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post #11 of 29
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Originally Posted by 2pinkmom 

All right, I'll try the Just One Bite first.  I just got wigged out because I think that a rat might have made it into the house.  Will I see anything dead with the Just One Bite?


I use Just One Bite when I feel the need, but unless I thought I had a LOT of rats in my house I'd try hard to trap them out first.  I reserve poison baits for very specific situations when I can't get the job done any other way.

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post #12 of 29
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Originally Posted by jhm47 

I have eaten d-con in poison demonstrations and noticed no after effects.


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I'm a Farmer/Rancher  Wife,Mom & Grandma  No Farms, No food. 
If you want house chickens and ducks in diapers then this is the forum for you.
I've got 50+ years of poultry experience, but this 'poultry' forum isn't for me anymore.
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I'm a Farmer/Rancher  Wife,Mom & Grandma  No Farms, No food. 
If you want house chickens and ducks in diapers then this is the forum for you.
I've got 50+ years of poultry experience, but this 'poultry' forum isn't for me anymore.
If you're going to complain about farmers, don't do it with a full belly or a mouthful.
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post #13 of 29

To those who are interested in my "eating habits":  It was at an EMT convention, and the presenter was from poison control.  He deals with various poisons daily, and passed around a packet of d-con.  He assured us that it was safe, while he ate a few pellets during his presentation.  I tried a few, along with many of my fellow EMT's.  Tasted kind of bland, but not bad.  We would have had to eat many packets of the stuff to ingest a lethal dose.  The most vivid memory of this presentation is that some of the worst poisons are the carbamates,(golden malrin is one of them), and the diabetes medications that children sometimes get into.  We would assume that diabetes meds would be safe for humans, but they are deadly in children, due to their body weight.  If they eat just ONE pill, their blood sugar will drop very rapidly and it often kills them.  So, Grandma, put those diabetes meds in a very safe place when the grandkids visit.

FYI:  I am not in any way advocating that any of you start snacking on d-con or any other rat poisons.  Let's all eat only good healthy foods, like Twinkies and Mountain Dew.

Old, fat, gray-haired EMT guy.  Raised birds for 60 years.  I don't name 'em, and don't dwell over any that die.  I treat every bird with respect, and feed and care for 'em as best I can.  Dad to 2 M.D.'s, a teacher and a computer guru.  Grandpa to 6 beautiful girls and two grandsons.  Life is good!
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Old, fat, gray-haired EMT guy.  Raised birds for 60 years.  I don't name 'em, and don't dwell over any that die.  I treat every bird with respect, and feed and care for 'em as best I can.  Dad to 2 M.D.'s, a teacher and a computer guru.  Grandpa to 6 beautiful girls and two grandsons.  Life is good!
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post #14 of 29
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Originally Posted by jhm47 

FYI:  I am not in any way advocating that any of you start snacking on d-con or any other rat poisons.  Let's all eat only good healthy foods, like Twinkies and Mountain Dew.


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post #15 of 29

I got rat baits and dog proof bait holders from my pest control guy. If one of my dogs eats a dead rat, I do not want it to die. The bait stations are great. If You need a brand name I can look it up. Child proof, dog proof, almost adult proof, takes 2 screwdrivers to open the bait area, and coordination.

With grandchildren around, my solution for flies is flypaper, my solution for fire ants and keeping the flea population down is beneficial nematodes. I occasionally use frontline or revolution on my dogs and cats...   I did get some perimeter spray for the house, darned silverfish in the attic are worrisome.  Haven't figured out how to spray up there yet, but I'll gt there.

Owned by 4 dogs, 3 house cats, countless fish, and 17 hens, 3 production red hens, 5 americauna hens, and 8 black australorp, and one strange old hen that looks half and half of something, 3 buckeye roosters, soon to be 1 I think. And 4 grandchildren. And 2 beehives.. Bees have had a rough year.
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Owned by 4 dogs, 3 house cats, countless fish, and 17 hens, 3 production red hens, 5 americauna hens, and 8 black australorp, and one strange old hen that looks half and half of something, 3 buckeye roosters, soon to be 1 I think. And 4 grandchildren. And 2 beehives.. Bees have had a rough year.
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post #16 of 29

Just one Bite is extremely the best! Mice and rats comsume their body weight plus and cats dogs and the like wouldn't eat that much to kill them! and the best part is that the rodents  when dead don't leave behind the dead smell! They just dry up

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He who is seeking his own happiness and who punishes those who also long for happiness is running after a chimera. No happiness shall come his way for having destroyed that of others
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." ~ M.K. Gandhi
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post #17 of 29

I work full time at a grocery distribution center in the midwest and due to the possibilities of any contamination to food stuffs we no longer use baits or poisions! The pest control companies that service these companies uses baited glue traps rolled up and inserted in pvc pipe! Works great on Mice and Rats and for those with morbid senses of humor is sometime good for entertainment value as well and there are No Toxic substances used! Once their little feet touch the glue its all over and you just dump them out in the trash and dispose of the little vermine

He who is seeking his own happiness and who punishes those who also long for happiness is running after a chimera. No happiness shall come his way for having destroyed that of others
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." ~ M.K. Gandhi
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He who is seeking his own happiness and who punishes those who also long for happiness is running after a chimera. No happiness shall come his way for having destroyed that of others
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." ~ M.K. Gandhi
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post #18 of 29
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Originally Posted by minihorse927 

golden maldrin will kill anything that ingests it.  I usually cut open a 2 liter bottle about a 1/4 of the way up from the bottom and dump 1/2 cup in it.  They do not make it to far from there.  If that doesn't seem strong enough I have mixed more in.


Great   stuff,   yes  it will   kill   anything   fast.  1/2  cup  is a waste  and a danger for environment,  a few  teaspoons  covered  with a  cup of   any  kind of cola  (sugared,  not sugar  free)   will  do.  During  the day   I  cover   it   with   milk  crate  so   flies   can access  it. 

That,s  extra bonus,   killing  flies  always plentiful  among  chickens.

Use extra caution  to  protect  underground  water. 

Heavy  pan  inside  larger diameter  pan.   You  do  not  want any  spills.

Good  Lord  made birds  of meat   for us  to eat.
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Good  Lord  made birds  of meat   for us  to eat.
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post #19 of 29

I hope you get rud of the rats, ergh i hate rats!

post #20 of 29

I am an exterminator and Golden Malrin shoud be a absolute last resort and there are way better and saffer methods than that.  I prefer to use rat snap traps with bacon fat or pepperetts used for bait.  Any thing that eats that fly bait will die very fast. ( cats, dogs, Chickens,KIDS) There are also other poisons on the market that will work well and be safer than Golden Malrin.

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