There are many different methods of pest control, but in my opinion the most effective method is by using pesticide baits. This article will explain the different types of pesticide baits.
Rat Poison – The bait comes in a variety of shapes and colors. It will usually be blue, red or green and in the form of a “block” or “tea bags” (the “block” is in the form of a cube or cylinder and “tea bags” come in a square paper wrapping and looks like a tea bag only with rat poison inside). The bait will contain a very small percentage of rat poison (so not to repel the pests), usually around 0.05% of Brodifacoum (anticoagulant) with a mixture of beans and / or cereals to attract the pests.
Potion – Fluid that is used mostly to exterminate rats in place where water is scarce. When used properly and cautiously this type of pesticide is very effective. It is important to note that the active ingredient in this type of bait is an anticoagulant that is very dangerous to animals and humans. Therefore it must be used carefully in order to keep the safety of those around.
Ant / cockroach gel – This type of bait can contain sugar or protein and the active ingredient (poison) will generally be Fipronil / boric acid or Indoxacarb.
This type of bait is very effective when treating against ants or the German, which are a very difficult pest to get rid of.
Granules for treating ants in the yard/garden – This pesticide usually comes packaged in form of a shaker that is used to sprinkle the granules around the ant nest. The bait in these grains is also based on sugar or protein or both.
Pheromones – The use of insect hormones to lure males / females into a trap. This is not exactly pesticide bait but it works in a similar manner, so I added to this list (after all using male or female sexual appeal can definitely be considered as bait).
Pheromones are usually used to control food or clothes moths at home or as agriculture insecticide to treat a very wide variety of moths, flies and beetles.
So if you find any of the pests mentioned in this article in your home, you are more than welcome to call and ask for pesticide bait service.
Elad Uri, Agronomist and Certified Exterminator
Juk Barosh – Proper Pest Control