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 screw and allen wrench or ties. (11 1/2" x 12 x 6 1/2") This station does not use a key. Baits not included!
This station will also hold 1 Trapper T-Rex Rat snap trap
|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:||Large enough to accommodate six rats and holds up to one pound of bait, 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 and unlocks with an Allen key wrench. Can also be locked with a padlock. Liners available to make cleaning and rebaiting easier.|
|Parts Included:||Horizontal and vertical rods, Allen key wrench, securi-ties|
|Manufactured By:||Bell Labs (Manufacturer Product 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 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.
See all 31 reviews »
21 of 21 people found this review helpful:
Protecta Bait Station
By John in Gloucester, MA on October 6, 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.
18 of 21 people found this review helpful:
Easy to bait, tamper resistant, works well!
By Sharon in Santa Barbara, CA on June 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.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful:
Protecta Rat Bait Station (6)
By Jim in Prescott, AZ on December 2, 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!
10 of 10 people found this review helpful:
Protecta rat bait station
By Thomas in Laguna Hills, CA on October 2, 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!
10 of 10 people found this review helpful:
By Dave in Antelope on July 19, 2011
Arrived quickly. Very easy to use. Convenient and easy to set up. Safe to use around my dogs. I'm very pleased.
Rat Station Bait
By Larry in San Clemente, CA on September 8, 2015
Not one bite on the bait. I put some in the stastions and some on the open.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
By Doug in Gresham ne on April 18, 2015
All I have are dead rats and I love that!!! Thank you and pets are safe also a huge plus! Will order more
By Joe in Boston, MA on February 6, 2015
This is a great product in that the rodents get in and out, eat the bait, and go on their merry way. There are only two flaws. The mounting flanges that hold the bait bars in the vertical position are a bit weak and spirited rodents can band the mounting flange such that the bars no longer stay up vertical. The other problem is some mucho macho rodents have run away with the bars that were mounted in the horizontal position. I have no idea how they did that but I have opened the stations to find that the horizontal bars were missing, and the rodents had chewed upon the replaceable plastic trays that fit inside the product. This product would be perfect in the mounting flanges inside the plastic station were half an inch longer, which would beef up where the rods are inserted into the plastic.
By Lisa in Orange County CA on November 15, 2014
Wish the traps locked like the last ones I bought a few years ago.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful:
By James in Tampa, FL on January 20, 2014
We received our traps and installed them last week! Thanks so much.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
By Brad in Toronto SD on December 4, 2013
High quality durable bait stations stand up to harshest conditions.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
By Robert in wantagh, new york on October 29, 2013
received my order in a timely manner fast greats products and selection. they had all I needed great site with videos to help
2 of 2 people found this review helpful:
Great Sturdy Product
By Robert in Dallas, TX on October 14, 2013
Sturdy and quality product to eradicate large mice & rats! Closes securely to prevent other wildlife from getting into the poison. I use a small C clamp on small holes predrilled to front on box to keep pets and other critters from getting into the bait.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful:
Very Effective and Safeguards Pets
By Barbara in OKLAHOMA on October 8, 2013
I set them out after noticing a rat around my bird feeders. Today I checked them and much to my surprise and delight, every bait block was GONE! This is a very effective method because last year I used large T-Rex snap traps and managed to get just one rat. Plus, considering the amount of bait that was consumed, there was obviously a bigger problem than I was aware of.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful:
Great tamper resistant trap!
August 10, 2013
I am very happy with these stations. I bought three not knowing if I'd need three and I'm glad I did. I filled one and put it in the shed as an "I'm not sure what else to do with this" station, and that is the one that the rats go to the most--probably because it's away from the dogs and private and closer to the alley. I had a bad infestation and it was gone within a week or two using Final Blox and these. One of them--the one in the shed--gets a ton of traffic and is empty in roughly a week. The one closest to the side alley empties in about two weeks, but it's been cooler here lately, and it's been emptying faster, I think because they're heading toward the structures. The other one, also near the house but not an alley, doesn't get much traffic, but it gets some. I may eventually move it to the shed also, but I haven't done that yet. These do a great job of keeping the rat bait in the station and out of the reach of any pets. I have dogs and was very leery of using poison, but a friend told me about these and they're excellent. I do stay outside with the dogs in case a bit got out of the traps, but I was already going out with them anyway. The one in the shed is completely away from my dogs. I worried at first about it, but they haven't even tried to mess with the traps. They sniff where the rats are entering and exiting occasionally, but that's not worrisome. One thing I am going to do is take the one that's used less often and put two of the horizontal bars in it and take its vertical bars and put them in the one that's used the most to allow for more bait to be in the heavily used one. Buy more than you think you need. You'll be glad.
Have a question about this product?
