Victor® Metal Pedal Rat Trap – The Original Wooden Snap Trap The Victor® Metal Pedal Rat Trap is the original wooden snap trap. It’s also the world’s No. 1 selling rat trap for one simple reason – it works. Its superior quality and effectiveness are the reason Victor® has sold more than 1 billion snap traps around the world. Likewise, professional pest control companies have made this trap their trap of choice. Trusted to control rats for more than 115 years, this trap delivers clean, effective rodent control.Quick and Effective The Victor® Metal Pedal Rat Trap makes rodent control easy with its simple, straightforward design and instant results. Once a rodent triggers the pedal, the trap immediately springs closed to eliminate the pest. After a catch, simply throw away the entire trap for quick cleanup or dispose of the rat and reuse the trap.How to Set the Victor® Metal Pedal Rat Trap
Location, Location, Location Set the baited trap in areas where you have noticed high levels of rodent activity. Rodents tend to travel along walls, so placement in this location often works best. For maximum effectiveness, use multiple traps, placed at 2 to 3 foot intervals to increase results. Place the trap with the baited end of the trap flush against the wall.Target Unwanted Rodents Victor® Metal Pedal Rat Traps are a time-tested solution for capturing the rats that have invaded your home or business. Rodents are able to sneak inside buildings through small spaces where they can spread disease and destroy your property.Victor® Metal Pedal Rat Trap Instructional Video Watch and see for yourself just how easy it is to use the Victor® Metal Pedal Rat Trap! Just follow the simple step-by-step instructions."Wow what a great product! I thought I needed a professional to get rid of my rat problem, but a few Victor rat traps get the job done. I don't know about other Victor products as the classic rat trap is my 1st purchase, but man does it work well! Just bait it with some peanut butter and these rodents don't stand a chance against the power of the kill bar. 10/10 product, thank you guys for providing us with such a cheap and effective way to make our lives better!" Read More Reviews »Victor® Metal Pedal Rat Trap Product Details Do you want to know more helpful details about the Victor® Metal Pedal Rat Trap? Take a closer look at the in-depth specifications for this product. Complete Product Details »
- Release the Arm Bar - Remove the staple and move it so the arm hangs over the back of the trap.
- Bait the Trap - Apply a high-protein bait, such as peanut butter or hazelnut spread, to the metal bait pedal. Use a Q-tip, toothpick or other tool to avoid transferring your scent.
- Hold Securely - Pull the kill bar back and hold it in place with your thumb.
- Set the Trap - Swing the arm bar over the kill bar and latch the bent end of the arm bar into the pedal's notch. Slowly release pressure from the kill bar until the arm bar holds the kill bar securely
Victor® Metal Pedal Rat Trap Bundle Model # BM201 Trap Model # M201 (Also labeled M210) Quantity 12 Materials Wood (from Forest Stewardship Council® certified forests), copper and other metals Sized for RatsLearn More About Rodent Control At times, rodent problems can seem like a never-ending battle. But, believe it or not, you can get the upper hand. Understanding your enemy – their habits and preferences – is the first step of successful elimination. Check out some of our great resources to find out more about controlling your rodent problems.MADE IN THE U.S.A. Victor® Metal Pedal Mouse Traps are made in the USA from environmentally responsible, Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified wood. The FSC promotes the responsible management of forests worldwide for future generations. So this environmentally friendly purchase is one you can depend on.About Victor® Victor® has been a trusted name in rodent control since 1898. Since the invention of the spring-based trap over 115 years ago, we have been continuously striving to manufacture innovative, quality products that keep your family safe from the dangers of rodents. With a variety of electronic traps, snap traps and repellents available, Victor® has a broad selection of products to meet the needs of consumers. More About Victor® »
Victor® Medal Pedal Rat Trap Bundle Model # BM201 Trap Model # M201 Quantity 12 Materials Wood (from Forest Stewardship Council® certified forests), copper and other metals Sized for Rats Features
- The original wooden wire snap trap with metal trip-pedal
- Use it anywhere – indoors or outdoors
- Your option: Reuse or dispose of after a successful catch
- No need for chemicals or rodent poisons
- Made in the USA
Rat Trap Instructions
- Release the arm bar from the staple.
