Technician Tips Pulse-Baiting with DETEX®


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Pulse-Baiting with DETEX®

With an augmenting focus on Integrated Pest Management (IPM), non-chemical tools for rodent control are becoming increasingly important. DETEX®, Bell’s non-toxic rodent monitoring bait, is one tool that Pest Management Professionals (PMPs) should have in their toolbox.

DETEX with Lumitrack® Biomarker contains a special additive that makes rodent droppings glow bright green under black light. The 20g Blox are made with Bell’s highly palatable bait formulation containing food-grade ingredients. Because its many textures and tastes appeal to rodents, DETEX with Lumitrack gives technicians the same excellent bait acceptance and weatherability as other BLOX baits from Bell. DETEX with Lumitrack is also available in 15g soft bait sachets.

Using a monitoring bait such as DETEX in an IPM program is essentially “taking the pulse” of the activity at the account. DETEX becomes your information gathering tool—providing you with crucial information about where the rodents are going, where they’re coming from and the severity of the infestation. From this information, you will be able to develop a decisive plan for where to install traps and bait stations and help you choose the right bait. Consider using DETEX in rotation with an active bait as part of your rodent baiting program. By doing so, you will be able to “keep the pulse” at your site by monitoring and tracking any new issues, should they arise.  

DETEX also fits the bill for a greener, safer solution for rodent control. It is a perfect fit for sensitive accounts such as schools, hospitals, food warehouses, zoos, parks, etc. Additionally, as legislation against the use of anticoagulants as a part of a rodent baiting program is on the rise in select states, DETEX provides an outlet for rodent control without using an active and it is also not regulated on how far away you must place the bait from a structure.

Against the clever urban rodent pests, we need every detective tool and clue-gathering technique we can get. The time is now to implement this under-utilized tool into your IPM program. For more details, contact your local Bell Technical Representative or visit

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