Victor® Rat Zapper® Ultra Rat Trap Eliminate your rodent problem quickly and effectively with the Victor® Rat Zapper® Ultra Rat Trap. From set-up and use through cleaning and maintenance, each zap will be a snap thanks to the easy-to-use design. The ultra-sized chamber is ideal for targeting larger rats that invade your property. 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.Best used for:AtticsGaragesBasementsKitchensHigh-Voltage Shock Humanely Kills Rodents The Rat Zapper® Ultra 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 60 rats per set of fully charged batteries (4 “D”).LED Light Alerts With the Victor® Rat Zapper® Ultra 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. Plus, the convenient LED light function will not only notify you of a catch, but it will also alert you when the trap’s battery is running low by rapidly flashing red.No-Touch Cleanup With the Rat Zapper® Ultra, cleanup is a breeze! 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.How to Set the Rat Zapper® Ultra For your convenience, the Victor® Rat Zapper® Ultra Rat Trap is very easy to use. Get your trap setup by following these four simple steps:.
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- 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.
- Insert Batteries - Remove the battery cover. Insert 4 “D” batteries into the battery compartment before replacing the cover.
- 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.
- Turn On - Activate by flipping the switch to the “ON” position. A green light will blink once to indicate the trap is functioning properly.
Victor® Rat Zapper® Ultra Rat Trap Model # RZU001 Kills per Setting 1 Kills per Set of Batteries 60 Batteries Required 4 “D” batteries Kill Method Humane, high-voltage shock Alert Method LED light Materials Plastic, metalLearn 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.
Victor® Rat Zapper® Ultra Rat Trap Model # RZU001 Kills per Setting 1 Kills per Set of Batteries 60 Batteries Required 4 "D" batteries Kill Method Humane, high-voltage shock Alert Method LED light Materials Plastic, metal
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review RateVerdict still out but hopeful
Verdict still out. I was hopeful when I got a young rat first night, so the devices do work. However, after having 2 traps deployed for the better part of 3 weeks, all I have so far is 5 frogs and a slug.
Review RateWorked good for 2 years - even kept grass snakes away
I purchased 3 and 1 failed and I returned it and the company sent a new one. They last honestly about 2 years and killed a lot of rodents. I did not know about the scent of a human being transferred to the bait so I am happy they redesigned with a bait door and cup on the new ones. I had them in a damp basement and in an outside garage and still killed in the winter. The rats come in for grain and actually dug up through the old cement floor under a lawn mower deck. Pretty soon after the trap I was getting hits every other day of mice, moles and chipmunks. Finally the rats were killed and no more rats. I got to get 3 more because the grass snakes are now looking for the mice. The lack of mice kept the grass snakes away for 2 years. Added benefit. Would like to see a 3 pack deal under $100 like before.
Review RateWorks well
This product performed as advertised. I don't have rats but got it for squirrels that have been damaging the window frames of the house. It took a couple of days for them to get used to it but easily took the bait and were zapped. Kills were quick and humane. It's easy to dump the animal out and reset it. Works on mice and chipmunks as well. Very pleased with the performance to date.
Review Ratenot happy
it worked for one rat. Now, the red light will be blinking, the food gone and NO RAT! Very disappointing. I bought 3!!!!!Response From Victor®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
It is important to remember to clean the trap after each kill. To do so, turn the trap off, remove the batteries and clean the metal plates with a hydrogen peroxide solution. After it has dried, it can be baited with a small (pea size) amount of peanut butter on the back wall, the batteries re-inserted and the trap turned back on.
We apologize for this experience and 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.
Review RateUnhappy with product!!
My daughter gave me a Rat Zapper for Fathers Day. I put in the four D Cell batteries, all full charge. The red light goes on, it does not go out in either on or off position. No green light shows. What is wrong?Response From Victor®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
We are very sorry for this unusual experience and would like to make it right! This trap is covered by a 30 day satisfaction guarantee and a one year warranty. Please contact us directly for further assistance. Our Consumer Relations Team can be reached at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867). We are happy to help!
I purchased the zapper to get rid of a rodent. Put it in place on Sunday night and Monday morning the light was flashing. I was very happy. I had purchased all types of products to make a catch but they didn’t work.
Review RateReclaimed my yard and my car!
I have spent months trying to cull a smart and stubborn population of woodrats defoliating my yard, including one stubborn rat living in my car engine and riding to work with me. Live traps, glue traps, snap traps and the Nooskie traps were no match for this group of mensa rats, who managed to spring traps and steal the bait every time. They even deactivated the Nooskie and dragged it into their nest and chewed it up! The Zapper has reclaimed my yard and my car! I load the Zapper with a few cut chocolate covered almonds and usually within an hour it gets a rat - no escapes!
Review RateZapper Longevity
This rating is based on product longevity. I purchased 3 of the zappers for mice in two garages, and all 3 worked great for about 2 years. The traps were kept clean and always had good batteries. For the price it would be nice if the traps lasted longer.
Review RateWaste of $90
We purchased a large and small model for ground squirrels and mice. Followed all instructions. Nothing! It’s been a few weeks now and am extremely disappointed. Tried to give them enough time to work and the 30 days for return has passed. Sad to spend so much money on a product that does not work. They. Won’t go inside.Response From Victor®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
This product is recommended for indoor use only and is designed for mice and rats. We recommend moving the trap indoors and using it along a wall where rodents are suspected.
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).
Review RateVery Poor Quality
This thing doesn't really even rate one star. Less than two years old, Less than 100 rodents and it's totally DEAD! I've cleaned it, replaced batteries, even taken it apart and tried to diagnose the circuit board. I will probably get another electronic trap, but it won't be one of these.Response From Victor®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
The time taken to provide this feedback is appreciated! We are very sorry to hear of this experience and have shared the information with our Product Managers.
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.
Rat Zapper® Ultra 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® Ultra Rat Trap to air dry completely
- Replace the batteries and turn the unit back on
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.
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 red light will blink to indicate a successful kill; however, in order to conserve battery, it only flashes about every 7 seconds. A rapid blinking red light indicates that the batteries are running low and will need to be replaced.