Questions about Victor® Metal Pedal Mouse Trap - 24 Traps
The following values are approximations based on the examination of one of our existing snap traps:
In the tripped position the spring is still preloaded 120 degrees (2.09 radians).
In the set position the spring is 180 degrees (3.14 radians) from the tripped position and 300 degrees (5.23 radians) from the unloaded spring position.
Torsional Spring Constant: K=0.075 N*m/rad
Potential Energy in Tripped Position: U=0.164 Joules
Potential Energy in Set Position: U=1.027 Joules
We recommend cleaning the trap with warm soapy water, using unscented dish soap. The smell of a dead mouse would entice others to go to the trap or area where the smell is.
For further assistance please call us at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867).
I use tootsie rolls I chew it a little then wrap it around the trigger plate. Then I place the arm bar on the trigger and set it with the bait facing the wall. The tootsie roll method is a cooler weather method warmer weather will melt it.
We recommend using a toothpick to place a small amount of peanut butter on the trigger.