We have created two handy Rat Control kits using brodifacoum rat poison. Select which kit you require depending on the extent of the infestation you may have.
Each kit consists of multiple boxes of Rentokil rat killer grain bait each containing 6 x 50g sachets (UK-2017-1115-1-00003), one or more tubs of Rentokil Block Bait (UK-2016-0998-0004), each containing 10 blocks, plus a selection of rat bait boxes, traps, and open bait trays. The bait boxes should be placed in secure positions frequented by rats, away from non-target species. The bait may be kept as sachets or opened and used in open bait trays. We also include gloves and bags for the hygienic disposal of any dead rats.
Read our facts and tips on how to use these kits.
Kit 1: Contains 2 x boxes Rat Killer Grain Bait, 1 x tub Rentokil Block Bait, 1 x Rat Bait Box, 5 x Rat Bait Trays, 1 x Trapper T Rex Trap.
Kit 2: Contains 3 x boxes Rat Killer Grain Bait, 2 x tub Rentokil Block Bait, 3 x Rat Bait Box, 10 x Rat Bait Trays, 2 x Trapper T Rex Trap.
Traps should be placed at right-angles to the direction of rodent travel, the treadle end of the trap being placed across the rodent run, against a vertical surface.
Baits or attractants can increase catch rates if placed on the treadle.
Traps should also be placed so as to avoid trapping non-target species.
Bear in mind that animals become trap shy with prolonged use and that the absence of trapped animals does not necessarily confirm the absence of rodents.
Using bait trays and bait boxes:
Open bait trays should be placed in secure, covered positions where non-target species (birds, hedgehogs, dogs, cats and children) cannot access them, whilst the locked bait boxes may be discreetly placed in more exposed but equally secure positions. Mice eat little and often so to be effective a large number of baiting points should be used.
To maximise your chances of rapid and complete rat control thoroughly rub the inside and outside of the bait boxes with local soil/leaf litter or similar - the dirtier the better. This will camouflage the newness of the boxes and help rats accept these new objects in their territory. It can take up to a week for rats to enter new bait boxes, but if you do this they may start feeding within a day or two.
Use bait points of 60-100g, 10m apart, reducing to 5m in heavy infestations.
The active ingredient is 0.0025% brodifacoum. Read this Safety Data Sheet.