No, the EZ Klean Rodent Bait Station is not designed to trap the rat. It is only used to protect poison bait from non-target animals, humans and the elements. If you are interested in a covered rat trap, you could use the Protecta Sidekick Rat Bait Station with a T-Rex Rat Trap inserted inside. If you go to the Protecta Sidekick Rat Bait Station page you can see a picture of the snap trap in the station.
You will place the metal rods on the inside (there are holes for them-you can also refer to the photo on our product page for reference) of the EZ Klean Rodent Bait Station. The bait that you will use should be placed on the rods (there is a hole in the center of the bait). The rods hold the bait so when the rodents enter the station they will feed on the bait.
The EZ Klean Rodent Bait Station is not affected by the elements outdoors. These are professional grade products and are made to be used outdoors in various climates and/or conditions.
When using the EZ Klean Rodent Bait Station, squirrels do have access to the baits that will be located in there, however, most rodent baits are not labeled for squirrels.
EZ Klean Rodent Bait Station will hold the Weatherblox XT. The Weatherblox are square-shaped blocks that are 1.5 in x 1.5 in x 0.5 in thick, so you can stack them on the vertical rods or on the horizontal rods inside the EZ Klean stations.
With the EZ Klean Rodent Bait Station, normally 1-2 lbs would be enough to hold the bait station down.
We apologize but we do not have a video for placing the EZ Klean Rodent Bait Station on a patio block. You would just take liquid nails along the bottom edges and attach to the block then place on the ground if not already set in the area you want it. Please call us at 866-581-7378 with any questions or further instructions. We also offer the RBS1 EZ Secured Rodent Bait Station which already has a block attached and uses the same key as the EZ Klean.
The EZ Klean Rodent Bait Stations do not come with any attachments. Many people do choose to purchase concrete pavers or patio blocks separately and attach them to the stations in order to better secure them in place. We do not carry this type of product, but they can be found at most home improvement or hardware stores, and then attached to the stations using a "liquid nails" type of product.
Mice could potentially still enter the structure and die there after consuming bait from the EZ Klean Rodent Bait Station if potential entry points are not identified and properly sealed. Exclusion is your number one defense against rodents, so you will want to check and replace any seals and weather stripping around doors and windows, and check any areas where pipes or wires enter the motorhome. As long as it's sealed up well the likelihood that the mice will try to get inside goes down significantly. You also can use a bait like Fastrac in the stations, as this bait provides the quickest kill, which will further reduce the chances of the mice being alive long enough to find their way inside. The main method of control other than exclusion would be to place snap traps all around the motorhome, on tires, and other areas the mice would use to try to gain access inside.
The purpose of the EZ Klean Rodent Bait Station is to guide rodents to the bait area of the station, providing a protected place for them to feed. Once a rodent has taken a lethal dose of bait, it will die within the next few days. We do not recommend baiting for rodents inside the home, since they could crawl into a tight space to die, and the resulting smell of decomposing carcass is quite unpleasant. However, if you are baiting outdoors as recommended, the rodent will likely go back to it's burrow to die. Please take a few moments to look over our helpful guide on How to Get Rid of Mice for all recommended steps for eliminating mice indoors and outdoors.
Yes, we do offer the EZ Klean Rodent Bait Station key.
Which rods you use in the EZ Klean Rodent Bait Station or other similar stations will usually depend on weather conditions. If the climate is very hot, then it is best to use vertical rod placements to reduce risk of block baits melting in extreme heat. If the climate is wet and you are concerned about water getting into the stations, then it is best to use horizontal rods since they keep the bait up off the bottom of the station, protecting it more from spoiling due to water.
Yes, the EZ Klean Rodent Bait Stations have punch-out holes that can be used to add stakes. Staking the stations is not required, although it can help to keep them in place if there are large or aggressive animals around such as large dogs or raccoons.
The EZ Klean Key has changed from a metal key to an easier to use plastic key. Either key should work to unlock both sides of the station.