The JT Eaton 902 Top Loader Bait Station is designed to hold the bait in the upright middle portion of the station on a rod and then the rodents can enter from either direction on the lower tubes to feed on the bait and leave. While there is a very small chance the rodents will die in the tube after consuming the bait, it is possible. However, normally they will die somewhere else after the poison has slowly taken effect on their bodies.
The JT Eaton 902 Top Loader Bait Station dimensions are 15" long x 2 3/4" wide x 11" high. The rod inside the station will hold 3 x 1 ounce bait blocks.
With the JT Eaton 902 Top Loader Bait Station you do not have a set place or level you would be mounting these stations around the home. You will want to mount it in any areas where the rodents seem to be running or congregating the most so that its right in their path and accessible to them. This could be along a roof line, top of a fence or fence support board, tree limb, etc. You could place them as close as 20 feet apart or only where you have the most activity dependent on your individual situation and what will be best for the rodent control.
Squirrels and other small rodents can get into the JT Eaton 902 Top Loader Bait Station if small enough, but whether they would be attracted to the bait used in them would be of question as the rodenticides are only labeled for rats/mice. These stations are designed for Norway rats, roof rats, and mouse mice.
Fastrac Rodent Bait would be a great choice for CA in the Top Loader Stations:
The JT Eaton 902 Top Loader Bait Station can be used with bait blocks (rod inside the station will hold 3 x 1 ounce bait blocks) or liquid bottle (for liquid bait).