Contrac All-weather Blox Rodenticide is a multi-edged, single feeding Rat and Mouse bait. It is formulated with an optimal blend of food grade ingredients and low wax to yield a highly palatable, weatherable bait that is very attractive to rodents. Secondary poisoning is very minimal with Contrac as an antidote to the poison (vitamin K1) is readily available. We recommend placing the blox in tamper resistant mouse bait stations or rat bait stations to protect the bait from non-target animals such as dogs and cats.
|Active Ingredient:||Bromadiolone .005%|
|Target pests:||Norway Rats, Roof Rats, House Mice|
|For use in:||Agricultural and animal production facilities, warehousing and food processing plants, as well as for commercial, industrial, and residential accounts|
|Application:||Recommend changing bait out every 40-60 days if not eaten. Very cold or warm temperatures will mold or sour the bait faster. Apply bait in locations out of reach of children, pets, domestic animals and nontarget wildlife, or in tamper-resistant bait stations.|
|Pet safe:||Contrac is LESS toxic to non-target animals in both primary and secondary poisoning situations than other single-feeding baits. An antidote, Vitamin K1 is readily available and there is a time factor for treatment. Used in tamper resistant bait stations or areas inaccessible to non target animals and children.|
|Yield:||Each 4 lb. pail contains approx. 64 (28 gram ea) 2 in. x 1 in. x 1 in. blox.|
Each 18 lb. pail contains about 288 blox.
|NOT FOR SALE TO:||AK, CA|
|Shelf Life:||If unopened and sealed, product will last 2-3 years if kept away from extreme temperatures. Once opened, should last a year in normal conditions|
|Coverage Area:||All bait placements must be inside or within 50 feet of buildings.|
|Special Features:||Multiple edges appeal to a rodent's desire to gnaw, are made with food-grade ingredients and small amounts of paraffin for a highly palatable bait, holds up well, particularly in adverse or moist conditions, superior rodent acceptance and control including control of Warfarin-resistant rats, LESS toxic to non-target animals in both primary and secondary poisoning situations|
|Time to Kill:||Single feed, 1-5 days|
|Manufactured By:||Bell Labs (Manufacturer Product Number: CB4047)|
Active Ingredient: Bromadiolone .005%
DESCRIPTION: Contrac® All-weather Blox® Rodenticide is a multi-edged, single feeding Rat and Mouse bait. It is formulated with an optimal blend of food grade ingredients and low wax to yield a highly palatable, weatherable bait that is very attractive to rodents. Contrac® All-weather Blox® contains Bromadiolone, which is less toxic to non-target animals in primary and secondary poisoning.
USE: Baits are small 1 oz. size and can be placed in bait stations, in holes and burrows, or where mice and rats tend to travel. A hole in the center of each block allows it to be placed on bait securing rods in tamper resistant mouse bait stations or rat bait stations, or nail or wire it in place.
NOT FOR SALE IN: AK
Ready-to-use CONTRAC BLOX bait pieces feature a patented multi-edge design that gives rodents plenty of gnawing edges per piece. The 1-oz. bait pieces fit easily into burrows, bait stations and tight baiting places. A hole through the center lets you wire/hang the bait, or place on bait securing rods for added security.
It is colored blue and authorized by USDA for use in federally inspected meat and poultry plants.
Do not place bait in areas where there is a possibility of contaminating food or surfaces that come in direct contact with food. Do not broadcast bait.
SELECTION OF TREATMENT AREAS: Determine areas where rats or mice will most likely find and consume the bait. Generally, these areas are along walls, by gnawed openings, in or beside burrows, in corners and concealed places, between floors and walls, or in locations where rodents or their signs have been seen. Remove as much alternative food as possible.
Norway rats and house mice may consume a lethal dose in one feeding with first dead rodents appearing four to five days after treatment begins.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
APPLICATION DIRECTIONS: Each bait block in this container weighs approximately one ounce.
