Known for the most innovative rodent control products on the market, Victor® presents the Electronic Rat Trap – the only rat trap with a patented 3-plate design to prevent escapes.
Easy to use, the trap is simply baited, placed against the wall and turned on. The trap uses advanced smart circuit technology to sense when a rodent enters the units. Once the rodent is inside, the system delivers a humane, high-voltage shock to effectively kill the rat or mouse in seconds.
A green indicator light illuminates when a rat has been exterminated and is ready for removal. Rodents can then be dumped directly into the trash for no-touch, no-view mouse control.
Since rats have the ability to restart their hearts after an electrical shock, the Victor® Electronic Rat Trap applies shock for 2 minutes ensuring high kill rates. Additionally, the Victor® Electronic Rat Trap is the only trap that automatically resets after an irregular escape.
Safe for use anywhere at your business, the Victor® Electronic Rat Trap is ideal for Offices, Attics, Garages, Basements and Kitchens.
A lifetime investment, the Electronic Rat Trap is easy to clean and can be reused indefinitely. For effective rat control, one set of 4 ‘C’ batteries will eliminate up to 50 rats, and a red light indicates when batteries need replacing.
Victor® - Innovative Rodent Control Solutions from the Company You’ve Trusted for Over 100 Years.
Victor® Electronic Rat Trap - 8-Pack - Specifications
• Kills 50 rats per each per set of 4C batteries
• High voltage shock kills rats and mice in seconds
• Easy to use – simply bait, turn on, & empty
• Patented design prevents escapes
• Smart circuit technology senses rodent to trigger electronic shock
• Auto reset occurs allows trap to always be ready to kill
As usual, I had rat problem in the attic and I tried number of rat traps. In the attic and around the house. Some of the traps killed other wildlife also. I did not want to use any toxins because I grow organic garden and toxins affects the planet more than we think. We have pets, toxins would be deadly for them. Rats killed by toxins would end up wildlife food chain. Really bad. I was using all kinds of traps with very poor result. Big rats would simply get out of the traps laughing at you or they are so smart, they would look at the trap and laugh at them.
Reluctantly I bought Victor electronic rat trap. I opened the box and one look I said to my family that this looks like a joke. Small unit, 4 "C" batteries, what is that going to the rat. Well, I put the peanut butter in the trap as recommended. For first two days I did not turn the unit on. I wanted the rats to get used to a new structure in their environment. I put some peanut in the trap (do not do that if the unit is on) as well as around the trap. There was all kinds of party going on for first two days when the unit was off. I would find all peanuts and peanut butter disappeared in the morning. After two days I only used peanut butter as recommended and turned the unit on at night. What a surprise!!! I found a huge dead rat in the trap with the indicator on. I could not believe, it was totally a dead rat. The attic sound stopped next day. I knew I THE rat. Just out of curiosity, I put peanut butter in the trap, but I did not turned the unit on this time. I did not think there will be any activity after killing THE rat. Well, next day my peanut butter had disappeared. So I turned the unit on and got another dead rat. Another huge one. It has been about two months and I am up to 11 dead rats. I never thought I had such a bad rat problem. With most other traps you catch a rat and others will get spooked by the device. Catching rats multiply times with the same device never happens. Talking about Victor electric rat trap is a different story. The only recommendation I have with Victor's unit is that chancy batteries after 3 may be 4 kills. If you want a sure result, go for 3 kills.
Best trap ever for the single girlMarch 20, 2011
Thanks so much for this amazing product....I have had 5 kills in the past week. It's super easy to use and makes the yucky rats easy to dispose of without screaming!
Great productMarch 08, 2011
When I realized I had an unwanted visitor in my house, I did want anyone would do - setup some traps and found that the little guy was eating the cheese but the trap was never catching him! After about two weeks of this I had to find something else. I went on line and bought the Victor M2524, after I set it I figured the problem would be solved…no such luck. I think the hole in this unit is too small for the guys I had! So I went to home depot and bought another Victor Electronic trap (M240). I set this out and presto, the next morning we had our catch! It was clean and easy. I went ahead and set it up again to make sure there were no more, that night the Victor caught 3 more rats with the lights on while we were awake and watching TV. Holy cow, I cannot believe it!! I will be getting another one of these units to put in the garage/entrance way. That is the one downside to living on property…thank you for your incredible device; you made our home rodent free!
Best rodent protection ever!March 02, 2011
We have a house in the country and have had a problem going on about six months now. We bought one of these electronic rat zappers and set it up killed one first night, one second night, one the third. Now for the ultimate I killed 3 last night, one ten minutes after the other, one more about 20 minutes later. Just baited with peanut butter. Works great guys! 6 kills in 4 nights. Thank you.
