rat poison

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  1. ss

    ss Guest

    Having read the thread on dead rats I really ought to put something down
    now the cold weather has arrived. I see the odd mouse or rat and
    probably best to sort them out.
    I cant be bothered with traps so poison would be preferred. Are the
    poisons much the same or are there any recommended suggestions.
     
    ss, Nov 1, 2012
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    polygonum Guest

    On 01/11/2012 12:06, ss wrote:
    > Having read the thread on dead rats I really ought to put something down
    > now the cold weather has arrived. I see the odd mouse or rat and
    > probably best to sort them out.
    > I cant be bothered with traps so poison would be preferred. Are the
    > poisons much the same or are there any recommended suggestions.


    I think that vitamin D is sometimes used.

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    polygonum, Nov 1, 2012
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    Huge Guest

    On 2012-11-01, ss <> wrote:
    > Having read the thread on dead rats I really ought to put something down
    > now the cold weather has arrived. I see the odd mouse or rat and
    > probably best to sort them out.
    > I cant be bothered with traps so poison would be preferred. Are the
    > poisons much the same or are there any recommended suggestions.


    I use "Neosorexa Gold" which I buy in 6kg drums.

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    Huge, Nov 1, 2012
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  4. ss

    Guest

    On 1 Nov 2012 12:55:29 GMT, Huge <> wrote:

    >On 2012-11-01, ss <> wrote:
    >> Having read the thread on dead rats I really ought to put something down
    >> now the cold weather has arrived. I see the odd mouse or rat and
    >> probably best to sort them out.
    >> I cant be bothered with traps so poison would be preferred. Are the
    >> poisons much the same or are there any recommended suggestions.

    >
    >I use "Neosorexa Gold" which I buy in 6kg drums.


    Like wise, it was a drum of that the bugger chewed into after getting
    into the shed so the attraction property must good. kept in a metal
    drum as well now.

    Don't know in what enviroment the OP lives but they should really find
    their local equivalent to Scats/Mole valley farmers etc and see what
    is available . And get a bait box to use it properly unless they can
    rig up one when themselves. leaving open poison or sachets around can
    see the rodents dragging them somewhere else where an unintended
    target gets poisened.

    Some poisons can only legally be used in enclosed areas but I'm not
    sure how easy it to get them over the counter, best check before
    purchase.
    G.harman
     
    , Nov 1, 2012
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  5. On Thursday, November 1, 2012 12:21:09 PM UTC, polygonum wrote:
    > On 01/11/2012 12:06, ss wrote:
    > > I cant be bothered with traps so poison would be preferred. Are the
    > > poisons much the same or are there any recommended suggestions.

    >
    > I think that vitamin D is sometimes used.


    Are you sure? Normal rat poison is anti-vitamin K.
     
    Martin Bonner, Nov 1, 2012
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  6. ss

    polygonum Guest

    On 01/11/2012 13:33, Martin Bonner wrote:
    > On Thursday, November 1, 2012 12:21:09 PM UTC, polygonum wrote:
    >> On 01/11/2012 12:06, ss wrote:
    >>> I cant be bothered with traps so poison would be preferred. Are the
    >>> poisons much the same or are there any recommended suggestions.

    >>
    >> I think that vitamin D is sometimes used.

    >
    > Are you sure? Normal rat poison is anti-vitamin K.
    >

    Yes. Not sure how much is actually used - and sometimes they go on about
    vitamin D analogs. Agreed about anti-K.

    "Cholecalciferol is an acute (single-feeding) and/or chronic
    (multiple-feeding) rodenticide toxicant with unique activity for
    controlling commensal rodents including anticoagulant-resistant rats.
    Cholecalciferol differs from conventional acute rodenticides in that no
    bait shyness is associated with consumption and time to death is
    delayed, with first dead rodents appearing 3-4 days after treatment."

    http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1021&context=vpc11

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    polygonum, Nov 1, 2012
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  7. On Thu, 01 Nov 2012 12:06:13 +0000, ss wrote:

    > I cant be bothered with traps so poison would be preferred.


    Bear in mind that with a trap you know where the body is. Poison you
    don't, it's not unknown for the smell from an inaccessable corpse to be a
    bit overpowering for a while...

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    Dave Liquorice, Nov 1, 2012
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  8. On Thursday, November 1, 2012 4:21:23 PM UTC, Nthkentman wrote:
    > "ss" wrote in message news:1Btks.160437$4...
    >> I cant be bothered with traps so poison would be preferred. Are the
    >> poisons much the same or are there any recommended suggestions.

    >
    > Have an eBay search for a squirrel trap. Catch humanely. release in the wild
    > where no other habitats like houses are, it's only a rat FFS.... it deserves
    > a life as much as any other living thing.


    Two problems with that:
    1. It's illegal (rats are vermin; releasing vermin is illegal).
    2. It's not actually very humane. Rats are territorial; where-ever you release the captured rat, the locals will try and kill it (and there will be locals).
     
    Martin Bonner, Nov 1, 2012
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    Jim K Guest

    On Nov 1, 12:55 pm, Huge <> wrote:
    > On 2012-11-01, ss <> wrote:
    >
    > > Having read the thread on dead rats I really ought to put something down
    > > now the cold weather has arrived. I see the odd mouse or rat and
    > > probably best to sort them out.
    > > I cant be bothered with traps so poison would be preferred. Are the
    > > poisons much the same or are there any recommended suggestions.

    >
    > I use "Neosorexa Gold" which I buy in 6kg drums.


    +1 - good stuff

    Jim K
     
    Jim K, Nov 1, 2012
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    Brian Gaff Guest

    Not a great fan of poison, due to the fact they may die and some other wild
    animal will eat them and probably also die.

    Brian

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    "ss" <> wrote in message
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    > Having read the thread on dead rats I really ought to put something down
    > now the cold weather has arrived. I see the odd mouse or rat and probably
    > best to sort them out.
    > I cant be bothered with traps so poison would be preferred. Are the
    > poisons much the same or are there any recommended suggestions.
     
    Brian Gaff, Nov 1, 2012
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    I was amused to see this post appear immdeitealy under one entitled
    'Aldi Wine' .....:)

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    The Natural Philosopher, Nov 1, 2012
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  12. ss

    ss Guest

    On 01/11/2012 21:11, Brian Gaff wrote:
    > Not a great fan of poison, due to the fact they may die and some other wild
    > animal will eat them and probably also die.


    Me neither but when I bought this house 18 months ago I had several
    under the floorboards (mice) and they chewed a couple of hose pipes
    (flooded my kitchen), and had knawed a corner of the garden shed. I did
    use traps and released them far away.
    I have sinced tiled the kitchen floor and dont have proper access.

    I will make something that only allows small rodents access and protect
    what I can but my priority is to get rid of them quickly. To be honest
    if I thought they wouldnt get back indoors they wouldnt bother me but we
    have an elderly dog and the door sometimes has to be left open.
     
    ss, Nov 1, 2012
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