Rat Zapper® Classic Rat Trap - 1 Traps
Let's face it: killing rats probably isn't one of your favorite things to do. Which 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.
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. You can "zap" 20 rats with one set of 4 “AA” batteries.
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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?
Rat Zapper® Classic
Rat Zapper® Ultra
Electronic Rat Trap
Kill-@lert System - Rat Trap
Kill per Setting 1 Mouse or Rat 1 Mouse or Rat 1 Mouse or Rat 1 Mouse or Rat Kills per Set of Batteries 20 Mice or Rats 60 Mice or Rats 50 Mice or Rats 50 Mice or Rats Batteries Required 4 "AA" batteries 4 "D" batteries 4 "C" batteries 4 "C" batteries Kill Method Humane, high-voltage shock Humane, high-voltage shock Humane, high-voltage shock Humane, high-voltage shock Remote Notification System
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 - 1 Trap is rated out of 5 by 83.Rated 5 out of 5 by essie from best mouse trap ever I bought 6 rat zappers to address an inundation of mice, the worst I've seen in years. So far so good. The job is getting done w/0 fuss or mess. Thank g-d!Date published: 2016-09-24Rated 5 out of 5 by ewiccan88 from WORKS GREAT!!! Catches and zaps them -- clean and no mess --Date published: 2016-09-20Rated 5 out of 5 by Of Mice and Women from Old house I've been using this product for quite some time. I don't like to have to kill anything but I live in a very old house so of course we get some critters on occasion. The zapper is effective and as humane as I can get since I can't capture the mice and release them. I highly recommend it.Date published: 2016-09-19Rated 5 out of 5 by Didi from It worked Last month our remote wilderness neighborhood was inundated with hordes of mice. We called an exterminator to the tune of $150.00 but his traps only caught lizards and beetles. So, I ordered 3 rat zappers and they have done the job.Date published: 2016-09-14Rated 5 out of 5 by Goat Girl from Beyond Expectations! These traps are brilliant! They work perfectly, humanely and cleanly. Rats go in them and die: they can't outwit them; they keep on going in. Finally, a weapon that works! Highly recommend!Date published: 2016-09-13Rated 5 out of 5 by maresilver from Works exactly as descibed I bought my Rat Zapper Classic Rat Traps in August, 2016. I am very happy with them. I have discovered that if I wipe the metal plates periodically with Lysol or Clorox disinfecting wipes they seem to work much better. I use a long screw driver and wrap the wipe around it and carefully clean the metal plate of any residue. For my bait I use 2 or 3 D-Con pellets. I will definitely recommend them to my friends.Date published: 2016-09-10Rated 4 out of 5 by Mochi from Good costumer service I bought the classic rat zappe a month ago. It was good price, because buy two get one free. I got them after one week. Fast shipping. Somehow one was not working.I emailed the customer service, fast response, they send me another good one without hard time. I got it after two weeks. Those works great. I caught two mice within two days. Why I don't give five stars, because I hope that they can check the products before they send out.Date published: 2016-09-10Rated 5 out of 5 by BillG from Not just for Rats!!!! Purchased Rat Zappers because I am over run with chipmunks! They set of regular traps then eat the bait. Since purchasing my Rat Zappers I have found a method that is effectively working to rid me of my infestation.Date published: 2016-09-07
How can I test to be sure that the zapper is actually working properly and not just assume it is because the light is blinking when turning on?For safety reasons, we do not recommend testing the trap. It is designed that the light will flash once when turned on, indicating that it is operating properly.Date published: 2016-09-08
we have used the rat zapper for the first time this past month and have caught about 1 dozen rodents, now it has stopped working. when we turn it on it makes a "electric sizzle sound" and the light flashes on an off. does it need cleaning?If the unit has had a number of kills, it is likely time for a cleaning. To clean the trap, we recommend filling a disposable shallow pan with on inch of hot water and a dab of dish soap. Turn off the trap and remove the batteries. Then allow the bottom part of the trap to soak for one hour. Then, gently scrub the metal plates with a disposable bottle brush. Rinse the metal plates off and ensure that no water touches the upper portion of the trap. Once the trap has air dried it can be baited and set.Date published: 2016-09-08
What is the difference between the blue rat ele. classic and the victor black trap besides the price had some success with the black but lately all the ones I bought At my local hardware don't work I have called Victor and complained about thisThe Rat Zapper Classic (RZC001) uses 4 "AA" batteries and can kill up to 20 rats per set of batteries. The Victor® Electronic Rat Trap (M240) uses 4 "C" batteries and can kill up to 50 rats per set of batteries.Date published: 2016-08-12
Is this safe to use with dogs around? I have two dogs 50-80 lbs.We would recommend placing this trap in a location out of reach of children or pets.Date published: 2016-08-12
The lightt was flashing like there was a kill, but nothing and bait still there. CLeaned it and still flashing red. ANy ideas what is wrong?If the light is flashing without a kill, we would recommend another cleaning of the trap as dirt or debris on the metal plates may be interfering with the trap triggering. To clean the trap, turn the unit off and remove the batteries. Fill a shallow, disposable pan with 1 inch of warm water and a small amount of unscented dish soap. Allow the trap to soak for up to one hour. Gently scrub the metal plates with a disposable bottle brush. Rinse the metal plates off with water, ensuring that the upper portion of the trap does not become wet. Once the trap has air dried, it can be baited and set.Date published: 2016-08-12
Do you recommend for chipmunks?This product is not recommended for chipmunks. It is only intended for mice and rats. We also do not recommend that it be used outdoors.Date published: 2016-08-12
How can I test my Rat ZapperWhen the trap is turned on, it will flash a red light and then shut off. This will indicate that the trap is working. For safety reasons,we do not recommend testing the metal plates directly.Date published: 2016-07-25
I would like to convert my Rat Zapper Classic Rat trp power source from battery to dc transformer. What I need is a wiring diagram of the unit. Thank you, DonFor safety reasons, we would recommend against altering the traps in any way. Wiring diagrams are not available to be sent.Date published: 2016-07-25
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.