Having some rodent bait stations on hand is a smart defense against any rodent control issues you may have. Since rodents have a tendency to travel in numbers, using rodent bait stations is a good way to eliminate the ones you see, and the ones you don’t see that are traveling with them.
There is a difference between a rat and a mouse, and most noticeably is going to be the size. Rats are usually between 13-17 inches long, including their tail, while mice are usually 5-7 inches long. Rats do more damage to structures than mice do. Mice tend to go after what you have sitting on your counter or in a pantry. Either way, once you know you have them, you want to rid yourself of them as quickly as possible.
If you are unsure what rodent you are dealing with, try using Protecta LP Bait Stations for a start. This rat bait station is good for both mice and rats. It can sit along the wall or in the corners of your home or office. It can be used with many different types of baits, and if used outdoors, it can be attached to virtually any structure. These rat bait stations also lock with a 2-prong key for added safety.
On the other hand, if you know it’s a rat you are dealing with, using Protecta Rat Bait Station would be a great defense. It can hold up to six rats at a time. If you are using it outdoors, using it in conjunction with an all-weather bait is the best way to go. This unit locks with a locking screw that uses an Allen key wrench (included) to unlock it for added safety around pets and young children.
If mice are your pest control issue, you might try the Protecta Mouse Bait Station. It is great for handling mice infestations as well as small mice problems. These stations are just as effective if they are used indoors as they are outdoors, lock automatically when closed for safety. If used outdoors, it can be permanently attached to any structure for ongoing mice control. It can also be used to capture mice without using poison, which may be a preferred method of capture for those who prefer to capture and release.