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Question DetailsAsked on 5/9/2017

What kind of creature would completely remove the roach poison bait containers and leave the empty cap behind?

These are hard plastic liquid poison containers. The lids are removed and the entire poison container is gone, no where to be found. In 2 instances, the lids were taken too. I'm taking about 12 containers in a couple of days. Really weird! Please any advice would be helpful.

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I would say any sort of mammal - rats, maybe mice, racoon, possum, pet, child, etc. Potentially even a bird like a jay or magpie or such. I would put out (bearing in mind pet and child safety) putting out some mouse/rat poison the same place if you think a rodent got it - look for rodent (or bird if accessible to birds) prints around where you put it out.

If you have a small child or pet I would be talking to doctor / vet respectively about preventative treatment if there is a chance one of them got into it, because some poisons can take several days to a week or more to take effect and can be neutralized (at least partly) in that time frame. Some roach poison are minor poisons to humans and pets, others far more dangerous or are systemic and cause long-term effects,, so if there is a chance a child or pet got into it do not put off contacting the appropriate medical professional.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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