My name is James, and I’m with JT Eaton. We’re the manufacturers of rodent bait. We have our flavorized bait, we have our gofer bait, and we have our bromethalin bait. Now I’m just here to explain some of the differences to you and why we have the different flavors and different types, and when to use them. When you’re looking at flavorized bait, the common question comes up to me is why are they flavorized? Why peanut butter? Why apple? And when you look at malice, which is the pest control handbook and you look at other stuff, what is the food preference for rats and mice? Seeds, nuts, and fruit. So we’re the only manufacturers with flavorized bait. It makes sense to use flavorized baits because if you notice, rats they have a keen sense of smell. So what’s going to happen is they’re going to smell the bait, before they even get there. It’s not made with real peanuts, so people with peanut allergies – it’s just a flavorizer inside. But it’s a great maintenance bait. The active ingredient is diphacinone, which is a first generation bait. It doesn’t fall under the second generation rules that are coming up. It’s been around a long time, and it’s a proven product. Other than being proven, it’s an economical product to use, and that’s why I suggest using it for maintenance. Our other bait that we have is our Top Gun bait. Our Top Gun bait comes in smaller blocks than traditional bait. And you can see that you don’t need much. Bromethalin bait, you only need a little bit to kill a rat. In fact, one block will knock down two rats, or ten mice… on a single block! So inside of a bait station, you’re not using a lot of bait. You’re only using a little bit of bait in each station, because what happens is, as our rodents come to feed, it has a stop-feed action in it. The rodents will actually ingest the bait, and the way the poison works is it stops them from feeding. It works on the brain, it works on the system of the rodent and stops him from feeding. So that’s the good thing about it. You’re not using a lot in each station, it’s a quick knock-down. People call it a cleanout bait because it knocks down populations really fast. In fact, in some studies it’s showing to knock down the rodent population in 1.9 days or knock down the rodent in 1.9 days. That’s the kill rate on this. We call it our 48 hour kill. It comes in different forms. It comes in a pellet form as well, depending on what you’re trying to kill. Selecting the different bromethalin baits- what you’re doing is you’re looking at what are they feeding them? If you’re looking at small nibblers like mice, you’re probably going to want to go with the pellets. That seems to work best. If you’re looking at where they’re feeding on solid food, you’re going to go on the block form on that. The gofer bait that we have is outstanding because it’s the only block that you can put in the ground for gofers. There’s nothing else like it, and it’s a diphacinone-based product. The blocks are actually put into the runs of the gofers, and what that means is that as a gofer is traveling and doing burrow maintenance, it’s going to run into that block, and the block is too heavy for the gopher to push it out, so it ends up feeding off of it. But the key to what makes this a really, really great bait is it prevents re-infestation because that block is in the ground. And eventually it’s going to decompose if it’s at water line, and it’s seed-based, and it’s a heavy-paraphanized block. So what happens is, eventually moisture will start to break that down, and the insects in the ground will start feeding off of the bait and not cause the insects any harm, obviously. So if you have a gopher problem, my suggestion is, start with perimeter control around the property. By offering perimeter control, you’re preventing robber gophers from a neighboring property from coming in. This one carries a caution label, and you need to check your local laws for baiting for gophers, as well. Just in case there are any endangered species or anything like that, you just want to be aware of what’s going on. Our bait block is an economical block to use. It’s packaged correctly to fit into most tool boxes in 9 lb. tubs. Our Top Gun bait is used for a cleanout. You use very little bait inside of it. It kills very, very fast. So when you have a large infestation, that’s what you want to use. If you’re having a mouse problem, I would suggest using some of the top gun pellets. Because the small pellets make it a little bit easier for the mouse to feed off it. Our Kills Gopher bait, again, the only bait you can put in the ground that helps prevent re-infestation from gophers. The flavorized part of our bait, the item number on it is 709PN for peanut butter and 709AP for our apple bait. Again, the most economic bait on the market.
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