Victor® Electronic Rat Trap - 8 Traps
- High-voltage shock kills rodents
- Bait, place, turn on, and empty
- Kills 1 rat per setting
- Kills 50 rats per set of batteries
- Blinking green light indicates kill
- Blinking red light indicates low battery
- No-see, no-touch experience
- Indoor use only
- No chemical or poisons, use with caution around children and pets
- Trap is reusable or disposable
- Requires 4 "C" Batteries (not included)
Disclaimer: Victorpest.com does not endorse any information contained in product reviews. Please follow all label instructions for your specific use.Victor® Electronic Rat Trap - 8 Traps is rated out of 5 by 1831.Rated 5 out of 5 by Ycnan from It really works!! I live in the suburbs with a creek just down the street. Rats have been an issue for years. I used the snap traps before and hated them. Messy and if not caught in the trap correctly the rat sometimes were still alive and suffering. I refuse to use poison as I do not want cats, dogs, scavenger birds, etc. to get poisoned by contact with the poisoned rats. The Rat Zapper is easy, a quick kill with no worries about other animals and birds, and no mess at all. I bait them with peanut butter on half a cracker (the cracker keeps the Zapper clean) and check them every morning. Just dump the rat in the garbage. I have 2. I got 6 rats in 4 days and nothing since. Rats usually run in cycles here. It could be next week or 6 months before their friends and family come back but the Zappers are out there waiting.Date published: 2016-11-10Rated 4 out of 5 by Desperate from Work if entered. The traps do work but I am having trouble tempting the rats into the trap. I have only caught one so far. Have tried sunflower seeds, peanut butter and cat food. Any other suggestions would be appreciated.Date published: 2016-11-09Rated 5 out of 5 by Thomas3 from Works great for rats and mice We have been using these traps outside under a covered porch with great success. Best bait we have found is dry dog food kibbles - no mess and apparently very attractive to mice and rats. With these traps, you can just dump the dead mouse/rat into a bag , no need to pry it out of a small compartment like on the mouse traps- well worth the cost.Date published: 2016-11-07Rated 3 out of 5 by Amroche1 from So easy to use I set out 3 in my garage for mice. I caught over 20 in a week without baiting the traps. I set them up along the walls. I've been checking them daily for 2 weeks and have no mice. I baited them with peanut butter last week, but still no mce. I will continue to use them just in case.Date published: 2016-11-07Rated 5 out of 5 by Ted G from This Rat Trap meets our "no touch them" goal We were experiencing problems with rats in our fruit trees and mice in our garage. We tried the regular spring loaded traps to no avail. We decided to try electrocution style for the ease of use and we did not want to have to be involved with the disposal of the rats. This method worked for our first rat on the second night of usage.Date published: 2016-11-05Rated 5 out of 5 by Tzinha from Highly effective & simple to use I purchased the Victor Electronic Rat Trap about 3 years ago after being fed up with rats ruining items in my outdoor storage shed at my townhome backing to a creek. Not to mention losing my peace of mind in being able to play outside with my son in a "clean" environment. The amateur here made quite a mess the first time using the Victor Electronic Trap by not reading the instructions well and placing the trap on top of a cardboard box (DON'T DO IT!). Luckily the Victor Electronic Rat Trap is easy to clean and the rats guaranteed dead. No moving parts! I simply wiped it down without getting it wet as to not ruin the components. A cotton swab with a little bit of peanut butter to smear on the metal end of the unit and success was mine, catching at least 3 more rats! When I moved to my new home last December, the Victor Electronic Trap was back at in action, catching 2 tiny mice in the garage the first 2 weeks of living in the home. Just caught another medium-sized one this past week after noticing pellets in the garage. As a woman I can say that once you get over the notion of handling a bag with a dead rat/mice, you come to the conclusion that he's better there than chewing on your stuff and breeding in your garage. I now leave the trap in a corner of my garage on the floor constantly. Anytime I notice something, I replenish the peanut butter and keep an eye out. When I purchased mine there wasn't a notification