Rodents can be quite a pest if not dealt with properly, especially if they get a chance to breed. It only takes a pair of common brown rats a single year to produce as many as 2,000 descendants if left to breed unchecked, so the best thing to do is to act as soon as you spot not only the rats themselves but also the signs that you might have some roaming around the house. Now the best thing to do, despite the existence of many clever traps out there, is to use poison.
Traditionally, rat poison has proven times and times again to be the most effective way to deal with rats, yet each rat poison is formulated to act a certain way. To help you choose the rat poison that best suits your needs, we have put together a list of the ten most efficient brands of rat poison on the market.
10MOTOMCO Tomcat Mouse and Rat Liquid Concentrated Bait
Rats need to drink water regularly, just like any other creature, and this is how you get them. By using Motomco’s Tomcat Mouse and Rat Liquid Concentrated Bait you can contaminate a water recipient of your choice, thus killing any rat that drinks out of it. When you think about it, there is no guarantee that rats would ever stumble upon traditional traps if you lay them around the house, whereas water is absolutely necessary for their survival and rats will generally drink from whatever water source they have available.
9D-Con Rat & Mouse Bait Pellets
These pellets were formulated to release a peculiar smell that rats find irresistible, a smell that doesn’t draw anything other than rodents. To some extent, they even taste nice, so it is very likely that rats and mice will keep on eating it, thus prompting other rats to join in. It contains Brodifacoum, however, so unlucky for them, it only takes a couple of hours for the poison to take effect, killing the rats in the process.
8Tomcat Mouse Killer I
As far as mouse killer bait stations go, this one is definitely top notch. It is a refillable station designed to effectively kill mice without allowing any pets you might have to ingest the poison by accident. Thanks to its clever design, the station can be used both indoors and outdoors with guaranteed efficiency and minimal risks. For this purpose, it was built in a way that makes it resistant to extreme weather conditions.
7Tomcat All Weather Bait Chunx
When most people think of rat poison, they think of a small bottle in a cupboard somewhere and not a whole bucket of it. Even so, if you’re living in a remote area or if you have a big house to cover, you might find it inconvenient to keep going back to the store every time you ran out of poison. Manufactured with human food-grade ingredients, this 4 lb bait chunk bucket will help you to protect a fairly large area against any mice and rats that are troubling you.
6D-Con Mouse Prufe II 4 Pack
Thanks to its unique wedge form, this rat disposal unit will reduce messiness during placement and will fit into hard-to-reach spots as well. Interestingly enough, it contains a unique type of poison that was formulated to kill warfarin-resistant house mice who will sometimes develop an immunity to rat poison over the course of a few generations. As a matter of fact, it can kill most rats and mice in just one feeding.
5Havoc Rat & Mouse Bait
Formulated with special attractants and bait ingredients for rapid action after just one feeding, this particular poison will work for a lot longer than regular rat poison, thus requiring lesser efforts from your part. To help you even further, this no-wax formulated poison comes available in fairly large recipients to minimize the need for re-supplying yourself. It should also be said that it can also be used around agricultural buildings as it does not evaporate any toxic chemicals.
4JT Eaton 709-PN Bait Block Rodenticide Anticoagulant Bait
This is an anticoagulant block bait that was formulated to attract and eliminate mice and rats efficiently by using a peanut butter flavor that most of them find irresistible. Thanks to its active ingredients like Diphacinone, it till eliminate small rodents after just one small feeding. Now, the one truly interesting thing about this particular bait is that it comes in 72 packs of 2-ounce rodenticide in a tamper evident resealable pail to make things more comfortable.
3Just1Bite 8CT 16OZ Bar
Like the name suggests, Just1Bite will effectively eliminate any rats and mice you might have roaming around the house in a timely fashion. All it takes for the poison the have effect is for them to take even a small nibble on the bars it packs, bars that you can break down into smaller pieces and scatter around the house. We should point out, however, that this particular poison is extremely potent, meaning that you should probably use gloves when handling it.
2Farnam Just One Bite II Bar
This is a more compact version of the efficient poison we just talked about, one that is also a lot easier to use and store. We say this because people always seem to have problems storing rat poison recipients around the house, whereas this particular package was designed for single usage only. Like we said, you take the poison bar and you break it down into as many small pieces you need, because this efficient poison will kill most mice and rats after just one bite.
1D-Con Ready Mix Bait Bits
We rated Reckitt’s D-Con Ready Mix Bait so high not only because of its efficiency but also due to its convenience. This particular poison will kill most rats and mice in just one feeding, although it may take up to 5 days to take effect on larger rats if they only ingested a small quantity. Furthermore, it is so efficient that it will kill Warfarin-resistant rats or mice as well, mainly as a result of its Brodifacoum contents.