Bayer Environmental Science said sales of Harmonix Rodent Paste have proven extremely successful as technicians hear more about the benefits of switching to it.
Lewis Clarke, from Suffolk-based LRC Environmental jumped at the chance to be one of the first professional pest controllers to start using it, when he heard about it at a recent BPCA meeting.
Mr Clarke said: “I started using Harmonix Rodent Paste in February, when I realised its potential as a rodenticide but also its ability to front our environmentally friendly image at LRC Environmental.”
Harmonix Rodent Paste uses the active ingredient cholecalciferol to manage rodent infestations, whilst reducing the risks associated with rodenticide use including secondary poisoning. This allows it to be used in multiple situations including open areas, waste dumps and rat burrows.
Mr Clarke added: “I think with it being a new bait to the market which is only for professional use, it gives us a great selling point for the client. It’s something that they can’t just get their hands on in the local DIY store.
“With the added benefit of it having little to no known resistance, it makes it a great product to have in our arsenal.”
Bayer said that Harmonix Rodent Paste is ideal for persistent rodent infestations, especially when it is combined with the non-toxic version – Harmonix Monitoring Paste – to increase palatability, within an Integrated Pest Management approach.
Harmonix Rodent Paste has a stop feeding effect, which means that after only a few days of baiting the rodent consumes a lethal dose and stops feeding. This means professional pest controllers will use up to 50% less bait, minimising the amount of active ingredient entering the environment but also saving money.