meat or vegetables baits and are, therefore, the foods of choice for use with
anticoagulants. Baits should be replenished before they are completely eaten to
prevent the rodents from abandoning the feeding stations.
d. Formulations. Anticoagulant rodenticides are provided in two formulations:
A prepared material, ready for use.
Concentrate for use in the preparation of food baits or water solutions.
e. The Active Ingredient. The active ingredient may be one of the following
Rodenticide bait, anticoagulant, is ready-to-use bait. It contains an anticoagulant
chemical, roiled oats, sugar, and mineral oil to increase its acceptability. A red dye has
been added to distinguish it from human food. The item is used directly from its
container without further mixing.
Rodenticide, anticoagulant, universal concentrate is a concentrate that can be mixed
with food bait or with water.
a.. It consists of a water-soluble anticoagulant chemical, sugar to make water
solutions more palatable, sodium benzoate as a preservative, and a complexing agent
to hold the anticoagulant in solution.
b. Glass, plastic, or paper water-holding containers may be used for dispensing.
Poisoned water is especially effective where water is scarce.
c. The use of poisoned water and poisoned baits simultaneously will increase
the effectiveness of the control program.