I wanted to share a home made poison bait station for rodents. I've used this outside under my bird feeder and in my garage behind my bins full of dog food and bird seed for years. Previously I had trouble with rats visiting my bird feeders and then moving into my garage. Now that I have chickens as a preventative measure I am placing one behind the coop, outside the run but along the wooden fence. Go to the dollar store, buy a plastic shoe box with a lid. At one end cut/drill a rat size exit & entrance holes. (the drill bit for door knob holes works perfect) You want two holes, they seem to think they are safer if they can see an exit. In the bottom place a piece of cardboard with the end bent up to contain the bait in the other end. Pour the pellets in. Snap the lid on and run a piece of duct tape completely around each end. Place the bait box along suspected rat routes, end with holes closest to wall/fence. Place heavy object on top. a chunk of firewood a big rock whatever. These last a long time, ae weatherproof and with the weight on top my dogs have never bothered them. Because they are translucent you can see if the bait needs to be replaced. The best part is the cost!