Questions about Victor® Metal Pedal Mouse Trap - 24 Traps
When assembling the trap, we recommend applying the bait before the trap is set. After the trap is set, it is designed to trigger when movement is detected on the metal pedal. Baiting the trap before it is set ensures the safety of the consumer.
Sometimes, setting the trap can be a balancing act. We recommend holding the kill bar in place with one finger, holding the metal pedal up with another finger, and latching the end of the arm bar on the metal pedal with your other hand.
For further assistance, please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867).
The length is approximately 4 inches, the width is 1 3/4 inches and the height is 1/4 inches.
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.