Protecta Rat Bait Station - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Allison from Kensington Md
    01/11/2014
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    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?
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    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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  • Asked by Mike
    12/13/2009
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    Once a rat is trapped inside the Protecta Rat Bait Station, can it get out?
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    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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  • Asked by David from Concord, Nh
    11/10/2011
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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!
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    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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  • Asked by Herb from Glendora. California
    04/24/2017
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    How often should you change the rodent bait in a Protecta Rat Bait Station?
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    When using a bait station like the Protecta Rat Bait Station, replacing the bait is going to depend on how much activity there is.  You should check the bait stations daily to start with to monitor the levels at which the rodents are consuming the bait. The key to control is to keep enough bait in the station to supply the population around the structure.  The goal is never to have the stations be empty when rodents go inside to look for food. You may find that you have to replace the bait daily at first, but after the population dwindles you will have to add bait much less frequently (once per week or even once per month).  Bait should also be replaced if it is insect infested or moldy.   

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  • Asked by Roger from Pa
    10/15/2016
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    Is it legal to leave rat poison outside in my property in the woods without a bait station like the Protecta Rat Bait stations?
    I was wondering if that is legal since wild animals and our neighbor's dogs go on out property quite often.
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    By law, most rodenticides must be used in tamper resistant bait stations when used outside to prevent non-target animals and people from getting to the bait and accidentially being poisoned. Others are approved for burrow baiting as well. Most baits also must be used within 50 feet of structures. Please refer to the product label of the rodenticide you are wanting to use in the Protecta Rat Bait Station.

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    30 of 47 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Joe
    01/20/2011
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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!
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    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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  • Asked by Uresh from Mercer Island Wa
    11/08/2011
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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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  • Asked by Perfecto from Oxnard, Ca
    01/19/2016
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    Can I use the Protecta Rat Bait Station inside the house?
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    Protecta Rat Bait Stations can be used indoors and outdoors. We do not recommend using poison baits indoors because after the rats eat the bait they may go into an inaccessible area to die causing a terrible odor and possibly even a secondary insect infestation (it is a myth that there is a poison bait that will cause the rats to dry out and not smell or to leave the house in search of water). It is important that you place the traps directly in the rats travel path and bait them with an attractive bait such as nuts, dog kibble, canned tuna or peanut butter. Be patient, it could take several days or even a couple of weeks before the rats are comfortable enough with the traps to approach them and be captured. After you have eliminated your current infestation you must take the time to exclude rodents from entering your home in the future. Please take a few moments to read our article: How to Rodent Proof Your Home

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  • Asked by John from Connecticut
    01/05/2012
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    Are the Protecta Rat Bait Station appropriate for use in an area where they will be exposed to rain and snow?
    I need to use a bait station around the foundation of a barn. The structure has no gutters and water will run off the roof onto the station. Try will also likely get snow covered, if it ever snows again in the Northeast US.
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    You can use the Protecta Rat Bait Station in areas where they will be exposed to the elements. It would be advisable to mount the stations on patio block so that they do not actually fill up with water. You can purchase patio blocks and an adhesive that would be suitable for mounting the stations from home improvement stores.
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  • Asked by Cali from Fl
    10/13/2014
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    What could be getting into Protecta Rat Bait Station other then rats & mice
    Put bait in station, and put mouse trap. Something set off trap ate bait and dragged station a foot way with brick on top in FL
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    There are a number of other rodents that could get into the Protecta Rat Bait Station. Since there are food scents in the bait, it can certainly attract squirrels, raccoon's, etc. You may need to anchor the station down. You can tie the station to something or anchor them down with bait station anchors.
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  • Asked by Cooper from Maryland
    08/15/2013
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    Time Frame
    How long after consuming the poison will the rat live?
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    We apologize we are unclear which rat bait you are referring too. If you are referring to Contrac Blox it will take anywhere between 1-5 days to kill. The kill time is listed on each rodenticide product page.
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  • Asked by Melissa from Fairfax Virginia
    08/26/2013
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    I received my protecta rat bait station but I need help setting it up. Please help.
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    To see how to set up the Protecta Rat Bait Station please use the product instruction label that is provided on the product page for the item. You can also click HERE to see it for set up. You can also see our videos section on our website to watch where to place the bait stations around the home.
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  • Asked by Jerry from Shady Shores, Tx
    11/28/2016
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    There are ants getting into my Protecta Rat Bait Stations. How do I keep them out?
    Will the ants discourage the rats from going inside the stations?
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    It is not likely that the ants would deter the rodents, but in order to keep the ants out of the Protecta Rat Bait Stations, you can place a granular ant bait, such as Advance 375A or Maxforce Complete Granular Bait around the outside of the stations. 

