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What is Bromethalin?

Bromethalin is a pale, odorless, crystalline solid that was specifically designed in 1985 to address the issue of rodent resistance to anticoagulant rodenticides. Anticoagulants are blood thinning toxins that work over time. Bromethalin, on the other hand, is a highly potent neurotoxin that delivers a fatal dose with just one feeding.

What kind of rodents does Bromethalin target?

Bromethalin is used as an active ingredient in products that target rats, mice, and moles.

How does Bromethalin work to control rodents?

Bromethalin is a neurotoxin which attacks the central nervous system, blocking nerve activity and affecting muscle contraction. Death occurs within 24 to 35 hours after ingestion.


Bromethalin is extremely toxic and should always be handled with care, and kept out of areas where it may be accessible to pets or children. Always read the product label before using any product containing Bromethalin. When using bait formulations, always use a tamper-resistant bait box.

Products Containing Bromethalin:

Talpirid Mole Bait
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Fastrac Place Paks - A fresh tasting, highly compressed pellet that mice and rats love.

Fastrac Blox -A quick and effective solution to controlling populations of rats and mice, especially Norway rats, Roof rats and House mice.

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