The EPA is coming out with new rules for rodenticides called Final Risk Mitigation. All bait must be placed in tamper resistant bait stations. Tiered Bait Station Requirements for Consumer-Use Products o Tier 1 – Tamper-resistant for children and dogs; weather resistant; tested according to EPA protocols; indoor and outdoor use; o Tier 2 – Tamper-resistant for children and dogs; tested according to EPA protocols; indoor use only; o Tier 3 – Tamper-resistant for children; tested according to EPA protocols; indoor use only; and, o Tier 4 – Self-certification; packaging not reasonably anticipated to release other than small quantities of bait; resistant to opening by a child less than six years old; indoor use only; non-refillable (one-time-use only).
The Protecta line of stations that need a key to open, including the Protecta Mouse Stations you are asking about, are all tier 1 level bait stations. They are tamper-resistant to children and pets and can be used both indoors and outdoors.
Answer last updated on: 03/22/2011