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! .
Residential, commercial, or industrial buildings, indoors and outdoors
Place station near baseboards, corners, along walls, or in spaces where rodents are likely to travel.
Is tamper resistant and locks when closed, but bait should always be kept out of reach of children and pets.
Hold up to two pounds of bait or a Trapper T-Rex Snap Trap
9 1/2 in. length x 8 3/4 in. width x 4 1/2 in. height
Material / Construction
Impact-resistant, injection-molded plastic
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
One Protecta 2-prong key per order, four vertical bait securing rods
The Protecta Sidekick also works as a monitoring station and it is specially designed to hold Trapper T-Rex Rat Snap Trapwhich 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:
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 bloxwith 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Is there a way to keep squirrels from getting into the Protecta Sidekick Rat Bait Station?
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.
Can the Protecta Sidekick Rat Bait Station be secured to a fence so that no one can steal it?
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.
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.
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.