EXCELLENTMarch 01, 2011
This product is LEGIT! Ive tried the smaller mouse traps and they were NOT working. I have a large open field next to my house, and mice are comin around in bunches! I am sold on this product and will purchase more to get full coverage around the house.
A necessity for my farm!March 01, 2011
I currently own one of these and love it! My Jack Russell Terriers let me know when a mouse is present. I set the trap and the next morning - there is the mouse! Bought 3 more; one for the garage, one for chicken feed storage and another for another garage where I store my Airstream. Now everything will be protected! Thanks for a great product!
Awesome deviceFebruary 26, 2011
Set it and put it under my sink. First rat dead in 20 minutes. Can't wait for the rest to follow suit.
Yeah, it works. Rather well at that!February 11, 2011
Borrowed this from a neighbor. Mother in law had a little "rodent" problem with a rather large field mouse taking up winter residency in her car and making a mess all over. We live in the country. I set it and left it in her trunk and low-and-behold I got a little bugger the first night. I reset it and put it back in the trunk just in cans a couple of it's family came to the funeral and caught 3 more. It's been a month now without another episode so I'm going to get one of my own and give my neighbor's back. If there's any gripe I might have; it's the fact that the battery cover is a real bear to get off without tools and the "on-off" switch is in a location where you can turn the unit on and off accidently. When trying to take the battery cover off, apparently I turned the unit on. I placed the palm of my hand on the battery terminals and received a pretty nasty zap from them. Yikes, I can see why Willard and friends didn't get out alive! This is a good product... buy it!
Very SatisfiedFebruary 06, 2011
I love this trap. I’ve had it for about a year and a half. My house is being remodeled, slowly, and there are a lot of access points for rats to come in. I usually have the most rats during the winter. Last winter I had a family of rats and killed 11 in less than two days. They were even coming in during daylight hours and I spent a day constantly checking the trap and emptying it. I purchased the ‘rat’ trap because it’s larger than the ‘mouse’ trap.
I highly recommend rechargeable batteries so if you go a long time without a problem you can simply recharge the batteries and you’re go to go. Also, my rats prefer cheese (Velveeta) and baiting the entry to the trap really helps lure them in.
It works!January 08, 2011
I bought this on a Thursday. I checked the trap on Friday, and it looks like a rat may have licked the peanut butter via the holes on the back of the trap. So I put the peanut butter lower in the trap, basically on the floor. Saturday morning I saw how effective this unit is. The rat had peanut butter on it's face, and it was dead!
If you have mice/rats, get this trap. It is clean, easy to use, and humane.
A MUST HAVEJanuary 04, 2011
Reviewer: Pen G
We purchased our first M240 rat trap a few years ago when we had a "family" of rats having a party in our attic every night. The problem was solved in a short time. We have recently discovered another problem arising. When i went to pull the trap out to use again it was not doing the job like it had done a few years ago. I had no problem spending the money again to purchase a new one. WELL WORTH EVERY DIME for the peace of mind it gives me!!
ONE OF THE BEST THINGS I EVER BOUGHT!January 03, 2011
Reviewer: Trish In MD
We had a mouse situation in our apartment and bought this electronic RAT trap after trying unsuccessfully with smaller, cheaper, plastic traps. The store did not have the smaller mouse version, so I got this larger one for rats. THIS WORKED LIKE A CHARM...THE FIRST ONE WAS CAUGHT WITHIN AN HOUR! It is the cleanest, MOST HUMANE way to kill them AND I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE WITH A RODENT PROBLEM! 5-STAR RATING!!!
Rat Execution!December 31, 2010
Wow what an amazing little device! I bought it from a Home depot and took it home , Then that night we were hearing a noise that sounded like an angry bee! I went to look in the trap and it had a dead rat! later the next night Wham the trap was 2 for two! Good JOB
The Green Mile -- Mr. Bojangles, beware!December 07, 2010
After several nights with no luck using the classic rat traps (which included some nerve-wracking near misses with myself, my daughter, and my dog), I decided it was time to try something different. I didn't want to set out poison because of the inherent dangers, but I hadn't ruled it out as an option. Then I saw this product on the store shelf, and, even though the cost was higher than my other extermination options, I felt it was safer and cleaner than anything else. So I decided to give it a whirl.
Night #1: I baited it but didn't turn it on, and I put it where I knew the rat was venturing at night. Result: No dice. The rat went for my daughter's science project (with tomatoes) instead.
