While there are many problems with rodenticides, there are three main ones that it's worth keeping in mind before you use them in or around your house. These three main problems are safety concerns, costs, and environmental factors.
"Rodenticide" is just a ten dollar word for "rat poison". And any time you put poison around your house, you're increasing the risk that a child or pet will endanger themselves. Pets can find the blue rodenticide capsules and eat them. Why not? Dogs will eat pretty much anything.
Don't put your family at risk just to get rid of a few rats. It's not worth it.
The costs of constantly buying rat poison add up. If you have to hire an exterminator once every few years and continually replenish your rodenticide stock, you're just throwing money into a black hole. You'll never quite get rid of the rats, so don't get stuck playing a game of whack-a-mole.
Whenever you put toxins into your environment, you disrupt the ecology just a little bit. This ecological disruption accumulates over time. Studies keep coming out that show that the effects of rodenticides on the environment are more dire than we ever imagined. Don't add to the destruction.
Contact me today if you have any questions about the dangers of rat poisons. I'll be happy to tell you more about one of the best solutions: a barn owl nest box to control pests on your property.