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Victor Metal Pedal Rat Trap M201

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  • The Victor rat trap is often required to evict the pesky visitors
  • Rat trap is the original wood-based wire snap trap with metal trip petal
  • Victor rat trap is a clean and quick trapping method for your rat infestation
  • Made in the USA
  • Made with FSC-certified wood
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  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 3.4 x 0.9 inches ; 4.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B00004RAMW
  • Item model number: M201
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,252 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden)

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When rats take up residence under the kitchen sink, a rat trap is often required to evict the pesky visitors. Snap traps are thought of as the more humane lethal rat trap, killing rats quickly. Snap traps also don’t pose the health risks affiliated with rat poisons.

The base of this snap trap is made from Forest Stewardship Council-sourced wood harvested from environmentally-monitored forests. The wood has been kiln dried and will not warp. The trap’s metal pedal has four releases for greater success in catching rats. The trap has a copper-steel wire bow. Two springs are oil-tempered for efficiency.

For best results, bait the trap with a sticky substance. Rats are fond of peanut butter, fruit, meat, and cereal. Using several traps and placing them three feet apart in the rats’ foot path increases the chances of success. After catching a rat, Victor advises users to throw out the trap. For help setting the trap, keeping pets away from traps, and other pest control advice consult the Victor Web site. This item measures 6-13/16 by 3-7/16 inches, and weighs 1 pound. --Jessica Reuling

Product Description

The original wood-based wire snap trap, the Victor Metal Pedal Rat Trap with 4-Way Trigger provides instant rodent control and is safe for business use. Trusted to control rats for over 100 years, this trap allows for clean and quick trapping - ideal for maximum rodent control. Once a rodent triggers the metal pedal, the trap immediately springs closed to eliminate the pest on contact. It can then be easily disposed of for quick and clean removal. With superior quality and effectiveness, the Victor rat trap has become the #1 selling trap in the world - with over 1 billion sold. Also, Victor rat traps are the professionals’ trap of choice. The disposable rat traps are safe for use around food, water, children and pets. Victor® Metal Pedal Rat Traps are perfect for use anywhere at your business. These rat traps should be placed where rodents travel, such as along walls at 2 to 3 foot intervals. Victor metal pedal rat traps are constructed from environmentally responsible, Forest Stewardship Council certified wood. Made in the USA!


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Customer Reviews

Death to vermin!
Honest Opinion - hacker.
Very sturdy and a wicked snap.
David Roberts
Good old fashion rat trap.
Justin D

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

44 of 44 people found the following review helpful By David Roberts on March 16, 2006
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I live and work in Iraq and let's say that conditions over here aren't the most sanitary. The rats here are 6+ inches, not including the tail! The little 3" traps just don't do the trick; I put some out and the next day they were all gone. I guess the rats are building a gym or something. The glue traps just kept the rats alive and meant I had to... uh... "deal" with them mafia style. Poison isn't so good either as the rats just eat and go off and die somewhere, leaving a dead rat body to find.

Anyway, these things are no joke. Very sturdy and a wicked snap. Sounds like a gun going off when they snap closed.

Don't know why they manufacturer recommends using them only once. I handle them with rubber gloves and haven't died yet, despite decreasing the rat population by seven with one trap.
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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Honest Opinion - hacker. on January 9, 2006
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The rats I've killed with these Victor traps have all looked happy. Their last meal must have tasted good... Then their skull is smashed in half. This is an effective trap which was almost 4* because they are so scary to set. The force exerted by the snap arm would break fingers - do doubt. They are however the most effective snap traps I have found.

Just to prove I'm not affiliated with Victor at all, I can say that as long as you don't let the rat decompose on the trap (been there, done that) you can re-use these for a while (Victor says throw them away - I wonder why?) Buy a pair of industrial rubber gloves and disinfect them after every use.

Death to vermin!

Bait: peanut butter, dried apricots, fruit gums. Buy the real peanut butter because rats don't like sunpat (honestly). I don't know if they are connoisseurs of fruit/wine gums. Apricots go mouldy after a while but are very effective.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By William I. Dube on June 10, 2009
I bought my trap for $2 so look around.
I had my one trap now for less than 24 hours and have caught two rats in my back yard. First rat made BEN look small, and second was about 1/4 lb. Rats are no fun, but baited traps are quick, easy, and cheap.
I wore food handler gloves whenever handling the trap after a kill. Found that smooth peanut butter on both the hinge and spring pan before setting the trap worked. The trap was placed on my wooden fence on the cross supports where the rats were last seen.
Would attach a video, but none of the rats have signed actor consent forms.

Also if you are worried about pain death is in an instant due to the large spring, and there are no batteries to worry about going dead...
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Leo on June 24, 2011
I really like these M201 traps once I modify them a bit. (see below)
I've had excellent success with the newer M144 traps for medium to small rats, but the big adult rats seem to escape by pulling out of the M144.
These M201 have a stronger spring and hit harder, capturing and killing the bigger rats.
I have 6 of these M201 (all modified) and 5 of the M144. They have killed close to 100 rats in my old barn in the last 30 days. (we stopped keeping track around 60)

Modification to M201:
To greatly improve these Victor M201 traps, take a plastic beverage bottle cap.
Cut a small slit with a knife on the flat side (top)of the cap about 1/2 way between the center and the edge. The slit should be parallel to the edge.
Pry up the end of the raised little metal V on the trigger to roughly a 30 degree angle.
Slide the slit in the bottle cap over the raised V so the open side of the cap is up.
The bottle cap will only fit flat on the trigger one way, you will see what I mean when you try it.
Then press the little V back down inside the cap. This holds the cap down securely on the trigger.

You now have a very nice bait holder for the M201 style traps.
Next, put a small dab of peanut butter on a piece of dog food and stick it down inside the bottle cap.
The rats (mine especially) seem very attracted to both dog food and peanut butter.
Now the rats have to work extra hard at getting the bait out of the cap and get caught in the process.
The bait stays in the cap so well that I have often caught 3 or 4 rats with the same piece of dog food! I simply remove the dead rat and re-set the trap.
After this free and simple modification, (which takes less than 1 minute once you know how) these M201 traps have been catching many more large adult rats for me :)

After my mod - I'd give it 5 stars ;)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By J. Cedeno on September 21, 2011
Rap the bait inside a piece CHEEZE CLOTH or (any cloth for that matter) and TIE it to the trigger!!!
Otherwise they will not tug on the trigger.
It will be the first and last time they ever floss...
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Timothy Donahue on December 8, 2010
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I got two big suckers with this trap. Forget the other fancy traps, there's a reason this design is still around. It works.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By NickelCityJoe on July 25, 2011
$2 per trap at HD.

Solid performer, traps all seem uniform and trigger well. Never had a rat make off with bait.

I agree with the comments that it is good to anchor these. One (of maybe eight killed) was only half dead and moved some. Have a plan for half dead rats - clubbing with a shovel is a little hard to work up to.

Keep in mind that this would do damage to a cat or dog.

Peanut butter, wrapped with a little dental floss, has worked great for bait.
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