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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.
My husband and I were a little skeptical at first when we bought the device, but then we figured what do we have to lose. We planted a garden and found that as quickly as the vegetables come out, they were ALL being eaten by rats. As of yet, we have still not gotten anything from our garden, since they eat it as fast as it grows. Because we didnt want to use poison in our garden, we chose the Victor trap hoping to make it clean and easy. The instructions said that this is NOT an outdoor device, since it may not function if it gets wet, however; what we did was use Clear mailing tape around the outside seams before we put it outside in our garden. Followed the instructions about putting some bait on the front entrance to entice him/her to come in and went to bed. When we got up this morning and went out to check, sure enough, we saw a long tail sticking out of the trap! This was a huge rat! The body was about 5 inches long, without the tail. Cleanup was very easy. We are setting it again tonight, and hopefully will catch the rest of them. Thank you so much for a great product. A little pricey from where I bought it from ($50), but well worth the money.
RESPONSE FROM VICTOR PEST
JULY 3, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share such wonderful feedback! We are glad to hear how well this trap has worked. These comments are appreciated and have been shared with the Product Managers. However, you are correct that these traps are not intended for outdoor use.
Please do not hesitate to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) should you have any questions.
Susan Consumer Relations Representative Woodstream Corporation
Fantastic trapApril 21, 2014
After dealing with a pesky rodent under my outdoor kitchen for 2 years with many failed spring and clamp type trap failures, I was running out of options. I couldn't use bait because we have small dogs. But this guy was driving me nuts. He even chewed through some of the 12 volts wiring for our landscape lights. I was set on getting this rodent out of my outdoor kitchen. 1 night is all it took with this Victor Electronic trap. And to my surprise, one decent sized rat the next morning. YES. What a relief. Thank you Victor. Finally a trap that actually works.
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.