RATS: Place 3 to 16 CONTRAC BLOX (usually at intervals of 15 to 30 feet) per placement. Maintain an uninterrupted supply of fresh bait for at least 10 days or until signs of rat activity cease.
MICE: Place 1 block per placement. Space placements at 8- to 12- foot intervals. Two CONTRAC BLOX may be needed at points of very high mouse activity. Maintain an uninterrupted supply of fresh bait for at least 15 days or until signs of mouse activity cease.
RATS AND MICE: Replace contaminated or spoiled bait immediately. Collect and dispose of all dead animals and leftover bait properly. To prevent reinfestation, limit sources of rodent food, water, and harborage as much as possible. If reinfestation does occur, repeat treatment. Where a continuous source of infestation is present, establish permanent bait stations and replenish as needed.
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51 of 57 people found this review helpful:
Mice like it. But...
By Robert on February 24, 2009
I live in a row-house and have an on and off again love-hate relationship with mice. They love me. I hate them. I put these Contrac Blox in my detached garage and almost every morning they are nibbled at (there is a field behind the garages). They eat it but is it true that if the bait goes stale you have to throw it out? Does it become ineffective? How long? Is there an expiration date on the pail? I would hate to buy the 18 lb size and then have to throw most of it out. Help?
40 of 41 people found this review helpful:
This stuff is the best!
By Denis on May 12, 2010
Living in a restaurant filled neighborhood in DC with unkempt neighbors on both sides of our house led to our backyard becoming a rat highway. It got so bad that we would have 6 or 7 running across every 5 mins. all night - and they were getting closer and closer to the house. We looked at all kinds of new fencing options only to realize it wouldn't have made a difference since they'd probably just burrow underneath it. We bought this and in less than 1 week's time, we have abolished every rat! We only had one meet his maker in the yard that we had to dispose of, the other hundred or so wandered off to die. It's been close a month now and we still have not seen one. This stuff is BAD A@!.
27 of 27 people found this review helpful:
Mice are gone!
By Tom on August 23, 2005
We were getting rundown with field mice from the lot next to our home. Traps were not getting the job done. After 2 weeks using Contrac Blox Rodenticide the mice were gone....Thanx
21 of 21 people found this review helpful:
By Tarik on March 13, 2010
This stuff is the truth. I've tried the Rex traps and other traps but those other methods just didn't get the job done. I live in a duplex with joining garages and my neighbor had dog food which attracted the rats. They were multiplying faster than I could trap them. I bought Contrac and placed them in stacks of three around my garage also stacked six of them where the garages joined. The next day the six were gone. I replaced the six with six more, they disappeared. Within five days not a sign of rats or droppings. I didn't even have to dispose of the dead rats. This is a winner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
17 of 19 people found this review helpful:
Best I have seen
By Harold on November 9, 2006
This is the best I have seen. I had a bucket of Contrac Blox rodenticide sitting in the barn and the rats ate a hole in the top of the bucket.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
By Cliff on December 6, 2014
I place Contrac in my bait stations with Final. Rodents seem to prefer the Final over the Contrac but, they still eat the Contrac, which does a very effective job, and I like to give the rodents on my farm a choice of their poison.
By Cliff on November 3, 2014
very good and effective product, but Final is a little better from my observations.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
Rats are gone
By Gary on October 14, 2014
This product works well, we see very little activity going on within the bait stations, and have not seen signs of rodents inside our shop after giving this product time to work. This is our second purchase of this product and we will continue using it.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
By Gisele on September 7, 2014
I am so happy with this product and seller. It has eliminated a highly rat infested garage. Seller was quick to ship etc. You will NOT be disappointed.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful:
Affordable protection in bulk
By Charles on December 3, 2013
This is my second time to purchase the 18# pail of mouse bait. I'm in the mini storage business and this size package provides me with my most affordable option for rodent control, especially when you factor in the quality of the bait.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
Contrac Blox Rodenticide
By Gary on November 29, 2013
I have been using Contrac Blox for several years, and its performance has exceeded my expectations. Used in bait stations, it has resulted in no evidence whatsoever of the field rats that formerly caused several thousand dollars in vehicle repairs (gnawed electrical wires of all types). We use four bait stations in a carport and another four in a two-car garage. It is simple and quick to load the bait stations, and to check the stations periodically.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful:
Contrac Blox Rodenticide
By Dan on October 30, 2013
I have been using this product for over five years. I haven't had any mice in the house during this time frame. An important feature for me is that it is pet safe.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful:
Purchase Bait Stations Also!
