We are currently winterizing our plant and tree nursery, getting everything back into the greenhouses. To combat destructive rodents who like to feed on our plants in the winter, we typically put out rat poison. This year, we now have the addition of a cattle dog and I don't want to risk him being poisoned. I'm less concerned about him eating the bait (as it would be out of reach) but very concerned he may eat a dead or dying rodent. I was thinking of using a 5 gallon plastic bucket with a lid, and cutting a small hole in the top. My thought would be if the bait were in the bucket, it would attract the rodent to crawl inside. However, I'm hoping it would not be able to get out. Has anyone done anything like this with success? Or perhaps another idea? It would be costly and difficult for us to set traps to cover the square footage of our farm and almost impossible for us to go around and clean out all of them daily. Please help!