Ratsnip® Gel (Difenacoum)
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contains 0.005% w/w difenacoum
A ready-to-use bait for the control of mice in all situations.
Ratsnip Gel is a ready-to-use semi-solid mouse bait which is palatable and reduces the problems of spillage.
Ratsnip Gel is effective against mice, including strains resistant to some other anticoagulants. Two or more feeds are required to produce a delayed mortality (4-10 days): most rodents die in their burrows out of sight.
Ratsnip Gel contains denatonium benzoate to help prevent accidental human consumption.
- AVOID ALL CONTACT BY MOUTH.
- WASH HANDS AND EXPOSED SKIN before meals and after use.
- PREVENT ACCESS TO BAIT by children, birds and nontarget animals particularly dogs, cats, pigs and poultry.
- DO NOT PLACE BAIT where food, feed or water could become contaminated.
- SEARCH FOR RODENT BODIES AND DISPOSE OF SAFELY.
- REMOVE ALL REMAINS OF BAIT AND BAIT CONTAINERS AFTER TREATMENT AND DISPOSE OF SAFELY.
- STORE IN ORIGINAL CONTAINER, tightly closed, in a safe place.
- EMPTY CONTAINER COMPLETELY and dispose of safely.
- IF YOU FEEL UNWELL seek medical advice (show the label where possible).
NOTE TO DOCTOR
Difenacoum is an indirect anticoagulant. Phytomenadione, Vitamin K1, is antidotal. Determine prothrombin times not less than eighteen hours after consumption. If elevated, administer Vitamin K1 in divided doses. Continue until prothrombin times normalise. After withdrawal of the antidote, continue determination of prothrombin time for two weeks and resume treatment if elevation occurs in that time. NB. Vitamin K3 is not effective.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
The product must only be applied using a skeleton or caulking gun. Cut off the domed end of the tube taking care not to damage the screw thread. Cut the tapered nozzle to give an opening of approximately 1 cm diameter. Screw the nozzle onto the tube before installing in the skeleton or caulking gun. After each application deposit any run-on by drawing the end of the nozzle against the bait container. Cover the nozzle when not in use and release the caulking gun pressure to prevent leakage.
Thoroughly survey the infested premises to locate all active mouse colonies. Look for runs, burrows, droppings and signs of damage.
Use 5 g of gel per bait point (a bead approximately 5 cm long and 1 cm diameter), at many bait points where there are signs of activity such as droppings, gnawing or tracks.
As mice are sporadic feeders place baits 1-2 meters apart, in all locations where they are inaccessible to children, animals and birds. see open-ended containers, such as impermeable cardboard boxes or plastic bait stations. Protect from frost. Place baits only in situations where there is no ready access to occupants of houses.
INSPECT & REPLENISH
Inspect baits frequently particularly in the first 10 days and replace eaten bait. If a bait point is completely consumed, the quantity should be increased. Continue replenishment until baits are untouched.
Remove all remains of bait and bait containers and dispose of safely.
Rastsnip® - Irresistible rodenticide for better control of rats and mice.
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Rattus rattus is known as the Ship, Black, House or Roof rat.
Rattus norvegicus also known as the Common, Norway, Brown or Sewer rat.
Mus domesticus also known as the House mouse.
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