By Ali on October 12, 2013
Product worked great but the purpose of my review is to encourage folks to buy the bait stations also, even if you don't have animals or children that might be harmed by the poison itself. Don't be an idiot like I was and purchase only the poison blocks. The amount of poison I've gone through since purchasing the bait stations has dropped to a tenth of what it was (the rats were hording) and the poison has been, subjectively, more effective--we live in a rural area and I think new rats and mice find the poison right away whereas before if a rat had collected it all, I had to put more down for new rats and mice to find.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful:
Great product, good price...
September 3, 2013
It works well against both mice and raats. I highly recommend buying/using bait stations where the bait can be locked inside.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful:
August 27, 2013
I had used the Contrac before with good results. I switched to Terad to save money due to the larger qty requirement of Contrac. Terrible results from Terad. Switched back to Contrac after my rodent problem got bad again. Instant results. Within days dead rats began to show up. Can't beat it.
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June 2, 2011 Michael asked:
QWhat are the new regulations on rodent products that go into effect on June 4th, 2011?
AThe federal government has decided that certain types of rodenticides should not be sold in the same manner they have been after June 4, 2011. These regulations were passed to try to prevent over the counter sales of rodenticides to homeowners and minimize secondary poisoning and misuse of rodenticides. Unfortunately too many people have placed rodenticides in locations they should not be, such as easy to access places that children and pets can easily get to. Basically all of the smaller quantities of rodent bait that you have been able to purchase over the counter will no longer be available. You will only be able to purchase bait already inside a rodent station that is a one time use product. It will come pre-baited in a sealed rodent station. This will be the general rule for big box stores like Wal-Mart and Home Depot. For a specialty store like ourselves, Do My Own Pest Control, we will no longer be able to sell certain rodent place packs, liquid rodenticides, or bait blox in smaller quantities than 16 pounds. This was passed to discourage homeowners from purchasing rodenticides since they have to now purchase them in large quantities. Most homeowners do not need 16 lbs worth of place packs. We will be able to continue to sell the current stock that we have of currently labeled product while supplies last. However, after June 4th, once we sell out of our current stock and start receiving newly manufactured bait, we will no longer be able to sell it in less than 16lb increments. There will be some baits that we can continue to sell in smaller quantities but they will be very few and only the ones that have a minimal secondary poisoning risk.
August 17, 2009 Bonita asked:
QWhat happens to mice after they eat Contrac Blox?
I live in a mobile home and I purchased Contrac Blox and scattered it under my home. What happens to the mice after they eat it? How long does it take for them to die? Do they need water for this product to work?
AContrac Blox is an anti-coagulant which means once the mice eat this product they begin to bleed to death from the inside. The mice first become sick, and then grow tired and weak and pass in their sleep. It can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days depending on how much the mice have eaten. They do not need water for the product to work.
September 19, 2011
Kme from Lee, Nh asked:
QIs secondary poisoning an issue for cats when using Contrac Blox rodenticide?
We have mice in unfinished areas of our home (garage, basement, and attic) and we have placed bait boxes with Bellís Contrac in these areas. We are not concerned about primary poisoning with our cats since they not allowed in these areas (and the poison is in boxes that the cats could not even fit into). However, my concern is about secondary poisoning. If a mouse somehow made it to a part of the house where the cats are and one of the cats ate the mouse, could it get secondary poisoning from Contrac? I would really appreciate some feedback as I have received mix answers from asking around, including our vet who was not really sure and suggested we contact you all. Thank you!
