Rodenticides that Kill
As of 2015 “Second Generation” (SGAR's) anticoagulants are no longer sold to consumers over the counter.
However, in a giant loophole, pest control companies throughout the U.S. (with the exception of California) can still use these
products, so secondary poisoning of wildlife and pets remains an ongoing environmental problem.
In California, AB 1788, which went into effect Jan. 1, 2021, prohibits the use of second generation anticoagulants
(with some exceptions, including medical and food production facilities).
Please refer to the poisons below and if you see a box that contains SGARs, report it to your local county ag commissioner.
A poisoned rodent is a toxic time bomb no matter who poisons it.
Please download our brochure for a list of the highly toxic first and second generation anticoagulants that are linked with
secondary poisoning and health impacts in wildlife.
First generation anticoagulants are still sold over the counter, and they can also cause secondary poisoning of wildlife.
Our brochure contains a list of the active ingredients that make up both second and first generation anticoagulants.
If a pest control company tells you its product is non-toxic, look to see if it contains any of the ingredients in our brochure
if so, their product is not safe for pets or wildlife.