We offer a range of Mouse Poisons in different formulations, grain bait, block bait and pasta bait. They are also available with a range of different active ingredients. Using this selection of Rodenticides is the best way to get rid of mice in your home or business. It is all you need to deal with your mouse problem safely and efficiently without the need for a professional pest controller.
If you prefer, we have mouse control kits, in various sizes, containing everything you need to Control your mouse problem in one handy pack.
How it works
Most grain poisons come in easy to use sachets these can be placed as they are within a lockable mouse bait box or if safe to do so emptied in an open bait tray,
Racan Pasta bait comes in sachets for easy use and contain 4%w/w Alphachloralose.
This poison is designed to kill mice within 24 hours. Mouse bait blocks are designed to be used within bait stations. They contain 0.0025% w/w Brodifacoum or Difenacoum. They are specially shaped to ensure mice nibble the edges to have the highest effect. Each pack contains, enough to kill up to 40 mice
How long does it take rat poison to work?
This depends on how long it takes a mouse to ingest a lethal dose of whatever poison you use. Once a lethal dose has been eaten, death occurs typically within 3-5 days. A lethal dose of difenacoum is considered to be 0.4g, of bromadiolone 0.9g and of brodifacoum 0.2g. A typical mouse will eat 3g a day over many meals.
Which poison should I choose?
The first consideration is whether you need to bait indoors, outdoors or both. Some baits, such as brodifacoum, can only be used indoors. Then decide which formulation you need. Grain baits are only available in sealed sachets, but are handy to throw into inaccessible areas, where non-target species will not encounter them. Blocks are the bait of choice as they can be secured into bait boxes and kept safe from any non-target animals, pets and children. As detailed above, different active ingredients have higher consumption levels before they become lethal. A lot more difenacoum needs to be placed to kill a mouse than brodifacoum, and possibly for longer. This could affect the decision as to which one to buy.
Which poison is strongest?
The safety of rodent bait recently came under review by ECHA, the European Chemicals Agency. There were too many cases of secondary poisoning of non-target species such as owls, stoats and foxes. As a result, the maximum level of active ingredient in any poison available to the public was reduced from 50 parts per million (ppm) to 25 ppm. This was instigated to reduce the concentration of poisons in the environment. So no one bait is 'stronger' than any other. What differs is how much of a bait is required to attain that lethal dose.
I have small children and pets at home. Is it safe to use poison?
Yes. If you read the label and comply with it, any poison can be used around the house and garden safely. Of course, extra care needs to be taken to keep young children away from the baits. A lockable bait box is mandatory for all amateur users at all times. If you have pets, exclude them from the baiting area and check for any loose pieces of bait outside of the exclusion zone (and any dead rodents) before letting them back into the room or garden.