Tamper-proof bait stations are easy to use and are a great addition to your backyard trapping toolkit. They’ll help you keep introduced predators under control and limit the amount of toxin that gets out into the environment.
If you’re keen to set one up but don’t know where to start, or want to make your bait station more popular, predator control specialist Cam Speedy is here to help! We asked him how to turn a bait station from a lonely, untouched box on the forest floor into party-central for predators like rats and stoats.
Cam’s two simple tips:
- Scuff the ground around the entrance – this makes it more interesting for rats and stoats and easier for them to access
- Put a blaze of scented flour around the station – mix it with icing sugar and cinnamon to make it more appealing