We have created three handy Rat Control Kits. Select which kit you require depending on the extent of the infestation you may have.
Each kit consist of 750g or more of Grain Bait Sachets, (UK Authorisation Number UK-2013-0702) Block Bait, (UK Authorisation Number UK-2012-0601) 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 any non-target species. The bait may be kept as sachets or opened and used in the open bait trays. We also include gloves, and a disposal bag for the hygienic disposal of any dead rats. Read our Facts and Tips on how to use these kits.
Kit 1: 30 x 25g Lodi Ruby Grain Bait sachets, (UK Authorisation Number UK-2013-0702) 720g Raco ProBlock Bait, (UK Authorisation Number UK-2012-0601) 1 Rat Bait Box, 5 Rat Bait Trays, 1 T Rex Rat Trap.
Kit 2: 30 x 25g Lodi Ruby Grain Bait sachets, (UK Authorisation Number UK-2013-0702) 2 x 720g Raco Problock Bait, (UK Authorisation Number UK-2012-0601) 2 Rat Bait Boxes, 10 Rat Bait Trays, 2 T Rex Rat Traps.
Kit 3: 20 x 100g Roban Whole Wheat Bait sachets, (UK Authorisation Number UK-2011-0097) 3 x 720g Raco Problock Bait, (UK Authorisation Number UK-2012-0601) 4 Rat Bait Boxes, 15 Rat Bait Trays, 4 T Rex Rat Traps
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.
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