Pest control of rats and mice

Safety information

In some cases, we will use rodenticides to treat the situation. You will be given a copy of the safety information during our visit, or you can refer to this page if needed. 

If rodenticides have been consumed seek immediate medical assistance and show them with this page or the green card which the pest control officer provided. 

If you require emergency assistance during office hours call 01782 717717 and ask for a pest control officer. Out of hours call 01782 615599 and ask for the Environmental Health standby officer. 

The rodenticides we use are: 

Neosorexa / Roban - Difenacoum 0.005% 

If ingested 

Do not induce vomiting. Wash out mouth with water. Obtain medical advice immediately. 

If in contact with skin 

May cause skin irritation in susceptible persons. Remove contaminated clothing. Wash off immediately with soap and plenty of water. If irritation persists obtain medical attention. Contaminated clothing should be washed and dried before reuse. 

If in contact with eye(s) 

May cause eye irritation with susceptible persons. Remove contact lenses if present and rinse eye immediately with plenty of water for 15-20 mins and seek medical advice. 

Advice to physician 

Difenacoum is an indirect anticoagulant which may produce bleeding; the onset of bleeding may be delayed for several days after exposure. If there is no active bleeding the INR (prothrombin time) should be measured on presentation and 48-72 hours after exposure. If the INR is greater than 4, administer Vitamin K1 (phytomenadione) 5-10 mg by slow intravenous injection (100 μg/kg body weight for a child). Treatment with phytomenadione (orally or intravenously) may be required for several weeks. The advice of the National Poisons Information Service (www.npis.org) should be sought, particularly if active bleeding occurs. 

If in contact with pet 

In the case of a pet emergency contact your vet immediately. Antidote: Vitamin K1 (under medical supervision). 

Emergency contacts 

Neosorexa 
Roban 

Tomcat / Contrac Blox / Rodex Excel / Rodex Octablok - Bromadiolone 0.005% 

If ingested 

Call physician or emergency number immediately. Do not give anything by mouth or induce vomiting unless instructed by physician. 

If in contact with skin 

Wash with soap and water. If irritation develops, obtain medical assistance. 

If in contact with eye(s) 

Flush with cool water for at least 15 minutes. If irritation develops, obtain medical assistance. 

Advice to physician 

If ingested, Bromadiolone may reduce the clotting ability of the blood and cause bleeding. 

If ingested, administer Vitamin K1 intramuscularly or orally as indicated by bishydroxycoumarin overdoses. 

Repeat as necessary as based upon monitoring of prothrombin times. 

Emergency contacts 

Contrac & Tomcat 
Rodex Excel / Ocatablock II 

Vertox - Brodifacoum 0.005% 

If ingested 

Wash out mouth with water. Do not induce vomiting. Obtain medical attention. 

If in contact with skin 

Wash skin with soap and water. 

If in contact with eye(s) 

Wash out eye with plenty of water. Obtain medical attention if soreness or redness persists. 

Advice to physician 

Brodifacoum is an indirect anticoagulant. Vitamin K1 (phytomenadione) is antidotal. 

In the case of suspected poisoning, determine prothrombin time not less than 18 hours after consumption. If elevated, administer vitamin K1, 40 mg/day in divided doses, and continue until prothrombin times normalise. Continue determination of prothrombin time for three days after withdrawal of the antidote and resume treatment if elevation occurs in that time. 

For comprehensive medical advice on the treatment of poisoning, contact the nearest Poisons Information Centre or PelGar. 

Emergency contacts 

Vertox