Ropax Bars

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Ropax Bars

This treatment applies to the following species:
Manufacturer: Zoetis

Second Generation Anticoagulant

Kills Warfarin-Resistant Norway Rats and House Mice

Active Ingredient

Brodifacoum- 3 - [3 - (4’ - bromo - [1,1’ - biphenyl] - 4 - yl) - 1,2,3,4 - tetrahydro - 1 - naphthalenyl] - 4 - hydroxy - 2H - 1 - benzopyran - 2 - one

0.005%

OTHER INGREDIENTS1

99.995%

Total

100.000%

1 contains Bitrex® brand denatonium benzoate

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

Ropax Bars Caution

May be harmful or fatal if swallowed

EPA Reg. No. 100-1055-1117

EPA Est. No. 61282-WI-1

Rodents may consume a lethal dose in one feeding with first dead rodents appearing four or five days after treatment begins.

Directions For Use

It is a violation of Federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.

READ THE LABEL: Read the entire label and follow all use directions and use precautions.

IMPORTANT: Do not expose children, pets or other nontarget animals to rodenticides. To help to prevent accidents:

1. Store product not in use in a location out of reach of children and pets.

2. Apply bait in locations out of reach of children, pets, domestic animals and nontarget wildlife, or in tamper-resistant bait stations. These stations must be resistant to destruction by dogs and by children under six years of age, and must be used in a manner that prevents such children from reaching into bait compartments and obtaining bait. If bait can be shaken from stations when they are lifted, units must be secured or otherwise immobilized. Even stronger bait stations are needed in areas open to hoofed livestock, raccoons, bears or other potentially destructive animals, or in areas prone to vandalism.

3. Dispose of product container and unused, spoiled, and unconsumed bait as specified on the label.

Use Restrictions: For control of Norway rats, roof rats and house mice in and around homes, industrial, commercial, agricultural and public buildings and similar manmade structures. Ropax Bars may also be used in transport vehicles (ships, trains, aircraft), and in and around related port or terminal buildings. This product may also be used in alleys and sewers. Do not place bars in areas where there is a possibility of contaminating food or surfaces that come in direct contact with food. Do not broadcast bait. When used in USDA inspected facilities, this product must be applied in tamper-resistant bait stations.

Selection of Treatment Area: Determine areas where rats and/or mice will most likely find and consume the bait. Generally, these areas are along walls, by gnawed openings, in or beside burrows, in corners and concealed places, between floors and walls, or in locations where rodents or their signs have been observed. Remove as much food as possible.

Application Directions

Norway and Roof Rats: Apply 5to 22 (20g) Ropax Bars (usually at intervals of 15 to 30 feet) per placement. Maintain an uninterrupted supply of fresh bait for 10 days or until signs of rat activity cease.

For use in sewers, securely attach one end of wire to Ropax Bar and the other end to a stationary structure such as the bottom step of a manhole ladder or to a sewer grate, allowing just enough wire for the bar to rest on manhole benching. If benching is not present, suspend bar a few inches above the high water line or place Ropax Bar on a board supported by opposing steps of the ladder. Securing Ropax Bars in this manner will prevent removal by rats or water. Maintain an uninterrupted supply of fresh bait for at least 10 days or until signs of rat activity cease.

House Mice: Use one Ropax Bar per placement. Space placements at intervals of 8 to 12 feet. Two bars may be needed at points of very high mouse activity. Maintain an uninterrupted supply of fresh bait for 15 days or until signs of mouse activity cease.

Rats and Mice: Replace contaminated or spoiled bait immediately. Collect and dispose of all dead animals and (when baiting operations are to be ceased) unconsumed bait according to the “Disposal” paragraph. To prevent reinfestation, limit food, water and harborage as much as possible. If reinfestation does occur, repeat treatment. Where a continuous source of infestation is present, establish or maintain bait stations and replenish with census or toxic bait as needed.

Storage And Disposal

Do not contaminate water, food or feed by storage or disposal.

Storage

Store only in original container in a dry place inaccessible to children and pets.

Pesticide Disposal: Dispose of wastes resulting from the use of this product at an approved waste disposal facility or call your local solid waste agency for alternative disposal instructions. Never dispose of unused product down any indoor or outdoor drain.

