The Victor Electronic Rat Trap activates when a rat touches the metal plates inside the plastic housing, completing the circuit. The patent pending three plate design reduces escapes and provides a 90% kill rate. Kills rats in moments. A green indicator light flashes for up to 24 hours to signal that a rat is in the trap. Effective, quick kill. Easy to use, easy to bait with peanut butter. For indoor use. Requires 4 C batteries (not included). Can exterminate approximately 12 rats on one set of 4 "C" batteries (not included). Red light blinks for low battery. Unit size: 8-1/2-by-4-by-4-1/2-inches. Caution: Inappropriate use may cause electrical shock or serious injury. Never use product around small children, small household pets, life support devices and combustible materials. See product warning for additional details.
Electric rat and mouse trap
Applies 8,500 volts for killing large rats quickly
Green indicator light flashes for up to 24 hours indicating a kill
Highly economical, the trap kills 50 rats per set up batteries
Easy to bait with peanut butter from outside the trap
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127 of 128 found the following review helpful:
WORKS IMMEDIATELY, FOR ALL BUT THE SMARTEST RATS ( who are probably escapees from a research lab)May 26, 2009
By L. M. L. Wilson
Have had great success with this product for over 5 years. Average size of rats killed is 8 inches, excluding the tail. Also killed many mice. Have used different bait combinations, incl. manufacturer's recommended peanut butter (not so good), kitten kibble (somewhat effective), and a buffet combo of aged cheddar cheese bits + walnut pieces + kitten kibble + bacon bits (totally irrisistible).
Most effective procedure to lure and kill rats/mice: (1) Place bait inside the trap at the far end of the trap (where the metal end w/ holes is), while leaving the metal plate on the floor of the trap clean and bare of any bait. (2) Place trap along a "run", usually parallel to a baseboard. (3) Scatter a little bait outside the trap, in front of trap entryway to lead the rat towards the trap.
(4) !!DO NOT TURN ON THE BAITED TRAP FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS!! so the rats will assume this new source of food is safe for them. Be generous with the bait this first couple of days.
(5) On the third day, bait the trap as usual, place it in the exact location as before, and flick the trap's power switch to "On". Voila...you should have your first electrocuted dead rat/mouse the next morning. You will know this because the little green light on top of the trap will be blinking on and off or you will see the rat's tail sticking out of the trap. Turn the switch to "Off". With gloved hands (disposable nitrile gloves are best), pick up the trap with the rat still inside, open your garbage can, slide the dead rat out of the trap into the garbage can.
EASY, CLEAN, NO MESS, NO CARRION ODOR.
In my northern Calif. rural area known for its organic farming and organic grass-fed cattle, I recycle the electrocuted rats. Dig a small hole one foot deep in an area of my garden that dog can't get to, bury electrocuted rat, place a few bricks/heavy stones on top of the little rodent grave and Nature takes care of the rest. Recyle. Good for the planet, good for the earth.
71 of 72 found the following review helpful:
These Work Well Until They Stop WorkingOct 08, 2008
By Randolph Steer The three-star rating reflects 5 stars for effectiveness when they work and one star for how long they work (about 6-12 mice before failure).
I bought one of these rat traps after having no success with Victor's small-opening electronic mouse traps. (The small opening apparently seemed sus[picious to the mice -- not one ever entered. If I were a mouse *I* wouldn't walk into one of those either!) The large opening in the rat trap made it seem innocuous to the mice, and we started catching mice regularly. Unfortunately after 6-8 mice the unit stopped charging up, even with new batteries. I sent a complaint to Victor, and they were nice enough to take back the non-functioning unit and send me a new one, which killed the remaining few mice. After a hiatus in mouse problems, we started having them again and I brought out the replacement unit again. After catching another half-dozen mice or so, it also stopped working. (It appears to charge up, but mice seem to be able to walk in and eat the bait without being killed.) So basically you have to think about this as being "disposable" after every 6-12 mice, which means that they cost about $5-$8 per mouse killed. I'm now going to look for a different brand that might last longer and cost less per mouse.
Oh, like two other reviewers I also got shocked one time replacing the batteries.
85 of 89 found the following review helpful:
Rat TrapDec 02, 2006
By serrano We have recently had rats in our basement eating everthing. We tried all kinds of traps with no luck. We bought the Victor Electronic rat trap from our local hardware store. It taked 4 c batteries and will last up to about 12 to 20 rats. In the first 24 hours we had caught 4 rats. Two days later we had a total of 6 rats caught. We paid $40.00 plus $5.00 for batteries and it is worth every penny. No meses to clean up, you just just give a little shake and the rat falls into the trash can. Best rat trap ever.
41 of 42 found the following review helpful:
More effective than it's supposed to beDec 05, 2008
By Chris Erm, people, exercise some common sense with this thing. Don't stick your hand in it when it's on. Be careful to only handle it by the plastic when it's off. Switch it off before you bait it. DON'T TOUCH THE METAL.
So, I had a rat problem. The little beasts were getting so they'd climb up the screen outside the window at the end of the couch where I was watching tv. Very acrobatic. They had to go.
I tried the cheap solution. Glue traps: useless. Mouse traps: too small. Rat traps: worked once in a while. Modernized rat traps: useless. Poison: ever smelled a two week dead mouse in your garage?
So I found this electronic trap. Set it up and 20 minutes later there's a dead rodent in it. So I emptied rodents out a couple of times each evening.
Well, I left it on after the last one and next afternoon there was a squirrel half in and half out and dead as a dodo. This is not a toy.
34 of 34 found the following review helpful:
Victor Electronic trap worksMay 23, 2007
By S. Sehgal I had an elusive rat in my house which had been leaving it's evidence around the house adding to major cleaning headache. We hoped for a few days that it will leave on it's own which I guess was too optimistic. This rat had found a home and was not leaving. No soft options here.
Wife wanted to go with glue traps first since poison could be bad if it died in the walls and spring traps seemed too messy. So I went ahead and got a couple of boxes of them which we put around but it seems rat was too clever for that. On one occasion, I also saw it had dragged a grocery bag over glue trap!
I had seen this electronic trap at local home depot but was not sure of it's effectiveness so had not seriously considered it and it looked expensive.
Finally I got one and wife baited for a couple of weeks but it did not catch the rat. We returned it and got another one as I thought it was defective piece and it also looked previously opened(no bag with the unit). Still no luck. Rat would come and eat the peanut butter on the outside but would not go inside the trap.
Then I put a small piece of bread inside which could be seen from outside bottom hole and also lesser peanut butter on outside so it could sample much less than before from outside.
Then next morning we saw the flashing light and were elated. Then we also saw the tail. It was a fairly big rat. I thought we were done but a little more evidence and I set it again(only peanut butter) and caught another smaller one within a day(could be mouse - not sure).
Cleaner method which works and hopefully it is humane.
Some patience may sometimes be required with baiting.
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