Posted by: r | 2008/01/21

safe or not?

is rattex safe to use in the home while 1 is pregnant? does it gieve off anythin tht could cause people harm? thanks

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The are safer ways of getting rid of rats. One can get vermin control units from some of the vermin exterminators. Rattex causes severe toxicity to animals if injested. This may also be the case if an animal consumes a rat that has succumbed to Rattex poisoning.

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Posted by: tania | 2008/01/22

Racumin is a better option in a home - minimum secondary poisoning possible, hence also a safer option for the owls.

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Posted by: Chill | 2008/01/21

Rattex, if used as specified on the packaging, is safe for humans, even in pregnancy. It has to be eaten to be dangerous.

The cvet probably means that if a dog or cat eats a rat or mouse that has died as a result of eating rattex, it is going to be affected by the same poison - that is where the danger lies.

Rattex contains an ingredient called Warfarin, which is routinely prescribed as a medicine to cardiac patients, or to people at high risk of stroke - it lowers the ability of the blood to coagulate, thus preventing clots. However, the dosage in such cases has to be VERY CAREFULLY MONITORED because taking too much would mean you'd end up like the rats, ie dead.

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