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.
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
PET POISON HELPLINE 24/7 ANIMAL POISON CONTROL CENTER: 855.764.7661
Of the top 10 pet poisons, rodenticides are #2 for dog poisons and #7 for cat poisons.
City of Agoura Hills Door-to-Door HHW Collections Program (dispose of Bait Boxes and Poisons)
Download Rat Poison and Bait Box Collection Centers 2019 information (see PDF file below)
AB 1788: Bill to regulate the use of second generation anti coagulant rodenticides!
Information on AB 1788:
The bill will not advance this year and the language is being fine-tuned at this time. AB 1788 will be a two-year bill and reintroduced in 2020.
To learn more about AB 1788, download or review the AB 1788 Fact sheet. AB1788.
Please read our Poison Types Summary sheet (More Information section of this page). It is important to know about the different poisons are and what they do. Poisoned animals do not die in the boxes and often times your neighbors will find dying rats at their homes. There are alternatives to poisons.
Snap traps and electronic traps are poison-free alternatives you can use inside your home.
There is also a trap that has a CO2 canister (Goodnature). https://www.automatictrap.com/products/a24-rat-and-mouse-trap-kit
IF GLUE BOARDS OR GLUE TRAPS ARE EVER RECOMMENDED TO YOU - SAY NO. NEVER USE GLUE TRAPS. According to the Humane Society, Glue boards are one of the cruelest and most dangerous traps.
PRO-PELL Rodent Repellent
PRO-PELL is a professional level repellent. You can use it yourself or a rodent exclusion company to help you.
PRO-PELL is a spray used for protecting your home and structures. It is not easily washed off and oils bind to your foundation.
To learn more about PRO-PELL, watch this video:
Motion detecting water sprays:
Strobe lights: https://rid-a-rat.com
More professional level repellents that you can use yourself or hire a rodent exclusion company to help you.
Rat-Out Gel (Garlic-based gel): https://birdbarrier.com/rat-out-gel.html
DeTour (white pepper): https://amazon.com/DeTour-Rodents-Tour-Repellent-Detour/dp/B0195UPUNM/
There are a lot of products on the Nixalite of America Inc site for Repelling, Excluding, and Deterring rats.
Repel: Plant mint varieties and use products that include balsam fir, peppermint, clove, cinnamon, and garlic barrier concentrate. Use helpful and safe products.
Exclude: Seal buildings, do not overflow trashcans, close up your BBQ, seal entry points to garage doors
Deter: Remove pet feces, pick up your fallen fruit, remove vegetation and debris, use strobe lights or motion-detecting water sprays
There are alternatives to poisons! Remember, no poison is safe!
Non-toxic means of gopher prevention and trapping.
Phone: (818) 855-9136
Phone: (818) 583-7287
Ortiz Pest Control specializes in poison free rodent control and rodent proofing of houses.
Office: (747) 225-2682
Cell: (818) 667-2306
The company does not use poisons.
Contact Cris: (818) 699- 8592.
Photo credit: National Park Service
How tragic to lose another beautiful Mountain Lion. Tests revealed he was exposed to six different anticoagulant compounds. A necropsy found internal hemorrhaging in his head and lungs. His remains were discovered on 3/21/19.
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 and P4 died in late 2004 within two weeks of each other. Source: National Park Service
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
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.
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 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/
Stephanie Greene, a Poison Free Agoura team member and her classmates created this wonderful video.