How to use rodenticides in Canada

How to use rodenticides in Canada: 


  1. Read the label: Before using any rodenticide, read the label thoroughly. Make sure to follow all the instructions, precautions, and warnings provided by the manufacturer.

  2. Choose the right product: Select a rodenticide that is appropriate for the type of rodents you are trying to control. Some products are specifically designed for rats, while others are more effective for mice or other small rodents.

  3. Follow the dosage: Always use the recommended dosage of the rodenticide. Overdosing can increase the risk of accidental exposure to humans and pets.

  4. Use bait stations: Place the rodenticide in bait stations to prevent accidental exposure to non-target animals and children. Bait stations can also help protect the rodenticide from moisture, dust, and other environmental factors.

  5. Wear protective equipment: Always wear gloves when handling rodenticides to avoid contact with the skin. You may also want to consider wearing a mask and protective clothing to minimize exposure.

  6. Place the bait stations: Place the bait stations in areas where rodents are active. Typically, this includes places like walls, attics, basements, and crawl spaces.

  7. Check the bait stations regularly: Check the bait stations frequently to make sure they are secure and that the bait has not been depleted. Replace the bait as needed.

  8. Dispose of unused rodenticides: When you are done using rodenticides, make sure to dispose of them safely and properly. Follow your local regulations for hazardous waste disposal.

  9. Be aware of the signs of accidental exposure: Symptoms of accidental exposure to rodenticides can include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and difficulty breathing. Seek medical attention immediately if you or someone else shows signs of exposure.

By following these steps, you can use rodenticides safely and effectively while minimizing the risk of accidental exposure to humans and pets.