- Move the arm bar to the back of the trap so it hangs over the back of the trap.
- Apply a small amount of high-protein bait, such as peanut butter, hazelnut spread or bacon to the metal pedal on the trap as shown. Use a Q-tip, toothpick or another tool to bait so your scent is not transferred onto the trap.
- Pull the kill bar back and hold it in place with your thumb.
- Take the arm bar over the kill bar and latch the end of the arm bar on the metal pedal as shown.
- Place the trap where you have seen signs of rodent activity or along the wall where rodents primarily travel. The end of the trap where the metal pedal is baited should be placed flush against the wall.
- After the rat is caught, properly dispose of the dead rodent. The trap can either be discarded or reused.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review RateDisappointing - Giving a Free Meal
I used to use the original version of this trap at my parents house as a kid and the trap worked perfectly! I recently had to buy a trap for my house and after using for five nights, the rat has had a free meal and lived to return for the next. Like the other comments read, the new design is terrible and is too firm to trip to catch the rat. Please return to the original design. It worked why change it? I do not recommend this rat trap.Response From Victor®Kathryn : Consumer Relations Representative
We are sorry to hear that you have not experience the high level of success we typically see with this product and have shared these comments with our Product Managers. We would also like to know more about your experience, please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) for assistance.
Review Ratedisappointed but there are no alternatives
just bought new rat traps - how disappointing.... price has not dropped, but the quality has - spring seems weaker - why?? and the latch mechanism doesn't seem to work as well as the other one. years ago I bought some cheaper mouse traps, but went right back to the Victor trap because its just so much more reliable. never considered another brand after that incident. maybe once I am more familiar with the new design it will be okay. not happy that the price did not drop because it is obviously cheaper. I guess WoodStream Corp does not really have control over the retail price though....Response From Victor®Kathryn : Consumer Relations Representative
We would like to know more about this experience. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) for assistance.
Review RateNew trigger design does not work
I have used Victor rat traps religiously for years. They WERE the best. New trigger design is USELESS. Coincidentally, it's the same trigger used by the cheap brand at rural king. VERY DISAPPOINTED. Please bring back the old effective trap.Response From Victor®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for providing this feedback! We are very sorry for your experience with the new style trap and have shared this information with our Product Mangers.
Our traps are covered by a 30 day return policy and a one year warranty with a copy of the purchase receipt. Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) for further assistance or with any questions. We are happy to help!
Review RateGarbage product. Redesign is cheap and flawed.
Your new “Made in China” snap traps are GARBAGE. WHY would you change a perfectly good product??? The trigger design has changed, is difficult to set, and triggers too easily...I’m currently experiencing rats in my basement and TWICE in the past 12 hours the traps have been sprung, and the rats have escaped untouched. There is no clearer evidence that the Chinese-made ones are garbage, than the fact that I literally JUST received one single “Made in the USA” trap this morning from your customer service dept (I called to complain 2 days ago) and less than 10 minutes after replacing one of the sprung cheap ones with the USA one it caught a rat!!!! What more do you need?? EVERYONE is complaining about these cheap new traps. The manager of the Home Depot and 2 other hardware stores I went to near me here in Canada have said they have endless complaints. FIX THESE CHEAP TRAPS. Go back to “Made in USA.” What happened to your country being all about “bringing jobs back to the US?!” Instead, you’re just bringing back RATS.Response From Victor®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback. The information is appreciated and has been shared with our Product Managers. We are glad we were able to make this right when you contacted us by phone.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867). We are happy to help!
Review RateQuality is not there any longer
Good day the traps new design is useless .Response From Victor®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience and would like to learn more. For further assistance, please feel free to contact us directly. Our consumer Relations Team can be reached at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867). We appreciate all feedback and use it to make our products even better!
Review RateDumb design!
What a worthless trap! What happened to the old design? I was all excited to set my traps up in my chicken coop to catch the fat bastard that's stealing their food. Well that was a waste....Response From Victor®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
We are sorry to hear of this experience and would like to learn more about what occurred. For troubleshooting assistance, please feel free to contact us. Our Consumer Relations Team can be reached at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867).