AThe risk of secondary poisoning with Contrac Blox is very minimal. A mouse only consumes a very small amount of bait at a time and passes it very quickly only keeping a smaller amount in their liver until they succumb to the effects of the bait. A cat would have to actually eat 20-30 mice that have consumed the bait for it to have an effect. In most cases well fed domesticated animals will not actually eat a mouse or a rat that they come across. Instead they will play with it, chew it and then leave it behind.
April 30, 2010 Craig asked:
QWhich rodent bait is best for mice in a house that has two dogs?
I have mice in my house and was wondering which poison is better, Final Blox or Contrac Blox for me? I was reading the info on both and do not really know what the difference is, since they both claim to be the best, which confuses me since they are made by the same company. So my question is which one is best for mice in a house that has two dogs? The bait stations will be placed in areas of the house that the dogs can not get to (attic/basement).
AContrac Blox is usually preferred in homes with pets and/or children as there is a readily available antidote in the event of accidental ingestion and because of the reduced risk of secondary poisonings (if one of your dogs were to eat a poisoned mouse). Final Blox is used when a fast clean out is needed as it will kill the rodents a bit faster than the Contrac Blox. Final Blox does have a higher risk of secondary poisoning. We recommend that you use tamper resistant bait stations that will help stop accidental poisonings of non-target animals no matter which bait you select.
March 9, 2010 Monte asked:
QHow long do the Contrac Bloxs stay fresh if stored properly in the bucket?
Does the product fade in time due to opening and closing lid to use product? How effective is this product compared to the individual contract pellet packets?
AContrac Blox should be used within about 1 year of the purchase date. The active ingredient within the product would most likely stay effective long after 1 year but the food ingredients or the attractants will start to degrade and will no longer be attractive to rodents. Just opening and closing the lid of the storage container would not cause the product to lose its efficacy, but storing the product without a lid could cause it to mold or otherwise degrade. Contrac Blox and Contrac Place paks are essentially the same product just in different shapes and packaging. Contrac Place Paks are very useful for treating mice that love to tear open and gnaw through packaging and the pellets are small enough for them to hold and consume, but the product would eliminate both rats or mice. Contrac Blox work well for both rats and mice by providing them with a large gnawing surface.
December 2, 2014
Tom from Medina, Oh asked:
QAllergy Reactions to Smelling Contrac Bait Blox
I understand the Contrac bait blocks do not give off a vapor, correct? Is it still possible for the odors from the bait when placed into an attic to weep through drywall and cause a reaction to a child (living in a room below the attic) who is highly allergic to various foods?
A Contrac Blox Rodenticide do not emit any type of vapor. This product should not cause a reaction to a child unless they come in direct contact with it. Contrac Blox should be placed in tamper resistant bait stations. It will pose no threat to humans if it is used as directed.
September 30, 2014 David asked:
QInsects eating Contrac Blox Rodenticide
I have Contrac Blox Rodenticide inside Protecta Evo Ambush bait stations, and it appears that insects are eating the bait. I put these out last year, and I didn't notice any signs of insects eating the bait at that time (I change the bait every 4 months). Recently, all of the bait was gone, and I replaced it and rechecked the next week to find them covered in insects. Any ideas/suggestions?
A Insects are trying to fatten up for the winter. It is not uncommon for insects to be more attracted to rodent bait like Contrac. We recommend to sprinkle Niban Bait around the outside perimeter of the bait station to keep the insects out.
July 29, 2014
David from Transfer Pa.16154 asked:
QI need a good bait to control rats and mice. I also need something for spiders on my farm.
I have been using a rat bait from Agway,and it is not doing what I want it too do. I am tired of the spiders in my shops and the basement of the house. I would like too try a good rodenticide. Any good recommendations?
For a rodenticide, we would recommend Contrac Blox. It is a single feed kill. It comes in an 18 lb. pail. We would recommend putting these in rat bait stations, such as Protecta Rat Bait Stations. If you are in CA, we would recommend Fastrac Blox. Although they are not a single feed kill, they still will work wonderfully. For spiders, we would recommend using Bifen IT. This can be sprayed indoors and outdoors. It does have a residual of about 90 days indoors and 30 days outdoors. Indoors, it needs to be sprayed in the cracks and crevices and along the baseboards. Outdoors, this product can be used around the perimeter, in the lawn, on shrubs, trees and on flowers. This product should be used on edibles.
