According to the "Best Rat Poison" category on, the products that rank highest are Neogen Rodenticide, Tomcat and D-Con. evaluates and reviews various household products, including pest cont... More »

Squirrels very rarely die from exposure to rat poison because they have a different body composition than rats and mice do, they rarely eat poison and their indoor eating habits are different than those of other rodents.... More »

Two ingredients in TomCat Rat Killer are bromethalin and denatonium benzoate. The active ingredient, bromethalin, is highly toxic but is only 0.01 percent of the compound. Dentonium benzoate, one of the ingredients in th... More »

The active ingredient in d-CON rat bait pellets is brodifacoum, the same active ingredient in the company's mouse bait pellets, wedge baits and place packs. The active ingredient in its bait stations is diphacinone. Both... More »

The side effects of rat poison or rodenticide depends on the type of poison, but could include nausea, vomiting, chest pain, diarrhea, respiratory failure and unexplained bleeding. Both humans and pets can suffer negativ... More »

Rat poison can kill many other types of small mammals in addition to rats and mice. It is a rodenticide that can be toxic to other animals such as porcupines, squirrels, woodchucks, chipmunks and beavers. It is also dang... More » Home & Garden Pest Control Furry Pests

Homemade rat poison consists of ingredients that are typically found in the home and are considered a safer alternative to toxic fumigation. There are several options for homemade rat poison that include a mix of flour, ... More » Home & Garden Pest Control Furry Pests