The RM of Excelsior has Burrow Oat Bait and Rodent Bait to be used on gophers which we sell to RM ratepayers for use in the RM of Excelsior only. The bait is a pasteurized oat bait and is treated with zinc phosphide which means it will not germinate. It was found to be as effective as strychnine and less expensive. It is also less prone to leaving dangerous residue in dead gophers. The cost is subsidized 50% by the RM and is sold in 20 kg bags. Please contact the RM Office for further information if required.