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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|
|Shipping Weight:||0.85 lbs|
|Manufactured By:||Bell Labs (Mfg. Number: SK4500)|
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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9 of 9 people found this review helpful:
Protecta Sidekick Bait Station - A Godsend!
By Dave in Portland, OR on 08/03/2011
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 09/05/2011
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.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful:
Good size but too hard to open
By Linda in Long Beach, CA on 12/12/2010
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 09/27/2011
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 10/17/2010
These work well, good size, but i find them a bit difficult to open. Perhaps after some time they will loosen up a bit.
hard to open
By Tom in ms on 03/22/2017
good rat bait station, only thing is hard to open the cover!
Thank you for your comments! The Protecta Sidekick Station is a little trickier than some of the other stations on the market. There is a great video on the product page to assist you with opening this trap: http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/protecta-sidekick-rat-bait-station-p-1287.html We are also happy to assist you by telephone, email, or Live Chat anytime. We appreciate your feedback and your business!
By Juan in Yuma, AZ on 03/13/2017
By Duane in Alice, ND on 10/26/2016
I am always worried about my pets. I think these are about as safe as you can get. They lock the bait inside as long as the cover stays closed the bait is caught and should not come out. "IF PROPERLY CHECKED OFTEN ENOUGH SO THE BAIT ISN'T EATEN OFF THE POST TO THE POINT OF FALLING OFF"! Then it could roll around and roll out the holes if a dog would get at it. Now nothing is fool proof if a pet wants to get in there bad enough, but this isn't bad.
Sturdy and just right
By Kathi in NW GA on 01/23/2016
Pleny big for what I needed. Easily contains the T-rex trap.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful:
Ordered units had a problem which was resolved easily
By Bob in Olympia, wa on 12/13/2015
I ordered a case of 6 after an animal made off with (3) of the bait stations had previously ordered, still MIA. When I got this order the posts were missing along with a key. A quick phone call resolved my problem. It was handled very professionally and quickly. I would have no problem placing another order.
Sidekick Bait Stations
By Carol in Centennial, CO on 09/16/2015
Easy to use and fill.
Rat Bait Station
By Dennis in Raleigh, NC on 03/16/2015
I Like the alignment of the walkway so you can leave the feeder station up against the wall.
Too hard to open.
By Jeng in Boston, MA on 11/09/2014
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!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful:
Hard to open
By Jim in Marietta Georgia on 10/17/2014
Hard to open plus if you order more than one they only give you one key
Because these traps use a universal key, we only ship one per order. You can order extra keys at any time here: http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/key-for-protecta-rat-and-mouse-bait-station-p-253.html
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
Very effective. Rodents can't resist these
By Mike in Yucca Valley,CA on 10/07/2014
My ceiling and walls have fallen silent since deploying these bait stations.
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08/15/2014 Judith from Portland, Or
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.
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.
12/31/2011 Gail from Burlington, Tx
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.
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.
11/08/2012 Judy from Atlanta, Ga
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:
07/20/2016 Amon from San Jose, Ca
QIs it possible for raccoons to get the bait inside the Protecta Sidekick Rat Bait Station?
I think I saw a raccoon trying to get the bait from inside the station, but I'm not sure if they're actually getting it or not.
A Raccoons could get the bait if it has been eaten down enough to not be on the rods inside the station. †You should monitor the stations monthly or weekly to ensure there is fresh bait and not small pieces inside for them to get out. †As long as the bait is still on the rods†the†Protecta Sidekick Rat Bait Station†is designed to prevent non target animals from getting to it. †They may try as most baits have food based attractants but should not be able to pull it out.
Raccoons could get the bait if it has been eaten down enough to not be on the rods inside the station. †You should monitor the stations monthly or weekly to ensure there is fresh bait and not small pieces inside for them to get out. †As long as the bait is still on the rods†the†Protecta Sidekick Rat Bait Station†is designed to prevent non target animals from getting to it. †They may try as most baits have food based attractants but should not be able to pull it out.