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Marc from Ca writes

I plan to use Havoc-XT Bloks, will this keep the rat from carrying the block out of the Rodent Baiter?


The Rodent Baiter 2525 is not a locking or tamper resistant station, so it should not be used outdoors. Instead you would want to use a secure station such as the Protecta Sidekick or EZ Klean Rodent Bait Stations. Any bait stations for outdoor baiting will be locking and have rods inside that the bait is put on. There is no way for anyone to keep a rodent from gnawing a piece of the bait block off and carrying it back to a nest location somewhere. The rods in the station help force the rodents to eat the bait where you put it and reduce the chances of bait translocation, but it is never something anyone can completely avoid. You want to make sure you are using a bait that fits your needs if you are concerned about secondary poisoning risks. Havoc contains brodifacoum, which is an anticoagulant bait and will have some secondary poisoning risks should a predatory bird or animal eat enough of the rodents that consumed the bait. You could however go with Fastrac Soft Bait which is an acute kill and would pose no secondary poisoning risks to animals should they eat a rodent that consumed the bait. It being a soft bait also means its a different formulation that is a little harder for the rodents to run off with pieces that could be dropped in the environment. 

Answer last updated on: 04/09/2021

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