Fast acting Ridmus™ Alpha to knock out mice

News (United Kingdom)

Ridmus Alpha is the new fast acting rodenticide from Syngenta Professional Solutions, specifically designed to rapidly knock out mouse infestations.

The unique formulation of highly potent alpha-chloralose can give almost instant results, from an incredibly low intake of Ridmus Alpha.

It has proven a far more palatable product in trials, along with working at higher environmental temperatures that have previously challenged fast-acting mouse control options.

RidmusAlpha targets the nervous system of house nice, to induce drowsiness and coma within minutes of intake, quickly followed by death.

Research has shown just 0.2g of Ridmus Alpha bait can prove sufficient to control house mice. User experience has shown just a tooth scratch from a single feed of bait can prove sufficient. The combination of fats in the formulation as made it particularly palatable for mice.

The indoor use and rapid results with RidmusAlpha means treated mice are typically easy to clear up, which results in low risk of environmental exposure from the product.  There is no known resistance to Ridmus Alpha.

The advantages of Ridmus Alpha makes it the ideal option for operators seeking rapid results for mouse populations, from a single mouse in a domestic situation, to large infestations in commercial properties, advocated Daniel Lightfoot, Syngenta Professional Solutions Business Manager for UK and Ireland.

“Customers are always impressed by the knock-down achieved with RidmusAlpha, which can be far more visible than slower acting rodenticides or trapping,” he added. “Operators should be prepared to make rapid follow-up visits after treatment.”

Daniel advised that RidmusAlpha offers valuable resistance busting technology – countering issues where mouse populations are poorly controlled by anti-coagulants. “Furthermore, it will reduce the use of second generation rodenticides to limit environmental exposure and protect against the future development of resistance.”  

For optimum results RidmusAlpha must always be used in sealed tamper proof bait boxes and offered as the only bait available. Typically, more bait points would be used, compared to conventional rodenticides, but requires only four grammes of bait per box. 

For large infestations RidmusAlpha can give an initial rapid kill, followed by a switch to an anti-resistance Talon product to complete the control programme. With smaller mouse infestations, switch to a monitoring bait when consumption of RidmusAlpha ceases. Ridmus Alpha is supplied in 300 mg tubes, to fit most standard application guns.