RatAbate Paste

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RatAbate paste - for rat control

This highly palatable paste effectively controls rats. In fact, trials show that rats prefer RatAbate over other products on the market in New Zealand!

RatAbate’s active ingredient is Diphacinone – a first-generation anticoagulant. The low risk of secondary poisoning from first-generation anticoagulants makes them a great choice for farm situations and the environmentally conscious.

Use RatAbate paste in bait stations for rats like our Run Through and Zig Zag stations.

For more options, see our range of rodent control products.

Active ingredient

  • Diphacinone – 0.05g/kg

Features

  • Highly palatable – rats love it!
  • Low risk of secondary poisoning – its short half-life* compares favourably to other toxins
  • Prevents target animals hiding and storing it (bait caching) – the paste format encourages bait station feeding instead 
  • Used by experts – the Department of Conservation and other leading conservationists and pest controllers
  • Antidote is readily available – Vitamin K
  • No Controlled Substance Licence (CSL) required

*how long a substance takes to reduce its concentration by half

Environmental impact

  • Breaks down a lot faster than other toxins – its half-life* in tissue and blood is only 3 days. Brodifacoum, the most commonly used second-generation anticoagulant, is 130-300 days.
  • Minimal risk of secondary poisoning
  • Minimal risk to native birds and non-target species

Safety for handlers

How to use RatAbate paste

History

  • Controlling rats in New Zealand since 2006