Victor Metal Pedal Rat Trap M201
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- The Victor Metal Pedal Rat Trap provides instant rodent control and is safe for household or business use
- 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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|Item Dimensions||0.9 x 3.4 x 7.9 inches|
|Item Weight||0.3 pounds|
|Manufacturer Part Number||M201|
|Shipping Weight||0.3 pounds|
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 traps 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
From the Manufacturer
Victor Metal Pedal Rat Trap
The Original Wooden Trap that Kills in a Snap
With over one billion sold, the Victor metal pedal rat trap is the go-to trap for home owners. The effective trap offers a simple, straightforward design and instant results when it comes to rodent control.
Made in the USA and FSC Certified
Victor metal pedal rat traps are proudly constructed in the USA by Victor, a century-old brand and trusted industry leader. Even more, each trap features a platform made from environmentally responsible wood that’s been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC is an organization that helps ensure forests worldwide are responsibly managed).
Location, Location, Location
Set the baited trap in areas where activity has been noticed or on the floor with the bait end flush against the wall. Rodents tend to travel along the wall, so placement in this location often works best. For maximum effectiveness use multiple traps to increase results. After a successful kill, simply lift the metal kill bar, dispose of the body, and reset. The reusable (or disposable) trap can be utilized anywhere in or around the home, and it doesn't require any chemicals or poisons, so it’s safe around children and pets (use with caution).
- Consistent quality from a century old brand.
- Original wooden base wire snap trap with metal trip pedal.
- Ideal for runway trapping.
- Uses wood from FSC-certified forests.
- For indoor/outdoor use
- Reusable or disposable
- No chemicals or poisons, can be used around children and pets.
- Made in the USA
Simple Set Up
Bait the trap by placing peanut butter or something similar on the metal bait pedal (use a Q-tip or toothpick to avoid leaving your scent). Then pull the kill bar back, and swing the arm bar over the kill bar. After latching the bent end of the arm bar into the notch on the metal pedal, slowly release pressure until the arm bar holds the kill bar securely in place. At the slightest little nibble, the metal bait pedal releases the kill bar, snapping the trap closed for an instant kill.
|Electronic Rat Trap||Power-Kill Rat Trap||Snap Rat Trap|
|Kill per Setting||1||1||1|
|Kill Method||Humane, high voltage shock||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 Location||Along or on the back wall||Trough||Pedal or Pre-baited depending on trap|
|Kill Indicator Notification||Blinking green indicator light||N/A||N/A|
|Safety Information||No chemicals or poisosn, use with caution around children and pets||No chemicals or poisosn, use with caution around children and pets||No chemicals or poisosn, use with caution around children and pets|
|Reusable or Disposable||Reusable||Reusable or Disposable||Reusable or Disposable|
|Indoor or Outdoor Use||Indoor||Indoor or Outdoor||Indoor or Outdoor|
|Dead Rodent Visible||No||Yes||Yes|
Victor, a trusted brand name since 1898, is recognized as the world leader in rodent control. From the invention of the spring-based mouse trap over 100 years ago, up to today, Victor continues to be the trusted industry leader in rodent control. Victor offers a vast array of innovative, quality products to keep your family safe from unwanted pests and rodents—everything from snap, electronic and live traps, to poison and ultrasonic repellers.
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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 ;)
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.
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...
just a bit over a month later.. have caught about 35 rats with the victors since I started. Escape rate is about 50% with the mod I'll mention in a moment. The JAWS trap has a much lower escape rate but it also gets sprung much less often.
I modified the traps by putting sharp thin nails through the wood just inside the trap bar area so that the rats get stabbed and can't pull out as easily. Many of the catches would have escaped without the barbs.
Here is a ascii drawing of what I mean. lines are the trap bar and dots are the barbs. Disregard the commas. Amazon's formatting would let me just use spaces.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I often take the unpopular position that kill traps are unnecessary. However, one-dozen traps for the price of one standard non-kill rap is sometimes an economic decision too... Read morePublished 22 hours ago by M
I am using these on our chipmunk infestation. They are working great!Published 4 days ago by Rachelle Mammolenti
years of dealing with rats taught me that this victor is my best (and only) optionPublished 11 days ago by PH in Oregon
After trying all kinds of fancier newer types of traps, I came back to this one, which is the most reliable.Published 14 days ago by Albert Rabinovitch
Work like a charm. I was scared to use them at first but watched a video on YouTube showing how to set them. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Michelle McLaughlin