Hot and cold running rodents? Try Victor Electronic Traps! Easier than conventional traps. You simply bait the Trap with peanut butter, rodents wander in for a snack and go nighty-night, for good. A green blinking light alerts you that the trap has worked and there's something inside. Clean up is a breeze... simply shake out the catch into the trash. Indicator light blinks red when new batteries are needed. Polymer construction. Act ONLINE Now! AVAILABLE SEPARATELY: Victor Electronic Rat Trap - word search in our Store for 'Victor Traps'. Victor Electronic Mouse Trap... Uses 4 AA batteries (not included). 5-10 sec. shock. Kills up to 50 mice on single set of batteries.
Trap uses advanced smart circuit technology to sense when a rodent enters the unit
High voltage shock kills mice in 5 seconds. Built-in safety switch and tunnel design protect kids and pets
Beveled columns hold mouse in place for 100% Kill Rate - no escapes.
Easy to use - simply bait, turn on, and empty. Lid flips open to keep hands away from rodent.
Kills 100 mice per each per set of 4AA batteries (not included)
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Questions, Complaints Answered !Nov 19, 2008
By CF Okay, I read all these reviews, and expected some problems because of the 1-3 star users. But I really can't deal with the mess and unpredictable results of spring traps, or the unwelcomed surprise of running across a dead mouse somewhere when I least expect it (poison). And I am squeamish! I really wanted this thing to work.
So I called Victor (Woodstream Corp) and talked to someone in their Customer Care department. I asked her my favorite question, "Tell me all the tips that consumers are likely to miss, or misunderstand about how this thing works." And I also asked her tons of questions I had myself. Here is what I learned:
1. First and foremost, people overbait these traps BIGTIME. (See the 2nd photo provided by a customer.) If some of that huge mass of peanut butter falls onto the metal floor-plate, the trap zaps the peanut butter and de-activates! Mice can now come in and dine on the peanut butter. She said to just put a TINY dab of peanut butter on the far wall (opposite the entrance). Use a toothpick. Or spread a very thin smear of it with a knife. Mice have a very acute sense of smell, and that's what draws them in. They don't need any more bait than that.
2. The mouse has to contact BOTH metal plates in order to get zapped. And both plates have to be clean of debris. That means after you catch a mouse, take a Q-tip or whatever, and remove any hair, any little spot of urine, whatever, from the metal plates. This is not a squeamish job at all and they don't come anymore squeamish than I am! (I do shuddering freak-outs at the sight of a mouse, dead OR alive.) There was a teensy smear of liquid (I assume urine) and two hairs that had shed off the mouse.
3. Be aware that "On" means that the LINE icon side of the switch is pressed down. The CIRCLE icon pressed down means "off." People get those confused. Turn it OFF when cleaning or baiting. Turn it ON once the trap is baited, and the top door has been snapped shut.
4. The batteries go in with the flat side of the battery against the springs. And I have had battery connections with other things "not work." I had this problem continuously with a radio. Finally, it dawned on me, give a little pull on the springs. One was coiled into itself just slightly. That fixed it. You need the springs to push against the batteries enough to hold the two tight against each end. And they need to be lined up straight, not crooked.
5. When you bait the trap, close the door FIRMLY, and turn the unit on. You will see a green light BUT!!! it only stays on for 2 seconds! That green light is SUPPOSED to go off. It only goes on for the 2 seconds so that you can confirm that the unit is on, and it's working. Otherwise, if it stayed on all the time, it would eat battery life. So when it goes off, don't think, like I did, that there's an electronic failure.
6. For safety reasons, the unit is designed so that when the door over the maze and metal plates is open, the unit will de-activate. I have no idea how the other reviewer shocked himself, but for sure, turn the unit OFF before tinkering around with baiting, cleaning plates, or messing with the batteries. In any event, when you set the trap, bait it then double check to make sure the door is snapped closed. Then, and only then, turn the unit on. You will see the green light for about 2 seconds, which shows you it's working and ready to go. Then the light goes out. If you open the door again (and she didn't say this but I have a feeling it's the case), i always turn the unit off and then on again after the door has been shut.
7. Once a mouse has been zapped and is inside, the light will flash on and off to let you know. BIG NOTE! The light only flashes about every 7 seconds. This is probably to conserve battery but just know that a quick glance at it is not enough. There could be a dead mouse inside and you could miss the cycle of light flashing. So look at it for 7 seconds.
