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.
|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:||Hold up to two pounds of bait or a Trapper T-Rex Snap Trap|
|Dimensions:||9 1/2 in. length x 8 3/4 in. width x 4 1/2 in. height|
|Material/Construction:||Impact-resistant, injection-molded plastic|
|Special Features:||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|
|Parts Included:||One Protecta 2-prong key per order, four vertical bait securing rods|
|Manufactured By:||Bell Labs (Manufacturer Product Number: SK4500)|
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 Protecta Sidekick also works as a monitoring station and it is specially designed to hold Trapper T-Rex Rat Snap Trap which 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 blox with 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.
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7 of 7 people found this review helpful:
Protecta Sidekick Bait Station - A Godsend!
By Dave in Portland, OR on August 3, 2011
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.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful:
Good size but hard to open
By Nick in La Verne, CA on September 5, 2011
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.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful:
Good size but too hard to open
By Linda in Long Beach, CA on December 12, 2010
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.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful:
Safe Rat Killing
By Harry in Coal Creek Canyon, CO on September 27, 2011
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.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful:
By Rob in Northern California on October 17, 2010
These work well, good size, but i find them a bit difficult to open. Perhaps after some time they will loosen up a bit.
Too hard to open.
By Jeng in Boston, MA on November 9, 2014
Much harder to get open than my old boxes. I've actually left them ajar at this point and sternly warned the kids not to mess with them (they're old enough to be responsible). The lock's supposed to deal with tampering, not prevent regular maintenance!
Hard to open
By Jim in Marietta Georgia on October 17, 2014
Hard to open plus if you order more than one they only give you one key
Very effective. Rodents can't resist these
By Mike in Yucca Valley,CA on October 7, 2014
My ceiling and walls have fallen silent since deploying these bait stations.
Holds eight bait blocks!
By Bryce in Vernal, UT on September 14, 2014
A little hard to open, but holds eight bait blocks. Perfect for the homes or yards that have a full blown infestation.
Hold 8 blocks!
By Bryce in Vernal, UT on September 8, 2014
I choose these stations because as far as I can tell there is no other station that will hold this volume of bait. This is especially helpful on mouse clean-out jobs when you need large amounts of bait in the beginning for the initial knock down. My only complaint is the mechanism you have to open them with can be a little tough. Also I am anticipating this will be extremely tough in the winter. With snow and ice.
Works well with Trapper T-Rex Rat Trap
By Terry in Cayucos, CA on October 14, 2013
I wanted to kill some rats outside, but not run the risk of having my dog feed on the carcass of a poisoned rat. I saw the idea of placing a T-Rex Rat Trap inside the Protecta Sidekick Bait Station and thought I'd try it out. The combination works well together. The trap is contained and protected from my dog and other critters that might come by. The rat is contained inside the Bait Station, so the carcass is inaccessible, too. Prevents an injured rat from dragging the trap away. It's a good solution for those who want to avoid poisons and don't want dead rats in inaccessible locations.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
By Steve in Washington State on March 8, 2013
I opted for this size and it works fine. I passed on the poison and bought the T-Rex rat traps to put inside. They fit fine. Although there are no directions, the trap has a groove that fits on top of a raised portion of the bait station so it won't slide around when placing it on the ground. I watched the video on how to use the key (although they don't use this bait station in the video) and it is still hard to open. I know... pull back and lift. Perhaps the issue is with the sidekick and the other size is easier. I was also disappointed that even though I bought three stations, I only got one key.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
With a T Rex Rat Trap, It Caught A Raccoon :(
By Susan in San Rafael, CA on November 16, 2012
I don't know how many stars to give this, but you all should know that it's easy for a raccoon or opossum to reach in and get the bait if it's used with a T Rex rat trap. I used chunky peanut butter rolled in birdseed. This unlucky raccoon ran off with my trap on it's paw and my heart is broken. A better design would be to have the trap further away from the holes than a paw could reach, or to use the blue sticks of bait without a trap so long as they don't smell good to a coon. If you use this bait station with a T Rex, at the very least consider anchoring it so other animals that get trapped can get rescued by the Humane Society. It's a tough balance between human and wild life sometimes. The T-Rex trap that fits in this bait station is very sensitive and got my thumb while I was trying it out. It shocked me more than hurt me. Even with the video explaining how to use the key to unlock it, it's still hard to do. Would be damn near impossible with a raccoon attached to it.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful:
Protecta Sidekick Rat Bait Station and Bait
By Charlie in Renton, WA on May 12, 2011
It works and is safe. Have not seen a rat in weeks on my outside rock wall. Thank you.
Best Solution for Mice Control! Not 1 t/be seen in/t house.
By Wayne in Huntingdon, TN on October 20, 2010
Not one mice to be seen in the house. I had these 6 boxes set around our ranch style home. I also bought the lg. bait bucket. The same night we put them around the house. We set up right up against the house 2 Stations in the back, 2 in the front & 1 on each side. They started to work right away! We also found they were coming in through the side vent it is were the bait kept being ate. My wife & I were catching average 2 field mice a day. It was horrible, the wife did not sleep due to night activity in the kitchen (that is when mice are active at night). So if the wife is not happy, every married man knows Your Not Happy Either! So I came across this website. It has been the greatest thing I have ever purchased. IT'S THE BEST SOLUTION for mice control. The idea is to stop them from getting inside, that is were the Bait Station comes in, they feed till satisfy & go away, they don't bother coming in the house. That is exactly what happen, day 2 quiet all night, just the sounds of a sleepy happy wife. All is well the food can go back in the cabinets & pots back under the sink! If you are having mice problems this is the best solution. Don't battle inside your home, defend from the outside. No more sticky traps, & squealing mice. Protecta Sidekick (is your sidekick) it helps keep the mice away the moment you put them out there, no more will come in. You may have mice hiding in the house & eventually you will catch them all. But atleast you know no more will be coming inside your home once you put the baits out there. Now that is peace of mind!
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January 15, 2011Vincent asked:
QDo 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.
AWe 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.
December 31, 2011Gail from Burlington, Tx asked:
QI can not open the Protecta Sidekick Rat Bait Stationwith the key. How can I open it?
AMany of our customers have trouble opening the Protecta Stations with the key. This is why we made a video of how to do it. Please watch our Protecta Key video which is located on the protecta key page.
December 17, 2009Fps asked:
QWould I get a discount if I purchase 5 cases of the Protecta Sidekick Rat Bait Stations?
AIf you would like a larger quantity of Protecta Sidekick Rat Bait Stations than what is priced already, then you should call our Toll Free phone number at 866-581-7378 and press 1 for sales.
November 8, 2012Judy from Atlanta, Ga asked:
QCan I order extra bait securing rods?
A Absolutely! You can purchase additional rods for the Sidekick Bait stations on our website at the link below: http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/protecta-sidekick-vertical-rods-p-1921.html
Absolutely! You can purchase additional rods for the Sidekick Bait stations on our website at the link below:
August 15, 2014Judith from Portland, Or asked:
QIs there a way to keep squirrels from getting into the Protecta Sidekick Rat Bait Station?
AYes, 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.