Rat control

Rat control

  1. Rat Control Services
  2. Self-help books for Rat control
  3. Rat Control Products

Rat Control Services

Rats are found in most homes in Nigeria, but their presence is becoming more scary with the frequent outbreaks of such deadly rat-borne infections as Lassa fever, plague and rat bite fever. A single rat can give birth to up to eight rats every month, and can easily become a big population within a short time, especially when they have access to sufficient amount of water, shelter and food. The greatest need of rats is however food, especially fish, crayfish and cereals. The number of rats in a house can therefore be reduced if foods and garbage are kept away from the reach of the rats.

The total eradication of rats from homes is however almost impossible without the use of rat poisons. Rat poisons are of various types, and include anticoagulants such as the “rheumatism medicine” indomethacin and zinc phosphide. Rat poisons are very effective against rats, but can also be harmful to human beings and pets; hence the need to use them with caution.

Providers of services

Name of Provider: Delphi Health Check-ups and Interventions

Location of provider: Port Harcourt, Mgbede – Egbema

Additional information: We have the competence to carry out the safe deratting of residential houses, warehouses and factories. We also have in stock all the baits and rat poisons (rodenticicides) needed to solve the problem, for those who desire to tackle the rat infestation by themselves.

Technical Rating:

Patient’s Review:

Service Charge: Negotiable


Self-help books for rat control

Name of book: Pest Management Operator Guide

Brief description of the book:

Background of the authors:

Technical rating of the book:

Customer rating of the book:

Price:


Rat Control Products

  1. Anticoagulants (Warfarin, diphacinone, Difethialone)
  2. Calciferols (vitamin D)
  3. Metal Phosphides

Anticoagulants (Warfarin, diphacinone, Difethialone)

Anticoagulants take up to one week to kill the rat. They kill the rat by causing internal bleeding, by destroying the blood clotting mechanisms of the rat. The long time it takes to kill the rat is a big advantage, because rats are very suspicious and would only eat foods they are used to, and would only taste a bit of a new food to see if the food is good and not harmful.

The long time it takes for anticoagulants to kill a rat ensures that the rat won’t realize that they are toxic, and would continue to eat the bait until they consume up to the lethal dose of the anticoagulant. Rats need to consume a high dose of the older anticoagulants like warfarin to die, but only need to consume a small amount of the newer anticoagulants like diphacinone and difethialone to die.

Antibiotics are sometimes added to the baits containing the anticoagulants to increase their potency. These antibiotics kill off the bacteria in the gut of the rat that produce vitamin K, depriving the rat of an important source of vitamin K, and hastening the speed the rat dies from internal bleeding.

Brands

Brand Name: Later’s Warfarin Bait

NAFDAC NUMBER:

Additional information:

Customer’s Review:

Price:


Brand Name: Kaput Rat and Mouse bait

NAFDAC NUMBER:

Additional information:

Customer’s Review:

Price:


Brand Name: Kombat Rats and Mice pellets

NAFDAC NUMBER:

Additional information: Customer’s Review:

Price:


Brand Name: Ramik bars

NAFDAC NUMBER:

Additional information:

Customer’s Review:

Price:


Calciferols (vitamin D)

Calciferols overdose the rat with vitamin D, increasing the level of calcium in the body of the rat to the level that destroys the kidney, liver and heart of the rat, resulting in death within a few days. Calciferols work well with anticoagulants, as can be observed in several brands of rat poison.

Brands

Brand Name: Terad3Blox

NAFDAC NUMBER:

Additional information:

Customer’s Review:

Price:


Brand Name: Agrid3 Bait Chunx

NAFDAC NUMBER:

Additional information:

Customer’s Review:

Price:


Brand Name: Sorexa D

NAFDAC NUMBER:

Additional information:

Customer’s Review:

Price:


Metal Phosphides

Metal phosphides kill rats within three days, faster than every other rat poison. They kill the rat by reacting with the acid in the stomach of the rat generating the toxic phosphine gas that kills the rat almost immediately. The metal phosphides that are commonly used as rat baits include zinc phosphide that is usually mixed with bait; and Aluminum Phosphide, Calcium Phosphide and Magnesium Phosphide that are usually used to fumigate the hiding places of the rats.

Brands

Brand Name: d-con bait pellets

NAFDAC NUMBER:

Additional information:

Customer’s Review:

Price:


Brand Name: Bayer Zinc Phosphide

NAFDAC NUMBER:

Additional information:

Customer’s Review:

Price: