How Rat Poison Works - PEST UK

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How Rat Poison Works

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Rats in the home

You may hear rats moving around at night in your loft, smell their urine or see signs of them having gnawed on furniture or other items. A question we are often asked is how rat poison works

We would always recommend the use of a professional pest control company to deal with rodents or any pests you may have a problem with. Rats carry diseases such as weil’s disease, hantavirus pulmonary syndrome and salmonella. They breed quickly and can cause damage and kill wildlife.

How rat poison works

Treatment of rats

PESTUK will treat rats with a cereal based poison called Sakarat. This poison usually requires that rats feed several times before dying or if they consume enough poison to give them a lethal dose on their first feed they won’t suffer any ill effects until some time after feeding.

This ensures that they do not become suspicious and associate the bait with illness and a complete kill takes place killing all the rats in the colony. Its important to achieve a complete kill as they breed at such a rapid rate that any survivors soon replace the dead with their offspring. Rats are attracted to the smell of other animals and their food, so care should be taken when feeding pets or wild birds.

How rat poison works

We use Sakarat, this poisons active ingredient is Bromadiolone at a 0.005% level. this is a potent anticoagulant rodenticide. It is a second generation hydroxycoumarin derivative. When introduced to the UK it was effective as rodent populations had become resistant to first generation anticoagulants. The poison accumulates within the liver of the poisoned rodent and can be used indoors and outdoors.  Bromadiolone can be absorbed through the digestive tract, through the lungs or through skin contact. Though it is generally consumed orally. It is a vitamin K antagonist, this means they reduce the production of vitamin K in the body. The lack of vitamin K in the circulatory system will reduce blood clotting and this will cause internal haemorrhaging.   

The BPCA is the governing body for pest control companies in the UK. You can not pay to be a member, you must prove that your company is fully insured, technicians are fully trained and take yearly courses to ensure they are using the most effective baits and techniques.

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