Rat Zapper® Classic
Let's face it: killing rats probably isn't one of your favorite things to do. This is why the Rat Zapper® Classic was made to be as humane, safe, and easy to use as possible. If you want a top-quality solution that will deliver years of dependable service, buy the electronic Rat Zapper® Classic for quick control of your rodent problem.
Rat Zapper® offers Two Sizes to Fit Your Needs: Classic or Ultra
If you have average-sized rats and a need for less than 20 kills per set of batteries, get the Rat Zapper® Classic electronic rat trap, equipped with a large chamber size. However, if you are dealing with larger rats, consider buying the Rat Zapper® Ultra (sold separately), equipped with the largest chamber size available and suited to kill more than 20 rats per set of batteries.
The hands-free, "no touch, no view" disposal reduces the "yuck" factor of a common mouse and rat trap. Cleanup is easy and it can be reused indefinitely--your friends and family will want to borrow it for safe, humane rat elimination.
Safe and Sanitary
The Rat Zapper® Classic is perfect for use anywhere in the home. Built with high-quality electronics, recycled plastics, and recycled packaging, the Rat Zapper® Classic is both effective and environmentally friendly. It is ideal for attics, garages, basements and sheds. While it's always wise to use caution around children and pets, there is no blood, mess, chemicals, or poisons with the Rat Zapper® Classic.
You can "zap" 20 rats with one set of 4 “AA” batteries, which makes it a truly effective rat trap.
How It Works
The Rat Zapper® Classic is equipped with smart-circuit technology that senses when the rodent enters the trap. Once the rodent is inside, the rat steps onto the metal plates, completing the circuit and the trap delivers a quick, humane 8,000 volt shock. Since rats have the ability to restart their hearts, the shock is applied for 2 minutes ensuring a high kill rate. Each time the trap catches a rat, the light on top of the trap flashes red to indicate a kill.
Easy to Use
How easy are they to use? Very--and that's just one reason why they're so popular. Just insert batteries, bait, place, turn it on and relax.
1. Insert 4 “AA” batteries into the battery compartment.
2. Using the entrance, bait the trap along the back wall using a small amount of peanut butter, dry pet food or nuts.
3. Place the trap where you have seen signs of rodent activity or along the wall where rodents primarily travel.
4. Turn on the Rat Zapper® Classic. A red light will blink once indicating the trap is working properly.
Which Trap is Right for You?Kill per SettingKills per Set of BatteriesBatteries RequiredKill MethodRemote Notification System1 Mouse or Rat50 Mice or Rats4 "C" batteriesHumane, high-voltage shock1 Mouse or Rat60 Mice or Rats4 "D" batteriesHumane, high-voltage shock1 Mouse or Rat20 Mice or Rats4 "AA" batteriesHumane, high-voltage shock1 Mouse or Rat50 Mice or Rats4 "C" batteriesHumane, high-voltage shock
Click Here to See More Features »"No Touch, No View" Disposal MethodSafe for Pets and ChildrenReusableIndoor Use OnlyKill Indicator Notification LightBattery Replacement Notification Light1-Year Warranty
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Rat Zapper® Classic Trap
- Works as a mice zapper trap as well as for average-size rats
- Easy to use – insert batteries, bait, turn it on, place, and relax
- Hands-free “no touch, no view” disposal reduces “yuck” factor of a common mouse and rat trap
- Cleanup is easy and it can be reused indefinitely – your friends and family will want to borrow (and keep!) it
- One set of 4 AA batteries = 20 kills
- Battery replacement notification
- Safe and sanitary – while always wise to use caution around kids and pets, there is no blood, mess, chemicals, or poisons
- High 8,000-volt two-plate design delivers shock lasting two full minutes
- Red indicator light flashes repeatedly upon kill
- One-year warranty and lifetime customer support
