FAQ

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Most Frequently Asked Questions

Why do you call e-Raticate a “System?”

If you have a rodent problem, chances are you have tried several methods to rid yourself of these pests, and they continue to forage on your property. But even if this is your first attempt, you must first understand that fighting rodent infestation is not a short time fix.  Moreover, buying household sprays, traps and poison pellets may have already become a burden on your budget.  If your rodent abatement program is a one-step process, you are underestimating the rodent’s intelligence.

The makers of e-Raticate are well aware of the mindset of the common city rat (the Wild Norway Rat) and the city/country mouse.  Don’t be fooled. These are not dumb animals.  They know that most of us are out to get them, in any way that we can.  And they are always on the lookout for our next offense.  While their olfactory glands (sense of smell) are among the sharpest of all mammals, in research it has been discovered that while rats forage through loads of trash and other food sources, “unfamiliar” odors and scents may cause them to be very suspicious, cautious and confused.  With that in mind, CBCB Products, LLC has developed e-Raticate as a very simple to follow two-step “system” of applying a strong scent that is pleasant to humans and a proven deterrent to rodents.  Then intermittently applying an alternate and unfamiliar scent that causes even more confusion.  This system, when used as directed, is designed to enhance your current rodent abatement program. We have merged Nature and Science to allow rodents to do what comes naturally.  To avoid the unusual and offensive odor, then find the need to search for another foraging area, or compete for one. The Natural Domino Effect is explained below.

Does e-Raticate work on other rodents, such as rabbits, armadillos, squirrels, moles, bats or raccoons?

Excellent question!  Read carefully: The single largest group of mammals is the Rodentia. Most non-flying mammals are rodents.  There are about 1,500 living rodent species (out of about 4,000 living mammals overall). Although Rodentia also includes beavers, muskrats, porcupines, woodchucks, chipmunks, squirrels, prairie dogs, marmots, chinchillas, voles, (not moles) lemmings, and many, many others, e-Raticate has been formulated to affect the olfactory nervous system of wild rats. Incidentally, the Rodentia does not include rabbits, hares, shrews, moles, armadillos and hedgehogs. Bats are not flying mice; they are not even remotely related to rodents.  Click here for a list of common animals mistaken as rodents.
NOTE:  e-Raticate was formulated to deter and repel the “wild” species of rats.  Do not use e-Raticate on or near your domestic pets or laboratory rodents.

Is there a lot of work involved in using e-Raticate?

Not at all.  At the most, if you can use a garden variety, pump sprayer and can point and spray, that’s all the work you’ll need to do.  Of course, you have to be serious and diligent about your rodent abatement plans.  This is not like dropping a mouse trap in a corner.  Read the instructions and directions on the label and keep your trash area clear of any exposed food waste prior to starting the e-Raticate applications.

Your instructions say to clean the area around my trash containers, dumpsters, etc.  How often do I have to do this?

Actually, the instructions suggest to remove loose food waste and trash and clean the area surrounding trash cans, dumpsters and trash compactors with the recommended cleaning solution, and let the area sit undisturbed for two nights.  That’s just a precaution to assure you are not leaving any tasty bits laying out in the open before you begin applying e-Raticate.  Sort of like picking up the kids toys before vacuuming the playroom carpet!  The job is easier when the area is “clear” of any tempting items.  Keep trash can lids on, nice and tight!  Close all dumpster covers at the end of the day.  Remember, wild rodents live 50 to 75 feet from their food source and they are attracted by human food waste.  Start by clearing your trash area and your e-Raticate applications will be more successful.

Do I have to “clean” my trash cans and dumpsters with the recommended Ph based cleaner?

It wouldn’t hurt to “clean” your trash receptacles up to four times a year, based on your own preference and cleaning habits.  However, the Ph based cleaner is intended for intermittent “spraying”.  No scrubbing required.  A Ph based cleaner can be found in your grocer’s cleaning supply aisle.

Should I spray the alternate application at the same time as e-Raticate?

