Dcon vs Tomcat Rat Poison

There are many products on the market to kill rats. Which one do you use? If you want a compelling product that leaves no trace, then Tomcat Rat Poison may be your best option. But if you need something quick and easy to apply, D-Con may be better for you. It all depends on what type of rat problem you have!

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We will examine which is more effective, how they are applied, and their pros and cons. Hopefully, this information helps you choose what poison to use for your home or business!



D-Con Contains Brodifacoum

Tomcat Contains Bromadiolone

Resistant To Tampering By Children & Dogs

Child & Dog Resistant

Weather Resistant Bait Station

Weather And Tamper Proof

Can Be Used Indoors Or Outdoors

Can Be Used Indoors Or Outdoors

Mice Can Not Resist Tasty D-con Bait

Mice Can Not Resist Tasty Tomcat Bait

Mice Start To Die At Day 3

Each Bait Block Can Kills Up To 3 Rats

If You Don't See Chew Marks On The Bait After A Few Days, Try Place It To Another Area

See Through Window That Allows For Easy Bait Monitoring

Can Be Used Attic, Kitchen/pantry, Basement, Bedrooms, Bathrooms, Living Room, Laundry Room, Garage And Shed

Can Be Used Entry & Garage Doors, Below Windows, Near Utilities And Any Other Areas Where Rodents Tend To Hide

Kills Norway Rats, Roof Rats, And House Mice

Kills Norway Rats, Roof Rats, And House Mice

Tomcat: Tomcat Rat Poison is a single-feed bait used indoors or outdoors for rats. One thing to note about this product is that it does not repel other animals from feeding off it while still being practical with exposure to rainwater and sunlight, so make sure there are no pets in your yard before putting any out!

D-Con: D-con rat poison, also known as diphacinone, was first introduced in 1954 because of its effectiveness against rodents, especially Norway Rats (Rattus norvegicus), but it works well on Roof Rats, too (Rats rufescens). D-Con is a single-feed bait used indoors or outdoors for rats.

Behavior: Tomcat Rat Poison, when ingested by a rat, will kill them within 24 hours after being eaten, while D-con takes at least three days but kills all types of rodents (rats/mice, etc.) with few exceptions where some may survive up until five days later.

If you have been noticing fresh droppings outside your home, chances are you have rats living in your walls, roof, or attic. If you think this is the case, try to seal all openings and use a rat-repellent spray as soon as possible! For any rodenticide bait station to be most effective against rats, it needs to have an enclosed space where rodents can enter but cannot escape from without being exposed to the poison inside.

When you use these products outside their designated areas, wearers typically discourage other animals from feeding on them while also allowing rainwater and sunlight exposure which will eventually break down the toxicant causing it not to work effectively over time.

Active Ingredients
Tomcat contains Bromadiolone, a cholinergic agonist that inhibits the release of acetylcholine from nerve endings in synapses. This causes paralysis and death to be caused by respiratory.

D-con contains Brodifacoum as its active ingredient, which acts similarly but explicitly targets red blood cells preventing them from carrying oxygen throughout the body and resulting in heart failure after ingestion or injection.

Target Pest
Tomcat bait kills all three rat & mouse species, the Norway rat (Rattus norvegicus), roof rats (R. Rattus), and house mice (Mus musculus). Also, D-con bait kills all three species of rats in your house. Both are the safest bait station to use near children & pets in your home.

Tomcat comes with a bait station & the bait itself is mixed in a wax-based dough, making it difficult for the rats or mice to carry off the station. D-con comes with Bait Blocks that are easy and safe to use near children & pets.

Coverage Area
Both can be used in both indoor & outdoor areas. Tomcat can be used in any place with a rat problem, and it is not limited to just one room or area of your house & outside as long as you have bait stations.

D-con has two baits: The Bait Blocks and the D-Con Ready Stripes, for indoor use only. There are many other Hing to consider before you choose the bait, like Rat population, species of rat & number of rodents in your house.

Here we are going to talk about the warranty of both products. Tomcat Rat Poison has a 30-day refund policy, but only if the bait is unused and in unopened containers. If you are not satisfied, then also they return your money. D-con’s warranty on their product will depend on what type you buy from them and where it was purchased.

EPA Registration
The US Environmental Protection Agency registers both D-con & Tomcat. However, you can check the product label to see more detail about it.

How D-con Works
D-con kills the rats by entering their stomach. The active ingredient in D-CON is a white, delayed-release capsule that delivers 0.0734 grams of Bromadiolone per bait to each rat as it eats and ingests the smaller bait pieces (about one cubic inch). You will see your first dead rodents appearing 4 or 5 days after feeding begins.

How Tomcat Works
Tomcat contains a meat-based bait, which is attractive to rats. Inside the bait are small particles of Bromethalin that cause death by ingestion. The active ingredient in Tomcat is 0.005 grams of Bromethalin per kilogram (0.0027 ounces per pound).

Tomcat Bait Stations are made of heavy-gauge, invertible plastic. The stations have strong doors that lock into place to protect bait inside the station from children or pets and prevent wildlife access. The rodent locates the bait station, crawls inside, and eats the bait. 

As the bait is eaten, a release mechanism triggers the door to open and allow access for other rats. The rat dies from ingesting small particles of Bromethalin in Tomcat. You will see your first dead rodents appearing about one or two days after feeding begins with Tomcat Bait Stations.

Our Observation
We observed that Tomcat worked faster than D-con, with the first dead rodents appearing one or two days after feeding began. However, D-con killed more rats overall. Tomcats only killed the rats that ate the bait. At the same time, D-con also killed rats that came into contact with the poison, either through contact with a dead rat or by eating contaminated food.

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