How to Make a Rat Bait Station

Things You'll Need

  • Boric acid

  • Powdered sugar

  • Two-liter plastic bottle

  • Utility knife

Rats damage the structure of your home.

If you are one of the few people who find rats cute, do not read this article. For the majority of the population, making a rat bait station can help rid your home or property of these pesky pests. Rats carry diseases and destroy your home. Make a rat bait station with easy to find materials. Boric acid has low toxicity. It is available at your local hardware store. It is the primary ingredient to kill not only rats, but cockroaches, ants, and other pests. Rid your home of rats and enjoy peace of mind.

Step 1

Mix two parts of boric acid with one part of powdered sugar. The boric acid is a pesticide. The powdered sugar attracts the rats.

Step 2

Using a utility knife, cut off three quarters of a plastic two-liter bottle using a utility knife. Use the the bottom quarter of the bottle. The bottle acts as the rat bait station.

Step 3

Pour the boric acid and powdered sugar mixture into the bottle. Add one cup of water to the mixture in the bottle. The mixture of boric acid, powdered sugar and water acts as bait for the rats. Rats drink the mixture. They die two to three hours after ingestion.

Step 4

Place the rat bait stations in areas of rat infestation.

Step 5

Wait for two weeks. If the rats go back to their nests, the boric acid attached to their bodies transfers to other rats. The other rats die because of the transfer of boric acid.

Step 6

Replace the rat bait stations with new ones when the solution runs low. The rat bait station normally lasts one week.


Boric acid is toxic to humans if inhaled or ingested in large doses. For protection, wear safety gloves, goggles and a mask when handling boric acid.

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