Products marketed to kill rodents are threatening the lives of the wildlife that eat them as poisons travel up the food chain. As the poison moves up the food chain the dosages get higher and higher.
Since it appears that rats have developed a resistance to warfarin, the active ingredient in rat poison, manufacturers have developed even more toxic solutions such as brodifacoum or bromadiolone. These second-generation rodenticides are even more levels in smaller amounts and deliver a lethal dose to a rodent with just one feeding. They also have longer half-lives, which means the poison can stay in the animal’s liver for years, compared to just days or months with the first-generation poisons.
The intended target suffers horribly and it is cruel, AND look at how many innocent wild animals others will be harmed! Please say NO to rat poison!