Are UK Pesticide Resistant Super Rats Coming Our Way?

Rats in The UK
Rats in The UK

You may have heard the stories of the “super rats” in England that are resistant to rodenticides. They have been found in public places like hospitals, and pest control companies seem to be at a loss as to what to do about them.

Old Pesticides VS Modern Rats

The biggest issue here is that pesticide companies in England are continuing to use poisons that have been around since the 1950’s. The main reason for this is that these types of pesticides are inexpensive and readily available. However, the rats have virtually become immune to these older and potentially obsolete materials, so they are having little, if any, effect on the rat population.

No Such Thing as a Super Rat

There are pesticides available that are extremely effective at controlling rats. The newest rodenticides are not blood thinners, which the “super rats” are immune to, the newest formulas are made to interfere with brain and liver function. There is no immunity to these types of modern rat pesticides, and any rat that comes from England, or anywhere else for that matter, would be just as susceptible to these newest preparations as any other rat would be.

If you believe you have a rodent problem, or just want more information on rats, mice or the pesticides used to control them, please contact us at Allison Pest Control. Serving Monmouth and Ocean County for nearly 100 years.