We do alot of research on choosing the most appropriate rodenticide, secure bait stations, and placement for residential homes.
We had safety in mind as a top priority when we developed this program. Accidents happen, but we set up a safety net, and the program was engineered to minimize the risk to children and pets.
We specifically chose Contrac from Bell Labs as our rodenticide because of the safety factor. If you review the primary poisoning data, from the manufacturer, you will discover that a dog has to consume 5-10% of their body weight before veterinary treatment was advisable. If they were able to consume that much rodenticide, then there is a vitamin K antidote.
Primary Poisoning - What if it is directly eaten?
Secondary Poisoning - What if my pet consumes treated mice?
Who should you call, if a child or pet consumes rodenticide, or if you have pesticide questions?
National Pesticide Information Center: 800-858-7378
Products We Use:
Attics - Are areas where pets/children do not occupy.
Basements - Rodenticide is placed in tamper resistant bait stations that hold a single block. Not only does the station secure the rodenticide, the quantity is too small to impact pets.
Exterior - Rodenticide is placed in exterior bait stations. These stations have been designed with ramp entry to keep kids, and non-target pests out. They are dog and child tamper-resistant. The stations are manufactured by Bell Labs and have undergone EPA testing. The testing demonstrated that 50 children could not access the interior. Additionally, the stations were exposed to dogs for 2 hours without failure. These stations meet the highest level of safety available - Tier 1 safety status. Testing Info