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Victor Electronic Rat Trap M240

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3.6 out of 5 stars 789 customer reviews
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  • 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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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 50 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.

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  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 3.5 x 4.5 inches ; 15.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • Origin: China
  • ASIN: B000LNX06C
  • California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 warning.
  • Item model number: M240
  • Batteries 4 C batteries required.
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 789 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #487 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden)
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From the Manufacturer

Electronic Mouse Traps Kill& Seal Mouse Trap Tri-Kill Mouse Trap Value Added Traps Snap Mouse Traps
Kill per Setting 1, 3 or 10, depending on trap 1 3 1 1
Kill Method Humane, high voltage shock Powerful bar Powerful snare Powerful kill bar Powerful kill bar
Ease of Use Insert batteries, bait, turn on and place Bait, set and place Bait, set and place Bait, set and place Bait, set and place
Bait Location Along the back wall in the trough or on the back wall Hatch Trough Hook or Trough, depending on trap Pedal or Pre-baited depending on trap
Kill Indicator Notification Blinking green indicator light N/A N/A N/A N/A
Safety Information No chemicals or poisons, built in safety switch and beveled tunnel design protects children and pets No chemicals or poisons, use with caution around children and pets No chemicals or poisons, use with caution around children and pets No chemicals or poisons, use with caution around children and pets No chemicals or poisons, use with caution around children and pets
Reusable or Disposable Reusable Disposable Reusable or Disposable Reusable or Disposable Reusable or Disposable
Indoor or Outdoor Use Indoor Indoor or Outdoor Indoor or Outdoor Indoor or Outdoor Indoor or Outdoor
Batteries Required Yes No No No No
Dead Rodent Visible No No Yes Yes Yes

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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.
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November 25, 2013
We are glad to hear how well this trap has been working for you over the years. Your tip regarding placing the trap without turning it on for a few days is an excellent one! Rats tend to be very suspicious of new items in their environment and this will allow them to become accustomed to the trap.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867). We are available Monday through Saturday to answer questions regarding this or any of our products.

Best Regards,

Susan
Consumer Relations Representative
Woodstream Corporation
Victor®
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Some people report failed shocks... The rodent is able to enter the trap, gather the bait and leave or, the trap will fire a shock but fails to kill the rodent. If your rodent problem happens to be either indoors or you live in a very dry environment, here is a tip to help ensure a good kill.

Dampen a paper towel or an old rag that you really don't want to keep. Place this new wet "welcome mat" down and put the edge of the entry of the trap over it. This will allow the rodent to dampen the bottoms of his feet just before entering the death chamber.

In very dry environments (including the house), their little feet can become less that condusive for the special delivery of shock and they either won't trigger the zap or the are insulated enough to not get a full deadly dose.

I had my first two rodents get in, deliver the shock and leave... I read about this welcome mat trick and decided to give it a try. Since then I have had one kill EVERY NIGHT for 9 nights in a row.

All I know is that the change did work... Perfectly.
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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.
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By serrano on December 2, 2006
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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.
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The Victor Electronic Rat Trap does what the literature says. Remove the package. Remove the plastic insulator that prevents the batteries (included) from working. Put a little peanut butter in a hole in the back of the trap so that a little of it hangs out the back, then put the trap in a "walkway" (generally along a wall) where you have seen rats and turn the trap on. The LED turns on briefly to show the unit is activated, and then turns off. The trap looks quite innocent. Check on the trap at least a couple of times a day. If the light is flashing, you have caught something. Just pick the trap up (very convenient to hold in my hand) and let the contents slide into the trash. Rebait the trap and start over.

The trap will kill mice and squirrels and pretty much any other similarly sized pest. Few dogs or cats, even dachshunds, could get their nose far enough in to have a problem. However, check this out before you use it if you have pets. A squirrel fits all of the way in except about two thirds of its tail.

The manufacturer, on the packaging, specifically states, "NOT FOR OUTDOOR USE." This would seem to be for a couple of reasons: 1) it is not water proof so rain and runoff would probably destroy it; 2) it might have problems with heavy dew shorting the plates inside the trap. However, on days with low relative humidity I have used this in a protected area outside to good effect to catch "outside" rats.
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