Protecta Rat Bait Station

4.5 out of 5 stars 47 Reviews | 39 Q&A

Protecta Rat Bait Station
Protecta Rat Bait Station
Protecta Rat Bait Station
Protecta Rat Bait Station

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4.5 out of 5 stars Rating: 4.6

47 Reviews | 39 Q&A

Product Overview

Tamper-resistant PROTECTA Rat Bait Stations are an integral part of baiting. They keep bait away from children, livestock, pets and other animals, as well as protect bait from dust, dirt, moisture and other contaminants so bait stays fresh longer. Use them also to monitor rodent activity to determine areas of heavy and mild infestation. Station locks with Locking Screw (PS0677) and an Allen Wrench (PW0676) or ties. (11 1/2" x 12 x 6 1/2") This station does not use a key.

Bait is Not Included - Must be purchased separately!

This station will also hold 1 Trapper T-Rex Rat snap trap

Features and Specs

Target pests: Rats and Mice
For use in: Commercial & Residential or Industrial Buildings: Indoors and Outdoors
Application: Place Station near Baseboards, Corners, along Walls
Pet safe: Tamper Resistant and Locks when Closed
Yield: Large enough to accommodate six rats
Holds up to 1 lb. of Bait or a Pint of Liquid Bait or a T-Rex Rat Trap
Dimensions: 11 1/2 in. x 12 in. x 6 1/2 in.
Material / Construction: Heavy-Duty, Injection-Molded Plastic
Special Features: Ideal for Perimeter Baiting and can be attached to a permanent structure or staked to the ground for added security
Horizontal and vertical bait securing rods
Bait also lasts longer because the rods elevate it above moisture build-up on the bottom of the station
It locks with a Locking Screw (PS0677) and unlocks with an Allen Key Wrench (PW0676)
Can also be locked with a padlock
Liners available to make cleaning and re-baiting easier
Parts Included: Horizontal and Vertical Rods
Allen Key Wrench
Security-ties
Locking Screw
Shipping Weight: 1.60 lbs
Manufactured By: Bell Labs (Mfg. Number: PS2540)

Details

Tamper-resistant PROTECTA Bait Stations (Model - PS2540) are an integral part of baiting. They keep bait away from children, livestock, pets and other animals, as well as protect bait from dust, dirt, moisture and other contaminants so bait stays fresh longer. Use them also to monitor rodent activity to determine areas of heavy and mild infestation.

Made of heavy-duty, injection-molded plastic, PROTECTA Bait Stations withstand the toughest baiting situations indoors and out. It's large enough to accommodate six rats and holds up to one pound of dry bait and one pint of liquid bait. Horizontal and vertical bait securing rods keep Blox bait securely in the station.

PROTECTA Bait Station is ideal for perimeter baiting and can be attached to a permanent structure or staked to the ground for added security. It locks with a locking screw (included) and unlocks with an Allen key wrench (included). A padlock also works. Liners which fit into the bait compartment are available to make cleaning and rebaiting easier. PROTECTA Bait Station measures 11 1/2 " x 12" x 6 1/2" and is available in black, light gray and green to fit discreetly in any baiting environment.

  
  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Protecta Bait Station

    By John on 10/06/2010

    Verified Purchase

    Works Great! I used in combination with the T-Rex trap and they worked perfectly. I skipped the rat attractant and just used peanut butter - worked fine, although if you have a lot of traps liquid attractant is probably faster. I have 3 dogs and wanted to be sure they didn't get poisoned or set off the trap. I live 1/4mi from the ocean in MA so wharf rats are looking for a home this time of year - the stone foundation of my 100+ year old house likely has some gaps and a rat got inside several years ago - no fun at all. I placed several Protecta stations/T-Rex traps around the perimeter/exterior of my foundation and got a rat within days. I don't recall if there is a bait station with a see through top - if so that would save the hassle of having to open the box to see if you have a "catch" or not.

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    32 of 32 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Easy to bait, tamper resistant, works well!

    By Sharon on 06/14/2010

    We have encircled the perimeter of our 1.5 acre property with these bait boxes, using the Supersize Blox bait and our home has been rodent free for over a year. We replace the bait every 6-8 weeks (and add snail bait to the box, too). Knowing we are rodent free is worth every penny.

