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. Best regards,LizConsumer Relations RepresentativeWoodstream Corporation
Best Trap ever!November 21, 2012
The trap was given to us for our barn. It is unbelievable. 8 mice in 3 days. I tried bate and it was a big failure. I am telling everyone about these. RESPONSE FROM VICTOR PEST NOVEMBER 21, 2012 Thank you for your online review! We are glad to hear that you had such great success with the Victor® Electronic Rat Trap (model M240), and it helped rid your barn of mice so quickly. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867). Best regards,SusanConsumer Relations RepresentativeWoodstream Corporation
Awesome Product!!!July 13, 2012
Reviewer: No more Ben
This is a commercial construction company, we are by a canal, and we have been having a Rat and Mouse problem for months. I have been setting traps every night and lately the bait has been gone but the trap is not sprung. I was looking at poison baits, and found these instead. Ordered on Monday got them in on Thursday. Friday morning 4 dead!! These things are amazing, I caught one in a snap trap, and it bled all over... The other 3 were in the Electronic Trap, no mess just dead! Easy to Use, and Gets the Job done...Thank You!
SteveJune 22, 2012
One day maybe 15-20 years ago (I don't know) I bought your rat trap from a mail order place as a close-out. After I got it the first thing I thought was I just wasted $20 bucks. It did nothing. A few years later we had a mouse in the house so I brought this thing in from the garage. I notice a few days later a blicking light. I thought dead batteries. To my surprise there was a dead mouse in it! I have been using it every day since then and have been killing mice. Last night it killed another mouse. This thing is now old and the light no longer flashes, but last night June 21, 2012 it still killed a mouse. I'm glad you're still making these things. I may need to replace this one soon
I LOVE this thing!!September 21, 2011
I LOVE this thing!! It caught (2) mice in my house in a matter of a week!. It allowed me to place it in an inconspicuous place in my kitchen, and 2 days later the little green light was blinking. Sure enough, it had a mouse in it. I dumped it, cleaned it (very important), and rebaited it, and placed it in my living room. Sure enough, 2 days later, the little green light was blinking; it caught another mouse! No Mess:no Fuss, rebaited it, cleaned it, and placed it back in the Living room to see if there are more. I reccommend it to ANY and EVERY one that has an INDOOR rat/mouse problem, AND especially if there are children/pets around. No Poisons to hide or worry about and no need to worry about a Poisoned rat/mouse getting devoured by your favorite pet! No need to keep those kinds of poisons around!Buy it- Buy it- Buy it- !!!
Awesome Product!September 08, 2011
Reviewer: John S
I got my electronic rat trap at Home Depot yesterday. We caught one rat overnight and two back to back this morning. This trap is the best thing ever! It looks mean and ready for business... Absolutely Awesome! Thanks
Awesome Customer Service!August 30, 2011
Reviewer: Mark Hunter
Bought the Victor Electronic Rat Trap in October of 2010. Worked great, clean & lethal. Well last week it became evident that we needed to put it in use again but something was wrong, it didn't function. So this weekend I had some spare time and shot an e-mail in from the customer service site and Monday morning I had a response, Monday evening I was using the online chat assist, was advised to disarm (remove batteries) and wipe down the plates with a damp cloth. Tuesday AM I have the flashing green "occupied" light and a dispatched rodent! Thanks Lindsay!
The SquirrelinatorAugust 18, 2011
Reviewer: NM Di
I've been having a terrible time with ground squirrels raiding my veggie patch. I tried chicken wire, a super-soaker, and an air rifle but had no luck deterring the critters. Then I had an idea...since the little buggers are about the size of a well fed rat, I gave the Electronic Rat trap a try. Let me just say after just 15 minutes of baiting and setting it out, I got my first squirrel!It was working like a charm, then for some cosmic reason it seemed to short out and stopped working after about a month of use (and 4 squirrels). I contacted customer service and they were fantastic: They are sending a new one via UPS. Excellent!
Works so good its scaryAugust 05, 2011
I bought this device as I had rats that killed 3 baby chicks in my barn. I put it out and nothing for two days. Then I had dead rats all over the place. Apparently, these rats were zapped and crawled away, then died? Good enough for me.
5 rats and countingJune 17, 2011
We've caught 5 huge rats in this thing this week. Amazing and easy to clean up. No more rats in the attic THANK GOODNESS~!
