If you live in the country near a river or forest you will probably have rats nearby. When the weather turns cold they want to come inside your house or barn where it is cosy.
There are a lot of Instructables for trapping rodents but if you have more than one or two, trapping is really not a satisfactory option. This bait station is easily made from two plastic milk bottles and keeps the bait away from pets and birds.
Step 1: Tools
Common tools needed are a hammer, needle nose pliers, box cutter, and utility scissors.
Several sizes of nails and heavy staples are also used.