Archive for ‘Bait Stations’

August 6, 2012

Top Loader Bait Station

by jteaton

The Top Loader Bait Station is a remarkable device– the success Pest Management Professionals are having with it is truly amazing! The versatility of the Top Loader: small footprint, a myriad of time-saving mounting options, and bait versatility– no other station compares!

We should add that Commercial Account Managers have found the Top Loader ideal because it holds 14 oz of J.T. Eaton Bait Block or 16oz of liquid bait when the water bottle is used–that’s more than any other station available today!

To learn more about the Top Loader visit our web site at

December 5, 2011

Bait Station Anchoring

by jteaton

Bait Station Anchoring

Recently I was at a restaurant and found a bait station exposed out in the open and I was a bit disappointed. I put it back in its place next to the building and called the company; not to berate them but to remind them that cable anchors would have a been a good choice for this location (since the company I work for makes them).  My words seemed to fall on deaf ears– I’ll never know if they corrected the problem.

The “what ifs” came to mind after hanging up the phone: what if a dog got to the bait?  What if a child picked up the box and bait came out?  What if an Inspector ate here?  What if some teenager started kicking the box around?  The bottom line is: what if a secondary poisoning call was reported– was it worth not securing a bait station?

Insurance claims aren’t cheap and we’re always faced with the risk of litigation.  Doesn’t it make sense to have every bait box secured and to have a standard protocol for anchoring on all bait stations?

Here’s a test for you to consider when it comes to liability: ask a child you know around seven years old to pick up a new bait box with a few rocks in it, I don’t care if it has a rock attached to the station, and move it about 10 feet.  If the child is successful you should think about a better system of anchoring in order to prevent that “unwanted call” of an accidental poisoning.

James Rodriguez

Territory Manager

J.T. Eaton Co., Inc.

(818) 640-4587

October 24, 2011

Rodent Control Tidbits

by jteaton
Posted on October 10, 2011 by azppo

Rodent Control Tidbits

In sports and in the workplace we need to know something about the competition to gain the edge. The same is true for rodent control. The more we know, the better we are at solving problems for our customers–whether it’s a large commercial facility or a residential structure.

With rodents comprising 40% of all mammal species, (and estimates of around 2000 different rodent species) we need all the tools possible to keep them in check.

Here are a few facts to keep your tool box:

* Rodents that have a good supply of food won’t spend a lot of time gathering additional food, and will spend more time doing other things like mating.

* The common female house mouse can breed when she is five weeks old and monthly thereafter. The litter size is between four and six.

* A female Norwegian rat could have 56 young (and over 400 grandchildren!) within 20 weeks of being born.

Granted with the second and third examples, not all of the young make it to be an adult because of competition for food, predators, weather, and lack of natural abilities–but these stats are frightening nonetheless.

Rodents tend to limit their breeding to stay fit, and are easily able to adapt to changing conditions for survival. As I’ve always heard from Pest Management Professionals “the second rat gets the cheese”…the perfect adage for this cautious creature.

James Rodriguez, Territory Manager, J.T. Eaton Co., Inc. (818) 640-4587 direct

April 20, 2011

Rodent Bait Station Safety: Soil

by jteaton

Rodent Bait Station Safety: Soil

By James Rodriguez • Territory Manager, J.T. Eaton & Co., Inc.

You wouldn’t leave a bottle of pesticide on someone’s porch, right? Not securing your bait stations appropriately for their environment is doing just that: It’s the equivalent of leaving a pesticide where someone or something other than a rodent can gain access to it.

There’s a wide variety of stations designed to provide protection from non-targets; however, the stations are only as good as the anchor holding it to the ground. Knowing the different type of anchors can help prevent bait station movement, and limit your liability.

  • A bait station with a block attached to it allows for the station to be moved with minimal strength, and it’s not secured to the ground.
  • Securing stations with large railroad spike prevents lateral movement, but it allows for upward movement/removal with minimal strength.

The best anchors for soil are the cable stakes. The Earth Anchor™ (Item No. 913)  is a cable anchor idea that comes from tent and tree anchoring systems and requires a great deal of force to get them out of the ground once installed, because of the pivoting head. They’re ideal for securing your stations in high traffic areas and especially public places.

No one ever wants to get “The Call” that their bait station is somewhere it shouldn’t be. Securing it to the ground will give you a good sense of security that you’ll never get that call!

To learn more about The Earth Anchor™ and other anchoring devices, visit