Victor® TIN CAT® Mouse Trap with Window

Model #: M308

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  • Transparent lid for easy viewing
  • For catching and releasing mice
  • Humane method of mouse control
  • Catches up to 30 mice per setting
  • Made in the U.S.A.

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Victor® TIN CAT® Mouse Trap with Window

The Victor® TIN CAT® Mouse Trap with Window and cover all bases at your business, home or office. For use indoors or outdoors, each reusable metal trap can catch and hold up to 30 mice. Since it does not include any poisons and simply contain the mice without harming them, they may be used near children, pets, food and water. An added feature of this model is the viewing window, which allows you to see when a mouse has been caught, as well as how full the trap is.

Simple 3-Step Method

  1. Bait – Just a dab of peanut butter is all it takes.
  2. Place – Put the trap along a wall or next to a hole where mice have been located.
  3. Release – When the trap is full, dispose of the captives following your local authority’s guidelines for releasing captured animals into the wild. The trap may then be reused or stored away until needed again.

Large Capacity for Maximum Effectiveness

Each unit can lure and trap up to 30 mice before needing to be emptied, and will eliminate your problem in no time!

Convenient Indoor and Outdoor Design

Indoors, the TIN CAT® mice trap’s sleek design allows for inconspicuous placement in your home, particularly in drop ceilings, raised floors and underneath furniture. Outdoors, the traps can prevent your intruder from even getting inside!

No-Touch, Non-Lethal Rodent Solution

Turned off by the thought of handling a dead mouse? Then the TIN CAT® is perfect for you! Rather than kill rodents, this trap lets you return them back to their original home in the wild – without ever touching them! Familiarize yourself with local guidelines first so that you release them where you are allowed to.

Prevent Escapes with a Simple Upgrade

Add our pre-baited Victor Glue Boards (model BM309) for enhanced effectiveness. Designed to insert easily into the trap, the glue board will help keep mice from moving about and attempting to escape. A little olive oil is all that is needed to free them afterward. It is advised that you check the trap more frequently if you add a glue trap, as you will want to ensure that the opening does not become blocked by mice that become stuck upon entering.


Victor® – Innovative Rodent Control Solutions from the Company You’ve Trusted for Over 115 Years.


Victor® TIN CAT® Mouse Trap with Window

  • For catching mice if you do not want to touch them
  • Clear "window" allows user to check the trap without opening it
  • Easy to use
  • Catches up to 30 mice
  • Disposable
  • To increase efficacy of trap, use with the pre-baited BM309 Victor Glue Board - slides into trap
  • Can be used around food, water, children, and pets


Made in the U.S.A.


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Most Recent Customer Reviews

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Review posted on
February 2, 2018
I definitely recommend it By Angel

Great product, it worked

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Review posted on
January 24, 2018
Caught 5 mice my first night By Teresa

I put them all out and first night I caught 5 Second night 6 Third night 4 I believe that the window makes the mice on the outside look at the mice on the inside and they want to join the party. I know that these are catch and release, however, because I have a plant nursery and we are in a rural type area, I would suggest that you offer a drowning tray.

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Review posted on
December 21, 2017
live trap By Martin

It really works good. I caught a bunch of mice in my cupboard.

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Review posted on
December 17, 2017
Window is awesome! By L'emLive

Love the window in the top. Easy to check for trapped mice and less handling.

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Review posted on
December 7, 2017

After trying multiple traps for our fall invasion of mice, we tried the victor mouse trap and after the 5 days, haven't had another mouse. We now use the traps at our business also

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Review posted on
December 6, 2017
Does not work By Janjan

I too think that they have figured out this trap as I see mouse droppings and no mouse in this trap. This does not work without the glue trap inside. So much for humane catch.

Response From Victor®
Patty : Consumer Relations Representative

We are sorry to hear about this occurrence with the trap and will be happy to help.

The see-saw mechanisms at the entrances are designed to keep the mice inside. We recommend checking that these ramps are functioning properly and that the lid is staying snapped shut. 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.

