Protecta Sidekick Rat Bait Station

4.5 out of 5 stars 34 Reviews | 7 Q&A

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

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4.5 out of 5 stars Rating: 4.3

34 Reviews | 7 Q&A

Product Overview

The compact Protecta Sidekick is a prudent way to upgrade from non-tamper-resistant bait stations to a more durable tamper-resistant station. The Protecta Sidekick functions as both a bait station and monitoring station. It's vertical bait securing rods hold bait blox securely in the station, reducing the risk of accidental bait exposure to children, pets and non-target animals. The Sidekick was also designed to hold the Trapper T-Rex Rat Snap Trap which will allow you to capture rats as soon as they enter the station. One Protecta Key is included with each order.  We do sell Protecta Keys separately if you would like more than one. 

Bait is Not Included - Must be purchased separately! .

Features and Specs

Target pests: Rats and Mice
For use in: Residential, commercial, or industrial buildings, indoors and outdoors
Application: Place station near baseboards, corners, along walls, or in spaces where rodents are likely to travel.
Pet safe: Is tamper resistant and locks when closed, but bait should always be kept out of reach of children and pets.
Yield: Hold up to two pounds of bait or a Trapper T-Rex Snap Trap
Dimensions: 9 1/2 in. length x 8 3/4 in. width x 4 1/2 in. height
Color: Black
Material / Construction: Impact-resistant, injection-molded plastic
Special Features: Works as both a bait station and a monitoring station, vertical bait securing rods, locks when closed, opens to the side for fast, convenient servicing, rounded interior corners make cleaning the station easier than ever, built-in card slot holds the Protecta service card, ideal for fitting into tight baiting locations
Parts Included: One Protecta 2-prong key per order, four vertical bait securing rods
Shipping Weight: 0.85 lbs
Manufactured By: Bell Labs (Mfg. Number: SK4500)

Details

The Protecta Sidekick also works as a monitoring station and it is specially designed to hold Trapper T-Rex Rat Snap Trap which captures rats as they enter the station. The lid on this bait station opens to the side for fast, convenient servicing, even when the station is secured and its rounded interior corners make cleaning the station easier than ever.

The image below shows the Protecta Sidekick Rat Bait Station with a T-Rex Rat Trap inside:
Protecta Sidekick holding a trex rat trap
The Protecta Sidekick can improve the quality of rodent control practices in your home or business because now you can use your choice of bait blox with confidence knowing it is in a tamper resistant station. One Protecta key is included per order to open the bait station, and more keys may be purchased if needed.

Dimensions: 9 1/2"L x 8 3/4"W x 4 1/2"H 

Protecta Sidekick holds up to two (2) pounds of bait. BAIT IS NOT INCLUDED.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Protecta Sidekick Bait Station - A Godsend!

    By Dave on 08/03/2011

    Verified Purchase

    Using standard Victor traps to trap rats was a problem because I didn't want to trap squirrels, dogs and kids. Plus, the rats were stealing bait without setting the traps off. Once I deployed T-Rex traps inside Protecta Sidekick Bait Stations I had found the answer. The T-Rex traps are super effective and easy to use, and the Protecta Sidekick Bait Station protects the traps from squirrels, dogs & kids. The combination of T-Rex traps and Protecta Sidekick Bait Stations is a professional solution, and I recommend them highly. Try 'em both & I think you'll like 'em too.

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    11 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • 4 of 5 Stars

    Good size but hard to open

    By Nick on 09/05/2011

    Similar to the Protecta LP but holds more bait and taller allowing more bait because it can be double stacked on each other. The key is positioned the other direction which makes it hard to open. Other than than that they are great.

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    6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • 3 of 5 Stars

    Good size but too hard to open

    By Linda on 12/12/2010

    Verified Purchase

    I have a small yard and like the size of this station but unlocking it is just to difficult. I have resorted to using the devise (key) and prying it open at the same time with a knife. That's an unpleasant task with a dead rodent in it. Also there were no instructions included that explain how to use the key to unlock the station. While I think it's an overall good buy until the unlocking system is simplified I would not purchase another.

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    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • 4 of 5 Stars

    Safe Rat Killing

    By Harry on 09/27/2011

    Verified Purchase

    The only way to safely set out rat traps. Keeps kids and pets away from the deadly trap. Also keeps things clean because the dead Ratatouille is inside, not out in the open for touching or eating. I used mine to fit the rat traps from Do My Own Pest Control inside. Worked well...only slight complaint is hard to open...should send detailed instruction on use of key to open.

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    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • 4 of 5 Stars

    Good box

    By Rob on 10/17/2010

    These work well, good size, but i find them a bit difficult to open. Perhaps after some time they will loosen up a bit.

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    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Questions & Answers

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Is there a way to keep squirrels from getting into the Protecta Sidekick Rat Bait Station?
A
Yes, it is possible that a smaller squirrel can fit in the Protecta Sidekick 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.

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I can not open the Protecta Sidekick Rat Bait Stationwith the key. How can I open it?
A
Many of our customers have trouble opening the Protecta Stations with the key.  This is why we made a video of how to do it.  Please watch our Protecta Key video which is located on the protecta key page. 

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Can the Protecta Sidekick Rat Bait Station be secured to a fence so that no one can steal it?
A

The Protecta Sidekick Rat Bait Station can be secured to a fence by using a zip tie through the holes on the back of the station. You can also use liquid nails and glue the station to a landscape paver as an alternative.

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Do you have more literature on the Protecta Sidekick Installation/Maintenance?

I am in charge of the ready service contract for pest control for the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority. For our rodents, we use over 50 of the Protecta Sidekicks at our facility. I would like to know if there is any literature or guidelines for installing and maintaining the boxes so we can ensure our contractor is adhering to your guidelines. I am hoping your guidelines and literature will answer some of these questions. Where is the best placement of the boxes? What is the distance that should be between each box? How does the box reduce the rodent population? When should the bait be changed? How do you determine if the box is effective at its current area? Also, since I'm new to pest control, do you offer any introductory classes,seminars,webinars that will educate me in this field? Your assistance will be greatly appreciated.
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We only have the information you see available on our website. The manufacturer very well may have more information available for commercial applications. You can reach Bell Labs at 800-323-6628. We do believe that they may have videos available that would explain more on installation in commercial facilities.

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Would I get a discount if I purchase 5 cases of the Protecta Sidekick Rat Bait Stations?
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If you would like a larger quantity of Protecta Sidekick Rat Bait Stations than what is priced already, then you should call our Toll Free phone number at 866-581-7378 and press 1 for sales.

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Protecta Sidekick Rat Bait Station 4.5 out of 5 stars Rating: 4.3 (34 Reviews / 7 Q&A)

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