Once a pail of rodenticide has been opened, the bait will remain effective for a year if kept in the airtight bucket in a cool, dry place. As for blocks that are placed in a bait station, we recommend changing out the bait every 30 days.
Each Protecta Mouse Bait Station only holds 1 regular sized or 2 mini-sized bait blocks, however how much bait you will need overall depends on how many stations you need to fill and the size of the population you are treating. Professional baits that we sell are not available in quantities less than 4 pounds unless you are purchasing the pre-baited disposable station, the T1 Mouse Bait Station. If you're needing to bait outdoors, then you may want to consider our kit containing the Protecta Mouse Bait Stations and Fastrac Blox. The Protecta Mouse holds up to 4 bait blocks in each station. You can also purchase the Fastrac Blox on its own.
The RTU in the Protecta RTU Mouse Bait Station name stands for “ready to use.”
The Protecta RTU Mouse Bait Station hold one rodenticide block only and do not have a rod to hold a place pack in place.
The Protecta RTU Mouse Bait Station can be secured to a brick or paver with liquid nails to help prevent non target animals can move the station.
It is possible that chipmunks could enter the Protecta RTU Mouse Bait Station. There are not any other options we know of since mice and chipmunks can be close in size. You may contact Your Local Cooperative Extension Office to see if there are any ither recommendations for your area.
The Protecta RTU Mouse Bait Station are plastic bait stations that house rodent bait. Mice will go inside of the trap, consume the bait and go elsewhere to die. Be mindful that these statins come empty. The bait inside of the bait station in the photo is a size reference. We generally recommend using Contrac Blox with the bait stations. This bait does have an antidote associated with it that is available at your vet in case a non-target animal comes in contact with it.
Please take a look at our Rodent Guide for tips on how to treat and prevent rodents in the future.