Night #2: Again, baited but not activated. This time, I made sure there were no other "treats" available to distract it. Result: Victory! It took the bait. Lesson learned: make sure the bait is something that the rat can't carry somewhere else to eat.
Night #3: Baited and activated. Result: Death came with it. There lay my unwanted guest inside the trap. I was able to drop it in the trash without any trouble.
I would call this a success story. :-)
Great ProductNovember 19, 2010
The first night I placed it out, caught a rat. Reset and another one by morning. Then 2 more until nothing left eating bait, or other baits left in regular traps where they used to get away unharmed. Don't use Dollar Tree batteries though, they aren't strong enough I guess because red light keeps blinking. Need fresh batteries.
Worked just as advertisedOctober 27, 2010
Set it up at night, saw result in the morning. Very satisfied. One small item: Use instructions should note that the user should not touch other than the top plastic part after flipping the switch :).
Kills Chipmunks TooAugust 30, 2010
Toss a corn chip in there and you can eliminate up to 3 rodents a day with this great trap. Just tip the animal into a plastic grocery bag and set it out again.
Thank you VictorAugust 15, 2010
Thanks for a great product Victor. We literally got rid of our rodent problem in just one night!!
Product Just Works!August 11, 2010
Found evidence we had a roof rat(s) in the wall/attic of our house. Installed the Electronic Rat Trap in a cabinet where it appeared rat had come in along sink drain line. Within 2 days, had eliminated large roof rat. Tremendous peace of mind for my wife.
Quick and Easy EliminationApril 20, 2010
We purchased the electronic trap at Orchard Supply Hardware. My fingers were scared because of the wire-sprung traps nearly hitting my fingers! By the first 3 nights of usage the trap took care of 7 rats, 2 being the parents! All I had to do was to shut off the unit after the rat was dead, dump the rodent into the garbage and reset it for the next victim!
I strongly suggest this unit. It works, just follow the directions!
electronic device worksFebruary 23, 2010
First purchased one electronic trap and four bait traps a couple of weeks ago. Put the four out around the house and put the electronic in the bathroom beside one of the bait traps.
To date, two mice kills in the electronic trap and 0 kills in the bait traps. Purchased another electronic trap this past weekend. Installed in the garage on Monday. On Tuesday morning two kills. 0 kills in the bait traps. The electronic trap gets my vote.
The best invention everJanuary 19, 2010
I accidently bought this trap for mice instead of rats but its the best money I ever spent. We run a rescue for animals and rodents were into all our food and medical supplies. We can easily kill and reset the trap and get 5 mice a day.
We havent caught any rats but we really havent seen any yet. I just came back to the site to order a couple of mouse traps to place around different areas of our facility. We used to buy mice for our wildlife and now we have fresh food every day! (sorry if that is TMI for some of you)
2 effective to be trueDecember 17, 2009
Reviewer: Rat Killer
Holla fellas, i am writing this review on my own will, and actually this is my 1st ever review on products.
I purchase this electric rat trap on 12/15/09, and as of 12/17/09 i already exterminated 10 huges rats off my place; this device is absolutely amazing, i was not that sure abut it at first then i tried it and it's just working fast and effective.......
I am shocked to realize how many of those rodents i had in my place, the device is a true killer.
Make sure u get some peanut butter as bait because it loouks like those rats just love it, and keep getting to it..
This is a must have!!!
reviewDecember 09, 2010
have gotten 3 thus far...still going...it works...hardest part thus far was trusting that rat was dead before picking up trap, and then dumping rat into garbage...ugh...but it works...they are thus far dead as a doornail
after a while it's finally working!November 09, 2010
I guess the dang rats were either wary or smart but for a while they avoided this trap. Then the other morning I noticed a light flashing and a long tail sticking out! Wow! It worked!
After dumping Willard #1 into a plastic grocery store bag the unit was put back in the same location. Next day, Willard #2 with an even LONGER tail! Oh my goodness, how many more Willards are there??
LaurelNovember 23, 2010
Haven't tried this yet but when I started to bait the trap I checked the batteries...Not included. And no where on the label does it say "not included"
RESPONSE FROM VICTOR PEST
NOVEMBER 26, 2010
The Victor® Electronic Rat Trap (model M240)requires 4 "C" batteries which are not included. We apologize this information was not made available on the packaging. The information you have provided has been forwarded to our product managers, and will be used in our quality control process.
