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Q: Is it important for baits to be stored away from chemical odors like
insecticidals, cleaning agents, etc.?
A: In some cases, it may be crucial. Rats can taste chemicals in their food in parts per billion. In infestations where rodents may have readily available food sources to them, they have the option of rejecting foods that have chemical tastes.
Q: How many pellets of the second-generation anticoagulants does it take to kill a rodent?
A: Usually only a few pellets will kill a mouse. For rats, usually 6-30 pellets are required. Both rats and mice will continue to feed for several days until they succumb to the effects of the poisons.
Q: What does it mean to see droppings the color of the bait?
A: Colored droppings indicate a rodent has ingested and digested the bait and its active ingredient. It takes several days for most bait to kill a rodent. Mice produce upwards of 50 or more droppings every day, rats 30-40. Thus, some droppings will be passed through the body containing the green, blue, or red dye of the rodent bait.
A: Poisoned rodents may die anywhere, including in some very inconvenient areas. There is no evidence the rodents exit buildings “seeking water” and then die outside. Most times, poisoned rodents succumb in their nests.
Q: How long does it take for rodent baits to work?
A: With Victor® Fast-Kill™ rodent baits, once a rodent has consumed a lethal dose, it will die in 12 hours to 2 days. Additionally, once the rodent consumes a lethal dose they will stop feeding which greatly reducing the risk of secondary poisoning. Victor® Multi-Kill™ baits will kill a rodent in 4 to 5 days.