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October 25, 2017


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October 9, 2017
I love "Tin Cats" ^..^ By Tilly

How can you not love a mouse trap named the "Tin Cat". I purchased 3 Tin Cats, (with clear window tops). A contractor recently painted our exterior man doors and left the doors ajar as they dried. Fall is arriving; and partially opened doors seemed like an "open invitation" for mice. So, I set the Tin Cats along various walls in the garage, basement, and sun room. My Bait: small black sunflower seeds, a little dryer lint, and tiny amounts of stuffing from the dog's toys. "Success" the first night; and gloating :-) There were 3 mice in one trap, and two in another. It's easy to take the traps outside, and let my "unwanted guests" find other places to roam. As a household with a dog and a cat, these traps are ideal. The Tin Cat can be placed in unobtrusive areas; with no worries about canine or feline paws and noses getting into trouble. I suggest Tin Cat owners check their traps frequently, so the trapped mouse is not traumatized. With the clear-window-cover this is easy to do, you simply glance at the clear top as you stroll by. I use a hose / nozzle to rinse the traps after release and let them dry in the sunshine, before setting them again. Thank you, Victor, "Tin Cats" are effective, humane, and fun to use.

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Review posted on
September 17, 2017
Catches Mice! By Karen

I bought these back in July but didn't put them out until last night after the pest management company came and did another tightening up of the house. They left me some (non-poisonous) bait and made suggestions where I could put the traps. I did that last night. This morning one of the traps had a mouse in it. A while later there were two and then, just before I was ready to take them 1/2 mile down the street to the local park, I saw a third tail! I am thrilled. That's three mice that no longer live in my house. I love the clear top - to be able to see if they are there or not - no guessing. These traps are humane and clean. I totally recommend them!

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Review posted on
August 29, 2017
Efficient and effective. By Mister

So many years have passed, and so many different houses and types of traps - I don't remember my first Tin Cat. Maybe it was in the mid-2000s. They work very well. I've even noticed that when placed properly but without bait they seem to lure in the mice. When one mouse is trapped it seems to attract others. If I don't get to them soon enough they go cannibal. One mouse left in the trap too long will either die from anxiety and escape efforts, or just suicide by a willful act. Odd. When cleaning (after a cannibal orgy) I submerge the traps in a bucket of soapy or bleach water and spray with a hose. I have about a dozen Tin Cats now, and put them into service as soon as a family of mice moves in. After a few days they're usually all trapped and disposed of - To a distant part of the desert, or in the trash if they've given up the ghost. Of course, I highly recommend the clear top (viewable) model; it saves a lot of fussing when checking the traps in the morning. As far as economy, I think Tin Cats are surprisingly affordable for the construction quality and design. Properly kept, they would seem to be unlimited by age. One thing to consider is that the two operating trap mechanisms, if separated from the base, will need a little mechanical understanding to re-attach them; not much of a problem. Last year I placed one Tin Cat in the garage where I suspected mouse traffic and entry into the house proper. I checked it regularly for months, but gradually became less diligent. Sure enough - After about a year suddenly it was full of mouse remains - A bunch of them entered, got hungry, ate those who came before. No idea how many perished there, but for every one that died in captivity, that's one that didn't get into the house. Every time this happens I swear I'll check the traps daily, but it doesn't matter much. It's all about keeping them out of the food stores, keeping them from building nests and breeding in the house. Good traps.

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Q.I bought the tin cat trap. Instructions are "bait the trap-a dab of peanut butter is all it takes." Where, inside this trap are you supposed to place the bait? I thank you

The bait can be placed anywhere inside the trap.

Q.If I get this mouse trap, how far away do I have to release the mice so they won't return to our house? Is across the road far enough, as that's where there are no houses, only Federal Parkland?

If local laws permit, we recommend releasing the mouse in a habitable environment at least 5 miles away.

Q.does rge rtrap have to be emptied after each catch or cn numerous mice be cought without resetting?

This trap will catch up to 30 mice before full. However, it can be emptied and re-baited at anytime.

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