Pesticide Container

Outer Bait Container: Do not reuse empty container except for holding additional Ropax Bars. Dispose of in a sanitary landfill or by other procedures allowed by State and local authorities.

Precautionary Statements

HAZARDS TO HUMANS AND DOMESTIC ANIMALS

Ropax Bars Caution

MAY BE HARMFUL OR FATAL IF SWALLOWED. KEEP AWAY FROM HUMANS, DOMESTIC ANIMALS, AND PETS. WASH HANDS AFTER HANDLING BAIT.

IF BAIT IS EATEN BY ANIMALS OR PETS, CALL A VETERINARIAN AT ONCE.

First Aid

Have the product container or label with you when calling a poison control center or doctor, or going for treatment.

If swallowed: Call a poison control center, doctor, or HOT LINE NUMBER immediately for treatment advice. Have person sip a glass of water if able to swallow. Do not induce vomiting unless told to do so by the poison control

center or doctor.

Hot Line Number

For 24-Hour Medical Emergency Assistance (Human or Animal) or Chemical Emergency Assistance (Spill, Leak, Fire or Accident) Call: 1-800-327-8633

NOTE TO PHYSICIAN OR VETERINARIAN: This product may reduce the clotting ability of the blood and cause hemorrhaging. If poisoning occurs, intramuscular and oral administration of vitamin K1 are indicated, as in poisoning from overdose of bishydroxycoumarin. For human cases, vitamin K1 is antidotal at doses of 10 to 20 mg (not mg/kg). For animal cases, vitamin K1 is antidotal at 2 to 5 mg/kg. Repeated doses may need to be given up to two weeks (based on monitoring of prothrombin times). In severe cases, blood transfusions may be necessary.

Environmental Hazards

This product is toxic to fish, birds, and wildlife. This product can pose a secondary hazard to birds of prey and mammals. Do not apply directly to water, or to areas where surface water is present or to intertidal areas below the mean high water mark.

Conditions Of Sale And Limitation Of Warranty And Liability

NOTICE: Read the entire Directions for Use and Conditions of Sale and Limitation of Warranty and Liability before buying or using this product. If the terms are not acceptable, return the product at once, unopened, and the purchase price will be refunded.

Seller warrants that this product conforms to the chemical description on the label and is

reasonably fit for the purposes stated in the Directions for Use, when used in accordance with directions under normal use conditions. This warranty does not extend to the use of this product contrary to label instructions, or under abnormal conditions or under conditions not reasonably foreseeable to or beyond the control of Seller, and Buyer and User assume the risk of any such use. SELLER MAKES NO WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE NOR ANY OTHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY EXCEPT AS STATED ABOVE.

In no event shall Seller be liable for any incidental, consequential or special damages resulting from the use or handling of this product. THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY OF THE USER OR BUYER, AND THE EXCLUSIVE LIABILITY OF SELLER FOR ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, LOSSES, INJURIES OR DAMAGES (INCLUDING CLAIMS BASED ON BREACH OF WARRANTY, CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE) RESULTING FROM THE USE OR HANDLING OF THIS PRODUCT, SHALL BE THE RETURN OF THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE PRODUCT OR, AT THE ELECTION OF SELLER, THE REPLACEMENT OF THE PRODUCT.

Seller offers this product, and Buyer and User accept it, subject to the foregoing Conditions of Sale and Limitations of Warranty and Liability, which may not be modified except by written agreement signed by a duly authorized representative of Seller.

Bitrex® is a registered trademark of Macfarlan Smith Ltd., Edinburgh, Scotland.

ROPAX® is a registered trademark of Fort Dodge Animal Health.

Distributed by Fort Dodge Animal Health, Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501 USA

Net weight:

 

1 lb. 12 oz. (800 grams)

00553 12572C

11 lb. (5 kg)

00553 PL287017 12578B

NAC No.: 10032663

ZOETIS INC.
333 PORTAGE STREET, KALAMAZOO, MI, 49007
Telephone:   269-833-4000
Customer Service:   800-733-5500 and 800-793-0596
Veterinary Medical Investigations & Product Support:   800-366-5288
Technical Services (USA):   800-366-5288
Website:   www.zoetis.com
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the Ropax Bars information published above. However, it remains the responsibility of the readers to familiarize themselves with the product information contained on the US product label or package insert.

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