Ask our product experts...
Ask a Question
December 13, 2009 Mike asked:
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.
January 20, 2011 Joe asked:
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.
November 10, 2011
David from Concord, Nh asked:
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.
November 8, 2011
Uresh from Mercer Island Wa asked:
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.
January 11, 2014
Allison from Kensington Md asked:
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.
October 13, 2014
Cali from Fl asked:
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
There 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.
October 5, 2014
Leroy from Salt Lake City, Ut asked:
QWhere can I buy an extra key for the Protecta Rat Bait Station? I can't locate mine.
A The 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.
October 4, 2014
Eric from Houston, Tx asked:
QWhere do I place the Protecta Rat Bait Station and how far apart should they be placed?
A You 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.
July 3, 2014
David from Seattle, Wa asked:
QI have chickens, ducks and turkeys. I have a rat problem, now that I'm leaving food out for them.
The rats are multiplying rapidly. I've hiden traps with peanut butter on them and caught a few, babies that don't know better. But the large rats seem to avoid the traps. What can I use to kill them all without killing my birds?
A We would recommending using a rodenticide inside of a rat bait station such as the Protecta Rat Bait Station . This will keep the chickens, ducks, turkey from consuming the bait, yet provide a feeding station for the rats. This station can hold up to 6 large rats and up to 1lb of bait. It is tamper resistant for children, dogs, cats, etc. Contrac Blox Rodenticide is a great choice because secondary poisoning is very minimal with Contrac as an antidote to the poison (vitamin K1) is readily available.
January 25, 2014
Marilyn from Dahlonega, Georgia asked:
QWe have large 12" small cat sized rats in an ex-restaurant that is being renovated. What do you recomend?
This building is part of a historic district in a town of about 30,000 people
The Protecta Rat Bait Station will work great for you. However, we recommend to use bait stations and rodenticide outdoors. Here are the steps we recommend: If an infesation already exists in a commercial kitchen, the use of glue boards and or snap traps will be necessary. Place the traps near areas where dropping have been found or near areas where rodents or rodent damage has been found. The use of rodenticides (rat poison or mouse poison) is usually inappropriate in indoor areas. A rodent could succumb to the effects of the bait and die in an area that is inaccessible causing a horrible stench, flies, maggots, roaches, and beetles. After you get rid of the rodents indoors, you will need to stop new rodents from taking their place. Rats and mice are notorious for finding their way indoors. They can find even the tiniest crack in a structure and force there way in. Here are some hints and tips to help prevent an infestation:
The Protecta Rat Bait Station will work great for you. However, we recommend to use bait stations and rodenticide outdoors. Here are the steps we recommend:
If an infesation already exists in a commercial kitchen, the use of glue boards and or snap traps will be necessary. Place the traps near areas where dropping have been found or near areas where rodents or rodent damage has been found. The use of rodenticides (rat poison or mouse poison) is usually inappropriate in indoor areas. A rodent could succumb to the effects of the bait and die in an area that is inaccessible causing a horrible stench, flies, maggots, roaches, and beetles. After you get rid of the rodents indoors, you will need to stop new rodents from taking their place. Rats and mice are notorious for finding their way indoors. They can find even the tiniest crack in a structure and force there way in. Here are some hints and tips to help prevent an infestation:
September 23, 2013
Marie from Portland Oregon asked:
QHow do you stake the Protecta Rat Bait Station to the ground?
August 26, 2013
Melissa from Fairfax Virginia asked:
QI received my protecta rat bait station but I need help setting it up. Please help.
A To see how to set up the Protecta Rat Bait Station please use the product instruction label that is provided on the product page for the item. You can also click HERE to see it for set up. You can also see our videos section on our website to watch where to place the bait stations around the home.
August 22, 2013
Jim from Tampa, Fl asked:
QIf I place the Protecta Rat bait station on a patio or paver, do the entrances need to be at ground level?
Yes, you will want them to be able to gain access to the bait inside. We recommend that the Protecta Rat Bait Stations be placed within 50 feet of the building in the rodents travel pathways.
August 15, 2013
Cooper from Maryland asked:
How long after consuming the poison will the rat live?
A We apologize we are unclear which rat bait you are referring too. If you are referring to Contrac Blox it will take anywhere between 1-5 days to kill. The kill time is listed on each rodenticide product page.
August 9, 2013
Hasan from Washington, Dc asked:
QI'm thinking about buying 1 case (6 stations) of the Protecta Rat Bait Stations. What else do I need to order?
A The tamper resistant Protecta Rat Bait stations shoudl be used with a high quality bait such as Fastrac Blox. You can purchase both products together in our rodent control kit: http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/protecta-rat-bait-station-case-stations-and-fastrac-blox-p-1459.html