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Poison Free Agoura in Agoura Hills/Coexist with Urban Wildlife

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.

More info

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. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=7&v=tlfqykFcoWg


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.

http://www.pethealthnetwork.com/dog-health/dog-toxins-poisons/dangers-rat-poison-dogs-and-cats 


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. Please download the AB 1788 (Bloom) California Ecosystems Protection Act Fact Sheet below.  AB 1788 would ban the use and sale of 2nd generation anticoagulant rodenticides statewide and the use of 1st generation anticoagulant rodenticides on state-owned property. (Source: AB 1788 Fact Sheet). Status: 3/26 - passed committee on Environmental Safety & Toxic Materials (ESTM). 4/9 - AB 1788 passed the Water, Parks, and Wildlife committee (WPW).  4/24 passed the Assembly Appropriations Committee. We passed the vote at the California State Assembly level on 5/6/19! 49 Ayes/16 Noes/15 NVR. The next step is the bill is headed to the State Senate!!!!!


  https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billVotesClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200AB1788 


 http://www.clawonline.org/banratpoison 

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. 


PoisonFreeAgouraToday@gmail.com.

Ortiz Pest Control

 Ortiz Pest  Control specializes in poison free rodent control and rodent proofing of houses. 


Commercial/Residential


Office: (747) 225-2682

Cell: (818) 667-2306

Products and Ideas (Repel, Exclude, Deter)

PRO-PELL Rodent repellent

PRO-PELL Rodent Repellent


We are hearing positive things about PRO-PELL.  PRO-PELL is a spray you can use to protect your home. It is not easily washed off and oils bind to your foundation. 


 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQ18K2BcmBY&feature=youtu.be 

PRO-PELL

Mouse and Rat Control Products

There are a lot of products on the Nixalite of America Inc site for Repelling, Excluding, and Deterring rats. 


Some products include DeTour Bio-Repellents for Rodents and a DeTour rodent pass through box. There are also electronic rat traps and snap traps. 



Nixalite Website

Helpful Hints

Repel: Plant mint varieties and use products that include balsam fir, peppermint, clove, cinnamon, and garlic barrier concentrate. Try products like Rat-Out Gel, DeTour, RoadBlock, and PRO-PELL


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! 


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P-47 exposed to six different anticoagulant compounds

One of the largest mountain lions in the NPS study - Deceased!

 https://www.nps.gov/samo/learn/nature/p-47.htm 


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. 


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The Consequences of Rodenticides

P-22, the Griffith Park Mountain Lion

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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

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

P-34 - Another Victim

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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 kills 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 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)

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

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Rat Poison Rap

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