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    25 of 28 people found this review helpful

  • 4 of 5 Stars

    Protecta Rat Bait Station (6)

    By Jim on 12/02/2011

    I am using the Protecta Bait Stations with Contrac Blox rat bait. Here in Arizona, we have a huge Pack Rat problem. I have been using T Rex traps, but the rats do become trap shy. I am very satisfied with the stations. They keep out rain, and keep out the birds and rabbits. I have tried putting a T Rex trap inside, but I wish you could see into the box before opening it. A few times I have opened the station to see a rat caught in the trap, still alive. A clear plastic window would help. Otherwise, a great product. After three weeks, I can't find evidence of rats anywhere!

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    20 of 21 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Protecta rat bait station

    By Thomas on 10/02/2010

    The unit was delivered before the expected time. Once I realize that all I need to do is to make it look like the picture of the open station on the website, the station can be set up easily. The screw lock and Allen wrench key combination, as provided, is much more preferable than any special lock and key in other models. As smaller size packages (1 lb or less) are not available on the web, bait needs to be purchased at local Home Depot or Lowes stores. Watch for dead rats in the bushes!

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    17 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Bait Station

    By Dave on 07/19/2011

    Verified Purchase

    Arrived quickly. Very easy to use. Convenient and easy to set up. Safe to use around my dogs. I'm very pleased.

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    15 of 17 people found this review helpful

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Questions & Answers

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Q
Once a rat is trapped inside the Protecta Rat Bait Station, can it get out?
A
The only way a rat would go inside the Protecta Rat Bait Station and not come out is if you placed a T-Rex Rat Trap inside that killed the rat.  The stations have holes for rodents to go in and out and also are child proof and have a locking mechanism that prevent children and pets from accessing whatever is inside.  Some people place rodent poison inside the station for the rats to eat.  If this was the case the rat would go into the trap, eat the bait, and be able to leave.  Only if you place the T-Rex Snap Trap inside would the rat not be able to leave the station.

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How do you "clean" a Protecta bait station and remove spoiled bait?

I have purchased Contrac Blox as well as the Protecta Bait Station. The instructions say to remove spoiled bait as well as keeping the stations "clean" as the mice will avoid the station otherwise. How do you recommend such cleaning? I have several stations that have "moldy" bait as well as numerous mice dropping but not sure if bleaching type cleaning procedures will drive the mice away from the stations themselves. Please help!

A
Cleaning the Proctecta Rat Bait station should only consist of removing the spoiled bait, wiping with a cloth or brushing out the station with a clean paint brush and if necessary rinsing with water to remove any leftover debris. You will make the stations less desirable if you clean them with harsh cleaners.

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How can I kill spiders, rats, and mice on my farm without harming the other animals I raise?

I have cats, dogs, horses, goats and various rescues. Sometimes I catch the animals snacking on random things that they find laying around. I am worried that they might eat the poison. Please help, I cannot keep finding black widow spiders and other nasty insects indoors!

A
You can use a rodent bait in tamper resistant bait boxes to control the rodents on your farm. The bait boxes will secure the bait so that only rats and mice will have access to it. In most cases, well fed cats and dogs will not eat a dead rodent. In the event that they do, they would need to eat 10 or more to have any effect from the bait that killed the rodent. You can treat for spiders and other insects using an insecticide such as Talstar P. Talstar P is safe to use around animals, is non-irritating and has a very broad label covering over 75 different insects. When applying any insecticide, remove the animals from the area that is being treated, spray the area, allow the area to dry and then the animals can safely return to the treated area.

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Where is the best place for rat bait stations, next to the house near drain pipes or further out in the garden?

We used to have Terminix and they placed the rat bait stations out in the garden saying that it creates a perimeter ring around the house as opposed to right up near the house where there is no "safety" perimeter. Does this make sense?

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Due to the new EPA regulations passed on June 4, 2011 you will be required to place the Protecta Rat Bait Stations around the foundation of your home and you will no longer be allowed to place the stations away from the structure. You should place the stations near areas where rodents would have best possibility of gaining entrance to your home. Near doors, vents and low windows or near other areas where you may have noticed activity would be the best choices.

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Q
Will rabbits also be attracted to and eat the poison bait?

I am looking to protect my garden by using bait stations near our shed which is next to our garden. Will these baits also attract rabbits in addition to rats and squirrels?

A
The rodenticide baits are only labeled for rats and mice and meant to attractant these types of rodents.  That is not to say that it won't attract other rodents such as a rabbit and if a rabbit was to eat enough of the bait they would die.

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Protecta Rat Bait Station 4.5 out of 5 stars Rating: 4.6 (47 Reviews / 39 Q&A)

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