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- Non-poisonous, odorless flea trap safe to use around children and pets
- Patented design uses color, heat, light, and sweet odor to lure fleas; attracts fleas from 30 feet away in every direction
- Super Grabber glue holds fleas fast for easy monitoring and removal
- Enables safe placement around children and pets; comes fully assembled and ready to use
- Package includes 1 trap and 2 glue discs; refills also available
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Victor Poison Free Ultimate Flea Trap
Protect Your Home and Pets from Pesky Fleas
The Ultimate Flea Trap by Victor is a unique and easy-to-use tool that effectively helps you control fleas in your home, without having to spray synthetic chemicals or apply them to your pet. Simply plug it in, and your flea trap will begin luring and trapping fleas immediately from up to 30 feet away, alerting you to their presence. It’s odor-free and safe for use around children and pets - so you can use it anywhere indoors and begin to enjoy a flea-free home.
High Efficiency Trap Provides Long-Term Protection
The patented design of the Victor Ultimate Flea Trap gives it a 93% catch rate, making it one of the most efficient ways to control fleas. Its strength lures fleas off of your pet and out of upholstery, and 360° access allows them to enter from all angles. Just replace the “super grabber” glue disc every 2-4 weeks for continued, long-term protection against fleas.
How it Works
- Bright color, light and heat that simulates a warm-blooded host attract fleas from up to 30 feet away.
- Disposable "super grabber" glue disc catches fleas and holds them in place.
- Trapped fleas help to break the breeding cycle and alert you to a potential infestation.
Trap Fleas in Three Simple Steps
1. Assemble the Trap
Insert the host-simulating bulb and 'super grabber' glue disc, then snap the trap together.
2. Place Near Pets
Select locations indoors where your pets spends most of their time, like bedding, crates or other resting places to attract and capture nearby fleas.
3. Replace Glue Disc Every 4 Weeks
Insert a fresh disc every 2-4 weeks for continued flea trapping and monitoring. 2 glue discs are included with this trap, and refill packs are available.
Identifying a flea problem at the very beginning helps you more easily protect your pets and family from a full-blown infestation. It's important to set flea traps in each room of your home in which fleas may be breeding in order to monitor their activity and effectively control them.
About Fleas in Your Home
Identification and Habits
Adult fleas are tiny bloodsucking insects that, to the naked eye, resemble poppy seeds or dark-colored sesame seeds. Their wingless bodies are laterally compressed, making it easier for them to travel through a host’s fur or hair. Fleas are equipped with long, tube-like mouthparts that allow them to consume the blood of an animal host, as well as long hind legs that allow them to powerfully jump from body to body.
Adult fleas must obtain blood meal in order to reproduce, so they are immediately attracted to warm-blooded animals (i.e. you or your pets) once they mature. Females will lay 20-50 eggs - often directly on the host - and these eggs commonly fall onto pet bedding or carpets where fleas undergo metamorphosis and the cycle begins again.
Get Rid of Fleas and Their Eggs
1. Set and Monitor Traps
Flea traps will effectively notify you of the presence of fleas so you can begin to take action.
2. Bathe Pets Regularly
Be sure to use shampoo and fully rinse your pet clean to get rid of all signs of fleas.
3. Discard or Deep-Clean Bedding and Toys
Flea eggs often fall off of your pet and onto surrounding objects or surfaces like dog beds and plush toys.
4. Vacuum Regularly
Be sure to get rid of any fleas, eggs and larvae that may be living in nearby carpets or upholstery.
This flea trap monitors and controls flea infestations. The patented design produces the high efficacy of the trap. Lured in by the trap's color, the heat and light from the bulb, and the sweet odor inserted in the specially formulated sticky glue disc, fleas don't stand a chance. The non-poisonous and odorless trap enables safe placement around children and pets, comes fully assembled, and ready-to-use. Refills are also available.
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With the trap set up in one room I decided to mount an all-out offensive against these critters. So in another room I set down the lamp and two lids with oil. Sure enough, within an hour I was happily tallying my body count.
Again, no knocks on the Victor trap. Works as advertised. Just that you can do the same thing for free right now with what you have laying around so why wait?
I don't have a very serious flea problem, but it was bad enough that I was willing to try a new product. We have very thick carpet in most of our house, and while spraying and vacuuming gets rid of most of them, enough survive to restart the problem a few months later. I chose this one because another reviewer had put a photo of the sticky-pad covered with fleas. I considered it unlikely that someone had just caught a bunch of fleas and then thrown them onto the trap just to make the product look good. Also, it wasn't terribly expensive so, I gave it a shot...
