Rat poison flying off store shelves

Rat poison flying off store shelves

There are 12 comments on the WXYZ story from Sep 21, 2012, titled Rat poison flying off store shelves. In it, WXYZ reports that:

The demand for rat poison and bait houses has been so overwhelming at Gilbert's Hardware that employees are constantly restocking the shelves.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at WXYZ.

Sue

Fraser, MI

#1 Sep 22, 2012
Then why are City Managers not listening to residents complaining of the trees that the city have planted and are planting that produce nuts that fall on the city sidewalks and streets making it easy to feed the rats. These trees should be removed and replaced with trees that do not have nuts. In more than one article it states that trees that produce nuts are very attrctive to rats and that these nuts shoud be swept up daily so that they don't attract rodents-really. Do you want to come to my house daily and sweep these up? This is not rocket science. Several residents have called the Forestry Dept as these trees are on city property (between sidewalk and street and have not been given any answers). Again not rocket science. Who thouht it was okay to plant this kind of tree anyways! No one in City Hall wll ever just say "Oh we made a mistake we will correct it".!
tom tom

Grosse Pointe, MI

#2 Sep 22, 2012
they have $1000.00 to spend on this problem . and doing nothing ...lsi paul must have more money than brains. scs mafia
Arbor Day

Royal Oak, MI

#4 Sep 23, 2012
Sue wrote:
Then why are City Managers not listening to residents complaining of the trees that the city have planted and are planting that produce nuts that fall on the city sidewalks and streets making it easy to feed the rats. These trees should be removed and replaced with trees that do not have nuts. In more than one article it states that trees that produce nuts are very attrctive to rats and that these nuts shoud be swept up daily so that they don't attract rodents-really. Do you want to come to my house daily and sweep these up? This is not rocket science. Several residents have called the Forestry Dept as these trees are on city property (between sidewalk and street and have not been given any answers). Again not rocket science. Who thouht it was okay to plant this kind of tree anyways! No one in City Hall wll ever just say "Oh we made a mistake we will correct it".!
I don't see that many oak trees in our city which would produce nuts. Most of them are Maples, Lindens and Locusts. Although they're 6 city approved oak trees. http://scsmi.net/departs/dpw/approvedtrees.pd...

The city should update its approved tree list based on this issue and because Wayne County dosent approve 4 of them for various reasons. http://www.plymouthtwp.org/community/TreeCoun...
Sue

Fraser, MI

#5 Sep 24, 2012
Thank you for your thoughts on this. They are not oak trees. They are another type of nut bearing tree and they are still putting them in. I agree that they should update their approved list and for the residents (like we are) that are tired of seeing rats feasting on these nuts they should remove them! Our tree is about 10 years old and it is only getting larger and bearing more nuts that fall onto the ground.
Fuss face and Tigger

Roseville, MI

#6 Jan 5, 2013
..Super-toxic rat poisons do more than keep gardens pest-free. In California, they’re also working their way up the food chain, poisoning and in many cases, killing its indigenous wildlife.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the modern breed of rodenticides, known as “second-generation anti-coagulants,” aren’t just lethal, they’re torturous to the animals who ingest them. The chemical compounds cause uncontrollable bleeding, leading to an agonizing death.

Because these poisons are slow-acting, they’re often eaten by rodents repeatedly over the course of several days, causing the toxins to pool in their bodies to levels that's many times the lethal dose. Predators like hawks, foxes and mountain lions that feed on poisoned rodents are then poisoned themselves.

The far-reaching effects of these chemicals are staggering. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has already confirmed 240 cases of rodenticide exposure in animals that include hawks, black bears, owls and the endangered San Joaquin kit fox. The National Park Service too has documented deaths of mountain lions and bobcats in Southern California’s Santa Monica Mountains. And UC researchers found second-generation anticoagulants in 70 percent of the mammals and 68 percent of the birds that it examined
computer literate

Southgate, MI

#7 Jan 5, 2013
You sure can copy and paste.
Fuss face and Tigger

Roseville, MI

#8 Jan 5, 2013
computer literate wrote:
You sure can copy and paste.
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Print this article Diseases Dogs Can Catch From Rats There are six main diseases dogs can catch from rats. Most of these present serious health risks to dogs, and all are potentially fatal if passed on to humans. For these reasons dogs should be kept out of contact with rats as much as possible. Seek veterinary attention, and a physician's advice, immediately if you suspect your dog has any of these diseases.

