areas and persist for weeks.

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Traps vs. Poison
  • Trapping will get results the first night set. Poisoning typically takes a month before a difference is noticed.


  • Trapped rats die in the trap. Poisoned rats can die anywhere. Poisoning takes the chance of causing an odor problem as body decomposes and then leaving rat remains permantly inside home


  • Both techniques need to be performed with great care as both can be harmful to children and pets if poorly placed. Consult a professional to ensure safety!


  • Both techniques only represent part of the solution. They both need to be performed in conjunction with finding how the rats entered the building in the first place and sealing those areas permanently.


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