Green Acres

Safety tips for Ranchers Using Rodenticides

Information for this article was prepared by Stephen Vantassel (Vertebrate Pest Specialist for the Montana Department of Agriculture). Rodenticides must be used properly to prevent needless death or injury to people and non-target animals. Fortunately, following a few simple precautions will prevent most potential accidents.

• Do not stockpile rodenticides. Restrict purchases to those needed to fulfill seasonal needs. While rodenticides do not usually weaken during storage, grain baits, for example, may dehydrate and become stale, thereby reducing th...