RUN RAT PLUS
Zinc Phosphide was first used as a rodenticide in 1911-12 by the Italians. Poisoning occurs by the liberation and rapid absorption of phosphine gas (PHs) into the bloodstream when the zinc phosphide comes into contact with the dilute acids in the stomach. This results in damage to the blood vessels and erythrocyte membranes and eventual cardiovascular collapse and irritation of the alimentary tract. Toxicosis usually is evident in 15 minutes to 4 hours following ingestion of a toxic dose
Baiting Tips for RATs
• Always use fresh bait. Rodents will avoid old, moldy, or insect-ridden baits.
• When baiting for rats, the distance between placements should 15 to 30 feet apart depending on the foraging range. Heavy or severe infestations may require closer spacing.
• Bait stations should be placed where rats are likely to encounter them during their routine travels, between harborages and food sources.
• When baiting rat burrows, loose pellet bait or crushed bait blocks should be used, never packets or full blocks.
• Attempt to locate “favorite feeding locations” (indicated by a high concentration of rodent signs-droppings, tracks, odors, shredded paper, etc.) and replace existing food sources with bait stations in these locations.