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Is It Safe To Use Rodenticide?

After discovering a rat problem in your home or on your property, using rodenticide is most likely the first thought that crosses your mind. Shumaker Animal Removal is here to tell you that rodenticide is not only inhumane, but it can pose serious risks if used incorrectly.


Better ways to get rid of mice and rats.


While it might seem counterintuitive to use live traps for mice and rats, it is actually the most humane and effective way of handling a rodent infestation. Using rodenticide to kill the rodents in your home will only allow other mice or rats to take their spot – it does not solve the root of the problem.



Once the animal has been trapped, it can be safely released outdoors where it will have another chance at life. After all the rodents have been removed, you can prevent future infestation by removing potential nests, eliminating food sources, and patching up entry ways.


Rodenticide Poses Risk To Children and Pets


One of the main reasons not to use rodenticide is that it is potentially dangerous to small children and domestic pets. If stored or used indoors, it only takes a matter of seconds for a toddler to get a hold of and accidentally ingest rodenticide. The same goes for dogs, cats, and other animals in the home that are naturally curious and will attempt to eat everything they can.


Rodenticides are specifically designed to kill small animals such as mice or rats, which means they can cause serious injury, illness, or even death if consumed by people or other animals.


Rodenticide Poses Risk to Home and Property


While rodenticide is an effective way to control a rat infestation, it also means you will have to dispose of the dead rodents. This is not always the easiest task since it can be hard to locate the carcass.


Usually, individuals will only know of the rodenticides effectiveness once they begin to smell a foul odor within their house. Even then, it still might be impossible to find the animal if it is inside your walls, behind cabinets, or underneath floorboards.


Rodenticide Poses Risk to Other Wild Animals


Some rodenticides take up to 2 to 3 days after ingestion before killing the animal. This means the rodent has 2 to 3 days to leave your house and potentially harm another wild animal. For example, if another animal eats the poisoned rat or mouse, that predator might become seriously ill or die as a result.


Have A Rodent Problem? Call the Experts at Shumaker Animal Control


If you think you have a rodent problem on your property, call the experts at Shumaker Animal Control to deal with the problem for you. Our experienced team will take care of the problem in a timely manner, ensuring that your home and pets are not in any danger.


At Shumaker Animal Control, we are a family-owned business who cares about the safety of you and your family but also about the well-being of the animals themselves. All of our trapping and control methods are humane, as we never try to hurt the angry or scared animal.


Call us at 443-854-8072, visit our website or fill out our contact form for more information.

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