Bait rotation is an important strategy for effective control of rodents in livestock and poultry buildings. Continued use of one active ingredient or bait type may increase the risk for potential resistance problems. Rodent populations may also prefer the flavor or texture of one type of bait.
Liphatech’s recent introduction of the new soft bait Revolver gives producers even more choices in their bait rotation program.
FastDraw and Hombre both contain the same active ingredient, Difethlalone. FastDraw is a soft bait and Hombre is available as a mini block or place pak. Revolver and Boot Hill are formulation with the same active ingredient, Bromadiolone. Revolver is the soft bait version and Boot Hill comes in either a mini block or pellet place pack.
Now producers can add another element, texture into their bait rotations. Note the double orange arrows in the rotation diagram illustrating the possible choices. For example if the first bait used was FastDraw the next choice in the rotation could be either Revolver (soft bait) or Boot Hill (mini blocks) as they both contain a differen active ingredient Bromadiolone. If Boot Hill was selected the next step in the rotation back to Difethlalone could be either FastDraw (soft bait) or Hombre (mini blocks).
Also note on the diagram the rodenticide Gunslinger highlighted with the blue circle. We highly recommend Gunslinger be inserted into any bait rotation at clean out as it most effective when animals aren’t present and feed sources can be removed. Gunslinger contains a completely different active ingredient, Bromethalin and its “knockdown” on rodent populations is impressive.