Black light to find rodent paths?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Tweeza, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. Tweeza

    Tweeza Songster

    Aug 17, 2008
    New England
    I was at Tractor Supply and the manager said when he first took over the store he thought they might have a rodent problem. He said he used a black light to find their trails. Has anyone else heard of the use of a black light for this purpose or is it an old wives tail or one of those sky hook jokes?

  2. theFox

    theFox Songster

    Sep 21, 2009
    Standish, Maine

    rodent urine ultraviolet light
    rodent urine black light

    UV light will allow you to find all kinds of things, but just because something fluoresces it doesn't mean its rodent urine although rodent urine does fluoresce.
  3. StupidBird

    StupidBird Songster

    Apr 8, 2009
    Cool! My BYC fact of the day! . . . use black light to check for rodent sign!

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