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How to Kill Otters with Poison



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There is no registered or legal poison for otters. Any attempt to poison an otter is a crude attempt at solving the problem - why not just trap and relocate them? Also, poisoning is illegal, and a cause of many potential problems. Please don't do it. Even if you have to kill the otter, there are better ways, such as shooting or lethal traps. Although I have to admit that the use of either of those makes me feel pretty bad. But anything is better than using poison.

Use a lethal body grip trap like a connibear 160

Shoot the otter with a gun

NEVER attempt to poison an otter

Why not trap it alive and relocate it?

More in-detail how-to otter removal articles:
Information about otter trapping - analysis and methods for how to trap.
Information about how to keep otters away - prevention techniques.
Information about how to catch a otter - remove one stuck in the house.
Information about otter repellent - analysis of types and effectiveness.

How To Poison Otters - Otters are well known for their reproductive qualities. So if you have got a couple of otters inside your pond then the number can eventually increase up to a dozen within a matter of yearss.

Controlling otters is not as easy as it sounds. You can kill one otter with a otter trap but if you have got a whole family of them living inside your lake then some people think there is no other option of getting rid of them except through poisoning them.

The great thing is that there are no registered types of poisons for killing otters, or rodenticides as they are more commonly known, available in the market. These rodenticides are approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use inside buildings, but not ponds or waterways. Some popular poisons for otters are chlorophacinone or zinc phosphide and warfarin.

EPA recommends the use of these rodenticides with bait by making sure that the baits are not harmful for dogs and small children if they accidentally put them in their mouths. You can get hold of rodenticides at your nearest grocery store.

For poisoning otters you have to adopt certain strategies like keeping away all other food sources. After you are done with the cleaning process you need to place the bait by following the instructions written on the package properly.

You need to place the bait every night on the area which is more vulnerable to exposures of otters. If you see the next morning that the bait has been removed from its place, it means that the otters have eaten it. You can repeat the same procedure again the following night and keep repeating it till the bait you place every night remains untouched which means that your result has been achieved successfully.

If you think that the otters have become immune to the bait at one point you need to rotate it now for the achievement of successful results. Although poisoning otters is a very good option if they have entered your pond through one way or another, yet you should prevent their entrance inside your pond in the first place altogether. For this you need to get rid of any type of garbage outside your lake. The small plantation and even the grass in your front and backyard and near your lake should be trimmed from time to time.

Make sure to keep your children at a safe distance from otters as they can bite them as well. If you are planning to use bait consisting of any of the elements like difenacoum, bromadiolone, brodifacoum or difethialone, make sure that your children and any pet you have are kept at a safe distance from it.

The first degree rodenticides are considered less dangerous than the second degree ones. This is because the first degree rodenticides are known to be harmless on humans as well as on animals like dogs and cats.

For making sure that your boats and things are free from the bacterial infections which the presence of otters may cause, make sure to clean your flooring and carpeting thoroughly. If there are any types of small openings in the walls which may be a source of the entrance of otters in your pond, make sure to get those holes filled or blocked by using some permanent procedure.

If you cannot seem to get hold of the large family of otters present in your lake, call up your nearest pest control services. They will thoroughly inspect your lake and make sure that each and every otter in your lake is killed and removed. Do take extra care of cleanliness outside and inside your pond for prevention of otters getting inside your pond in the future.

This site is intended to provide otter education and information about how to kill otters with poison, so that you can make an informed decision if you need to deal with a otter problem. This site provides many otter control articles and strategies, if you wish to attempt to solve the problem yourself. If you are unable to do so, which is likely with many cases of otter removal, please go to the home page and click the USA map, where I have wildlife removal experts listed in over 500 cites and towns, who can properly help you kill your nuisance otter. Click here to read more about how to get rid of otters.

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