Rodent bait stations are used in the industry for several different reasons. These stations will extend the freshness of the bait, keep the rodenticide free from dirt, dust and weather. They will also limit the rats from taking the bait away which reduces excessive bait loss making it an efficient rodent control product. Rodent bait stations will also help you to monitor population. Tamper-resistant style stations such as the EZ Kleen Bait Station reduce the chances of accidental poisoning of non targeted animals.
The proper location for your rodent bait station will have a lot to do with your success in your pest control effort. Here are some things to consider when choosing the best places for your bait stations. Place stations on runways where rodents are more likely to encounter them. For Norway rats this is usually on the ground and roof rats this usually means up high. Maintain an uninterrupted supply of rodenticide. Empty bait stations mean missed opportunities to kill more rodents. When two or more stations show signs of feeding, add stations in between. Do not contaminate with insecticide. Norway rats may need a little coaxing inside the stations, so placing a little bit of peanut butter at both ends will help get your rodent to enter the bait tamperproof stations.