It is fascinating and disturbing how this thing works. Fleas from all corners of the room (within 30 feet or so) move close to it and just gather around it like it's some kind of shrine to their glorious Flea-God. Eventually, they hop into the glow, thinking they are going to Fleahalla or wherever flea-warriors go when they die...and that's when they land on the sticky pad. They struggle for a few seconds, but every move buries them deeper in the muck and soon they stop, frozen in pain and panic as the dark curtain of death slowly descends. So, in a way, I guess they were right: jumping into the light WILL take you to Fleahalla, but instead of flea-valkaries you get agonizing death on a big sticky-disc.
This product works best in a dark room, where the light is the only source of light and heat available--also, it works better if you and your pets aren't in the room, either. We let it go overnight and in the morning it was choked with fleas. I was going to take a picture of it, but it's just so tragic and disgusting that I don't think I will. Also, the longer you leave it on, the better it works: the fleas do things on their own schedule, so they don't just hop into it all willy-nilly. They wait a while, admire the light, say a prayer to the Flea-God then jump on in. And that's when the dying starts...at least they won't die lonely.
This won't kill all the flea, obviously. Some are smarter than the others, I suppose. Flea geniuses and such. But the product doesn't claim to kill all the fleas, just a lot of them. And dead fleas don't lay eggs, so for every dead flea that's like a million eggs that won't be lain or something...I don't know that much about the flea life cycle. Use this product with an effective flea and egg killer spray, like Mycodex Plus Environmental Control Aerosol Household Spray and it shouldn't be long before your flea troubles are under control.
As some people have noted, you can see the fleas if you put on white socks and walk around your house. Wherever you see the fleas are where the "hotspots" are. I have found that the hotspots are not necessarily where my pets hang out. It's usually some arbitrary place where the eggs have dropped and hatched. Chances are, if you've treated your pets' bedding/sleeping area (via spraying, powders, or vacuuming) those areas will not be the hotspots. The spot may be a place where you've missed the vaccuuming, so do the sock test first! In my case, it was the area between the bed and drawers that my vaccuum couldn't reach.
If the sock test doesn't work, just move the trap around. I had some success dragging the trap around. When I see fleas hop on, I leave it there plugged in in a dark room. These areas are where I have captured the most fleas.
If you have a heavy infestation, it is necessary to use the flea trap in conjunction with capstar (or it's generic) plus powder and vaccuuming. The trap alone will NOT resolve a heavy infestation.
In the meantime, to prevent getting bitten yourself, spray your legs and ankle with a flea/tick repellent. This way, you remove yet another source of food for the fleas.
Now onto the efficacy of the flea trap...
This thing works like a charm. It does NOT seem to attract fleas up to 30 feet as advertised. In fact, I would say it works for maybe a 5x5ft area, so make sure you move it around to find a good location. But once you do, you'll be amazed and disgusted by what it will pick up.
First night it captured about 15 writhing fleas, both large and small. By the second night, I counted 32. The third night I moved it to an area that I had already treated, so it only picked up two. By the fourth night, I had it moved back to the original location and the count rose well into the 50s. By the 5th night, there were over 70 fleas on the trap. By the 6th night, I counted exactly 101. On the 7th night, there were about 120. On the 8th night, I decided to move it to the aforementioned hotspot (which was about 6 ft away from where I currently had the trap set up) because I had inadvertently performed the sock test and found that area to be far more flea infested. On that night alone, over 50 new fleas hopped into the trap. On the 9th night, the total count climbed to about 200 and I decided to change the sticky sheet because it was starting to get crowded. It is currently still the 9th night. I am about 2 hours into the new sheet, with the flea trap directly on the hotspot, and I've already counted 26 fleas on the new sheet. When it starts to slow down I will move the trap around again. I am also waiting for my generic capstar to arrive in the mail, and I continue to vaccuum daily.
I should note that I only plug in the light at night, as I have found the trap to be somewhat ineffective during the day. The first two days I would catch 2-4 fleas during the day, but I decided to only use it at night, since I read from other reviews that the bulb burns out fast. It's been a little over a week and the original bulb is still burning bright for me.
This product alone will not rid your house of fleas, but it will help. Every flea caught is one less flea that will reproduce. It also helps you figure out how bad your infestation is (which in my case is much worse than I had previously imagined.) It will also help to mentally empower you, if you have grown frustrated like I have. I also get a strange sense of satisfaction from counting the day's catch, and seeing the wiggling writhing bastards that have pocked my legs and ankles (and butt and stomach and arms) with itchy bites.
If you're on the fence about this product, I advise you to read everyone's suggestions here first and try it out. If you follow everyone's advice, it SHOULD work for you. Happy flea hunting!
One good thing about this is how it's made. The top has sides attaching to bottom like the picture shows. Good thing those side were there - one of the cats knocked it over while I was sleeping. In the morning I saw it laying on its side, the bulb was still lit. The trap was laying sideways on carpet. thank goodness for no burn marks from bulb or possible fire.
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