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Akeem writes,
07/24/2010:

Why aren't the rats eating the Contrac Blox?

I ordered a bucket of Contrac blox along with three tamper proof bait stations. I placed 12 blocks in each station, and I threw some extra blocks down the holes they were burrowing in. I put peanut butter in one of the bait stations on the blocks. I opened up all three boxes a week later, and none of the bloxs were touched. Yet, they tried to get into the bucket of left overs I had. They are going into the bait stations, but they are not eating, why is that?

Answer:

Do you know if they ate the Contrac blox that you put down the burrows?  Did the rodents die from those blocks and never went in the stations? Typically, if none of the blocks are eaten then there is a food competition issue.  If there is other food accessible that is more attractive to the rodents then they will eat the other food first.  This could be pet food, bird seed, food in a garden, etc...  Do any of these situations exist?  Also, placement of the bait stations are critical.  Were the station placed along the foundation or along edges with holes against the wall?

Answer last updated on: 07/24/2010

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