When confronted with a rat or mouse problem, one option to consider is the use of bait stations. But the question is, are they safe?
Consumer Bait Stations
Four tiers have been created by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for bait stations with varying protection levels. It’s up to the consumer which bait station(s) will work for their individual situation.
Tier 1 bait stations are resistant to children, dogs, outdoor weather, and indoor conditions.
Tier 2 is resistant to children, dogs, and indoor conditions.
Tier 3 is resistant to children and indoor conditions.
Tier 4 is only resistant to indoor conditions.
Environmental Protection Agency Criteria
When using bait stations, safety is important. In order to be considered tamper-resistant, stations must:
Be resistant to resistant to weather.
– Prohibit entry by children or dogs.
– Can be sealed or locked.
– Provides rodent entrances only.
– Can be anchored.
– Minimal spillage.
– Cannot be attractive to children in design or color.
– Capable of visual precautionary statements.
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