Poison Free Information and Resources

The structure pictured in this video is the John W. Morrison Ranch House. The house was a treasure to many of us in Agoura. The house was built in the 1800's and we were so lucky to have it in our backyard .  Sadly, the home burned in the November, 2018 Woolsey Fire. She will remain in our hearts forever.

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2 Studies link household rat poison to changes in L.A. bobcats' immune system and genetics:    http://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/household-rat-poison-changes-in-la-bobcats-immune-system?fbclid=IwAR2EHaO-aq9b1wPYCo13ughgSfAyHtDWdQI9tgDNI_ocgcOR1wDBkyvalxs#.XHl37fHg_bc.facebook

 Here's a video about rodent poison toxicity in dogs and cats. 


Dogs and Cats - more information


Of the top 10 pet poisons, rodenticides are #2 for dog poisons and #7 for cat poisons.


Updates on legislation: https://poisonfreemalibu.org/#cdpr

Poison Free Malibu has been working with State Assemblyman Richard Bloom and allied organizations to further restrict rodent poison in California. In 2018 AB 2422 passed one assembly committee. Poison Free Malibu is working with a stroger team that includes professional lobbyists for the 2019 legislative session. 


Rodent Passed Up the Food Chain (JPG)


Lethal Dose: Rat Poison & Local Wildlife (pdf)


Raptors are the Solution Fact Sheet (pdf)


Pesticide Free Localities (pdf)


Poison Types Summary (pdf)


Repel Exclude Deter (pdf)


Rodent Poison and Our Wildlife (pdf)


Raptors are the solution (RATS) 2018 brochure (pdf)


AB 1788 Fact sheet (pdf)


Statement in Support of AB 1788 (docx)


Companies that offer Alternatives to rat poisons

Gophers Limited

Non-toxic means of gopher prevention and trapping.

Gophers Limited

Rodent Masters

Phone: (818) 855-9136

Rodent Masters

Rodents Stop

 Phone: (818) 583-7287

Contact Form

What do I need to know?

Please read our Poison Types Summary sheet so you know what the different poisons are and what they do. 

Bait boxes create a food source to attract rodents. The animals do not die in the boxes and often times your neighbors will find dying rats at their homes. Snap traps and "zappers" are poison-free alternatives you can use inside your home. NEVER use glue traps. 

Do you know of an exclusion company or a company that does not use rodenticides?

We are seeking companies that do not use rodenticides in their practices. Please contact us and we will add them to our company listing. 



The Consequences of Rodenticides


P-22, the Griffith Park Mountain Lion

P-22 was featured in National Geographic Magazine. In this photo, he was poisoned by Diphacinone, a first generation anticoagulant. Diphacinone and Chlorophacinone are unrestricted and available via stores. Source: National Park Service


P3 Dead from Anticoagulants

P3 and P4 died in late 2004 within two weeks of each other. Source: National Park Service


P-34 - Another Victim

Five poisons were found in P-34's system (1st & 2nd Gen). "The compounds found in her system were brodifacoum, bromadiolone, chlorophacinone, difethialone, and diphacinone." Source: National Park Service

Rodent Poison kill more than rodents!

Did you know?

In 2014, the City adopted a resolution urging residents and businesses in Agoura Hills to no longer use or sell anticoagulant rodenticides. The City urged all local property owners to cease purchasing or using these chemicals on their properties.  To view all the City Rodenticide Resolutions, click on the following link: http://www.raptorsarethesolution.org/city-rodenticide-resolutions/

Cities that have resolutions: Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Camarillo, Hidden Hills, Moorpark, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County, Simi Valley, and Westlake Village.

What you can do!

Keep trash and recycling areas clean

Secure trash cans and dumpsters

Find alternatives to anticoagulant poisons

Use mechanical traps (live capture, snap or electronic traps)

Use Barn Owl nesting boxes and perches where appropriate

Use 1/4 inch metal mesh to seal off entry points and steel wool for smaller holes

Identify companies that will help you with rodent exclusion instead of poisons

Visit the Poison Free Malibu site to find out more information

Break the Poison Chain - Take the Pledge! https://www.samofund.org/stewardship/break-the-poison-chain-v-3-a/

Poison Free Malibu - more information

Thank you City of Agoura Hills for your support!

The City of Agoura Hills is supportive of our efforts. We are fortunate to live in a wonderful place!

City of Agoura Hills Resolution (pdf)


City of Agoura Hills Letter of Support Break the Chain Campaign (pdf)


Rat Poison Rap

Stephanie Greene, a Poison Free Agoura team member and her classmates created this wonderful video.