For a rodenticide, we would recommend Contrac Blox. It is a single feed kill. It comes in an 18 lb. pail. We would recommend putting these in rat bait stations, such as Protecta Rat Bait Stations. If you are in CA, we would recommend Fastrac Blox. Although they are not a single feed kill, they still will work wonderfully.
For spiders, we would recommend using Bifen IT. This can be sprayed indoors and outdoors. It does have a residual of about 90 days indoors and 30 days outdoors. Indoors, it needs to be sprayed in the cracks and crevices and along the baseboards. Outdoors, this product can be used around the perimeter, in the lawn, on shrubs, trees and on flowers. This product should be used on edibles.
July 25, 2014
Rene from Waco Tx asked:
QCan Contrac blox kill roaches
i have baited my whole residence with these blox i cannot say for sure if the mice are eating it but the roaches sure eating it and i am wondering if they can die from this.
Contrac Blox Rodenticide uses human food grade attractants. There is potential for roaches to be attracted to the sent. Yes, they could harmed from eating the poison. To treat for roaches, we recommend to use one of our Roach Control Kits.
July 20, 2014
Tony from Lufkin,texas asked:
QHow many roof rats will one block of contrac kill?
A Contrac Blox is a single feed rodenticide. Single feed means a rodent can consume a lethal dose of Bromadiolone in 1 feeding therefore resulting in death within 1-5 days. The number of rodents that 1 block will treat is undeterminable. Place 3 to 16 Contrac Blox (usually at intervals of 15 to 30 feet) per placement. Maintain an uninterrupted supply of fresh bait for at least 10 days or until signs of rat activity cease. Replace contaminated or spoiled bait immediately. Collect and dispose of all dead animals and leftover bait properly. To prevent reinfestation, limit sources of rodent food, water, and harborage as much as possible. If reinfestation does occur, repeat treatment. Where a continuous source of infestation is present, establish permanent bait stations and replenish as needed.
June 14, 2014
Kristin from Old Lyme, Ct asked:
QHow long is the shelf life of the Contrac Blox Rodenticide?
May 29, 2014
Matt from United States asked:
QI don't know what type of rodent problem I have?
I Have had a rodent problem since last year. It went away and just came back this week. I tried all the mouse traps and decon in the World but it did not kill it. Can you please identify what rodent I'm dealing with and the killer I need? Here is a picture of it's poo: http://imgur.com/TNGQgOv (I know how lovely)
A We apologize, we could not open that link. We would recommend to please send us a clear picture of the rodent droppings or contact your Cooperative Extension Office.
April 5, 2014
Richard from Toronto, Ontario, Canada asked:
QDoes Contrac give off any vapors when placed inside the home, and if so, are the harmful to humans?
We placed 11 contrac blocks in the attic of our house to get rid of mice, and are concerned about possible effects of the vapors on us. We also placed several stations baited with Contac in the kitchen and basement. Is this safe for humans?
April 2, 2014
Steve from Baltimore,maryland asked:
QTreating rats in my yard. They are going inside of holes
When treating for rats outdoors, we always recommend that you use tamper resistant bait stations that will help stop accidental poisonings of non-target animals and children no matter which bait you select. Please take a moment to read our article for baiting tips for rats. We would recommend to use Contrac blox which will kill the rats within 1-5 days after a single feed.
January 29, 2014
Nick from Vancouver, Bc asked:
QWill Contrac attract rats from the neighbourhood?
How attracted rats are to the Contrac Blox? A pest control guy suggested that it wouldn't be a good idea to preventatively use baiting station with Contac. He said that it may attract rats that otherwise wouldn't be around the house. Is this right? Would it really attract rats from, say, 10-20 yards away? Thanks.