Rat Zapper® Classic Rat Trap - 1 Trap

Model #: RZC001-4

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  • High-voltage shock humanely kills mice and average-size rats
  • Easy to use – insert batteries, add bait, turn it on, place the trap
  • Blinking red LED light notifies you of a catch
  • Never touch a dead rodent – simply tip into the trash!
  • Kills up to 20 rats per set of 4 “AA” Batteries (not included)

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Description
Rat Zapper® Classic Rat Trap Eliminate your rodent problem quickly and effectively with the Rat Zapper® Classic Rat Trap. From set-up and use through cleaning and maintenance, each zap will be a snap thanks to the easy-to-use design. This humane trap kills rodents using a high-voltage shock and since rats are able to restart their hearts, the shock is applied for 2 minutes to ensure higher kill rates. To get started, simply apply a high-protein bait in the provided bait cup, place the trap in a location with high rodent activity and turn it on.
Rat Zapper Classic
 
Best used for:
Attics
Attics
Garages
Garages
Basements
Basements
Kitchens
Kitchens
High Voltage Shock
High-Voltage Shock Humanely Kills Rodents The Rat Zapper® Classic is equipped with smart circuit technology that senses when a rodent enters the trap. Once the rodent is inside, it steps on the metal plates, completing the circuit and the trap delivers a continuous high-voltage shock for 2 minutes to effectively eliminate rat invader. This trap is capable of eliminating up to 20 rats per set of fully charged batteries (4 “AA”).
LED Light Alerts With the Rat Zapper® Classic Rat Trap, simplifying your pest control routine is a breeze. Each time the trap catches a rat, the light on top of the trap flashes red to indicate a kill. You’ll know when it’s time to empty your trap without having to check manually.
LED Light Alerts
 
No Touch Cleanup
No-Touch Cleanup With the Rat Zapper® Classic, cleanup is effortless! Unlike standard rat traps, you don’t have to touch or look at dead rodents. The rat is contained within the kill chamber, which hides it from sight, while the indicator light lets you know when it’s time to empty. After a kill, just tip the trap to discard the dead rodent into the trash without having to touch it.
Add Bait
Insert Batteries
Place the Trap
Turn On
How to Set the Rat Zapper® Classic Rat Trap For your convenience, the Rat Zapper® Classic Rat Trap is very easy to use. Get your trap setup by following these four simple steps:
  1. Add Bait - Apply a small amount of high-protein bait, such as peanut butter, to the back wall of the trap away from the metal plates using a Q-tip or other tool to avoid transferring your scent.
  2. Insert Batteries - Remove the battery cover. Insert 4 “AA” batteries into the battery compartment before replacing the cover.
  3. Place the Trap - Place the trap on a flat surface against a wall where you have seen signs of rodent activity. The trap should be placed lengthwise with the entrance nearest to the wall.
  4. Turn On - Activate by flipping the switch to the “ON” position. A red light will blink once to indicate the trap is functioning properly.
 

Victor® Rat Zapper® Classic Rat Trap Product Details Do you want to know more helpful details about the Victor® Rat Zapper® Classic Rat Trap? Take a closer look at the in-depth specifications for this product. Complete Product Details »
Victor® Rat Zapper® Classic Rat Trap
Model # RZC001
Kills per Setting 1
Kills per Set of Batteries 20
Batteries Required 4 “AA” batteries
Kill Method Humane, high-voltage shock
Alert Method LED light
Materials Plastic, metal
Learn More About Rodent Control At times, rodent problems can seem like a never-ending battle. But, believe it or not, you can get the upper hand. Understanding your enemy – their habits and preferences – is the first step of successful elimination. Check out some of our great resources to find out more about controlling your rodent problems.
About Victor® Victor® has been a trusted name in rodent control since 1898. Since the invention of the spring-based trap over 115 years ago, we have been continuously striving to manufacture innovative, quality products that keep your family safe from the dangers of rodents. With a variety of electronic traps, snap traps and repellents available, Victor® has a broad selection of products to meet the needs of consumers. More About Victor® »
 
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead and lead compounds, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Specs

