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September 27, 2013
Nontoxic rodent baiting is primarily used as monitoring tools for interception to evaluate a rodent infestation. Gnaw marks on the blocks are a sign of rodent activity. Dye in the blocks color rodent’ droppings can provide rodent evidence and travel routes used for monitoring and tracking.
Why should you consider nontoxic monitoring bait?
- Since the blocks are nontoxic blocks, there are minimal safety concerns and no worries about non-target poisoning.
- Limiting the use of rodent bait appeals to customers who want a green rodent service.
- The presence of tooth tooth marks on blocks placed in rodent bait stations can provide positive evidence of a rodent infestation.
- The use of nontoxic blocks helps rodents overcome bait shyness. Rodents can get use to feeding on actually bait, than people food, to make the transition easier when substitute to toxic blocks.
- Nontoxic rodent service can be used to pinpoint active feeding sites, by the gnaw marks on the bait.
- Nontoxic blocks can determine the size of the population by gauging the amount of feeding. The amount of dyed droppings also provides clues about the size of the infestation.
- Monitoring blocks can be used to track the movement of rodents through their dyed droppings to help determine where to place rodent traps or other baits. Determining travel routes, runways, travel distance, nest locations and entry points by the colored droppings is an invaluable tool.
- Locate rodent entry points from nontoxic bait by placing on the outside. If you located dyed rodent droppings on the inside, it will confirm the rodents are moving in from outside.
- Use nontoxic baits for monitoring in sensitive accounts to identify early warning signs of rodent infestations.
- Identify what pest is gnawing on the block. Rodents gnaw at the edges of the block while insects will east depressions in the block. Mouse gnawing leaves fine lines on the edges, while rats leave large and more distinct tooth marks or gnaws.
No matter what type of rodent control program is utilized, trapping or baiting – it is only a small part. Exclusion, pest proofing, sanitation and harborage reduction are key to a successful protection against rodents. Rodents carry and spread diseases both directly and indirectly to humans in various manners. If you think you may have a rodent problem, contact Thomas Pest Services who has been solving rodent and insect problems for those that live, work and play in the Capital Region and surrounding towns like Chatham, Schenectady, Latham, Saratoga Springs and Queensbury with third generation experience. Rodent removal is serious, Thomas Pest Services is licensed in getting rid of rodents, get started today with a free inspection.
Source: Pinto & Associates Tech Letters