Review RateNew Design Is Junk
Geeez. What junk. I just used up my last rat trap (USA-made design) from my previous stash earlier this week. I went to my local farm supply store and bought another stash yesterday. As soon as I opened the first package I knew I was handling junk. It was a flimsy, poor quality imitation of the original. It was hard to bait with its upside down pedal notch, very difficult to set with its poor catch latch and left me with an uneasy feeling. It was also prone to false triggering due to the poor catch latch design. Then, I noticed the made in China print on the wrapper. Why try to fix something that ain't broke? Fortunately, I only opened one package. The rest will be returned to the store. I will be looking for an alternative.Response From Victor®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
We appreciate this feedback and apologize for the experience.
There are currently two versions of our Medal Pedal Rat Trap. One design, as sold on this page, is made in the USA. It can be found here as well as through many retailers. All of our traps are covered by a 30-day satisfaction guarantee and a one-year replacement warranty. Feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) for further assistance.
Review RateIt worked but he suffered
As a single female, I was completely freaked out to find that a rat had taken up residence on my screened-in back porch. He had shoe two holes through the screen and there was rat droppings everywhere. I called an exterminator who wanted $300 to take care of the issue. I bought one of these rat traps for less than five bucks and it caught the rat the first night I set the trap out. My only complaint is that somehow after the Trap was activated, the rat was able to free itself from the trap then crawl up to my back door and died. How did it get out of the Trap and how badly must have suffered? I know a lot of people don't care about this, but I do. I wanted him to be killed instantly and not suffer. For that reason I'm giving the Trap four stars out of five
Review RateMade in China
I own a hardware store that’s been in business for 97 years and we always recommend Victor products, however that’s not the case anymore. We’re very disappointed in the new design of your rat traps. First of all they’re made in China and they are now identical to the tom cat traps (which my customers do not like.) Second, they are very hard to set unlike the original made in Lititz PA design that I’ve sold for years. A side by side comparison to the old and the New showed that everything is cheaper, the metal is thinner, the wood is thinner. I will no longer be selling this product until the quality is returned to what it once was. It’s not like you’ve lowered the prices with this cheap design.....Response From Victor®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience and appreciate the time taken to share this feedback. This information has been shared with our Product Managers.
Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) with any questions or for additional assistance.
Review RateNew design not working
I couldn’t figure out why I now can’t catch any rats. All the bait is gone on multiple traps but no victims. After looking over the traps and packaging it became very apparent. The new design changes and now made in China. They now do not work. Wow hope Victor figured this one out. The previous design had me so successful that the neighborhood called me the Rat Guy. Last spring out of 19 traps I only had two misfired traps with 19 rats killed. Rats had no chance. Previous spring very similar results. Currently however, the 5 new traps have been reloaded 2-3 more times each without any kills. If a company is going to change a design, then test it to verify if it still works. I realize that cost considerations in manufacturing is needed, but not at the expense of the consumer. VICTOR they don’t work like the old design. Now I have a bunch of traps that will be put into the trash without RATS!Response From Victor®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
We are sorry to hear about this occurrence and appreciate the the time taken to let us know. We take all feedback and use it to make our products better.
Our traps are covered by a 30-day satisfaction guarantee and a one-year replacement warranty. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) for additional assistance.
Metal Pedal Rat Traps - Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I set the trap?
A: An instruction sheet and video are available that will give detailed step-by-step instructions on how to bait, set, place and dispose of the rodent or Victor® Metal Pedal Rat Trap.
Q: How do I bait the trap?
A: An instruction sheet and video are available that will give detailed step-by-step instructions on how to bait the Victor® Metal Pedal Rat Trap.
Q: What is the best bait to use?
A: Individuals in a rodent population search for different types of food. For rats, anything like peanut butter, dry dog food, nuts, fruit or bacon is a great option. Try to use whatever bait the rodents are currently feeding on, but feel free to provide alternative choices as well.
Q: Can the trap be reused?
A: The Victor® Metal Pedal Rat Trap can be reused or disposed of. It is personal preference. Check the traps frequently to ensure the trap is emptied as soon as a rat is captured and the traps will last longer. Please note that for personal hygiene and biohazard awareness, disposable gloves should always be worn when installing or recovering any traps.
Q: Where can I buy the trap?
A:The trap can be bought at multiple retail locations and online at victorpest.com. To find a store near you, please use our store locator. Click to access the Store Locator.