You watch too many films or read too much rubbish in newspapers lolMy only thought on poisoning is the fear that if a poisoned rat made his way down the street and was eaten or chewed by a dog would it kill the dog as well. I'm not up on poison and not sure if that's a real thing
Bird feed in a neighbours garden, chickens, rabbits or guinea pigs nearby or it could be a more serious issue like a broken drain if they've been there forever. Get the buggers poisoned as you won't clear it very quickly with traps.
The amount of residual poison in a dead rat is tiny as concentrated in the liver generally, using difenacoum for example the LD50 (lethal dose to kill 50% of a given animal population) for dogs is 200g of poison per kg of body weight. The same for bromadialone. These are the safest with bromadialone being the best for rat kills.only around 9g of poisoned bait will kill a rat although they will eat much more than that. Baits Placed inside a few wooden boxes to prevent non target animals and birds getting it will sort them out.
There are others which are significantly stronger and should only be used by professionals!
If a dog eats a rat or 10 when using the above it will be perfectly fine!
Edited by ratattack, 11 February 2017 - 11:13 am.