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Tamper-resistant PROTECTA Bait Stations are an integral part of baiting. They keep bait away from children, livestock, pets and other animals, as well as protect bait from dust, dirt, moisture and other contaminants so bait stays fresh longer. Use them also to monitor rodent activity to determine areas of heavy and mild infestation. Station locks with Locking Screw (PS0677) and an Allen Wrench (PW0676) or ties. (11 1/2" x 12 x 6 1/2") This station does not use a key.
Bait is Not Included - Must be purchased separately!
This station will also hold 1 Trapper T-Rex Rat snap trap
|Target pests:||Rats and Mice|
|For use in:||Commercial & Residential or Industrial Buildings: Indoors and Outdoors|
|Application:||Place Station near Baseboards, Corners, along Walls|
|Pet safe:||Tamper Resistant and Locks when Closed|
|Yield:||Large enough to accommodate six rats
Holds up to 1 lb. of Bait or a Pint of Liquid Bait or a T-Rex Rat Trap
|Dimensions:||11 1/2 in. x 12 in. x 6 1/2 in.|
|Material / Construction:||Heavy-Duty, Injection-Molded Plastic|
|Special Features:||Ideal for Perimeter Baiting and can be attached to a permanent structure or staked to the ground for added security
Horizontal and vertical bait securing rods
Bait also lasts longer because the rods elevate it above moisture build-up on the bottom of the station
It locks with a Locking Screw (PS0677) and unlocks with an Allen Key Wrench (PW0676)
Can also be locked with a padlock
Liners available to make cleaning and re-baiting easier
|Parts Included:||Horizontal and Vertical Rods
Allen Key Wrench
|Shipping Weight:||1.60 lbs|
|Manufactured By:||Bell Labs (Mfg. Number: PS2540)|
Tamper-resistant PROTECTA Bait Stations (Model - PS2540) are an integral part of baiting. They keep bait away from children, livestock, pets and other animals, as well as protect bait from dust, dirt, moisture and other contaminants so bait stays fresh longer. Use them also to monitor rodent activity to determine areas of heavy and mild infestation.
Made of heavy-duty, injection-molded plastic, PROTECTA Bait Stations withstand the toughest baiting situations indoors and out. It's large enough to accommodate six rats and holds up to one pound of dry bait and one pint of liquid bait. Horizontal and vertical bait securing rods keep Blox bait securely in the station.
PROTECTA Bait Station is ideal for perimeter baiting and can be attached to a permanent structure or staked to the ground for added security. It locks with a locking screw (included) and unlocks with an Allen key wrench (included). A padlock also works. Liners which fit into the bait compartment are available to make cleaning and rebaiting easier. PROTECTA Bait Station measures 11 1/2 " x 12" x 6 1/2" and is available in black, light gray and green to fit discreetly in any baiting environment.
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25 of 25 people found this review helpful:
Protecta Bait Station
By John in Gloucester, MA on 10/06/2010
Works Great! I used in combination with the T-Rex trap and they worked perfectly. I skipped the rat attractant and just used peanut butter - worked fine, although if you have a lot of traps liquid attractant is probably faster. I have 3 dogs and wanted to be sure they didn't get poisoned or set off the trap. I live 1/4mi from the ocean in MA so wharf rats are looking for a home this time of year - the stone foundation of my 100+ year old house likely has some gaps and a rat got inside several years ago - no fun at all. I placed several Protecta stations/T-Rex traps around the perimeter/exterior of my foundation and got a rat within days. I don't recall if there is a bait station with a see through top - if so that would save the hassle of having to open the box to see if you have a "catch" or not.
23 of 26 people found this review helpful:
Easy to bait, tamper resistant, works well!
By Sharon in Santa Barbara, CA on 06/14/2010
We have encircled the perimeter of our 1.5 acre property with these bait boxes, using the Supersize Blox bait and our home has been rodent free for over a year. We replace the bait every 6-8 weeks (and add snail bait to the box, too). Knowing we are rodent free is worth every penny.
