Let's face it: killing rats probably isn't one of your favorite things to do. Which is why the Rat Zapper Classic was made to be as humane, safe, and easy to use as possible. If you want a top-quality solution that will deliver years of dependable service, buy the electronic Rat Zapper Classic for quick control of your rodent problem.
If you have average-sized rats and a need for less than 20 kills per set of batteries, get the Rat Zapper Classic electronic rat trap, equipped with a large chamber size. However, if you are dealing with larger rats, consider buying the Rat Zapper Ultra (sold separately), equipped with the largest chamber size available and is suited to kill more than 20 rats per set of batteries.
How It Works
The Rat Zapper Classic is equipped with smart circuit technology that senses when the 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 8,000 volt shock. 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 red to indicate a kill. You can "zap" 20 rats with one set of 4 “AA” batteries, which makes it a truly effective rat trap.
Easy to Use
How easy are they to use? Very--and that's just one reason why they're so popular--just insert batteries, bait, place, turn it on and relax. First, insert 4 “AA” batteries into the battery compartment. Using the entrance, bait the trap along the back wall using a small amount of peanut butter, dry pet food or nuts. Place the trap where you have seen signs of rodent activity or along the wall where rodents primarily travel. Turn on the Rat Zapper Classic. A red light will blink once indicating the trap is working properly.
The hands-free, "no touch, no view" disposal reduces the "yuck" factor of a common mouse and rat trap. Clean-up is easy and it can be reused indefinitely--your friends and family will want to borrow it for safe, humane rat elimination.
Safe and Sanitary
The Rat Zapper Classic is safe for use anywhere in the home. Built with high-quality electronics, recycled plastics, and recycled packaging, the Rat Zapper Classic is both effective and environmentally friendly. It is ideal for attics, garages, basements and sheds. While it's always wise to use caution around children and pets, there is no blood, mess, chemicals, or poisons with the Rat Zapper Classic.
My sister-in-law has one of these traps & was completely satisfied with the results in catching rats & even mice at her farm house.
I called 3x for some info & Beth was there each time to help by answering my questions. Cheerful, pleasant sounding, alert with responses & very helpful. Her customer service was superb!
After getting the electric (blue) traps, I am VERY happy with the high quality of them for catching the nasty rats that have been demolishing wires & insulation under our house! We bought 3 traps & they DO work FAST!
Just be sure to read the directions for proper installation & use.
By the way, the "Rat Tale" is an absolute necessity if a trap is in a hard-to-reach place. Be sure to get one to go with your electric trap!
My husband & I HIGHLY recommend getting these traps. They do their job, effectively eliminating these destructive pests!
Works perfectly August 27, 2013
Reviewer: Danang Doc
I have used several of these in my NYC basement apartment for years. Work well, clean easily, rather durable.
RESPONSE FROM PERKY-PET
AUGUST 28, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to submit an online review for the Rat Zapper Classic Trap (model RZC001). We are pleased to hear of your satisfaction with the trap and how well it has worked for you.
Please do not hesitate to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) with any questions.
Rat Zapper Classic Trap - Frequently Asked Questions
Where do I place the trap?
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!
How do I bait the trap?/What should I use to bait the trap?
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.) .
What type of batteries do I need?
The Rat Zapper Classic requires 4 “AA” alkaline batteries which will provide approximately a whole year of stand-by power. Use high quality alkaline batteries to ensure the best results.