The Protecta LP Rat Bait Station is a triangular shaped bait station that fits in corners and along walls where rodents travel. Its Low Profile makes it ideal to use indoors under pallets and in other tight baiting locations. The Protecta LP rat bait station locks automatically when closed and uses a special 2-prong key to open.
One Protecta Key is included with each order. We sell Protecta Keys separately if more are needed.
The Protecta LP rat bait station is a triangular shaped bait station that fits in corners and along walls where rodents travel. Its “Low Profile” makes it ideal to use indoors under pallets and in other tight baiting locations. The Protecta LP rat bait station locks automatically when closed and uses a special 2-prong key to open. One key is included with each case. Extra keys are available for purchase.
Dimensions: 13" Long x 9" Wide x 3 3/8" High
Place station near baseboards, corners, or in spaces where rodents are likely to travel. Rodents will enter stations out of curiosity, and the presence of rodenticide baits placed inside the station. Protecta stations Do Not come with Bait. We recommend purchasing Contrac Blox Rodenticide bait for use in the Protecta stations.
I bought a three pack of the Protecta LP traps to deal with a chipmunk problem around my New England colonial house, and it worked perfect. I used to place the Contrac Blocks around the house, but the chipmunks would just take them back to their holes and store them there. With the Protecta LP bait station, there is a steel rod that holds the bait in place and the chipmunks have no chance of removing the bait. The opening is large enough to fit a squirel or chipmunk, but will keep out rabbits and dogs/cats. Great buy - I would recomend buying the Contrac blocks and the 3 pack of Protecta bait stations as a package - as you will get a better price.
I had several bait stations that I paid a small fortune for from my bug guy. I figured there had to be a better way to get them at a better price. Not just better.... these were half the price!!! And I got free shipping... and I had them faster than my local bug guy got my first ones to me! Thumbs up all around to Do My Own Pest Control!!!
This bait station is vary good if you have raccoons by your house because their arms cannot reach inside and grab the bait like a lot of the other bait stations...So I highly recommended this type... The only bad thing about it is the hinges kinda suck but they still last for a vary long time.
Should the rodent bait be placed vertically or horizontally? Why would one be preferable over the other?
Rods in the bait stations should be used based on the situation. Horizontal rods should be used if the station has a chance of getting water or rain inside the station. By placing the bait on a horizontal rod, it keeps the bait from touching the bottom of the station and keeps it dry and prevents it from getting moldy. If you are in a very hot environment and the stations may be in direct sunlight, then you should place the bait on vertical rods. Since rodent bait is made from food that attracts the rodents, they can melt in hot temperatures. Placing the bait on vertical rods keeps the bait on the rod for longer if they melt.
What is the difference between the Protecta Rat Sidekick and LP bait stations?
Are there features that make a difference in which one you buy since they are roughly the same price?
The Protecta LP is a low profile station that is only 3 3/8" inches tall, which allows it to be placed under pallets, bushes, furniture and other objects. The Protecta LP will hold 3 bait blocks on your choice of vertical or horizontal rods (both types of rods come with the station).
The Protecta Sidekick is made from a slightly thinner plastic and is 4 1/2" tall. The Sidekick will hold up to 8 bait blocks and comes with horizontal rods. The Sidekick also has the advantage of being able to hold the Trapper T-Rex rat snap trap. Both stations are tamper resistant and lock with a key.
I have a rat that has discovered my yard and like to rummage under my bird feeder. I want to get rid of the rat but not the squirrels. I have already tried the snap trap and killed a squirrel and a chipmunk unintentionally.
Yes, it is possible that a smaller squirrel can fit in the Protecta LP rat bait stations. Since squirrels and rats are similar sized, there are not really any options that will target only rats and not squirrels other than a live catch trap so if you happen to catch the squirrel you can let it go.
Does this station trap the rat, or does it allow the poisoned rat to go out into the environment to poison wildlife?
The Protecta LP Rat Bait Stations do not trap the rat. If it did there would be no reason to use the poison bait, instead it would just contain a snap trap. The job of the Protecta LP Rat Bait Station is to protect non-target animals form eating the poison bait. Other animals would have to consume several poisoned rats to be effected by the bait that was consumed by the rodents. You should remove and dispose of any rodent carcases that are found.
How much space should I put between each Protecta LP Station?
There is not a set formula for how far apart the Protecta LP stations should be as the size of the rodent infestation and the amount of entrances/exits will vary from structure to structure. We recommend you place stations near doors or windows where rodents can gain access to the structure and most pros also place one station at each corner of the structure.