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Brad writes,

Should the rodent bait be placed vertically or horizontally? Why would one be preferable over the other?


Rods in the bait stations should be used based on the situation.  Horizontal rods should be used if the station has a chance of getting water or rain inside the station.  By placing the bait on a horizontal rod, it keeps the bait from touching the bottom of the station and keeps it dry and prevents it from getting moldy.  If you are in a very hot environment and the stations may be in direct sunlight, then you should place the bait on vertical rods.  Since rodent bait is made from food that attracts the rodents, they can melt in hot temperatures.  Placing the bait on vertical rods keeps the bait on the rod for longer if they melt.

Answer last updated on: 05/25/2011

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