14 of 16 people found this review helpful:
By Dave in Antelope on 07/19/2011
Arrived quickly. Very easy to use. Convenient and easy to set up. Safe to use around my dogs. I'm very pleased.
14 of 15 people found this review helpful:
Protecta Rat Bait Station (6)
By Jim in Prescott, AZ on 12/02/2011
I am using the Protecta Bait Stations with Contrac Blox rat bait. Here in Arizona, we have a huge Pack Rat problem. I have been using T Rex traps, but the rats do become trap shy. I am very satisfied with the stations. They keep out rain, and keep out the birds and rabbits. I have tried putting a T Rex trap inside, but I wish you could see into the box before opening it. A few times I have opened the station to see a rat caught in the trap, still alive. A clear plastic window would help. Otherwise, a great product. After three weeks, I can't find evidence of rats anywhere!
14 of 14 people found this review helpful:
Protecta rat bait station
By Thomas in Laguna Hills, CA on 10/02/2010
The unit was delivered before the expected time. Once I realize that all I need to do is to make it look like the picture of the open station on the website, the station can be set up easily. The screw lock and Allen wrench key combination, as provided, is much more preferable than any special lock and key in other models. As smaller size packages (1 lb or less) are not available on the web, bait needs to be purchased at local Home Depot or Lowes stores. Watch for dead rats in the bushes!
Rat Bait Station
By Betty in Litchfield on 05/31/2017
If you have a rodent problem, this may be a good solution for you. I have a pest control service at some rentals that I own, but when we saw rats at our business, I decided to try these on my own. These are almost the same as what are used by the pest people. The verticle works much better than the horizontal or I would have given it a 5 star rating. I would recommend that you do away with the horizontal and only use the vertical.
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By Paola in Miami, FL on 05/31/2017
Highly Recommend. Will buy again.
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By Lisa in Norwich CT on 04/14/2017
I recently purchased four of these to put on the outside of my home. There are two on the perimeter of the house and two around the garage. I had previously hired a exterminator to come and was paying them hundreds of dollars every year. I decided to go on my own and purchase my own products and I'm glad that I did. In a few days I could tell there was activity because one of the stations was actually moved from the spot that I had placed it, feeling that a large animal tried to get in there to feed. They are the same type of stations that the company that I had hired have used, so that's how I had the idea to use the large ones. I placed a large flat rock on top of them so the wind wouldn't blow them away. They seem to be working fine so far. I just wish they had weights inside to hold them down. This would make it much more convenient.
By Michael in Clovis, CA on 03/31/2017
I purchased two of these traps. I haven't had them long so I feel uncomfortable commenting on how effective they are in controlling my rat population. But I can say that I am please with the quality of the traps and the security system to prevent children or pets from gaining access to the poison. Hope this helps.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
By Ronald in Kennesaw GA on 03/21/2017
Ground pins weren't long enough Raccoons keep dragging it away. I do like the way the bait is secured, The old ones I bought don't.
Thank you for your feedback! If you are concerned about aggressive animals damaging or moving around your bait stations, then you have several options in addition to stakes. You can place a brick on top of stations to weigh them down, you can use epoxy to attach the stations to a concrete footer, you can use wire or zip ties to secure to the station to a fence or vertical post, or you can use stations that have a weight attached. The same company makes a station called the Protecta EVO Express Bait Station which has a brick inside each station to keep them in place: http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/protecta-evo-express-bait-station-p-2243.html Please let us know if we can further assist you!
By Shawna in Greensburg, PA on 01/24/2017
Delivered promptly and was in good condition.
Got everything I need
By Kp in San Antonio, TX on 01/21/2017
Bait station order came quickly and included all the necessary accessories.
