Managing rodent populations requires the use of numerous tools which, when used in conjunction, make up an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program.
By targeting overhead areas where black rats frequent, ContraPest can be an effective tool for controlling black rat populations.
Anticoagulant rodenticides have been the preferred method for mitigating and/or eradicating rodent infestations since the 1940s. However, scientific, incontrovertible evidence has demonstrated that rats inevitably develop resistance to anticoagulants.
Effective rodent control can be challenged by rodent behavior. Bait shyness or neophobia and bait aversion are two examples.