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Two types of bacteria from the Leptospires group cause this disease. Rats carry these bacteria, and dogs can be infected by biting or eating infected rats. They can also catch this disease through rat urine in puddles, ponds and on the ground. The symptoms of this disease include a high temperature, severe thirst, bloody diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain and possible death. Dogs can, in turn, pass this disease on to humans in the form of Weil's Disease.

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According to Iowa State University's Center for Food Security and Public Health, the bacteria streptobacillus moniliformis causes rat bite fever. Dogs can catch this disease through biting or eating infected rats and by consuming food or water contaminated with rat feces or urine. They do not show any symptoms, but they do act as a carrier for the disease and can pass it to humans.

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The bacteria Francisella tularensis causes this disease. Dogs can catch this disease by eating infected rats, or by drinking contaminated water. The symptoms of this disease include a fever, refusal to eat, a cough, vomiting, diarrhea and possibly death. Dogs can pass this disease to humans.

Bubonic Plague
The bacteria Yersinia pestis causes these diseases. Dogs can catch this disease when an infected rodent flea bites it. Usually dogs do not show any symptoms, but they can become a carrier of the disease by carrying infected fleas and can pass it to humans.

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The bacteria Salmonella causes this disease. The National Center For Infectious Diseases states that dogs can catch this disease through the fecal matter of rats. The symptoms may include a fever, diarrhea, dehydration, shock and possible death. Dogs can pass this disease to humans through their feces.

Rabies
The rabies virus causes this disease. Dogs can catch this disease through the saliva of an infected rat. Most commonly rats give this disease to dogs by biting them. The symptoms may include radical changes in behavior, paralysis of the legs, drooling and an extreme reaction to light or noise. Death will certainly occur within 10 days. Dogs can pass this disease to humans through their saliva.

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copy and paste

Southgate, MI

#9 Jan 5, 2013
This is my philosophy and methods on the business side of sportsgambling - NOT HANDICAPPING - which I feel is not nearly as important as other factors:

Everyone talks about bankrolls and how much to bet of that bankroll. First, I want to define “bankroll”. To me, a bankroll is an amount of money you have to lose in an investment. That doesn’t mean that you are homeless if you lose your bankroll, it means that is the amount you are willing to risk losing it all in order to achieve your goal.

Establishing a goal for a period of time or season. This goal is in relation to your bankroll. Do you want to double your money? Make 50%? What is the timeframe? A season? A month?

So when you have a goal and a bankroll, you have established a pseudo wager. You are wagering your bankroll to hit your goal in a certain timeframe. You are willing to lose your bankroll in order to hit your goal in that timeframe.

MY GOAL IS TO DOUBLE MY BANKROLL IN A SEASON.

I believe in flat betting – more or less. And I believe in risking more of your bankroll on each game than you have heard before. I suggest risking 10% of your ORIGINAL bankroll on each game with no more than 13% on great games and 7% on borderline games. Risking 100% of your bankroll on a given day is not taboo, but probably necessary to hit your goal. I realize that you could lose your bankroll in a day, but this is an investment and not intended to last a season. Its not entertainment, its about hitting your goal in your timeframe.

The most important way to increase your chances of hitting your goal is getting THE LOWEST JUICE POSSIBLE. I average 2% juice. I use exchanges and other means to get juice as low as possible. I subscribe to the theory that I am going to handicap at about a 55-60% range, so I can drastically increase profits by reducing juice. This is where my sweat and research go in – even above handicapping. I know this sounds unusual – but I know that handicapping can only be so good – and juice reduction is the way to make profits on a flat handicapping percentage.

So let me give you examples of how low juice affects your bankroll and how my system pays out:

2% 10%
Starting Bankroll 100,000 100,000
Record (58%) 58-42 58-42
Win $ at 10K per 580,000 580,000
Loss $ at 10K per 428,400 462,000
Profit 151,600 118,000

That is the difference right there. If you can go 58% there is a monumental difference in profits when you have reduced juice, so much so that you would have to go 60% at 10% juice just to match it.

