In an attempt to curb the killing of thousands of wild bird and animal species that fall victim to rodenticides every year, scientists and wildlife advocates are trying to raise awareness of the dangers of using second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides for pest control. Popular rat poisons such as Hot Shot, Generation and d-Con are used extensively by farmers and exterminators to kill rats and mice, but often end up in our food, poison our water and sicken our children. Rat poison is, after all indications, not a suitable pest control method anymore.
And recent reports offer plenty of reasons why we should stop using it completely. First of all, the second generation of pesticides has been developed in response to the tolerance rats appeared to have developed to warfarin, the poison contained in the first generation of rodenticides. Unlike the previous versions, second- generation poisons do not kill the rat as fast as the first type, and in many cases rodents “continue to eat long after they have ingested a lethal dose.
If you are in the food business, you are more than aware of the rising costs of food, and you would never dream of taking a large portion of your order and dumping it in the trash as a matter of course. However, if you are ignoring a rodent control problem at your Vaughan business, it can be the equivalent of dumping tons of food in the garbage bin. It is more than worth the cost of contacting a professional rodent control company to help you eradicate mice and/or rats from your Vaughan business and will actually end up saving you money in the long run.
If you have experienced a rodent control problem in your Toronto home, it may seem as though you have tried everything to get rid of the rodents to no avail. The fact is that rodents are often impervious to all but professional efforts at elimination. That is why if you have a rodent infestation, your best bet is to contact a professional rodent control company that serves the Greater Toronto Area.