What Is a Rodent Bomb?
A rodent bomb
is a smoke
bomb meant to kill rodents outdoors. They kill by smoking out burrowing rodents
like rats or gophers. It is not
a humane method of pest control (imagine
the terror of slowly dying from toxic smoke inhalation).
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If you're not convinced, then consider that it's not only cruel, but it's also
- There is usually a network of tunnels. Placing the smoke bomb in one entrance
doesn't do any good when it's hard to figure out where the tunnels all exit above-ground.
- Rodents who smell the smoke can pull down dirt to "wall off" the area
where the smoke is coming from.
- It's rare that smoke bombs permanently get rid of rodents. Rodent
populations often return within just a few days even if the bombs were initially
able to drive them away.
- The smoke is dangerous to both people and their pets. They cannot be used inside
the attic or house due to the toxic chemicals and the residue left behind when used.
With so many other types of humane pest
control methods available, there's no need to use something as inhumane and ineffective
as a rodent bomb. Much kinder methods can be used to remove rodents before
preventive pest control is used
to help stop them from returning. There are also several do-it-yourself tips
on how to control rats in garden areas.