FAQ

Common frequently asked questions can be found below. Please click on a question to see the answer.

What happens if a dog eats Kaput?
A veterinarian can administer Vitamin K as an antidote. To put a 50 lb dog in danger, the animal will have to consume over 7 lbs of bait as compared to about 4-8 ounces of d-CON or other products with the chemical bromadiolone or difethialone.
What happens if my pet eats a rodent killed by Kaput?
Warfarin, the anti-coagulant active in most Kaput products, creates very little threat to non-target animals (University of Nebraska) and begins to breakdown in just 48 hours. However, as with any accidental consumption, always consult your veterinarian.
How much time does it take to get rid of the rodent?
Kaput products contain an anti-coagulant (blood-thinner), often recognized as the human drug “Coumadin.”  Our products, along with most products now available to the public, will kill the rodent within an average of 3 -5 days.
Why should I use Kaput?
The high seed content in the Kaput bait is VERY attractive to rodents. The active ingredients used in other rodenticides may only take a few ounces to kill a 50 lb dog but may remain in the tissues of the rodents for OVER 180 days. UNE says it would take over 7 lbs of the active ingredient Warfarin, in many of our Kaput products, to kill a 50 lb dog and begins to breakdown in just 48 hrs.
Where do I place the bait?
In an area protected from children, pets, and wildlife. Use a protected bait box if available. Please consult the product label for more suggestions on placement.
How much bait should I put out?
Please see the product label on the Products, Labels & MSDS tab for complete directions.
What is the deal about warfarin resistance?
Flawed testing conducted over 30 years ago generated a scare that caused the industry to move almost entirely to more toxic chemicals in rodent baits.  Further testing over the past 10 years by leading researchers in the industry have proven this “panic” to be false.
Where can I apply Kaput-D Pocket Gopher Bait?
Kaput-D Pocket Gopher Bait may be applied on lawns; rangeland; and non-crop areas, such as alfalfa fields. Kaput-D Pocket Gopher Bait must not be used above ground or within the range of the black-footed ferret.
Who can purchase the Kaput-D Prairie Dog Bait (RUP)
To purchase this or any of our Restricted Use Products (RUP) you must possess a State-Issued Applicators License.
Feral Hog Bait FAQ
When will this product be available for purchase?
Release dates are not available at this time.
Where will this product be available for purchase?
It will be available for purchase through a designated distributor for Kaput Feral Hog Bait. Only certified Pesticide Dealers and Applicators may purchase Kaput Feral Hog Bait from these distributors
Do you have a price list for the product?
Pricing will be available from designated distributors once release dates are announced.
Can I be a distributor for this product?
We already have a network of distributors in place
What is the difference between Kaput Feral Hog Bait and Kaput Feral Hog Lure?
• Kaput Feral Hog Bait contains 0.005% warfarin, a bait that will lead to the feral hog’s death after multiple consumptions. Kaput Feral Hog Lure is flavored corn, without any warfarin. It is used during the conditioning period PRIOR to using Kaput Feral Hog Bait. Conditioning the hog to the feeder is mandatory. Please refer to the Kaput Feral Hog Bait label directions.
What is Warfarin?
Warfarin is an anti-coagulant, which is often used as a human drug for blood clot prevention. It is also known as Coumadin. Hogs are particularly sensitive to warfarin. For this reason, Kaput Feral Hog Bait contains only 0.005% warfarin, which is 1/5 of the concentration of any rat or mouse bait available in stores. Kaput Feral Hog Bait poses a minimal risk to non-targets and for secondary toxicity due to its low warfarin concentration, and the fact that other wildlife, e.g. birds, dogs, cattle, waterfowl, etc. have a much higher tolerance to warfarin
Is Warfarin a poison?
Any substance can be considered a poison if taken in high enough doses, including caffeine, Vitamin D3, alcohol, table sugar, etc. Warfarin in small doses is NOT considered a poison. The average maintenance dose for blood clot prevention in humans is 2 – 10 mg of warfarin per day
Which Pesticide Signal Word did the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency assign to Kaput Feral Hog Bait?
Kaput Feral Hog Bait labeling shows “CAUTION”, which signals the lowest toxicity category defined by U.S. EPA. Products with higher toxicity levels are marked with “DANGER” and “WARNING”
What type of feeder do I need to use with Kaput Feral Hog Bait?
A commercial hog feeder can be used if the lid weighs a minimum of 8-10 lbs. A lid weight of 18 lbs is best. You may have to bolt a steel bar (or similar) to the lid to meet this requirement. In addition, Scimetrics Ltd. Corp. will have feeders for purchase that meet or exceed feeder lid requirements
Do I have to use Kaput’s Hog Stopper™ feeder?
No
Can non-targets like deer access the bait from HogStopper™ feeders?
The Hog Stopper™ feeders are specifically designed to limit access by non-targets, such as deer, raccoons and coyotes, by using heavy duty materials and an angled and weighted lid weighing over 17 lbs.
Can I consume the meat of a hog that ingested Kaput Feral Hog Bait?
Kaput Feral Hog Bait is formulated with a fat soluble dye that colors the hog’s internal fatty tissue blue. The blue tissue is visible within 24 hours after the hog eats the bait. Blue fatty tissue is an indication that the hog consumed Kaput Feral Hog Bait. Therefore, the meat should not be eaten
How long after consumption until death of the feral hog?
Typically, hogs will expire around 5 days after feeding on the bait, multiple consumptions are usually required
Will feral hog research studies by Scimetrics Ltd. Corp. be made public?
The research has been submitted to professional journals for publication. It has also been presented at several conferences including the 2016 International Wild Pig Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC and the 2017 National Wild Pig Task Force Meeting in Orange Beach, AL
What symptoms can be observed in an animal that has been exposed to warfarin?
The hog will become lethargic, movement will slow down and the hog will expire
What are the secondary exposure risks from other animals consuming carcasses of feral hogs that consumed bait?
Secondary toxicity is very minimal due to the high tolerance of other wildlife to warfarin, and very low warfarin residue levels in the deceased hog. With birds, EPA reports that warfarin is virtually non-toxic. Numerous studies have been conducted with other animals at 10x the Kaput Feral Hog Bait dosage with no negative effects
How does the blue dye in the bait work?
The blue dye is absorbed by the fatty tissue of the hog.
How long until this blue coloring is visible in the fat and how long does it stay visible?
The blue dye becomes visible within 24 hours of initial bait consumption, and remains visible as long as 8 days post consumption
What diseases have feral hogs been shown to carry?
  • Leptospirosis
  • Bovine tuberculosis
  • Influenza A Virus
  • Avian Influenza
  • Protozoan infection
  • Trichinosis
  • Pseudorabies virus (Aujeszky’s)
  • Mycobacterium
  • Swine Brucellosis
  • Classical Swine Fever
  • African Swine Fever
  • Foot and Mouth Disease
  • Porcine circovirus
  • Streptococcus suis
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • PRRS
  • Bubonic Plague
  • Tularemia
  • Hog cholera
  • Anthrax