Types of Electronic Rat Traps
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Frequently Asked Questions
Electronic Rat Trap
Q:What position should the switch be in to turn it on?
A: For the Victor® Electronic Rat Trap (model M240), the on position is a dash "-" and the off position is an "O".
Q: Is the buzzing/clicking normal?
A: The buzzing and slight clicking sound with the Victor® Electronic Rat Trap is normal during the start-up of the trap. When you first turn the trap on, the green light will blink momentarily and then you will hear the buzzing or a slight clicking sound indicating that you trap is working properly and starting up.
Q: How do I bait it?/What should I use to bait it?
A: To bait the Electronic Rat Trap, first make sure the trap is turned off. Place the bait along or on the back wall of the trap. Be sure to use gloves or a tool to bait so your scent is not transferred onto the trap. We've carefully researched dry pet food and found it an excellent lure. Other dried baits (nuts, dehydrated fruit, etc.) can also work well. Goopy Bait Note: Please don't place moist or goopy bait in your Electronic Rat Trap. If you plan on using goopy bait, like peanut butter, place it on the back wall with a Q-tip. (Otherwise you may goop the electronics and/or falsely trip the system.)
Q: How do I clean the trap?
A: Through repeat use and baiting, dust and debris can settle on the metal plates inside the trap, so we recommend that you clean your trap between each use. To clean the trap:
- Turn the power switch OFF and remove the batteries
- Get a shallow disposable tray into which your Electronic Rat Trap can fit
- Fill the tray with approximately one-inch of warm water and a squirt of unscented dish detergent
- Immerse the lower portion only of your Electronic Rat Trap in the pan for one hour
- Use a small, disposable, soft brush to gently clean around the metal plates
- Gently flush out the bottom of the Electronic Rat Trap with fresh water (no water in the upper compartment, please!)
- Allow the Electronic Rat Trap to air dry completely (no air compressors!)
- Replace the batteries and you're back in biz!
Q: Can it be used outdoors?
A: The Electronic Rat Trap is recommended for indoor use only. This trap was designed and manufactured to be used indoors and not exposed to the elements. If this trap is used outside, the unit could potentially short out due to weather conditions, such as rain.
Rat Zapper Ultra and Rat Zapper Classic
Q: Where do I place the trap?
A: Place the trap along the wall where rodents primarily travel or where you have seen signs of rodent activity. Rats are wary critters and they'll initially avoid anything new in their environment. Good news is we're smarter than they are! It may take a few days or nights for the first rat to enter your trap but be patient!
Q: How do I bait the trap?/What should I use to bait the trap?
A: To bait the Rat Zapper, first make sure the trap is turned off. Place the bait along or on the back wall of the trap. Be sure to use gloves or a tool to bait so your scent is not transferred onto the trap. We've carefully researched dry pet food and found it an excellent lure. Other dried baits (nuts, dehydrated fruit, etc.) can also work well. Goopy Bait Note: Please don't place moist or goopy bait in your Rat Zapper unless you place it in a plastic container, like a medium plastic bottle cap, and then slide it to the back of your Rat Zapper. (Otherwise you may goop the electronics and/or falsely trip the system.).
Q: What type of batteries do I need?
A: The Rat Zapper Ultra requires 4 "D" alkaline batteries which will provide approximately two years of stand-by power. Use high quality alkaline batteries to ensure the best results.
The Rat Zapper Classic requires 4 "AA" alkaline batteries which will provide approximately a whole year of stand-by power. Use high quality alkaline batteries to ensure the best results.
All the electronic rat traps are easy to use – simply insert batteries, bait, place, turn on, and empty!
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