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.
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.
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)Download
Lethal Dose: Rat Poison & Local Wildlife (pdf)Download
Raptors are the Solution Fact Sheet (pdf)Download
Pesticide Free Localities (pdf)Download
Poison Types Summary (pdf)Download
Repel Exclude Deter (pdf)Download
Rodent Poison and Our Wildlife (pdf)Download
Raptors are the solution (RATS) 2018 brochure (pdf)Download
AB 1788 Fact sheet (pdf)Download
Statement in Support of AB 1788 (docx)Download
Non-toxic means of gopher prevention and trapping.
Phone: (818) 855-9136
Phone: (818) 583-7287
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.
We are seeking companies that do not use rodenticides in their practices. Please contact us and we will add them to our company listing.
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 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/
Stephanie Greene, a Poison Free Agoura team member and her classmates created this wonderful video.