Wildlife Damage Management, Internet Center for


Date of this Version

October 1981


More than once the phrase has been heard, "I don't know what's in your bait, I don't have time to read the label, but it sure does work good." To be quite frank, a pest control operator (PCO) or for that matter, any pesticide user cannot afford not to read and understand pesticide labels. Commensal rodent control has been practiced for centuries, utilizing a variety of devices and poisons. However, in the last three decades new toxicants and bait forms have been developed, but are not fully understood. It is of great importance that first we take a common sense look at modern day anticoagulant active ingredients and the bait forms in which these toxicants are used.