More Bait Station Finds

More Bait Station Finds

Rose Pest Solutions' Karen Gritter, the company’s northernmost service professional, shared photos of a few non-rodent encounters she had while checking rodent bait stations.

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December 22, 2020

Included in this month’s Rearview was “Snakes in a Box,” a story about Greg Retlewski (Rose Pest Solutions) and a couple of recent snake encounters he had while checking rodent bait stations.

PCT also interviewed Rose’s Karen Gritter, the company’s northernmost service professional, who shared a few of her findings (pictured above)..

“My experience has been that this has been the year for baby rabbits,” Gritter said. “I've had two accounts in which I've popped the bait stations open and there they sat. Fortunately, they did not appear to have been eating the bait, but I didn't want them to start either.”

Other items Gritter has found in bait stations include a garter snake, a leopard frog, toads, salamanders and a $20 bill "that had blown into away in the winter wrapped around the wire of one of my artificial rock stations. It was my lucky day!”

Gritter said the perennial nuisances are slugs. She said leopard slugs are commonly found on the north side of buildings, areas that have moisture and shade. “Of course, blood thinners do not affect them, so they have a grand feast and leave white droppings all over the station. Somehow their digestion retains the food coloring in the gut.”

If you have made a non-rodent find inside a rodent bait station email PCT.