option as with the new Victor @lert - sounds like a very cool advancement!Date published: 2016-11-04Rated 4 out of 5 by Chuck1 from Greatest Rat Trap! We bought 2 traps and got one free. Two worked and one didn't. However, the two that worked caught a total of 17 rats from medium to very large. These were caught outside in the front and back yard. We only have one that is still working and we're ready to buy some more.Date published: 2016-10-25Rated 5 out of 5 by Ratman2016 from It really works Electronic trap really works. Killed the mice in my pantry in 4 hours. Bought a 3 pack and one did not work out of the box. Victor replaced at not cost and quickly.Date published: 2016-10-13
The green light blinks but nothing inside the trap. What would cause this? It happens often.We recommend cleaning the trap to ensure dirt or debris is not causing a false kill. To clean the trap, first turn it off and remove the batteries. The metal plates can then be wiped off with a damp cloth. Once it has air dried fully, the trap can be baited, the batteries reinserted and the trap turned back on.Date published: 2016-11-13
Does this kill big rats? We have chickens and we have some big rats.This trap is designed to kill both rats and mice, but is recommended for indoor use only. For large sized rats, we recommend the RAT ZAPPER® ULTRA (RZU001).Date published: 2016-11-11
I turn on the unit see the green light flash once for a few seconds. I never hear the hum or clicking. Does this mean my unit is bad? Will it catch the rat since the green light indicates it's working?When you turn on the trap, the green light will stay on for 2 seconds to confirm the trap is on. Then the light is supposed to go off. The unit is not designed to hum/click but it may be heard on startup.Date published: 2016-11-20
When I turn on the trap the green light comes on for a second then goes off with a pop. It sounds like a breaker going off. Is it set or is there a issue?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.Date published: 2016-11-11
I have a pack rat that is pretty big, would it work on him?This trap is recommended for use against both rats and mice.Date published: 2016-11-11
Why would a new electronic rat trap not trigger when a mouse was touching all three plates - front feet, rear feet, tail? I herded the mouse into the trap and watched.Please call us at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) for further assistance.Date published: 2016-11-10
Can we use external 6VDC to this device ?We recommend using only four standard "C" batteries.Date published: 2016-11-03
Can I buy these and have them sent to me in New Mexico.Yes, these traps are available to ship to New Mexico.Date published: 2016-11-03
Victor® Electronic Rat Trap - Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What position should the switch be in to turn it on?
A: For the Victor® Electronic Rat Trap (model M240), the on position is a dash “-“ and the off position is an “O”
Q: Is the buzzing/clicking normal?
A: 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.
Q: How do I bait it?/What should I use to bait it?
A: 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.)
Q: How do I clean the trap?
A: 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.
Q: Can it be used outdoors?
A: The Electronic Rat Trap is recommended for indoor use only. This trap was designed and manufactured to be used indoors. If this trap is used outside, the unit could potentially short out due to weather conditions, such as rain.
Q: What may affect the effectiveness of an electronic trap?
A: To ensure that your trap works when it is supposed to, keep the metal plates clean so the trap won’t trigger at the wrong time.
- Don’t over-bait, as excess food could drop onto the plates and activate the trap, after which any rodent may safely enter to remove the food.
- Make sure that the plates are clear of any debris, especially urine or hair from a recent kill that may interfere with the unit’s proper function. Remember, both plates need to be clean so that the electric circuit is made complete by the rodent stepping on both.
Q:What does it mean when the light blinks green? Red?
A: When you turn on the trap, the green light will stay on for 2 seconds to confirm the trap is on. Then the light is supposed to go off. The green light will also blink to indicate a successful kill; however, in order to conserve battery, it only flashes about every 7 seconds. A blinking red light indicates that the batteries are running low and will need to be replaced.