NO!  NO!  For best results,  wait up to two weeks after your first spraying of e-Raticate, then apply a second dose of the alternate application.  Be sure to spray all around the base of your trash receptacles and the surrounding non-porous grounds.  Then wait a few days and apply another dose of e-Raticate.  Never dilute or mix any other substance with e-Raticate.

How long will a gallon of e-Raticate last?  How much does a gallon cover? How often should I apply e-Raticate?

Not everyone will have the same results.  Some situations are more severe than others.  e-Raticate contains a proprietary formula, designed to sustain the fragrance that repels the wild rodents. Depending on the environment surrounding your trash area, you may need to repeat applications more or less frequently.  A mild home infestation may only have a few rats foraging at night and a weekly application should be sufficient to keep them away, but remember, they are multiplying very nearby.  Oh yes! They will still keep coming back to test the area. (after-all, your trash can was their favorite dining room for a while) If they appear to be making frequent returns, you may want to increase your applications.   A restaurant on a busy street may have dozens to hundreds of rats traversing through the alley on any given night.  Of course, they may need to repeat applications more frequently.  The object is to “repel” them from their food source and keep them from returning.  Once you have seen a decrease of rodent traffic, you may decide on a reduced schedule to keep them away?  Always start with a “wetting” dose of e-Raticate, then for additional applications, you may find you will need less.  A gallon can last up to three months in a mild to moderate infestation and a smaller area of coverage.  However, you may require two to three gallons for the same period on a large track of trash containers in a heavy rodent traffic infestation.

What reaction from the rats can I expect when using e-Raticate?

A pack of rodents generally forage at the same food source every evening. This could be your trash cans at home, a dumpster at the back of your business or a trash compactor connected to a large facility. They may even gnaw their way into a building to reach a plentiful food source They are creatures of habit, and just like you returning often to your favorite restaurant, they are comfortable with the surroundings. If you encountered a very offensive odor or scent at your favorite restaurant, you may decide to find another place to eat. You might give it one more try, but if the odor persists you may cross them off your list of favorites. Rats will have a similar response and will be more inclined to search elsewhere for their food, than confront the offensive aroma.

The Natural Domino Effect:

In Science, elements are brought together to produce a cause and effect.  A cause is WHY something happens. An effect is WHAT happens.
The 
WHY is simple to explain:
The aroma of e-Raticate, although clean and fresh to humans, is nauseating and offensive to the majority of rodents.
The scent of e-Raticate is specially formulated to keep the fragrance strong, causing the following effects in wild rodents.

The What is a bit more interesting!
The first effect that e-Raticate has is to drive him away from the immediate area (your trash)
The next effect is paranoia, the rodent becomes nervous and needs to find another area to forage for food
He may find or may fight for food.
He may come back to his brood empty handed and hungry
Almost all animals, insects, fish and birds eat their young.  At this point, depending on how hungry the adults of the brood are, a number of young rats may be eliminated.
The continuation of this practice and the cooperation of concerned citizens and municipalities will do far more to reduce the infestation than applying poison.

What about rain and snow?  Will e-Raticate work in bad weather?

An average rain shower or 1 to 3-inch snowfall should not reduce the effectiveness of e-Raticate.  However, you should always prepare to re-apply e-Raticate following a heavy downpour and after clearing the snow away from receptacles after a heavy snow.

Can I buy e-Raticate in 5 or 10-gallon containers?

Bulk containers of e-Raticate are available on special order.  Please contact your closest e-Raticate distributor for a quote on bulk orders, or  Click here for a quick response.

Do you have an automatic replenishment program?  If I use 1 or two gallons per month, can I have them automatically shipped?

Yes, you can arrange that service through your local or HQ e-Raticate distributor.

Is a Ph based neutral cleaner hard to find?  Where can I find it?

Neutral cleaners are available in the cleaning aisle at your local grocery stores and at most stores such as Lowe’s, WalMart and Home Depot.
Brands such as Zep or Nyco are most popular.

Where can I ask additional questions?

We love questions.  Click here for a quick response.

How can I order e-Raticate right now?

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