Wildlife Damage Management, Internet Center for


Date of this Version

April 1987


I appreciate the opportunity to convey the current and future status of rodenticides and predacides at this workshop. According to the computer, the Agency has 2,888 products classified as vertebrate control agents. The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act tends to clump all vertebrate pesticides as rodenticides. This includes fish toxicants such as TFM; bird toxicants and repellents such as Starlicide and Avitrol; dog repellents such as lemongrass oil; bat toxicants and repellents such as naphthalene; commensal rodent toxicants such as warfarin, diphacinone, bromadiolone, brodifacoum, and red squill; field use rodenticides for many species (e.g., prairie dogs, ground squirrels) using pesticides such as 1080, strychnine, zinc phosphide; predacides such as 1080 and sodium cyanide; and animal browsing repellents such as thirara and putrescent whole egg solids.