Rat Zapper® Classic Rat Trap
Model # RZC001
Kills per Setting 1
Kills per Set of Batteries 20
Batteries Required 4 "AA" batteries
Kill Method Humane, high-voltage shock
Alert Method LED light
Materials Plastic, metal
Usage Notes
  1. Apply a small amount of high-protein bait, such as peanut butter, to the back wall of the trap away from the metal plates using a Q-tip or other tool to avoid transferring your scent.
  2. Remove the battery cover. Insert 4 “AA” batteries into the battery compartment before replacing the cover
  3. Position the trap on a flat surface against a wall where you have seen signs of rodent activity. The trap should be placed lengthwise with the entrance nearest to the wall.
  4. Activate by flipping the switch to the “ON” position. A red light will blink once to indicate the trap is functioning properly
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Most Recent Customer Reviews

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Review posted on www.victorpest.com
October 25, 2018
Problem with RatZapper Classic By JustBob

It's been a few years but I bought a blue RatZapper that uses the 4 AA cells. I'ts been in my shop for a few years but has never caught anything. I replaced the batteries recently and moved it to a spot where I know I have mouse and squirrel problems. Now I put a few bits of dry cat food in it daily and the next day there are mouse droppings in and around the trap, the red light is flashing and the cat food is gone, but no dead rodents. Batteries are good, tested with a multimeter. Any suggestions?

Response From Victor®
Kathryn : Consumer Relations Representative

Hello,

Your feedback is appreciated, thank you for taking the time to provide it! When baiting, you want to be careful that none of the bait touches the floor of the trap. Putting a small amount of peanut butter into a plastic bottle cap and sliding it to the back of the trap works well. These traps are also not intended for outdoor use. Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) with any questions. We are happy to help!

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Review posted on www.victorpest.com
October 24, 2018
Works perfect in SoCal By Radbrat

I had one of the original zappers when the whole tunnel was metal as well as the current model. These are by far the best trap ever in my opinion. Killed all the rats and several mice in our shop for several years. I would and do recommend this product to anyone that has a rodent problem. Southern California is a dry place it works perfectly here!

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Review posted on www.victorpest.com
June 3, 2018
Product not good for unconditioned areas By E-Rat-icater

This product has worked well for in-house use, but does not work well in my barn or house crawl space. The issue seems to be humidity. Though the barn is enclosed and has a concrete floor, the Zapper usually sizzles and starts blinking pretty soon afterward, especially when set at night. Similar results have been experienced in the crawl space, even though it has a vapor barrier on the ground. To further test the humidity theory, we armed the Zapper inside the house, and let it sit for several minutes. Then, we moved it out to the porch. The Zapper immediately zapped and started blinking. We repeated this evolution several times with the same results. We have cleaned the plate with a soft brush, and the Zapper will stay armed inside a climate-controlled room. However, that is not acceptable. I need a product that will let me eradicate the rodents BEFORE the get in my house.

Response From Victor®
Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative

Thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback! This trap is designed for indoor use only. When used in a barn, crawl space or any other location, weather and humidity can adversely affect the traps. For outdoor use, we recommend our snap traps or our new rat and mouse granular repellent.

Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) with any questions or for additional assistance.

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Review posted on www.victorpest.com
March 2, 2018
Works well if used the right way! By Guy

Please pass this on to Bill Kelliher... it seems that users can't answer other users comments. I have had one for 5 + years and am ordering an other. At first it didn't work and at the time the how to use instructions were different and of course I didn't read the instructions but called int to say that it wasn't any good..... Here's how I was told to use the trap and it works very well: 1- leave the zapper OFF and put peanuts on the floor close to the entrance 2-wait till the pea nuts have been eaten 3-repeat step 2 4-still with zapper off place peanuts half way into the trap and again wait till all peanuts are gone 5-turn zapper ON and place peanuts on the kill plate and VOILA a dead rat. NOTE: Rats are very intelligent and if bait is placed at the back on the first try, the rat will go in for the food but very slowly and will cense the electricity with it's whiskers and back off. By doing the above steps it will build the rat's confidence and it will charge right in to eat. AND BY BY RAT.

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Review posted on www.victorpest.com
February 22, 2018
poor By bill kelliher

I bought 9 of these rat traps and only caught 1 rat. the traps are always blinking and guess what NO MOUSE!! food is gone lights blinking like something is in there...fresh batteries every time. waste of money

Response From Victor®
Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative

We apologize for this experience and appreciate the time taken to share this feedback. When baiting the trap, we recommend using a toothpick amount of peanut butter on the back wall of the trap or one or two pieces of dried dog food at the back of the trap. If bait is scattered inside the trap, this may cause a false trigger.

