The Load-N-Lock is a new anchoring system that makes it easy to anchor bait stations in place when using the stations outside around buildings or homes. The Load-N-Lock makes it so the bait stations can't be moved by curious pets or animals, high winds, rats moving in and out of the stations, or even young children. Made of heavy-duty, injection-molded plastic, the PROTECTA Load-N-Lock holds two standard concrete bricks available at most landscape and home improvements stores. Simply place the bricks into the Load-N-Lock base, and then snap the Sidekick bait station into place. Once the bait station is closed, the base and bait station cannot be separated and the weight of the bricks keeps the station in place. The ramped design of the base allows easy entry for rats or mice into the bait station.
Secures a Protecta Sidekick Rat Bait Stations without the added expense, mess and time associated with traditional anchoring methods. The ramped design of the base allows easy entry for rats or mice into the bait station.
I have rats in my yard and neighborhood, messy neighbors!
I have two dogs that I love dearly, they are very inquisitive. I have been using the wooden Victor traps under a milk crate with a big rock on top of the crate. I think the rats have caught on. Now that I am back to work, I have less time and do not look forward to checking all my traps. What advice can you give me?
Unfortunately, the only real effective options when pets are involved is to use rat stations to protect the snap trap, or bait that you use. The other option is to address why the rats are around, which may be due to the dog food around or other attracting factors. If you eliminate these issues it may take care of your rat problem without setting any traps or using any baits. If not, then rat snap traps inside a rat station or a bait that is safe to use around pets such as dogs or cats is usually the best and only logical option.
Is an additional bait product necessary to purchase for this product? If so, what?
The product that you have referenced is just an anchoring base for a bait station to attach to and it does not come with the tamper resistant stations or the bait. Below is a link that will take you to the product page that has the tamper resistant bait stations and the bait sold together in kits. (be sure to pay attention to the descriptions as some stations are for mice only and rats cannot fit into them):