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Protecta Rat Bait Station
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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 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
Color: Black
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


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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.

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  • 18 of 18 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Protecta Bait Station
    By John on October 6, 2010
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    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.

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  • 17 of 19 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Easy to bait, tamper resistant, works well!
    By Sharon 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.

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  • 11 of 11 people found this review helpful:

    4 of 5 Stars  Protecta Rat Bait Station (6)
    By Jim 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!

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  • 9 of 9 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Protecta rat bait station
    By Thomas 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!

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  • 9 of 9 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Bait Station
    By Dave on July 19, 2011
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    Arrived quickly. Very easy to use. Convenient and easy to set up. Safe to use around my dogs. I'm very pleased.

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Great item!
    By James on January 20, 2014

    We received our traps and installed them last week! Thanks so much.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Bait Stations
    By Brad on December 4, 2013

    High quality durable bait stations stand up to harshest conditions.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  excellent
    By Robert 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

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Great Sturdy Product
    By Robert on October 14, 2013
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    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.

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Very Effective and Safeguards Pets
    By Barbara 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.

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  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.

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Kills Rats Well & Keeps my Puppy safe!
    August 6, 2013

    I am very happyily in control of my rat problem thanks to your company! We live across the street from a large horse riding stable that, of course, feeds grain to their horses. And there is a lush ravine between our property and the stable. (It's the kind of place rats like to call home, unfortunately!) If I didn't have your great product system there would be no way for us to be rat free. I regularly check my traps and re-stock them when needed so I will remain rat free. Your system makes it easy. Thanks from one of your many, I'm sure, very happy customers! - John D.

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Bait Stations
    July 9, 2013
    Verified Purchase

    We have had great success with the 6+ bait stations. We live in a very open area to wildlife and such. This does keep the rat/mice at bay. Rat/mice activity was very high when first placed, very minimal now. Very simple to use, only issue is the way it's sealed (allen screw) which I would assume it provides some protection incase children were to come across them.

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  how I won the battle of therats in my barn
    By Nancy on May 30, 2013
    Verified Purchase

    These Bait Stations are terrific. Easy to use. Keep the bait and poison in a safe container

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  protecta rat bait station
    By David on October 21, 2012
    Verified Purchase

    I placed several around the outside of my house and a couple inside my garages, within a couple of days I have found deat rats around the yard. I feel safe that no good animals can get into the stations and end up dead.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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August 26, 2013 Melissa from Fairfax Virginia asked:

QI received my protecta rat bait station but I need help setting it up. Please help.

ATo 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.

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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

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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:

  • Try to locate as many entry points as possible and seal them with Stuf Fit Copper Mesh or other suitable material

  • Keep dumpster areas as clean as possible and keep lids closed when not in use.

  • Keep grassy areas mowed to eliminate possible hiding spots.

  • Place rodent bait stations near dumpster areas and along outdoor structure walls to kill rodents outdoors.

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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?

A The 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.

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September 23, 2013 Marie from Portland Oregon asked:

QHow do you stake the Protecta Rat Bait Station to the ground?

A Protecta Rat Bait Stations can be anchored to the ground using an anchoring device such as one of our Protecta Load-N-Lock Systems or by using a Bait Station Anchor.

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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?

A 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.

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August 15, 2013 Cooper from Maryland asked:

QTime Frame
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.

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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

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June 1, 2013 Clarissa from St Louis, Missori asked:

QProtecta Rat Bait Station
Do the Protecta Rat Bait Station make a sound when the mouse enter in to eat the food?

A No they do not produce a sound. You would need to use the key provided with the station to open it and monitor the amount of bait being eaten by the mice.

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May 3, 2013 Bobby from Arnold, Maryland asked:

QRat under my bird feeder. Squirrels too. Will the squirrel go into the trap for the bait?
Think the rat is in the crawl space under my kitchen. When he dies, will the smell drive us out of the house? (Protecta trap)

A Squirrels are known to feed on baits used in Protecta Bait Stations along with rats. If a rat or squirrel eats rodenticide baits and then dies under your home it can indeed cause a strong odor.

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March 11, 2013 Art from Plano, Tx asked:

QWhich rat bait station is the best option?
I have a few rats that are getting into our pool equipment, behind an outdoor fridge, and other areas around the perimeter of the house. I want to put a few stations around the house, which would you recommend between this Protecta station, the LP station, or the Sidekick station? Thank you.

A The Protecta Station is the largest stations and can hold 8 blox at a time and is made a of a thick, hard plastic. The LP  station is a low profile station and can fit into smaller areas and can only hold up to 3 bait blox at a time. The Sidekick is a smaller version of the Protecta  Rat, can still hold 8 bait blox but it is made of a thinner plastic which makes it a little less expensive but which also makes it a little less hardy. The Sidekick will likely fit your needs as long as it is not in an area where it is likely to get stepped on a lot.

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January 21, 2013 Neil from Suffern , N.y. asked:

QIs the Protecta Rat Bait Station a kill trap or does it poison them?

A The Protecta Rat Bait Station is not a trap and it does not poison rodents. The Protecta Rat Bait Station has the ability to hold a T-Rex Snap Trap or the rodenticicde blox (poison) of your choosing. Tamper-resistant Protecta Bait Stations are an integral part of baiting. They keep bait  and snap traps away from children, livestock, pets and other non-target animals, as well as protect bait from dust, dirt, moisture and other contaminants so bait stays fresh longer.

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