By Rocky in Castine, ME on 11/09/2016
Does the job in doing away with the rat infestation. Only problem was placement of the trap in order to get the rats to go in.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful:
By Burnie in Okeechobee, FL on 07/02/2016
The product was well built and good quality. It included two methods for mounting the bait. The predrilled holes for the bait rods fit very well. I was most intrigued with the multiple latch methods. The easy spring catches, the removable tie-wrap, a Philips screw, and a place for a pad-lock.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful:
So far, it doesn't seem to be working
By Beth in Baltimore, MD on 01/03/2016
I've been very disappointed. I live in Baltimore and the rat problem here is pretty severe. I had hopes that this might do the trick, but so far, it hasn't done anything. Rats are still burrowing into the side of my foundation and they still seem to be getting into my trash.
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QOnce a rat is trapped inside the Protecta Rat Bait Station, can it get out?
AThe 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.
QHow 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!
AYou 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.
11/10/2011 David from Concord, Nh
QHow 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!
ACleaning 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.
01/11/2014 Allison from Kensington Md
QWill 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?
AThe 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.
11/08/2011 Uresh from Mercer Island Wa
QWhere 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?
ADue 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.
12/08/2016 Jessie from Houston, Texas
QOur Protecta Rat Bait Stations are being taken. What can we do?
A Protecta Rat Bait Stations can be anchored to concrete pavers to weigh them down and prevent larger animals from carrying them off.†
Protecta Rat Bait Stations can be anchored to concrete pavers to weigh them down and prevent larger animals from carrying them off.†
11/28/2016 Jerry from Shady Shores, Tx
QThere 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?
A 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.†
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.†
11/22/2016 Sergio from Curacao, Dutch Caribbean
QWe were advised to anchor our Protecta Rat Bait Station to a concrete tile approximately 1 inch in height. Is this correct?
A Yes, that is the correct size concrete tile needed to anchor the Protecta Rat Bait Station.† You can drill through the bottom of the station to attach it.†
Yes, that is the correct size concrete tile needed to anchor the Protecta Rat Bait Station.† You can drill through the bottom of the station to attach it.†
11/08/2016 from Monmouth, Or
QWhat is the diameter of the entry holes in the Protecta Rat Bait Stations?
We have some larger rats near poultry raising areas.
A The diameter of the entry hole in the Protecta Rat Bait Station is 2 1/2".
The diameter of the entry hole in the Protecta Rat Bait Station is 2 1/2".
10/15/2016 Roger from Pa
QIs 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.
A 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.
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.
06/14/2016 B from Mocksville, Nc
QWhat exactly is included with each Protecta Rat Bait Station?
2 insert trays? 2 short rods? 2 long rods? Do you sell the bait station liners and if so what are those details?
A The Protecta Rat Bait Station comes with a bait liner, 1 long horizontal rod and 4 vertical rods, Allen key wrench and securi-ties. Service cards are sold separately. The station liners are†sold separately only in cases of 200 liners per case.
The Protecta Rat Bait Station comes with a bait liner, 1 long horizontal rod and 4 vertical rods, Allen key wrench and securi-ties. Service cards are sold separately. The station liners are†sold separately only in cases of 200 liners per case.
01/19/2016 Perfecto from Oxnard, Ca
QCan I use the Protecta Rat Bait Station inside the house?
A 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
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
10/13/2014 Cali from Fl
QWhat 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
AThere 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.
10/05/2014 Leroy from Salt Lake City, Ut
QWhere can I buy an extra key for the Protecta Rat Bait Station? I can't locate mine.
AThe Protecta Rat Bait Station does not actually come with a key. It comes with a screw that can be undone by an allen wrench which would have come with the station. This is the same type of allen wrench you can get at any hardware store or that you may have in a tool box. If you do not have the Protecta Rat Bait Station and you have one of the other styles of the Protecta line that does require a key, you can purchase one on our website here: Protecta Key For Bait Stations.
10/04/2014 Eric from Houston, Tx
QWhere do I place the Protecta Rat Bait Station and how far apart should they be placed?
AYou 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.