Three Ways To Anchor A Rat Baiting Station On Concrete And How To Choose Between Them

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Even if you have no small children or pets around that could tamper with your rat baiting station, a large number of rats assailing it at once could cause it to move way out of position or even tip over. Therefore, if you want to deal with your rat problem quickly and efficiently, some kind of anchoring system needs to be put in place. Check out these three ways to anchor a rat baiting station on concrete and how to choose between them.

Epoxy Glue

Spreading high strength epoxy glue over the space between the baiting station and the concrete surface is the easiest and most obvious way to solve your problem. However, if you have to put the baiting station down in an area such as your garage that isn't protected from temperature swings, the glue you apply is liable to break down over time.

In general, glue is the most desirable method if you don't think the rat problem will ever come back and you don't want to leave any permanent holes in your concrete. When you're ready to remove the baiting station, simply cut at the glue layer with a knife. You can deal with the remaining glue via a chemical adhesive remover and a brush.

Concrete Screws

Though they're relatively expensive in comparison to normal screws, you don't have an option that will be more durable than concrete screws. These screws are specially designed to cling to concrete without either loosening up over time or causing the material they're embedded in to become brittle.

You'll need to rent a power drill if you don't have one sitting around your home. If you don't have much experience with drills, practice a little beforehand by drilling the screws into a wooden board. Concentrate on making a perfectly straight entry into the material.

The denser the material of your baiting station is, the more useful the extra durability from a concrete screw will be for keeping down the weight. Therefore, while the screws are almost essential for a metal baiting station, another option may be considered for a station made out of plastic.

Driving Nails In With A Hammer And Punch

Though nails specialized for use in concrete aren't quite as durable as concrete screws, you won't need a power drill to anchor your baiting station. Instead, you'll only need an ordinary hammer and a small punch to transfer the weight you apply to the nail in a smooth and controlled manner.

Again, at least a little bit of practice on wood before you drive a nail into your concrete surface is a good idea. Instead of immediately hitting the nail as hard as you can, keep your punch steady and only gradually increase the force of your hammer blows. This will ensure you never hit the nail head at a bad angle and damage the hole you're making.

For professional help, contact a service like Greenleaf Organic Pest Management.


27 June 2016