How To Dispose of Rat Poison

Rats inside the house can be a nuisance to homeowners. They can eat food, bite on furniture and bring bacteria in the house. This is why homeowners do all that they can do to get rid of these rats. Some use rat traps while others opt for rat poison. These are some of the most effective means of getting rid of rats. The proper disposal of rat poison is necessary as a safety precaution. The chemicals from the rat poison can contaminate the surfaces in your home and this can be toxic. If you need to dispose of rat poison properly, read the tips provided below.

Here are the tips that you can follow if you want to dispose rat poison properly:

  • Do not dispose with other trash. Separate the rat poison from other trash. Do not put it with the other trash you have in your garbage. Other people will also think of disposing the rat poison down the sink drain. This should not be done as the chemicals can get to water pipes and harm the environment.
  • Seal in a container. Get a container where you can put the rat poison in. It will be best if you use something with a sealable cap to ensure that the rat poison stays inside. After sealing it in a container, get a plastic and put the container inside. This ensures that the rat poison does not leak out during disposal.
  • Check waste disposal center. Research on hazardous waste disposal centers near your area. You can do this by checking the telephone directory or going online and researching on some centers near your location. Contact the waste disposal center and ask them where you can drop off the rat poison. You may go directly to their headquarters to dispose the rat poison or they may give you another address where you need to bring the hazardous material.
  • Dispose the rat poison. Bring the rat poison to the waste disposal facility. They may give you certain instructions on how to handle and where to place the rat poison before you bring it to them. Follow these instructions.

These are the tips that you can use if you want to properly dispose of rat poison. This is also the procedure that you can follow if you plan on disposing other toxic and hazardous materials in your home such as paint, gasoline, varnish, batteries, etc. By following proper waste disposal methods, you will be doing your part in preserving the environment.

There are some things that you should remember when you are handling rat poison. Wash your hands after handling the poison. Make sure that you store it in a cool and dry place and away from food. If you have pets in the house, do not leave the rat poison lying around, as they may be curious and try to taste the rat poison. You can also think of other ways on how you can get rid of rats without using rat poison.


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