I LOVE these traps! I don't have to even LQQK at the mouse, let alone have my fingers anywhere near where the mouse can brush against them. Also, as much as I detest mice because they are creepy, foul, dirty, slithery little things who dart and crawl around in mucky places, they are still live animals and I do not want to torture them! I know for a fact that three mice I caught with a snap trap had to have had pretty horrible deaths. One I heard for a solid hour, banging around, sometimes squeeling. The next morning it was dead, but it had been caught by its little nose, only! Pretty gruesome! This is much more humane. It zaps them and during the 5 seconds (claimed to be, and I hope it's that or less), I'd imagine they are rendered unconscious pretty quickly.
Oh, before I close this review? Product Guarantee!!! If you DO have a trap malfunction after the return period allowed by your retailer, the woman told me that the company itself has a product guarantee of ONE YEAR. Keep your receipt and if anything goes wrong with the trap (obviously excluding your prying up the metal plates or whatever), they will take it back and send you a new one.
So my recommendation is the full 5 stars. I think their box-side instructions are not good enough. It says nothing about bait amount, and it says nothing about keeping the shock plates free of things like hair or droppings. It does explain the green light only stays lit for a short time, but I missed that. I'm sure others could too.
Lastly? My own advice: Get a strong flashlight and plug holes with steel wool inside cabinets, closets, anywhere you find them. A pretty fine grade is best because it can be molded easier and tighter than coarse grade. Use silicone caulking in addition, or put it in cracks. Bigger holes or gaps can be very easily sealed with squirt foam from the hardware store, it expands. Also know thine enemy. A mouse can climb anything and it can squeeze through a hole the size of a pencil. Their whole skeletal structure is virtually collapsible so they can flatten out and squeeze through teensy spaces. While they can chew through wood and write it off to overhead, so would probably have no problems with silicone caulking, one of the things that draws them in is the heat inside your house. (Bingo! Found that on google.) The caulking, or even expandable foam, can at least prevent or minimize them from sensing heat. It probably also reduces their detecting the smell of food. Pay particular attention to holes cut for plumbing pipes. Stuff and caulk those, especially.
For trivia, a mouse can run well over 6 miles an hour, and sprint faster. It can only see 24" ahead of it, but can detect movement 45 feet away. They breed horrifically fast. Good size litters and they start going at it at 3 weeks old. So if you see signs, get on it quickly.
You now know everything I know about mice. And about these e-traps.
102 of 104 found the following review helpful:
Excellent!Jun 17, 2005
By K. Dunn Found some mouse evidence in our garage, so I got this mouse trap.
Set the trap after getting home from work in the evening. Checked before bed and the light was flashing. Sure enough, 1 small dead mouse. I dispose of it and reset the trap. Check again in the morning and light was flashing again, and a tail was hanging out the back. This time it was a much larger field mouse. Dead mouse number 2 in about 12 hours!
No mess, no fuss, great product!
142 of 150 found the following review helpful:
Good Trap, But Heed the Reviewers CaveatsApr 17, 2007
By Walker Rankin WHAT'S GOOD:
Because the trap/bait is enclosed I can put it places I normally can't because of dogs and cats. I never have to touch a mouse, just open the lid and dump. It's safe since when the lid is open the electrodes aren't energized. I have yet to have the bait stolen, without a mouse, and contrary to what other people have said, I was able to catch several mice on one set of batteries (4 months ~10+ mice and still going). Considering the pains of some of the cheaper traps, despite it's cost I think it's worth it.
WHAT TO PAY ATTENTION TO:
Like what one reviewer said, since the LED only blinks the 1st 24 hours after you catch a mouse you need to check the trap, otherwise it rots and sticks to the electrodes and it's just easier to throw away the trap. For some reason it's sensitive to the battery voltage tolerances. For instance putting new batteries in, it won't work, but put another set in it works fine. So if your first set of new batteries don't work, for giggles try another set.
39 of 39 found the following review helpful:
WORTH EVRY PENNY & SOME TIPS & TRICKS FOR BETTER MOUSE-CATCHINGJan 03, 2010
By Toni T.
