Rodenticides are designed to kill by interfering with the blood’s natural clotting ability. When mammals (including humans) and birds consume these poisons either directly or indirectly, bleeding to death is the gruesome outcome. Manufacturers have thus far refused to comply with the EPA’s request to discontinue distributing these products, instead these companies are fighting for their “right” to continue selling their lethal poisons. While the legal fight between the EPA and the pesticide industry will take years, consumers are in the driver’s seat. You can simply refuse to purchase these products and read up on how to control rodents effectively without poisons. More information on the science based approach of Integrated Pest Management can be found here.