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Victor Electronic Rat Trap M240

3.5 out of 5 stars 951 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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Product Description

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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.

Product Information

Size:1 Trap
Product Dimensions 8.5 x 3.5 x 4.5 inches
Item Weight 15.2 ounces
Shipping Weight 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Manufacturer Victor
ASIN B000LNX06C
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Item model number M240
Batteries 4 C batteries required.
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3.5 out of 5 stars 951 customer reviews

3.5 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #1,288 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden)
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From the Manufacturer

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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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By L. M. L. Wilson on May 26, 2009
Size: 1 Trap
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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The manufacturer commented on this review(What's this?)
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®
Size: 1 Trap
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
Size: 1 Trap
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 manufacturer commented on the review below
Size: 1 Trap
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.
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The manufacturer commented on this review(What's this?)
November 25, 2013
Any dirt or debris on the metal plates of the trap will cause the trap to not be able to sense the rodents when it goes inside. This may be what happened in this situation. We would recommend cleaning the trap by removing the batteries, wiping the metal plates with a damp cloth and allowing the trap to air dry before reinserting the batteries. Once the trap has been cleaned, place just a small amount of bait, such as peanut butter, on the back wall of the trap.

Our Consumer Relations team is available at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) to assist you further with any questions.

Best Regards,

Susan
Consumer Relations Representative
Woodstream Corporation
Victor®

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