On 16 Aug 2004 14:48:20 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom Baker) wrote:
:) I thought there was a rat bait that essentially dried them up from inside. ???
The "makes them dry up" falls in the same line as "they go outside to
look for water". I hear it all the time on new accounts where the
home owner states the exterminator they used last year used a bait
that did not let them stink, yet when I get into the attic the old
bait is always one of the common anti-coagulants on the market. I
probably have 450-500 homes I have bait out all year long and I will
get an odor complaint I would guess less than 12 times a year and half
of those are the same 2 to 3 homes each year. A lot may depend on the
rodent you are dealing with. When an animal starts getting ill they
tend to head home. Mice have a small home range so chances are they
will die in the house. Rats may be living 150 feet away coming in at
night to explore so there is a less of a chance it will die in the
house and where it may die and what sort of air circulation in the
attic may keep the odor from entering inside. I would guess it is a
safe bet to say that because if there is no odor the
bait/exterminator must of worked great...if an odor shows up, because
of the nature of rodents probably also visiting the neighbors homes,
one of the neighbors must of used a bait that didn't dry them up. :)
Lar. (to e-mail, get rid of the BUGS!!
It is said that the early bird gets the worm,
but it is the second mouse that gets the cheese.