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Bromethalin

Bromethalin is an active ingredient featured in a variety of rodenticide products to control infestations of mice and rats.  Unlike most common rodenticides, bromethalin is not an anticoagulant. However, it is still a powerful rodenticide which can deliver a lethal dose to rodents in just one feeding. A rodent usually dies within 24 to 36 hours after ingestion.

Solutions Pest & Lawn is proud to carry products as part of our inventory of professional grade rodenticides. On this page, you can learn more about this bromethalin and why it works so effectively to kill even the most stubborn of rodent invasions as well as shop the  bromethalin contained products we have in stock.

What is Bromethalin?

Bromethalin is a neurotoxin available as bars (blocks), pellets and seed form and is used as a primary active ingredient in rodenticides. Bromethalin was first registered by the EPA in 1984 to address the increasing issue of rodent infestations around the world and the rising problem of rodent resistance to anticoagulant (blood thinning) rodenticides. 

Due to Bromethalin being a single-feed rodenticide,only a 1/3rd of the bait amount is necessary compared to a typical anticoagulant rodenticide because a lethal dose makes it so the rodent doesn’t continue to feed a second time. In it’s original form, bromethalin is a pale, odorless, crystalline solid compound in the diphenylamine family. 

Bromethalin should always be used with the proper safety precautions which usually consists of a tamper resistant bait station when targeting mice and rats. Bromethalin is highly toxic to humans, pets, and wildlife. While it is a rodenticide, bromethalin can also be used to address larger rodent issues like moles. It is often hidden inside a worm-like bait to attract moles such as Talpirid mole bait.

How Bromethalin Works

Bromethalin is a powerful rodenticide which can deliver a lethal dose to rodents in a single feeding. Once bromethalin is consumed by a rodent, the animal loses its appetite. Bromethalin works by causing the cells in the nervous system to stop producing energy. The nerve cells start to swell, which puts pressure on the brain, and paralysis, convulsions and eventually death soon follows. One of the reasons bromethalin is so popular is because it tends to kill faster than other anticoagulant pesticides, usually within 1-2 days, and is ideal when populations need to be addressed and wiped out quickly.

View our selection of bromethalin formulated products below. For more information about bromethalin or other active ingredients in our pesticides, please call us with your questions at 800-479-6583 or email us at askapro@solutionsstores.com

 

Where is Bromethalin used?

Bromethalin can efficiently be used to control stubborn rodent infestations such as Norway rats, roof rats, mice, field rodents, moles, and raccoons. It can be applied inside and outside of industrial buildings and homes, in outdoor alleys, port terminals, sewers, farmhouses, grain stores, factories, fields, and transport vehicles such as trains, ships, and aircraft. 

 

In most areas, a tamper resistant bait station is required by law to avoid accidental poisoning of humans and unintended species.

 

Is Bromethalin Safe To Use?

Bromethalin is safe to use with the proper safety precautions put into place. Due to its toxicity, we highly recommend when applying bromethalin based rodenticides to place the product in tamper-resistant bait stations to keep the poison away from pets and children. Bromethalin is activated by ingestion, or inhalation; and is considered category II (moderately toxic) by the EPA when exposed to the skin through contact. 

 

Wear gloves during treatment, and make sure to wash arms, hands, and face with soap after handling the bait. Avoid all contact with the mouth. Do not allow the bait to contaminate food or water supplies. In case of accidental ingestion, call the Center for Poison Control and a doctor immediately. While there isn’t an antidote for Bromethalin, there are treatment programs to mitigate the effects of the poison.

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