Gassing of Moles, Rats & Rabbits
Aluminium Phosphide for control of rabbits, moles
Aluminium phosphide is a highly toxic substance and the phosphine gas which it liberates is lethal to all animals at low concentrations in the air in nests, warrens and burrows.
It is highly regulated and users must have specific training, pass an examination and be specifically qualified to use aluminium phosphide.
For those who are qualified to use aluminium phosphide it provides an effective alternative to traditional control methods for rabbits, moles and rats. Trapping, shooting and fencing are often used for rabbits and moles, but all are labour intensive. Other chemical methods have been banned and there has been very little in the way of chemical control for these pest species.
Positive Environmental pest technicians are qualified to use aluminium phosphide, our preference being the product Talunex.
Talunex gassing tablets contain aluminium phosphide, which reacts with normal atmospheric moisture to liberate phosphine (hydrogen phosphide) gas.
It is not necessary for the tablets to come into contact with wet soil for the chemical reaction to occur. Normal atmospheric moisture alone is sufficient to activate the decomposition process, which produces 1g of phosphine gas from each 3g tablet during complete decomposition.
This is a specialist area of pest control with a limited number of competent and experienced contractors. Positive Environmental will be delighted to solve your pest problems.