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Posted 19 May 2016 - 01:00 PM

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could you please help in criteria of selecting type of bait station "wooden, plastic, metallic" and there is any reference or guidance.





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Posted 19 May 2016 - 02:34 PM

More information needed here.  Are you trying to put a bait station indoors?  If I'm correct, that's not allowed, regardless of the material composition.  If it's for outdoors, then I don't know of any restrictions on material composition.



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Posted 19 May 2016 - 07:49 PM

Pest traps in Canada are allowed so long as they do not contain "controlled" chemicals (no pesticide/ rodenticide). We use completely plastic traps that tip if a mouse enters causing the door to close. Wood is not allowed for many reasons, metal breaks down quickly if you need to perform a complete sanitation daily


For outside rodent control, we use a rodenticide that is approved for use, and used by an employee who has received the appropriate training.

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Posted 20 May 2016 - 10:33 AM

Within the EU you are restricted in use of rodenticide outside due to the risk of poisoning birds of prey but if you have activity outside you can (for a maximum period).  I also would go for plastic housing and then, depending on the purpose, use monitoring blocks (non toxic), break back traps where more control is needed (but this needs to be the correct type for the species, a rat trap doesn't necessarily work for a mouse).  In locked away areas, like roof voids, I would use toxic all the time.


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Posted 23 May 2016 - 08:22 PM

Hi All

could you please help in criteria of selecting type of bait station "wooden, plastic, metallic" and there is any reference or guidance.



You also need to tell us what you are trying to "bait" for.  Mouse, rat, insect?


We have "tin cats" inside our facility which are capture traps (non-lethal), and they contain a glue board which has a scent on it to attract rodents, but they would only trap mice and other small critters (baby snakes, toads, frogs.)  Rats are too big to get into them.  We have light traps which use glue boards to attract and catch flying insects, but they are not visible from doors that could be open, so they don't draw them in from the outside.


Usually, people have a professional pest control company come in and recommend what to use and where to place them.



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Posted 23 May 2016 - 09:13 PM

Hi Mohammed,


We do pretty much the same as Martha.  Our outside bait stations are made of a durable plastic.  We cannot use bait inside, so we use tin cats as described above.  We also use light traps with sticky boards that are placed in such a way that they do not attract flying insects into the facilities or critical areas.  Additionally we use pheromone traps with sticky boards.  Small, plain sticky traps are used for concentrated spot checking of areas and to validate trend analysis performed by the pest control service.  This system is managed by our pest control service.  I accompany the service technicians as often as possible.  When I know my schedule will not allow me to be there I make sure to place at least one business card in a tin cat or bait station to be sure they are checking.  On the card I write "return to owner".  No return - no check was performed - the pest control service and I have a serious chat.  We do not keep any pesticides or similar materials in the facilities. 


Good luck!

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