Quick, humane kill of rats or mice. Highly economical, the trap kills 50 rats per set of batteries. Can be used anywhere in the home. Best of all, this bundle includes a FREE trap! read full product details »
Unlike traditional snap traps, the Victor Electronic Rat Trap uses a high-voltage, quick and humane shock that kills the rats in your house or on your property. Since rats have the ability to restart their hearts after an electrical shock, the Victor Electronic Rat Trap applies shock for 2 minutes ensuring a high kill rate. The Victor Electronic Rat Trap is as efficient as it is effective, killing up to 50 rats per set of 4 "C" batteries (not included).
How It Works
The Victor Electronic Rat Trap is equipped with advanced smart circuit technology that senses when a 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 7,000 volt shock to kill the rat. 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 green for up to 24 hours to indicate a kill. If the batteries are low or need to be replaced, a red light will blink. To dispose of the rat, just dump the rodent directly into the trash for a hygienic and safe, no-touch, no-see disposal. The trap can either be reset or discarded. To reset, re-bait, place and turn on the trap for continued rodent control. Should an unlikely escape occur, the trap will reset itself. The trap can kill up to 50 rats per set of four "C" batteries.
The Victor Electronic Rat Trap is easy to use. Simply insert the batteries, bait, place the trap along the wall, turn the trap on and empty. First, insert 4 "C" batteries into the battery compartment. Bait the trap through the hole in the back wall using a small amount of peanut butter, bacon, dry pet food or nuts. Be sure to use a Q-tip, toothpick or another tool to bait so your scent is not transferred onto the trap. Place the trap where you have seen signs of rodent activity or along the wall where rodents primarily travel. Turn the Victor Electronic Rat Trap on. A green light will blink once showing the trap is working properly.
The Victor Electronic Rat trap is safe for use anywhere in the home and can be used for years to ensure effective rat control. It is ideal for attics, garages, basements and sheds. The trap has no poisons or chemicals, but please use caution when using around children and pets.
I live in a semi-rural area with a rat population. I carelessly left the garage door open for several hours, as well as the garage-to-den door. Now I have unwelcome rodent guests! Two days after this, I found several feet of fringe chewed off a rug, which I found under a chair, and droppings. I purchased 3 of the electronic rat traps. Setup was easy. I baited the traps with with peanut butter as directed. Turned on the traps. No kills. Only heavy droppings in the areas surrounding all three traps. What did I do wrong?
RESPONSE FROM VICTOR PEST
DECEMBER 10, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to submit your online review regarding the Victor® Electronic Rat Trap (model M240). We are very sorry to hear that you have not yet seen the desired results from these traps. Placement is a very important factor in the success of any rodent trap. Rodents tend to run along walls, rather than out in the open. We recommend placing the traps against the wall with the opening along the path that the rats have been traveling. Also keep in mind rats are vary weary of new objects in their environment. It may take a few days for the rat to trust the trap in order to access it. Try placing a small amount of bait outside the opening of the trap to help to attract the rodent and entice it to enter for more food. Also, be sure the bait of the trap is placed on the back metal wall of the trap and not the metal plates on the floor of the trap. It is very important to keep the floor of the trap free of any type of debris.
Above all else we want you to be satisfied with your purchase. If you have tried these steps and are still not having success, please do not hesitate to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) so we can assist you.
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.