If you have questions or need assistance please do not hesitate to contact us at the following:
Just purchased this from Home Depot for $47.95. Got home opened it up, nearly all plastic and made in China was my first clue. No worries, I figured I'd give it a try. Put some new C batteries into the unit which was kind of hard to do with finesse in order to not break the unit. The area which allows batteries to be inserted is pretty tight and if you force anything into the space your liable to break the connectors (do so with extreme caution). Put the batteries in, placed a small amount of peanut butter at the back of the unit between the holes and turned the unit on.
This is was becomes maddening. The units green light comes on and then off, then on and off continuously and each time you hear a clicking each time the unit cycles on and off. No mouse or rat is going to enter if it's hearing this not to mention the flashing light. Because there are NO real instructions or troubleshooting on the package or included with the unit I'm forced to read this worthless forum and look for some help. Nothing is touching the metal plates, no dust or debris, though the black conduit lines that run from the top down to the bottom plates weren't in their tracks so I pushed them back in (again Chinese construction); still no luck. I don't anticipate seeing this posted on the forum site as it's a bit too honest and detailed for their liking but it just goes to show you how hard customers will work to get a product that actually functions. I intend to give it a go one more time and return this defective unit and try again. Though it's tempting to vote with my wallet and simply buy a competing brand that works the first time around. I've copy and pasted my written response here and I'll be posting it to my Facebook page, business Facebook page, and multiple blogs including additional forums if I don't actually see it posted on the Victor site. I'm all about balanced feedback that isn't skewed. If this has worked for you congrats and glad you're rodent free, for me I'm still trying to give it a go. Best of luck.
In addition, Victor prides itself on providing exceptional customer service. If have trouble with your trap or any of our products please keep in mind our Consumer Relations team is staffed with representatives trained to answer your questions and provide tips and tricks to assist you.
When working properly, the light of our Electronic Rat Trip will only flash one time upon turning your unit on. A brief hum or buzz may also be heard at this time indicating that the trap is on and ready to be used. In your description you state your indicator light continued to blink and there was a continuous clicking sound heard. Sometimes, as it appears in your case, we have a product that gets damaged in shipping or has some other quality problem that is causing it to be ineffective. The Victor® Electronic Rat Trap (model #M240) as with all of our products is covered under a one year warranty.
In order to provide you with assistance regarding this matter we would be happy to contact you directly. Please provide us with a time that you can best be reached, or feel fee to contact us at the following:
Unsatisfied - Do Not Waste Your MoneyNovember 06, 2010
Reviewer: Adam 01
On my 2nd unit in 24 hrs, and I'm literally watching a mouse eat the bait inside of it right now. The first unit was faulty and didn't start up. This unit started up but isn't coming through with the kill.
Don't believe they hype. If this review is not posted due to "submission guidelines" I'll be sure to add it to my social network posts.
RESPONSE FROM VICTOR PEST
NOVEMBER 08, 2010
Thank you for your review on our Victor Electronic Rat Trap (model M240).
This trap will typically act in this way if there is something touching the metal plates. It is very important that no dirt or debris of any kind touches these plates, or it will set off the trap. If the trap is prematurely activated before a rat enters the chamber, it will not reset and therefore will not provide expected results. This being said, it is important to clean your trap between uses.
To clean your trap:
Remove the batteries.
Wipe metal plates with a damp cloth (water only, no soap or detergent, this will act as a deterrent to the rats).
Allow your trap to air dry and replace the batteries.
We want to ensure that you have a working product. Please feel free to provide a time when we can further discuss your concerns and questions, or feel free to contact us at the following:
Victor® Electronic Rat Trap - Frequently Asked Questions
What position should the switch be in to turn it on?
For the Victor® Electronic Rat Trap (model M240), the on position is a dash “-“ and the off position is an “O”.
Is the buzzing/clicking normal?
The buzzing and slight clicking sound with the Victor® Electronic Rat Trap is normal during the start-up of the trap. When you first turn the trap on, the green light will blink momentarily and then you will hear the buzzing or a slight clicking sound indicating that you trap is working properly and starting up.
How do I bait it?/What should I use to bait it?
To bait the Electronic Rat Trap, 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 Electronic Rat Trap. If you plan on using goopy bait, like peanut butter, place it on the back wall with a Q-tip. (Otherwise you may goop the electronics and/or falsely trip the system.)
How do I clean the trap?
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 power switch off and remove the batteries • Wipe the metal plates with a damp cloth (use water or unscented dish detergent only). • Allow the trap to air dry completely. • Replace the batteries and turn the unit back on for repeated use.
Can it be used outdoors?
The Electronic Rat Trap is recommended for indoor use only. This trap was designed and manufactured to be used indoors and not exposed to the elements. If this trap is used outside, the unit could potentially short out due to weather conditions, such as rain.