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BIORAT is a natural rodenticide which is highly effective against rats and mice. Since the earliest times, the development of human settlements has been accompanied by plagues of rats. These animals are detrimental both to human health and economic occupation, and, at times, have led to unsustainable situations for human habitation and activity.

It is a pest that has skilfully adapted to very different living conditions and has spread indiscriminately to all latitudes. The problem has been aggravated by the action of humans, who, in building settlements and setting up economic activities have constantly provoked ecological unbalance. This, in turn, has led to the uncontrolled growth of rodent populations all over the world.

Traditional ways of combating these pests have proved ineffectual. These have included a great variety of methods, ranging from physical persecution, to mechanical and electrical traps, to toxic chemical substances, which came into use primarily during the 20th century as an alternative means of control. These chemical substances have been indiscriminately and intensively applied for decades, causing an increasingly contaminated environment and provoking serious harm to other animal species, including humans.

In response to this problem, LABIOFAM (Biological Pharmaceutical Laboratories of CUBA) developed a biological rodenticide that makes use of a rat specific pathogen isolated at the end of the 19th century. This led to the production of BIORAT, the only product presently on the market that can guarantee:

  • Highly effective and demonstrable control of rats and mice in urban, industrial and rural areas, applicable in the most varied climates and conditions
  • Total harmlessness towards other animal species
  • Environmental friendliness and high biodegradability
  • Long time spans between repeat applications because of its multiplier effect
  • Broad spectrum of action since effects are transmitted through infection.

The creators of BIORAT are doctors Reynaldo Espino Llerena, José A. Fraga Castro and Juan G. Bornote Romero.

This product has been successfully implemented in 22 different countries in Latin America, Africa, Asia and Europe. It has been successfully used in combating the pest as part of preventative health campaigns, during epidemics caused by Bubonic Plague, Leptospirosis, Hemorrhagic Fever, Murine Typhus and Hantavirus, and controlling rat infestations in various crops, storehouses and industrial plants.

Ever since it was first used in Cuba in 1985, BIORAT has achieved numerous recognitions by national and international bodies. In Cuba, BIORAT is recognised by the Cuban Industrial Property Office and various national ministries. Abroad, BIORAT is recognised by public health and agricultural institutions, private companies and specialised agencies belonging to the United Nations, such as PAHO/WHO, FAO and UNDP.

From the point of view of industrial property, BIORAT is registered in 21 countries and the technological process is patented internationally. It has been validated by the "Pedro Kourí" Institute of Tropical Medicine, which works closely with the World Health Organisation.