Rural businesses carrying out small-scale rodent control can take
advantage of a new range of Tomcat products launched this autumn.
These are especially suited to users with smallholdings, small
farms, equestrian businesses and market gardens as well as homeowners.
Tomcat Block Bait in action
Tomcat rodent control products, available through agricultural
merchants and countryside stores, are now available in convenient
pack sizes and the range includes various control options.
“Tomcat has been available in the UK for 12 years and is
one of the market leaders, but the product has so far only been
available in pack sizes suited to the large rural user market,” says
Tomcat product manager Will Golland.
“We are now making the Tomcat product, which uses high quality
food grade ingredients and is well proven for its effectiveness
in controlling rodents worldwide, available in smaller pack sizes
and innovative designs to suit the smaller rural business and homeowner.”
The new range includes a complete line of rodent control products – pelleted
and block bait, adhesive tapes, mechanical traps and tamper-resistant
A new design of bait tray makes the Tomcat product easy to open
and keeps the bait fresh until required. Packs contain four 110g
pre-filled bait trays providing four placements for rats or eight
placements for mice.
Bait blocks are available in packs of eight 28g blocks, ideal for
controlling both rats and mice. They are highly palatable so appeal
to rodents even in areas of high food competition.
Part of the new Tomcat range is a prebaited mouse station that
is tamper-resistant and is designed to fit in corners or along
walls. Its design minimises the risk of children or pets coming
into contact with bait and it can be refilled and used repeatedly.
Snap traps – in packs of two for mice and one for rats are
also part of the range along with mouse and rat glue traps in packs
of four and two respectively.
“Rodent control is important in all rural situations,” adds
Mr Golland. “We are seeing an increase in the rural rodent
population. If they are not properly controlled there is a risk
that they will cause damage and spread disease – and this
can affect any type or size of business.”
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