This bait station is for use in the yard to protect liquid or bait granules for baiting ants and other insects. The design is a strong plastic holding container that can be filled with liquid or dry material. The cap snaps on securely and will protect it’s contents from rain and sun but the air vents located on the ground stake shaft will allow odor to release in the designated treatment area. These guards are discreet and small making them ideal for sensitive areas where children and pets might be active. More importantly, since the granules and liquid bait will be protected, you’re placements will last a lot longer. Essentially the guards will pay for themselves in less than a year. The holding tank is separated into two parts. Each side can hold up to 1.5 oz of liquid; 1-2 oz of granules.