Very EffectiveJune 12, 2011
Reviewer: Mickey Da Mouse
I purchased the Electronic Rat Trap from Home Depot but really needed it for mice. Our local field mice are very small and they can walk over a baited snap trap. The Rat Trap works great even for these mini mice. I would also suggest using just a peanut as it is easier and also very effective. Just drop in a single peanut and move the trap so the peanut is in the corner (or any where near the back wall). The first time I tried the unit I baited with peanut butter. I may have had the bait not close enough to the back wall. It was on the last plate but near the leading edge but in the morining the peanut butter was gone and no mouse. So my next attempt I did move the peanut butter to the rear wall and bang... we had a mouse. Just before writing this blog I tried a single peanut as an experiment and went back to the trap to see what model I bought...bang we already bagged another. A side benefit for using a peanut is that it was real easy to reload...note I think anything greasy like chips or whatever will work just as well.........
Zaps water roaches too!April 20, 2011
I bought my unit about 3 yrs ago (don't ask my why I have a 24lb cat that think's every small critter is a squeeky toy. He won't kill it, just play with it) I bought my unit to get rid of this thing that was running around. And within a day, got him. I still set it because I figured he had a friend, or two.. No more mice or rats but it will wipe out water roaches as well. I catch them in the trap all the time!.. (of course when the light is flashing, I'm thinking, ok what now?). It does a great job. Came down yesterday and the light was flashing red. ALL I could think, OMG I have the mother load.. only to find out the batteries were going out!. ] Thanks you guys.. NOW if you'd only make ones for bigger critters such as possum and coons... but afaid that would be big enough for a cat to get zapped.. I love mine, and I'm a single lady as well!... So I always know that it's on and it's going to catch whatever that isn't invited.. OK hint, dont put your finger in to make sure that it's on.. will zap YOU.. Wish it had a ON OFF switch tho. O and I doesn't make sense to me. It's either ON or off!..
DOESN'T JUST CATCH RATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!April 02, 2011
Reviewer: Charles F.
I have to admit, wasn't sure if I should pick up this item or not so I took a chance. In that attic of my residence, I heard noises that I believed to be rats or some rodent running around. I heard scratching noises the whole time and barely sleep because of it. So that's when I decided to buy the electronic trap. After doing some research based on the activity I heard, it wasn't rats. I was then told that it could be squirrels in my attic. Thinking to myself that they are not going to fall for peanut butter but any rodent will eat it if they get hungry enough. After 9 days and no results I was about to take it down from the attic. I still heard the noise by day 10 but this time it was closer to the electronic trap. So I figure that I'll take it down after lunch. Well, the noise appeared to be gone but I figured it was running around elsewhere. As soon as I opened the entrance to the attic, there it was. A "Squirrel" had been caught!!!! So after a week with no results, I had my doubts. After being a little patient, the trap did what it was suppose to do and now maybe I can get some sleep.
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.Happy hunting...
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. :-)
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!!!
Good product, but instructions not clear on cleaningAugust 05, 2012
I killed 5 rats in 5 days, pretty happy. But then the product malfunctioned (light flashed green twice, clicked, then turned red). Took it back to Orchard Supply they replaced it, this one working fine. I've been using bird seed as bait, and the seeds splatter around the inside of the device, seem to get stuck in the sides, maybe that was my problem? Not clear on the cleaning instructions--"wipe the plates (what plates?) with wet rag." That doesn't seem to clear away the seeds. Advice appreciated. RESPONSE FROM VICTOR PEST AUGUST 07, 2012 Dear Mike, Thank you for taking the time to submit your online review of the Victor® Electronic Rat Trap (model M240). We are glad to hear that the trap has been working well for you. Your feedback regarding the instructions is appreciated and has been passed along to our Product Development Team. To clean the trap, you would remove the batteries, and wipe the metal plates located inside the trap with a damp cloth. Keep in mind that you would not want to use any soap or chemicals when cleaning the trap. Once the metal plates are clear of any debris, allow the trap to air dry and then reinsert the batteries. We hope this information has been helpful. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867). Best regards,SusanConsumer Relations RepresentativeWoodstream Corporation
Great Customer ServiceJuly 30, 2011
My trap worked several times just as described so I was able to mothball it for many months. With summer here, I pulled it out for another tour of duty and it wasn't working right (light would blink w/no catch, buzzing, etc.) even after cleaning the inside. It's understandible things go bad, and would have left me at a 2 or 3 rating. I called the folks at Victor and they are sending out a replacement free of charge! Remember, keep your store reciept! The customer service is what took me to a solid 4. If there were a seperate customer service rating, it would have been a 5.