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  • Asked by Neil from Suffern , N.y.
    01/21/2013
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    Is the Protecta Rat Bait Station a kill trap or does it poison them?
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    The Protecta Rat Bait Station is not a trap and it does not poison rodents. The Protecta Rat Bait Station has the ability to hold a T-Rex Snap Trap or the rodenticicde blox (poison) of your choosing. Tamper-resistant Protecta Bait Stations are an integral part of baiting. They keep bait  and snap traps away from children, livestock, pets and other non-target animals, as well as protect bait from dust, dirt, moisture and other contaminants so bait stays fresh longer.
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  • Asked by Hasan from Washington, Dc
    08/09/2013
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    I'm thinking about buying 1 case (6 stations) of the Protecta Rat Bait Stations. What else do I need to order?
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    The tamper resistant Protecta Rat Bait stations shoudl be used with a high quality bait such as Fastrac Blox. You can purchase both products together in our rodent control kit: http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/protecta-rat-bait-station-case-stations-and-fastrac-blox-p-1459.html
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  • Asked by Eric from Houston, Tx
    10/04/2014
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    Where do I place the Protecta Rat Bait Station and how far apart should they be placed?
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    You would place the Protecta Rat Bait Stations around the outside of the home or structure you are trying to treat. Normally you put one at each corner of a home, and if treating a commercial building, you would also want one about every 50 feet along the side of the building and near any doors. 
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  • Asked by Marilyn from Dahlonega, Georgia
    01/25/2014
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    We have large 12" small cat sized rats in an ex-restaurant that is being renovated. What do you recomend?
    This building is part of a historic district in a town of about 30,000 people
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    The Protecta Rat Bait Station will work great for you. However, we recommend to use bait stations and rodenticide outdoors. Here are the steps we recommend:

    If an infesation already exists in a commercial kitchen, the use of glue boards and or snap traps will be necessary. Place the traps near areas where dropping have been found or near areas where rodents or rodent damage has been found. The use of rodenticides (rat poison or mouse poison) is usually inappropriate in indoor areas. A rodent could succumb to the effects of the bait and die in an area that is inaccessible causing a horrible stench, flies, maggots, roaches, and beetles. After you get rid of the rodents indoors, you will need to stop new rodents from taking their place. Rats and mice are notorious for finding their way indoors. They can find even the tiniest crack in a structure and force there way in. Here are some hints and tips to help prevent an infestation:

    • Try to locate as many entry points as possible and seal them with Stuf Fit Copper Mesh or other suitable material

    • Keep dumpster areas as clean as possible and keep lids closed when not in use.

    • Keep grassy areas mowed to eliminate possible hiding spots.

    • Place rodent bait stations near dumpster areas and along outdoor structure walls to kill rodents outdoors.
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  • Asked by Art from Plano, Tx
    03/11/2013
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    Which rat bait station is the best option?
    I have a few rats that are getting into our pool equipment, behind an outdoor fridge, and other areas around the perimeter of the house. I want to put a few stations around the house, which would you recommend between this Protecta station, the LP station, or the Sidekick station? Thank you.
    A
    The Protecta Station is the largest stations and can hold 8 blox at a time and is made a of a thick, hard plastic. The LP  station is a low profile station and can fit into smaller areas and can only hold up to 3 bait blox at a time. The Sidekick is a smaller version of the Protecta  Rat, can still hold 8 bait blox but it is made of a thinner plastic which makes it a little less expensive but which also makes it a little less hardy. The Sidekick will likely fit your needs as long as it is not in an area where it is likely to get stepped on a lot.
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  • Asked by Lori from Rural - Near Lincoln, Ne
    02/07/2012
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    I live in Nebraska and believe I have mice, but more likely some type of small rat in my attic.
    On rare occasion (1-2 times a year) I hear some scratching sounds in the ceiling. The real telltale is that there are droppings, like 1/4-3/8" that fall down out of the vents in our bathrooms. Like 1-2 a day fall out. I don't think it's a huge infestation, but I'm a major rodent phobe, so I want them out! I've never dealt with any rodents besides mice, and these droppings do seem larger than mice. I've had mice in the house before, oh and I know the signs! I'm pretty confident there aren't any rodents in our living area at the moment. We're all clear down here. The deal is I don't have any access to the attic/crawlspace whatever it is, nothing no door opening in the ceiling, nothing. It's a modular home, and there just is no intended way to access the ceiling space. So, my concern is that I want to nip this in the bud and rid our home of whatever few may be up there before they do start multiplying their disgusting selves and become a larger problem. Is there any type of spray that I can spray up through the vents that would allow me to get them? I'm very hesitant to remove the bathroom vent because I'm not that handy, so I'm not sure I could get it re-secured, and I sure don't want to create any type of opening between the two areas, which are now quite happily separated. I don't know how they'd get up there, I guess they have some access point crawling up through the walls? There are no trees around our home that would get them up to roof height...just as an FYI. Any advice would be appreciated.
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    There is no spray that can be used to get rid of rats or other rodents in your attic area. The rats must be coming out to eat and drink and if as you suggest they are not invading your home, then they are leaving to go outside to forage. If this is indeed the case you may be able to use a rodenticide bait in tamper resistant bait stations around the exterior of your home. As the rodents leave to forage they will happen upon the bait and hopefully consume it. With this option you do run the risk of having the rodents re-enter your home and die in an inaccessible area which of course could cause an odor issue for a short time period (and perhaps even an insect issue). You could also use the Protecta Rat Bait Station  with a T-Rex snap trap in place of the rodenticide bait. This would eliminate the possibility of the rodents dying in an inaccessible area.
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  • Asked by David from Seattle, Wa
    07/03/2014
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    I have chickens, ducks and turkeys. I have a rat problem, now that I'm leaving food out for them.
    The rats are multiplying rapidly. I've hiden traps with peanut butter on them and caught a few, babies that don't know better. But the large rats seem to avoid the traps. What can I use to kill them all without killing my birds?
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    We would recommending using a rodenticide inside of a rat bait station such as the Protecta Rat Bait Station . This will keep the chickens, ducks, turkey from consuming the bait, yet provide a feeding station for the rats. This station can hold up to 6 large rats and up to 1lb of bait. It is tamper resistant for children, dogs, cats, etc. Contrac Blox Rodenticide is a great choice because secondary poisoning is very minimal with Contrac as an antidote to the poison (vitamin K1) is readily available.
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