To reset the trap, we recommend cleaning the metal plates with a hydrogen peroxide solution. Please turn the trap off and remove the batteries before cleaning. Once the trap has dried, we recommend re-baiting (following the instructions above) and placing the trap against the wall in an area where rats have been seen.

We hope this information was helpful. Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) with any questions or for additional assistance.

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Review posted on www.victorpest.com
February 22, 2018
This is the rat trap of choice By Surat

I have the blue trap and it has last 5 years plus. It gets the rats, although you have to be patient. I think it must be more humane than the snapping traps which sometimes don't make a clean kill.

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Review posted on www.victorpest.com
February 19, 2018
Loving my rat zappers By Tree

I love these new rat zappers they are so easy to use.Snap traps I could never set.These you just put batteries in a cracker with peanut butter and push the on button and zap you have a mouse in no time.Recommended to many friends who live in country.

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Review posted on www.victorpest.com
February 18, 2018
Ineffective and not worth the money By drewh1

These traps are ineffective for the rats in my area. The go in and set off the trap but are rarely killed. I have done everything possible to make sure they work, but they don't

Response From Victor®
Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative

We apologize for this experience. How much bait is being used? We recommend baiting with a toothpick amount of peanut butter on the back wall. Anything more than that, and the rodent may be able to access the bait without going all the way into the back of the trap. The device is activated when the rodent steps on two plates at the same time. If any bait is touching the metal plates, it could cause the unit to falsely activate or the rat may not receive the full shock that is needed to kill them.  

Our Consumer Relations Team is happy to provide additional assistance. Please feel free to contact us at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867).

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Review posted on www.victorpest.com
February 14, 2018
DO NOT BUY THIS By Ws

This trap is a piece of JUNK. What a waste of $40.00. It grounds out on its own and provides false readings.

Response From Victor®
Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative

We apologize for this experience and would like to learn more about what occurred. For further assistance, please feel free to contact us directly. Our Consumer Relations Team can be reached at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867).

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Review posted on www.victorpest.com
February 12, 2018
Excellent By Kathy

We’ve tried all manner of rat execution, but this one really works! We are So impressed with the ease of this one, we just ordered another two! Nice to order something and have it actually do what it is advertised to do. Highly recommend.

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Q&A
Q.My question is, is there a way to test the "kill chamber"? When turned on the trap, the red light burns briefly, then turns off--so according to the manual, the trap should be working. But twice now the bait at the back of the trap has been entirely removed--even the cardboard I put it on. And...no dead rat (or other critter). I'm thinking the "kill chamber" is not working. How can I test it? I don't see how a rat could remove the bait without setting off the trap, unless the "kill chamber" is not working. Thanks!
A.

We do not recommend testing the kill chamber of this product. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) for assistance.

Q.My zapper won't zap anymore. New batteries
A.

We recommend cleaning the trap by following the steps below:
• Turn the trap off and remove the batteries.
• Use a hydrogen peroxide topical solution (available at most drug stores) and an old toothbrush to clean the inside of the chamber. If needed, use a wire brush to remove any corrosion, being careful not to be too vigorous. This could accidentally remove all of the protective zinc plating.
• Allow the interior and exterior of the kill chamber to air dry completely before reassembling.
• Bait the trap with a pea size amount of peanut butter on the back wall of the kill chamber.
• Re-insert the batteries and turn the trap on. A green light should flash once indicating the trap is working properly.

Q.My trap is making a buzzing sound. What does that mean?
A.

While it is normal for the trap to make a slight buzzing noise when it is first turned on, it should not be buzzing constantly. We apologize for this experience and would like to learn more about what is occurring! Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) for further assistance.

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FAQs

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: 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 unit to the off position and remove the batteries
  • Use a hydrogen peroxide topical solution (available at most drug stores) and an old toothbrush to clean the inside of the chamber. Use a wire brush as needed to remove any corrosion, being careful not to be too vigorous. This could accidentally remove all of the protective zinc plating
  • Allow the Rat Zapper® Classic Rat Trap to air dry completely
  • Replace the batteries and turn the unit back on

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 red?

A: When you turn on the trap, the red light will appear one time and fade away. This confirms the trap is on and working properly and the light turns off to save battery. The red light will also blink to indicate a successful kill; however, in order to conserve battery, it only flashes about every 7 seconds.

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