Is rat poison in black and molds?
Rat poison comes in a variety of colors and shapes, including black poisons and poisons that take on a molded shape. One should carefully read the instructions of any poison pesticide to make sure that it is being used safely.
There are different classes of rat poison. One common type is the warfarin-class of poisons, which work to thin the blood. After consuming enough of the poison, the rat loses the ability to clot its blood and it basically bleeds to death. Another type is a neurologic poison, which causes the rat to have seizures and die. The poison thins their blood, causing them to bleed through mucus membranes. The rat's blood pressure is lowered…
Rat traps, rat poison. Rat traps, but NOT rat poison. The rat will eat the poison and die somewhere in your attic, or maybe it will fall and die between the walls. Either way it will cause a horrible smell in your house. When the body start to decompose maggots will appear, then you will have double trouble.
Its not just how much, modern commercial rat poison is an anticoagulant. To die from rat poison you would not only have to take a "lethal dose" but then you would have to be injured physically so that you started to bleed. Without such an injury, your liver will eventually metabolize all the rat poison to harmless chemicals that would be excreted in urine and sweat.