Rat Zapper® Classic Rat Trap - 1 Trap

Model #: RZC001-4

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  • High voltage shock kills rats
  • Ideal for mice to average-size rats
  • Kills 1 rat per setting
  • Kills 20 rats per set of batteries
  • No-touch, no-see experience
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Rat Zapper® Classic

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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.

"Yuck"-Free Cleanup

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.

Simple Setup

Which Trap is Right for You?

Kill per Setting
Kills per Set of Batteries
Batteries Required
Kill Method
Remote Notification System
1 Mouse or Rat
50 Mice or Rats
4 "C" batteries
Humane, high-voltage shock
1 Mouse or Rat
60 Mice or Rats
4 "D" batteries
Humane, high-voltage shock
1 Mouse or Rat
20 Mice or Rats
4 "AA" batteries
Humane, high-voltage shock

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Victor® – Innovative Rodent Control Solutions from the Company You’ve Trusted for Over 115 Years.


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.

Most Recent Customer Reviews

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Review posted on www.victorpest.com
March 25, 2017
Worthless By Bill

The only reason I give this a one star is because a zero rating is not available. We have had this for over a month and it has not caught one rat. I went out and bought some traditional traps and got six rats in the last two weeks. Save your money and get standard traps. This electronic trap is worthless. I only wish that I could get my money back.

Response From Victor®
Lauren : Consumer Relations Representative

Hello Bill,

Thank you for sharing this valuable feedback. We apologize that the desired results were not seen when using this trap and would like to learn more.

Our traps are backed by a 30 day return policy and covered under a one year warranty. Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) for additional assistance.

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January 18, 2017
Very happy By Dledgar

Very easy to use. Works really well. Getting ready to order more.

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December 21, 2016
Very reliable By Sayonaranancy

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.

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December 13, 2016
Works well By WLJ1

I caught a pest the first time I set the trap out.

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December 12, 2016
Best product! By CT Guy

I now have several of these in various locations and the are great!!

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December 2, 2016
Rat Zapper is Great!! By Sweet Tartt

The Rat Zapper works very well. I love it because I can dispose of the varmints without handling them.

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November 30, 2016
Easy set up By Naaps
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 behind
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November 18, 2016
Easy Ordering and Great Products By kkinhi

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!

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November 5, 2016
very easy and efficient to use. By skip11
excellent way to control mice and squirrels.
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November 2, 2016
Good product to have By Sweetwill

I bought these for my stable, and they are discrete for clients to see, and easy for the staff to deal with.

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Q.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).

Q.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/shipping

Q.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.  Anne

When 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.

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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 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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