Hear Richard Poche as he discusses Kaput Feral Hog solutions with “Texas News and Views” on the Texas Farm Bureau Radio Network. April 3, 2017.
In The News
At a March meeting with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center in Colorado, Scimetrics Ltd Corp re-iterated its support of conservation efforts aimed at reducing the spread of plague in Black-Footed Ferret communities and the prairie dog population needed to sustain them. Updated methods of flea control were discussed as well as possible joint experimental trials in the future. This on-going partnership, dating back to 2010, will continue to look at alternative bait formulations, timing, and methods of application, to best address the challenges of balancing a need for wide-spread application while protecting non-target species. Previous collaboration with the Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center has provided valuable data for use in development of potential U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service programs to reduce the spread of flea-borne diseases.
WELLINGTON, Colo., March 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Over the past month there have been many press articles on the new feral hog bait approved by the EPA. In 2000, product development of Kaput Feral Hog Bait was initiated by Scimetrics Ltd. Corp., a family-owned small business based in Colorado. Read the full article here…
We are excited to announce that Kaput-D Pocket Gopher Bait has a newly expanded label! With the addition of “crop areas” to our use sites, Kaput-D Pocket Gopher Bait will now be a valuable tool for a wider range of growers and producers. The updated label is available for download on our website.
Several plague cases have now been reported in 2015, leading public health departments in Colorado and California to warn the public to be on guard against flea-borne diseases.
The California Department of Public Health recommends these steps the public can take to avoid exposure to human plague:
• Never feed squirrels, chipmunks or other rodents and never touch sick or dead rodents
• Avoid walking, hiking or camping near rodent burrows
• Wear long pants tucked into socks or boot tops to reduce exposure to fleas
• Spray insect repellent containing DEET on socks and pant cuffs to reduce exposure to fleas
• Keep wild rodents out of homes, trailers, and outbuildings and away from pets.
Kaput Mole Gel Bait has now been approved and registered for use in the state of North Carolina! As of 7/27/15 Kaput Mole Gel Bait can be used in North Carolina EXCEPT for on the Star-nosed Mole. Review the updated label now available for download or give us a call with any questions.
A one of a kind product containing Imidacloprid, an insecticide that acts systemically to kill fleas on Ground Squirrels and Prairie Dogs. It does NOT kill the rodent. This product is a real public health tool, since fleas may transfer the plague and other diseases to humans. Kaput Rodent Flea Control Bait has been successfully used by the US Department of Fish & Wildlife. Now also approved for special military use for sand flies and fleas on rodents in military installations, activity and training areas, desert areas, and areas where sand flies and fleas are prevalent.
Sad news, no one should be losing their children to the plague!
This is exactly why Kaput(r) Combo Bait products were developed… let’s put a STOP to flea-borne illnesses. “Sharon Baxter, who lost her daughter to hantavirus, says she hopes more people become aware of hantavirus and that children learn about it in school.”