Raptor Rodenticide Bait Station
Rodenticide bait stations are containers designed to protect toxic bait from various threats including, weather, damage, and non-target species. Though the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not certify bait stations, it has created categories or tiers to identify the role they can be used for. The tiers are:
Tier I – Tamper-Resistant and Weather-Resistant: These bait stations are resistant to weather and to tampering by children and dogs. To be used indoors and outdoors (within 50 feet of buildings, defined as structures that possess walls and a roof).
Tier II – Tamper-Resistant (but not weather resistant): These bait stations are resistant to tampering by children and dogs. To be used indoors only.
Tier III – Tamper-Resistant for Children Only: These bait stations are resistant to tampering by children. To be used indoors only.
Tier IV – Tamper-Resistance Unknown: These bait stations must not claim to be tamper resistant. To be used indoors only and only in areas inaccessible to children and pets.
Why You Should Care
Bait stations protect children, pets, and non-target animals from easy access to the toxic baits, while still making the baits available to the rodents that you want to kill. Raptor bait stations are unique in that they use magnets to anchor themselves rather than heavy stones or cables. By using magnets, pest control and wildlife control operators have a way of securing bait stations to metal dumpsters, metal buildings, and other magnetic markers.
The magnets are quite strong and hold the station quite well thereby making it difficult for a child to remove the station. The magnets have the added benefit of not needing to damage the metal substrate to secure the station, which could be costly. Likewise magnets allow for fast installation for greater efficiency.
Note the model shown here is an earlier version. Newer versions are capable of holding snap traps.
To check out Raptor bait stations more fully, visit http://krcindustries.com/.
About the Author
Stephen M. Vantassel is a certified wildlife control operator who helps individuals, businesses, and agencies resolve wildlife damage issues through training, writing, expert witness, and research. His latest books are the Wildlife Damage Inspection Handbook, 3rd edition and The Practical Guide to the Control of Feral Cats. He can be contacted at wildlifecontrolconsultant at gmail dot com.
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