Disclaimer: Victorpest.com does not endorse any information contained in product reviews. Please follow all label instructions for your specific use.Rat Zapper® Classic Rat Trap - Buy 2 Get 1 FREE is rated out of 5 by 108.Rated 1 out of 5 by KCCedar from These do not work--- I bought these, less than a month ago...I see rat droppings in trap and no rat. Sucks....Date published: 2017-01-11Rated 5 out of 5 by Sayonaranancy from Very reliable We bought three traps 5 years ago... and we've had a lot of service out of them. Here the field mice try to escape the cold by coming in... this year one of our traps finally failed (probably the one that exposed to outdoor conditions). We immediately sent out for three more. We got them in very quickly, and they seem to be the same ones as before.Date published: 2016-12-21Rated 5 out of 5 by WLJ1 from Works well I caught a pest the first time I set the trap out.Date published: 2016-12-13Rated 5 out of 5 by CT Guy from Best product! I now have several of these in various locations and the are great!!Date published: 2016-12-12Rated 1 out of 5 by Annie from BUNKO TRAPS Bought 3 large rat Zappers a few weeks ago for attic sounds Put in High dollar batteries Baited exactly as directed-dry dog food NO RATS Lots of footprints Bait gone Lots of feces all around traps Paid $90 Single MomDate published: 2016-12-11Rated 4 out of 5 by Sweet Tartt from Rat Zapper is Great!! The Rat Zapper works very well. I love it because I can dispose of the varmints without handling them.Date published: 2016-12-02Rated 5 out of 5 by Naaps from Easy set up Couldn't wait bought it from city mill, set up with dog food and in an hour rat was caught. Problem solved. Best product ever only thing is when shocked it leaves a mess behindDate published: 2016-11-30Rated 5 out of 5 by kkinhi from Easy Ordering and Great Products This was the first time that I ordered anything from Victor Pest. The transaction was fast and easy and I received my items in just 9 days! Hope I catch my rodents that have been creating havoc in my house!Date published: 2016-11-18
Does the light on the zapper only turn red if a mouse has been caught?The red light will blink once on start up showing the trap is working properly, it will flash red to indicate that the batteries are low and should be changed, and it will blink red to indicate a kill.Date published: 2017-01-16
What does it mean when you put in a new pair is batteries on the ultra, bait it and then turn it on and no green nor red light flashes?On start up, the light should blink once and then turn off after 2 seconds. This indicates the trap is active. If this is not happening, please call us at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867).Date published: 2017-01-12
What type of batteries do they need and how many for each trap?This trap uses 4-AA batteries.Date published: 2017-01-06
Looking for a outdoor trap, which one do I use?We only recommend snap traps for outdoor use. Our electronic traps are for indoor use only.Date published: 2016-12-15
Is shipping free and how long after order is placed can I expect delievery?There is free shipping on our site with orders over $79. Please view our link below for more information on our shipping. http://www.victorpest.com/customerservice/shippingDate published: 2016-12-13
My new zapper might be defective. It doesn`t flash a green light at all...just one red flash on start up. What could be wrong with it...or me? LOLWhen first turning on the trap, a red light will blink once showing the trap is working properly. A blinking red light will indicate a kill.Date published: 2016-11-11
I just bought a rat trapper. The instructions say there is a green light that comes on when set. The only light on mine is a red light. AnneWhen you turn on the trap a red light will blink once showing the trap is working properly and then go off. A blinking red light will indicate a kill.Date published: 2016-11-11
Where to place the trap when rat is heard to be under the house?We recommend placing the trap in an area where rat activity has been seen. The trap is designed for indoor use only.Date published: 2016-11-11
Rat Zapper® Classic Trap - Frequently Asked Questions
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 may affect the effectiveness of an electronic trap?
A: To ensure that your trap works when it is supposed to, keep the metal plates clean so the trap won’t trigger at the wrong time.
- Don’t over-bait, as excess food could drop onto the plates and activate the trap, after which any rodent may safely enter to remove the food.
- Make sure that the plates are clear of any debris, especially urine or hair from a recent kill that may interfere with the unit’s proper function. Remember, both plates need to be clean so that the electric circuit is made complete by the rodent stepping on both.
Q:What does it mean when the light blinks green? Red?
A: When you turn on the trap, the green light will stay on for 2 seconds to confirm the trap is on. Then the light is supposed to go off. The green light will also blink to indicate a successful kill; however, in order to conserve battery, it only flashes about every 7 seconds. A blinking red light indicates that the batteries are running low and will need to be replaced.