Preventing Secondary Rat Poisoning in Dogs & Other Pets

June 19, 2023

When faced with an infestation of mice or rats, the use of rodent bait is a common choice for many homeowners. But while this method can be very effective, improper usage can pose a serious risk to pets through a phenomenon known as secondary poisoning. In this blog post, Green Pesty takes a look at what secondary poisoning is and sheds light on the steps we take to use mouse and rat poison without secondary poisoning, ensuring the utmost protection for your furry friends.

How Does Secondary Poisoning Happen?

Secondary poisoning occurs when a pet gets sick from eating a poisoned rodents. Common Rodent bait contains anticoagulant rodenticides, which work by preventing blood clotting and causing internal bleeding in rodents. When mice or rats consume these baits, they can carry residues of the poison in their bodies. If a cat or dog hunts and consumes the poisoned rodent they can be exposed to the poison. If the pet consumes a significant amount of dead rodents (that have been baited) in a short time frame this will accumulate enough in the pets blood stream to cause severe health issues or even prove fatal. For this reason, it’s essential to use rodent baits responsibly to reduce the risks of secondary rat poisoning in dogs and other pets.

Steps Green Pesty Takes to Prevent Secondary Poisoning

At Green Pesty, we prioritise responsible pest control practices to minimise the risk of secondary poisoning. Here are some key measures we take:

  • We offer a non-toxic range of pest control solutions, including rat poison safe for dogs. By using environmentally friendly alternatives, we eliminate the risk of secondary poisoning altogether.
  • To further protect pets from rodent baits (Primary Poising), we use locked tamper-resistant rodent bait These specially designed containers securely hold baits, preventing pets/children from reaching them.
  • We strictly adhere to controlled bait distribution. We never throw poison outside where pets can access it or never throw them loosely into roof voids where rats and mice can drag them.
  • The bait that we do use would require pets and/or wildlife to consume a significant amount of dead rodents in a short time frame to cause any health concern.

With Green Pesty’s commitment to pet safety, you can have peace of mind knowing that your furry companions will be safe during our pest control process. To learn more about how we use rat poison without secondary poisoning, contact our experts today.

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