Yes, I recognize the volatility in a model like this. I recognize that if you start out 0-10 you are done. I realize the risks – but firmly believe this is the most sound way to go about reaching an aggressive investment goal.

So to all of those that say you cant make money sportsgambling – in the above example I show you that with a 100k bankroll, and by going 58%, you make 151k profit. Not bad for doing what you love.

Opinions are appreciated.
Fuss face and Tigger

Roseville, MI

#10 Jan 5, 2013
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Print this article Rats can be removed from your home or environment in humane ways. If you have rats in your home or environment, you are likely looking for a way to eliminate their presence. A variety of options are available to remove rats, however, they all have their advantages and disadvantages. If you are considering using a rat killer, such as poison, you should know that while it is effective, it has potentially undesirable consequences. Before you use a rat killer, consider its disadvantages. Does this Spark an idea?

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Rat poison doesn't only work on rats, it can also affect humans and other animals. If a child ingests the rat poison, she can experience dangerous effects as a result. Similarly, if a dog or cat eats the poison, it can be harmed. According to the Halt Pest Control website, it would take more poison to kill a larger animal or human than it would to kill a rat, but the poison is still dangerous to whoever ingests it. In addition, if your animal comes across a dead rat that was killed by poison, the residual poison left in the rat could harm the animal if it eats it.

Undesirable Effects
Although the poison may ultimately have the effect you desire, it may create other issues. For instance, when the rat eats the poison, it will not die right away. According to the Northland Regional Council, many poisons are anticoagulants, which mean they cause internal bleeding. The rat will likely eat the poison and go back to its nest, which could be in your walls or other hard-to-reach areas. If the rat dies in a place you cannot reach, it may be very difficult to remove. If the dead rat is left in your home, it will create a horrible smell.

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If the rat eats poison and dies in your home, it could potentially attract other undesirable pests. For instance, flies could lay their eggs on or in the rat, which will create maggots. The maggots can escape from the wall or other areas and roam throughout your home. In addition, any fleas, ticks or parasites that are on the dead rat will likely look for other hosts once the rat is dead. This means, they may look to you or the animals in your home as their new host.

Inhumane
Besides the other many disadvantages to killing rats with poison, it is also inhumane. Many other ways to eliminate rats from your area are available. For example, no-kill devices can trap the rat and allow you to remove it from your home. These humane devices are harmless to the rat, humans and animals, and do not pose any toxicity threat, as poison does. In addition, you do not have to deal with a dead rat body and its undesirable consequences with a humane trap.

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KMD

Grosse Pointe, MI

#11 Jan 7, 2013
Fuss face and Tigger wrote:
..Super-toxic rat poisons do more than keep gardens pest-free. In California, they’re also working their way up the food chain, poisoning and in many cases, killing its indigenous wildlife.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the modern breed of rodenticides, known as “second-generation anti-coagulants,” aren’t just lethal, they’re torturous to the animals who ingest them. The chemical compounds cause uncontrollable bleeding, leading to an agonizing death.
Because these poisons are slow-acting, they’re often eaten by rodents repeatedly over the course of several days, causing the toxins to pool in their bodies to levels that's many times the lethal dose. Predators like hawks, foxes and mountain lions that feed on poisoned rodents are then poisoned themselves.
The far-reaching effects of these chemicals are staggering. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has already confirmed 240 cases of rodenticide exposure in animals that include hawks, black bears, owls and the endangered San Joaquin kit fox. The National Park Service too has documented deaths of mountain lions and bobcats in Southern California’s Santa Monica Mountains. And UC researchers found second-generation anticoagulants in 70 percent of the mammals and 68 percent of the birds that it examined
Key phrase: "According to the San Francisco Chronicle..." That's all you need to know.
KMD

Grosse Pointe, MI

#12 Jan 7, 2013
computer literate wrote:
You sure can copy and paste.
Exactly, and consider the source of the "copy." Another mindless sheep.
Fuss face and Tigger

Roseville, MI

#13 Jan 7, 2013
KMD wrote:
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Exactly, and consider the source of the "copy." Another mindless sheep.
http://totalwildlifecontrol.com/critter-facts...

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