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
Too smart for meMay 07, 2013
I caught 1 roof rat over two months ago. Since then his partner ate my dishwasher books and pillows. I can hear him now under the island in the kitchen where he hides dry dog food! I have done everything recommended here. 3 regular traps, put up dog food at night, fruit in the fridge and an electric trap set for over two weeks. This varmint seems to know my intent and resists the treats in traps. Any additional advice welcome. (I use PB and banana have the traps by the walls and leave traps in one place)Help! RESPONSE FROM VICTOR PEST MAY 10, 2013 Dear Deb, Thank you for your online review of the Victor® Electronic Rat Trap (model M240). We appreciate your feedback and are happy to hear that this trap initially worked well for you, however we are sorry that you have not had success with this trap after the initial catch. With this trap, it is very important that the metal plates be clean of any debris. We recommend using just a small amount of peanut butter on the back wall of the trap. This will help ensure that bait does not get on the metal plates which will adversely affect the performance of the Victor® Electronic Mouse Trap. To clean your trap: • Remove the batteries. • Wipe the plates of your trap with a damp cloth – water only, no soaps or detergents (soaps and detergents will repel rodents). • Allow trap to air dry. • Replace the batteries (make sure they are fully charged) We hope this information helps. If you have tried cleaning your trap and still have problems please do not hesitate to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867). This trap is covered by a one year warranty, and we would like to work with you to ensure that the trap is functioning properly. Best Regards,SusanConsumer Relations RepresentativeWoodstream Corporation
MSJune 18, 2012
I ordered the 3 trap bundle. One of the traps worked for afew days but the others never worked. I tried several things to get them to work. I will try wiping everthind down, The traps are outside under the carport. RESPONSE FROM VICTOR PEST JUNE 19, 2012 Thank you for your online review, your feedback is important to us! We are sorry to hear that there was a problem using your Victor® Electronic Rat Trap (model M240). Please keep in mind that electronic traps are for indoor use only. We would not recommend they be used in a car port. Moisture from wet weather and humidity can cause the traps to malfunction as you have experienced. We would like to provide you with assistance regarding this matter. Please do not hesitate to contact us at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) so we can help! LizConsumer Relations RepresentativeWoodstream Corporation
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 28, 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: Phone: 1-800-800-1819, opt 1Email: email@example.com Best regards,LizConsumer Relations RepresentativeWoodstream Corporation
Rats are smarter than trap so far!May 30, 2013
I put out three traps in three locations, baited first with peanut butter as per instructions....no rat kills. Baited with canned dog food, some traps had bait gone but no dead rats. What's up, i'm not that interested in feeding rats but so far that's all these traps have been good for. I'm going to try different bait, maybe move one or two of them, what else can i do??? RESPONSE FROM VICTOR PEST JUNE 04, 2013 Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding the Victor® Electronic Rat Trap (model M240). We are sorry to hear that you have not yet seen the desired results from these traps. With this trap, as well as any trap, placement is a very important factor in the success. Mice tend to travel against walls rather than out in the open, so we recommend placing the traps with the opening oriented towards the wall. Also, with electronic traps, it is very important to ensure that the metal plates are clear of any debris. You may want to consider cleaning the inside of the trap. To clean your trap: • Remove the batteries. • Wipe the plates of your trap with a damp cloth – water only, no soaps or detergents (soaps and detergents will repel rodents). • Allow trap to completely air dry. • Replace the batteries Once the trap has been cleaned, be sure to bait the trap with just a small amount of peanut butter on the back wall of the trap and check that none of the bait has gotten onto the metal plates inside the trap. We hope this information has been helpful. If you have tried these steps and are still not seeing results, please do not hesitate to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) for additional assistance. Best Regards,SusanConsumer Relations RepresentativeWoodstream Corporation
Trap that rats avoidMay 07, 2013
Reviewer: The Rat Chaser
I bought the 3 pack rat trap and have tried all sorts of bait and locations for the traps and the only time the bait had been eaten was when the trap was turned off. It did not kill a single rat. I noticed my dogs will avoid and veer around the traps which makes me conclude that the trap is sending out a pulse or sound that alerts animals, including rats,that it is dangerous and to stay away. I had good luck with the mouse traps but the rat traps are worthless to me. RESPONSE FROM VICTOR PEST MAY 10, 2013 Thank you for taking the time to submit your online review of the Victor® Electronic Rat Trap (model M240). We appreciate your feedback and are sorry to hear that you have not yet seen the desired results with this trap. Location is a very important factor in the success of this trap. Rodents do not tend to travel out in the open, rather they will usually travel along walls. We recommend placing the trap along a wall where activity has been detected. We would like to learn more about your experience and offer additional support. Please do not hesitate to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) for additional assistance. Best Regards,SusanConsumer Relations RepresentativeWoodstream Corporation
