Before we start we followed the CRRU UK Code of Best Practice for guidance before we come to the decision to try Romax venom lipogel on our site.
Well, it is a brodifacoum ready to use gel bait that comes in a 300g tube, this means it is applied with a caulking gun which allows it to be placed down quickly into bait stations without the worry of spillage which is always a good start.
When we used Romax venom lipogel it was a very hot day and the first thing we noticed when we picked the tube up was what seemed to be water running out the bottom of the tube, as i said it was a hot day so maybe it lost a bit of moisture in my hot pest bag.
We put the same amount of gel in three boxes but on the fourth box the nozzle blocked so we cut it back a bit to make the hole bigger, why did we not do this in the first place, well it was because i wanted to test it thoroughly.
Because the job was just up the road this allowed me to check on the uptake of the bait every 24 hours as i wanted to see how the rats reacted to this new bait formulation.
Well, the take of the bait was higher than i thought with almost every bit was taken, was it the fact it was hot and the bait is water-based this could be the reason, will we get as much take on it in the colder months well time will tell.
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