Ruby Block - Solid Bait
Ready to use bait block of 20g which contains 0.005% Difenacoum
User Category: For professional use only.
Application: For use in and around buildings only, and in sewers.
Pest Controlled: Rats and Mice
Instructions for Use
Baits are manually placed in the rodent infested area. The bait product can potentially be used under many different circumstances and can be deployed using various means. The method of deployment is dependent on the particular circumstance. A priority is always to exclude non target exposure as much as possible.
Methods of deployment for professional users are bait stations (tamper proof boxes), bait points (a makeshift arrangement which uses materials and/or the local environment to restrict access to the bait), loose but inaccessible (an arrangement which uses the local environment only to restrict access to the bait) or in sewers.
Baits can be placed in bait boxes which may be fixed to the ground. The bait in such bait boxes can also be secured in place to minimise removal and dispersal by rodents. The product may also be placed on trays under a tile or located in such a way that access by non-target organisms is restricted.
These methods, in themselves, represent a scale of potential access. The vulnerability (of access by non target organisms) of a particular site is assessed in the decision for the deployment method to be used. The product must never be placed indiscriminately. Baits must be securely deposited in a way so as to minimize the risk of consumption by other animals or children. Where possible, secure baits so that they cannot be dragged away. Prevent access to bait by children, birds and non-target animals (particularly dogs, cats, pigs and poultry).
For rat infestations use bait points of 90-100g. Place bait points 10 m apart reducing to 5 m in high infestations. Do not move or disturb bait points for several days after laying bait. If no signs of rat activity are seen near the bait after 7-10 days, move the bait to an area of higher rat activity. For mouse infestations use bait points of 20-30g. Place bait points 5 m apart reducing to 2 m in high infestations. Mice are very inquisitive and it may help the control program to move baits every 2-3 days at the time when bait points are inspected or topped up. Make frequent inspections of the bait points during the first 10-14 days and replace any bait eaten by rodents or that has been damaged by water or contaminated by dirt.