Place the bait station in an area in which you’ve noticed evidence of mice or rats, such as next to a wall, in a dark corner, in the attic, below a window, etc. Make sure the entryway to the station is facing out from the wall or corner. Repeat as needed with additional stations every 8-12 feet for mice, or 15-30 feet for rats.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Where should mouse bait stations be placed outside?
When placing bait stations outside, consider all areas where bait should be placed such as wood piles, storage sheds and fence rows. They should be placed about 50 feet apart around buildings or along landscaped areas surrounding buildings. Secure poison bait blocks on rods inside of the bait box.
Where do you put mouse bait?
Where to Place Mouse Bait Stations. For best results, put mouse bait traps wherever the pests' droppings appear, areas where they are seen and locations where their rub marks and damage to stored food products occurs. This includes attics, basements, storage areas, under sinks, and crawl spaces.
Do exterior bait stations attract more mice?
Putting out poison attracts rats, just as putting out a quail block attracts quail. Outside bait stations provide an ideal harborage for rats to hide in, safe from predators. Rats will even build nests inside of a bait station. Putting a bait station close to a house encourages rats to spend more time in that area.
Can a mouse bait station get rid of mice?
While this control method can thin a rodent population, it usually won't remove all mice from the area. Rodents often avoid a mouse bait station if they dislike the taste, scent, or placement of the bait and bait station.
Can a rat enter a rodent bait station?
The larger bait stations will allow both rats and mice to enter. The smaller bait stations will only permit mice to enter due to its size. These bait stations are designated "mouse bait stations". Some stations are classified as Tier 1 by the EPA. A Tier 1 rating has undergone testing by the EPA.
What to do if you have a mouse infestation?
If you have a severe infestation, place them even closer together. Commercial mouse baits are extremely poisonous and can be deadly to children and pets. A bait station allows you to place the bait in a device that mice can get into, but that nothing else can. Several companies make bait stations, usually designed for their own brand of bait.
Is it safe to use commercial mouse bait?
Commercial mouse baits are extremely poisonous and can be deadly to children and pets. A bait station allows you to place the bait in a device that mice can get into, but that nothing else can. Several companies make bait stations, usually designed for their own brand of bait.