Rodent Activity - Choosing The Right Rodent Bait
Rodent Bait Usage
Rodent Baits are food-based baits or liquid baits. In situations where water is scarce, liquid baits work well. The food-based baits have grain or seeds mixed in their formulations to attract rodents. They come in blocks, pellets, meal, and soft bait forms.
Block baits use the food industry's technology of extrusion, such as used for dry dog food. They provide attractive gnawing surfaces for rodents. They are the most versatile; effective in moist or dry conditions. Most block baits have a center hole to accommodate a wire or rods in the baits stations to keep them secure. This method of placing the block baits on a rod provides additional protection because the bait can't be stolen by the rodent and moved outside the station. Using bait blocks has become standard practice in commercial facilities.
Pelleted baits come in bulk in buckets or place packs. The place packs hold up in moisture conditions. Pellets resemble a food particle, which the rodent readily picks up. The drawback with pelleted baits is they may be carried off and hoarded in areas where you do not want bait.
Meal baits don't get carried off like the pelleted forms, but are susceptible to moisture. They can spoil quickly in humid or damp conditions. They come in bulk containers and meal place packs.
Soft Baits are packet-style baits that are soft. Soft bait baits have increasingly become one of the better forms for superior bait acceptance.