You should place the Protecta Mouse Bait Stations 15 - 20 feet apart for best results. The reason we recommend putting the stations outdoors is to lure the mice out and to potentially die outside. There is still a possibility the mice could die indoors.
The plastic that makes up the Protecta Mouse Bait Station is a very heavy duty plastic, and should not be an issue for most dogs. However, we have had calls to report that larger dogs, usually over 100 lbs, are able to bite over the whole station and chew it pretty badly.
There is quite a difference. The Protecta Mouse Bait Station entry is 1 inch in diameter, while the Protecta Rat is 2 1/2 inches in diameter. Please see our Rat Pest Guide and our Mouse Pest Guide for assistance with identifying the rodent pests you have. When in doubt, rat bait stations will accommodate either rodent.
You can use liquid nails and affix any station, such as the Protecta Mouse Bait Station, on a 1 x 1 foot paver you can buy from a local home improvement store. This well prevent them from being moved. Also, if you make sure the bait is secured on the rods, and the station is secure, it should prevent the raccoons from being able to work the bait free from the rods.
If you suspect that your dog ingested bait that was in the Protecta Mouse Bait Stations you need to consult with your vet for the best advice on how to proceed.
Protecta Mouse Bait Stations do not come with traps or baits. They are sold separately.
Where are you trying to treat for rats? Inside or outside?
Holes will need to be drilled into the Protecta Mouse Bait Stations for the anchors. There are no holes in the bottom of this station.