If you haven’t taken measures to control disease-causing organisms in your flock or herd, you’re putting your operation, income and livelihood at tremendous risk. A consistent, organized, ongoing program of disease-prevention and disease-control measures and practices – collectively termed “biosecurity” – is essential for limiting the spread of disease-causing organisms, or pathogens, among your livestock.
Along with vaccination, sanitation and disinfection, a good rodent-control program will help insure the health of your flock or herd. Thus, reducing the risk of considerable lost revenue caused by a disease outbreak.
Effective rodenticides and bait stations are critical components of any biosecurity practice. At Liphatech, we constantly strive to develop new technologies and materials to help you control rodent infestations.
Rodents have no known resistance to any active ingredient from our family of second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides. However, continued use of just one active ingredient or bait form in areas with ongoing rodent activity may increase the potential for a resistance problem. Also, mouse populations often prefer one flavor or texture of rodenticide over another (i.e. behavioral resistance). It makes sense to use a rodenticide rotation program in livestock production facilities to improve the effectiveness of your rodent control program.
A rotation strategy that includes Liphatech’s FastDraw, Revolver, Hombre and BootHill Rodenticides, used in conjunction with the Aegis Bait Stations, is your most effective means of controlling any rodent population.
Bait location strategy is important. Rodents are creatures of habit. They travel along established paths between their nest and their food/water supply (mice: range = 9 yards; rats: range = 30-100 yards). They will not go out of their way unless they are forced to. Poor placement reduces bait effectiveness while good placement improves it.
Below is a drawing that suggests placement outside of farm buildings as per generally accepted practices (see image below).