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Rat poisons are a category of pest control chemicals intended to kill rats. Rattus rattus File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Pest control refers to the regulation or management of another species defined as a pest, usually because it is detrimental to a persons health, the ecology or the economy. ... A chemical substance is any material substance used in or obtained by a process in chemistry: A chemical compound is a substance consisting of two or more chemical elements that are chemically combined in fixed proportions. ... Rattus may also be known as ryan or stavarak, but he is also called fuckwit, cockhead faggot dooshbag. ...


Single feed baits are chemicals sufficiently dangerous that the first dose is sufficient to kill.


Rats and certain other vermin are difficult to kill with poisons because their feeding habits reflect their place as scavengers. They will eat a small bit of something and wait, and if they don't get sick, they continue. A good rat poison must be tasteless and odorless in lethal concentrations, and have a delayed effect.


Anticoagulants

Fatal internal bleeding is caused by overdose of anticoagulant drugs such as: A drug overdose occurs when a chemical substance (i. ... An anticoagulant is a substance that prevents coagulation; that is, it stops blood from clotting. ... A drug is any substance that can be used to modify a chemical process or processes in the body, for example to treat an illness, relieve a symptom, enhance a performance or ability, or to alter states of mind. ...

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  • warfarin

Coagulant drugs or Vitamin K1 have been suggested as possible antidotes for pets accidentially exposed to anticoagulant poisons. In addition, since some of these poisons act by inhibiting liver enzymes, a blood transfusion (with the products of the correct enzymes present) can save a person who inadvertently takes them, an advantage over some older poisons. Warfarin (also known under the brand name Coumadin® and Marevan®) is an anticoagulant medication that can be administered orally. ... Vitamin K denotes a group of 2-methilo-naphthoquinone derivatives. ... A picture of a man with a domesticated dog A pet is an animal that is kept by humans for companionship and enjoyment, as opposed to livestock, which are kept for economic reasons. ... The liver is an organ in vertebrates, including humans. ...


Poisonous chemicals

Other chemical poisons include: The skull and crossbones symbol traditionally used to label a poisonous substance. ...

General Name, Symbol, Number barium, Ba, 56 Chemical series alkaline earth metals Group, Period, Block 2, 6, s Appearance silvery white Atomic mass 137. ... For a list of biologically injurious substances, including toxins and other materials, as well as their effects, see poison. ... For other meanings, see heavy metal The term heavy metal may have various more general or more specific meanings. ... Barium carbonate (BaCO3), also known as witherite, is a chemical compound used in rat poison, bricks, and cement. ... Bromethalin is a restricted use rodenticide used in and around buildings and sewers, and inside transportation and cargo vehicles. ... The nervous system of an animal coordinates the activity of the muscles, monitors the organs, constructs and processes input from the senses, and initiates actions. ... An antidote is a substance which can counteract a form of poisoning. ... Strychnine (pronounced (British) or (U.S.)) is a very toxic (LD50 = 1 mg/kg), colourless crystalline alkaloid used as a pesticide, particularly for killing small vertebrates such as rodents. ... General Name, Symbol, Number thallium, Tl, 81 Chemical series poor metals Group, Period, Block 13, 6, p Appearance silvery white Atomic mass 204. ...

Alternatives

Mechanical rat traps are one possible alternative to poisons; another alternative is to buy a cat. Both of these methods have a disadvantage of being comparatively messy, a particular problem when the building with a rat problem is to be uninhabited for some months. Anticoagulants have the advantage that their first effect is dehydration from blood loss, causing the unfortunate rodent to leave the building in search of water. The word mechanical can mean one of several things: A device or principle described as mechanical relates to a mechanism or machine, or the realm of Newtonian mechanics. ... Trinomial name Felis silvestris catus (Linnaeus, 1758) This article is about the domestic cat. ...


 
 

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