Despite countless efforts in trying to find and plug-up every possible crack or hole where droves of mice were coming into my fixer-upper, plus all my research and efforts to eradicate the mice that got inside and propagated, these electronic traps have finally helped me win a two year long battle against these horrifically filthy and destructive vermin. I really had tried everything UNTIL I FINALLY BROKE DOWN AND PAID FOR TWO OF THESE ELECTRONIC MOUSE TRAPS which have proven to be the most INVITING and effective solution, And ADDITIONALLY, they're the most sanitary and least heebie-jeebies method to dispose of the dead vermin. ~Nonetheless, you can probably learn from what I eventually figured out .... 1): DO NOT make the mistake of thinking you've finally caught the last mouse and put these traps away too soon or forget to open them to check them because there will almost always be a mate, a few fledgling offspring, and several of their cold or hungry cousins that are seeking the way into your abode. ALSO, be sure to occasionally open the trap to double-check it if there's ANY chance that you've forgotten to check it or maybe gone more than 24 hours without PATIENTLY checking it because the trap WILL stop catching their buddies and kin if we don't realize there's a carcass covering the electrodes. 2): THE MOST EFFECTIVE MOUSE-CATCHING TRICK I LEARNED: Because everyone has area's where it's hard to place a mousetrap (under furniture or cabinets, in corners, etc.) or they've eluded your traps, use this trick: crinkle-up then re-open some newspapers to cover this trap and place it as close as possible to their best hiding places and travel routes because most mice WILL be tricked into making a quick dash for tasty treats IF they think they'll be out of sight of humans AND your un-crumpled newspaper will create plenty of niches for them to quickly dash into a dark, hidden place to get to their treat and into this trap. Just be sure to lift the newspaper and check the hidden trap fairly often. 3): Don't expect any creature to be trapped too effortlessly, keep moving these traps to wherever you've heard or seen traces of them, replace with `fresh' peanutbutter occasionally AND keep trying new baits like sticking a pumpkin seed or few sunflower seeds onto the bait-end of this trap, or sprinkle some flour or very-fine wheat-thins crumbs under the trap (be sure to vacuum these up later). Even mice have intelligence and various unique advantages to help them survive and propagate so we've got to out-diligence and outsmarting them. 4): If you ever hear a squeak check the trap after 15 seconds because mice will sometimes (but NOT always) squeak when shocked; then immediately dump and reset it near that same spot because you may have discovered one of their group `expeditions', I once caught a family of several mice within 15 minutes this way. 5): Eventually we'll neglect or forget to check these traps within 24 hours or we'll be too impatient to catch the intermittent blinking light, or whatever; so DEFINITELY open the trap to visually double-check it at least once a week. You may be surprised how often you'll find a new one inside BUT the trap had stopped catching it's buddies because a carcass was covering the electrodes. 6): FINALLY THE BEST PERMANENT SOLUTION TO MICE- A neighbor paid for a GOOD, very comprehensive energy audit where they used temperature-sensitive `guns' to locate every crack and hole in their house; they located and filled every possible `'leak'' with expanding foam and not only FINALLY ended their decade-long mouse invasions and wars, but they cut their energy bills enough to pay for the audit within just a few months. PS): Don't throw out the snap-traps that your mice have been avoiding because every one you catch reduces the number of offspring that you'll need to catch before that generation starts propagating (only a few weeks); just modify the un-crumbled newspapers trick to make sure you've molded or tee-pee'd the papers in such a way that the snap-bar can flip around without hitting the newspapers. So hopefully you'll use or share these additional tips and tricks with anyone needing help with mice problems.
31 of 34 found the following review helpful:
Best Mousetrap EVER!!Apr 19, 2007
By Shaibaer My son and I lived at my Mom's last year while my husband was deployed. She has a split level and I was living in the basement. The movers had lost our bed frame so my mattress and boxframe were on the floor (do you see where this is going??)
So I was reading a book one night before going to sleep and a mouse CLIMED IN TO THE BED WITH ME!!! I was soooooooo totally grossed out!! Needless to say I went out and bought a bed and frame the next morning... after I slept upstairs on the couch!! There was a huge nest of them in the closed-front fireplace. I tried the standard *SNAP* traps (I got 5 the 1st day.... bleeeeeechhh!) but I had to stop that after the last time (there were TWO in the trap) they were still alive, bloody and flopping...... eeeeeeewwwwwwwwww.
I went to lowes and bought one of these traps. I LOVED THIS TRAP!! The mice are D-E-A-D, DEAD! You just take the trap out to the trash can, flip the top, and dump out the dead-as-a-doornail corpse. No more mice that aren't quite dead. No more snapping your fingers in traps. No more having mice steal the bait and yet eluding the trap. And you don't have to worry about your pets getting hurt or poisoned.
I'd give it 10 Stars if I could!!
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