We have written an at-a-glance summary of toxins for controlling rats.
|Toxin||Single or multi feed?||Advantages||Disadvantages||CSL required?||Antidote|
|Brodifacoum||Single||Useful for controlling low numbers. ||Builds up in the environment. High risk of secondary poisoning.||No||Yes|
|Bromadiolone||Single||Useful for controlling low numbers. |
Rats do not become bait shy.
|Builds up in the environment. Medium-to-high risk of secondary poisoning.||No||Yes|
|Diphacinone||Multi||Useful for controlling low numbers. No prefeeding required.||Not a knockdown tool. First generation, requires multiple feeds. Medium risk of secondary poisoning.||No||Yes|
|Pindone||Multi||Useful for controlling low numbers.||Not a knockdown tool. First generation, requires multiple feeds. Medium risk of secondary poisoning.||No||Yes|
|Cholecalciferol||Multi||Low risk of secondary poisoning. Can be used on all densities of rats.||Acute toxin and can be more expensive than other options.||No||No|
(diphacinone + cholecalciferol)
|Single||Can be used on all densities of rats. No pre-feeding required.||Relatively untested as new to market.||No|