What is Zinc Phosphide?
Zinc phosphide is an inorganic compound & a dark grey crystalline appearance, it is a combination phosphorus with zinc. Zinc phosphide (Zn3P2) Zinc phosphide also known as trizinc diphosphide, its heavy, finely ground, crystalline gray-black powder that is practically insoluble in water and alcohol.
Zinc phosphide is commercially available as bait pellets, granules, dust, and tracking powder, and it has an odor similar to that of garlic. The odor attracts rodents, when an animal eats the bait, the acid in the animal’s stomach turns the zinc phosphide into phosphine
Zinc phosphide is used for rodent control on crops including grapes, sugarcane, artichoke, sugar beet, alfalfa, barley, berries, oats, sugar maple, wheat, corn, and hay, also used on grasses such as home lawns, rangeland, and golf courses.
Zinc phosphide targets household rodent pests, such as mice and rats, in addition to field rodents including voles, ground squirrels, pocket gophers, prairie dogs, and jack rabbits. It is also uses as a tracking powder for the control of house mice. It is used on crop areas and on non-crop areas including lawns, golf courses, highway medians, and areas adjacent to wetlands.
It is used on crop areas and on non-crop areas including lawns, golf courses, highway medians, and areas adjacent to wetlands.