About The Use of Rodenticide (Rat Poisons) In Whistler
The use of anticoagulant rodenticide has been a matter of some consternation for cities across B.C. with more than a dozen of them voting to ban their use. At issue is the fact that secondary poisoning is killing predators who feed on the rodents. Owls, for example, may eat approximately 3 rats per night and over 1,000 per year. The anticoagulants in their prey are resulting in the deaths of these predators, causing the rat population to grow overall. Now, new measures that are more eco-friendly are being put into place to effectively control the pest population without endangering other local wildlife.
Resort Municipality of Whistler
Many municipalities across BC are considering banning the use of rodenticide (rat poison) on their city’s property. The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is dealing with this issue. On September 1, 2020, the municipal council was given an information presentation by Sea to Sky Injured Wildlife, regarding rodent poisons. This issue is still under consideration in Whistler.
This is a complicated issue. Balancing the humane treatment of all animals with the protection of people’s homes and businesses from the real hazard brought by a rodent infestation requires the services of an experienced professional.
Rodenticide Free Rodent Control
At Solutions Pest Control, we employ rodenticide only as a last resort. There are a number of rodenticide-free (or poison-free) methods that can be very effective, depending on the specific circumstances.
For a complete description of our poison-free rodent control methods see Poison-free Rat and Mouse Control.
Solutions Pest Control Is Good At Solving Rat Control Issues
No one wants mice and rats in their home, but removing them needn’t involve inhumane methods or over-reliance on potentially dangerous chemicals and poisons. Find out more on our Rat Control Services.
If you have a rodent problem, give us a call, and learn more about the poison-free, environmentally responsible ways we can help!
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Rat control in Metro Vancouver and the Sea-to-Sky Corridor is one of our more interesting pest problems to solve. Solutions Pest Control is an expert in rodent control. Give us a call today if you see signs of rodents in your home.
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