Not working, out of boxJanuary 18, 2013
Seem maybe normal when turned on. Light goes off after a second, unit hums for 5 seconds, then goes quiet. Pretty certain power is off. Intentionally tripping the unit does nothing; no blinking light. Rodents remove bait walnuts, light doesn't blink. RESPONSE FROM VICTOR PEST JANUARY 18, 2013 Thank you for taking the time to submit your online review of the Victor® Electronic Rat Trap (model M240). We are sorry to hear that you have not yet seen the desired results with this trap. With this trap, it is very important that the metal plates be clean of any debris. We recommend using just a small amount of peanut butter on the back wall of the trap. This will help ensure that bait does not get on the metal plates which will adversely affect the performance of the Victor® Electronic Rat Trap. To clean your trap: • Remove the batteries. • Wipe the plates of your trap with a damp cloth – water only, no soaps or detergents (soaps and detergents will repel rodents). • Allow trap to air dry. • Replace the batteries (make sure they are fully charged) We hope this information helps. If you have tried cleaning your trap and still have problems please do not hesitate to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867). Best Regards,SusanConsumer Relations RepresentativeWoodstream Corporation
UselessDecember 01, 2012
Bought one of these at my local Ace Hardware - put batteries in it and turned it on, the green light is one for a second, turns off and you can hear the buzzing and then that stops - I have no idea if it's on or off now, but the bait keeps disappearing from the trap and the led doesn't blink or anything. RESPONSE FROM VICTOR PEST DECEMBER 03, 2012 Thank you for your online review of the Victor® Electronic Rat Trap (model M240). We apologize that you have not yet seen the desired results with this trap. With the Victor® Electronic Rat Trap it is very important that the metal plates inside the trap be clear of any debris. To ensure this is the case, we recommend removing the batteries, wiping the metal plates with a damp cloth, allowing the trap to air dry and reinserting the batteries. It is also important not to use any soap or chemicals when cleaning this trap, as that could deter rodents from entering the trap. Once the trap is clean, place a small amount of peanut butter (about the size of a pea) on the interior rear wall of the trap, ensuring that no bait touch the metal plates inside the trap. Above all, we want to ensure that your trap is functioning properly. From your description of the lights and the buzzing, it does sound as if your trap is working correctly. If you clean the trap and are still experiencing problems, please do not hesitate to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867). Best regards,SusanConsumer Relations RepresentativeWoodstream Corporation
Won't setNovember 18, 2012
I am having the same problem as Garret above. When I first bought the item and ever since if I turn it on the greeen light continue to blink and it makes a grinding noise. RESPONSE FROM VICTOR PEST NOVEMBER 19, 2012 Dear Mark, Thank you for your online review! We are sorry to hear that the Victor® Electronic Rat Trap (model M240) is not functioning properly. With this trap, it is very important to ensure that the metal plates are clear of any debris. To clean your trap: • Remove the batteries. • Wipe the plates of your trap with a damp cloth – water only, no soaps or detergents (soaps and detergents will repel rodents). • Allow trap to air dry. • Replace the batteries If you have tried cleaning your trap and are still having problems please do not hesitate to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867). Please keep in mind that this trap is covered by a one year warranty. Above all, we want to ensure that you are satisfied with your purchase and that the trap is functioning properly. Best regards,SusanConsumer Relations RepresentativeWoodstream Corporation
Non-Functional from the startJanuary 22, 2011
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. RESPONSE FROM VICTOR PEST JANUARY 25, 2011 Thank you for sharing your experience with the Victor® Electronic Rat Trap (model #M240). We apologize to hear you were not satisfied with the instructions included with this product and that you had trouble locating directions for use. The instructions for our traps are posted on our website www.victorpest.com. For your convenience the link to these instructions can be found at the following: http://www.victorpest.com/resource/uploads/victor-electronic-rat-trap-instructions.pdf. 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: Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: 1-800-800-1819, opt 1 Best regards,LizConsumer Relations RepresentativeWoodstream Corporation
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 10, 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: Email: email@example.com Phone: 800-800-1819 opt 1. Best regards,LizConsumer Relations RepresentativeWoodstream Corporation
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.