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Rat Poison Is Not The Answer To Control The Rat Population

There are many different ways to deal with a wildlife infestation. The most important consideration during every single wildlife removal process is a humane approach. This means poisons are NOT the way to go, as they can cause terrible consequences in the hands of untrained professionals. Removing animals from a property or home requires expert knowledge of how to protect both the animals and the people involved. The best thing to do if you have a rodent infestation on your property is, opt for the services of professional rodent control companies. This is because poison can cause just as many, if not more, problems than the infestation itself.

Rats chewed this switch plate cover to access the wall void behind

Rats chewed this switch plate cover to access the wall void behind

Why Avoid Commercial Poisons And Opt For Rodent Control Companies Instead? 


The most obvious reason is that poison doesn’t take its pick. Just because it is meant for pests and rodents doesn’t change the fact that it is still harmful to pets and children. Your pets can ingest any toxic chemicals placed throughout your property because they are attracted to poisons the same as wildlife. Small children can also get into areas contaminated with poisons very easily. Poisons are equally dangerous and damaging to humans as they are to animals. That is why rodent control companies are the safest option for everyone involved.

What Types Of Poisons Are There For Rodents And Pests?


When it comes to killing rats, mice, and rodents in general, unfortunately, there are many different types of chemicals that are very effective. Some of them include:

  • Cholecalciferol, for example, causes systemic calcification of soft tissues;
  • Ethylene glycol or antifreeze results in cellular damage of the heart, liver, and kidneys;
  • Strychnine attacks muscles by causing convulsions;
  • Anticoagulant causes internal bleeding by damaging capillaries;
  • Bromethalin attacks the nervous system.
A litter of rat babies discovered in basement insulation

A litter of rat babies discovered in basement insulation

Additional Dangers Of Using Poisons For Rodent Control


On one hand, many commercial poisons take hours to reach fatality. Since wildlife can get into the most narrow and hard to reach corners of your home, rodents can pass away in attics, under floors, and in walls while on their way back to the den. This can initially go undetected. But, as their corpses start to rot, they can attract bacteria, parasites, and flies and can result in a horrific odor that can contaminate the air in your home. This can also mean costly repairs if you have to cut into drywall in order to find and remove them.

Another hazard is orphaning babies. Most often, there are more than one or two intruders in your home. Springtime is when most wildlife will typically settle in your home to have babies. While laying out poison can kill the mother, it also causes the babies to lose their main source of protection and food. This can result in the babies’ death in your attic or walls also. Again, the best course of action is not poison, but professional rodent control.

Let Skedaddle Be Your Rodent Control Company Of Choice 


Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control is one of the best examples of how simultaneously humane and effective wildlife and rodent control can be. Having helped thousands of homeowners since the company’s founding in 1989, Skedaddle has been at the forefront of humane wildlife control ever since. Skedaddle technicians never use poisons and always choose to personally crawl into every nook and cranny to remove both wildlife and their babies by hand. That is the kind of commitment to humane removal procedures Skedaddle operates with. Call Skedaddle today and be humane.

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About the author:Founder of Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control in 1989. Canada's largest urban wildlife removal and exclusion company. Industry leader and pioneer. Split, Scram, Scoot! However you want to say it, Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control has helped over 200,000 home owners and businesses safely and effectively resolve their wildlife issues. Happy to discuss business and franchising opportunities

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