Victor® Rat Zapper® Ultra Rat Trap Eliminate your rodent problem quickly and effectively with the Victor® Rat Zapper® Ultra Rat Trap. From set-up and use through cleaning and maintenance, each zap will be a snap thanks to the easy-to-use design. The ultra-sized chamber is ideal for targeting larger rats that invade your property. This humane trap kills rodents using a high-voltage shock and since rats are able to restart their hearts, the shock is applied for 2 minutes to ensure higher kill rates. To get started, simply apply a high protein bait in the provided bait cup, place the trap in a location with high rodent activity and turn it on.Best used for:AtticsGaragesBasementsKitchensHigh-Voltage Shock Humanely Kills Rodents The Rat Zapper® Ultra is equipped with smart circuit technology that senses when a rodent enters the trap. Once the rodent is inside, it steps on the metal plates, completing the circuit and the trap delivers a continuous high-voltage shock for 2 minutes to effectively eliminate rat invader. This trap is capable of eliminating up to 60 rats per set of fully charged batteries (4 “D”).LED Light Alerts With the Victor® Rat Zapper® Ultra Rat Trap, simplifying your pest control routine is a breeze. Each time the trap catches a rat, the light on top of the trap flashes red to indicate a kill. You’ll know when it’s time to empty your trap without having to check manually. Plus, the convenient LED light function will not only notify you of a catch, but it will also alert you when the trap’s battery is running low by rapidly flashing red.No-Touch Cleanup With the Rat Zapper® Ultra, cleanup is effortless! Unlike standard rat traps, you don’t have to touch or look at dead rodents. The rat is contained within the kill chamber, which hides it from sight, while the indicator light lets you know when it’s time to empty. After a kill, just tip the trap to discard the dead rodent into the trash without having to touch it.How to Set the Rat Zapper® Ultra For your convenience, the Victor® Rat Zapper® Ultra Rat Trap is very easy to use. Get your trap setup by following these four simple steps:
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- Add Bait - Apply a small amount of high-protein bait, such as peanut butter, to the back wall of the trap away from the metal plates using a Q-tip or other tool to avoid transferring your scent.
- Insert Batteries - Remove the battery cover. Insert 4 “D” batteries into the battery compartment before replacing the cover.
- Place the Trap - Place the trap on a flat surface against a wall where you have seen signs of rodent activity. The trap should be placed lengthwise with the entrance nearest to the wall.
- Turn On - Activate by flipping the switch to the “ON” position. A green light will blink once to indicate the trap is functioning properly.
Victor® Rat Zapper® Ultra Rat Trap Model # RZU001 Kills per Setting 1 Kills per Set of Batteries 60 Batteries Required 4 “D” batteries Kill Method Humand, high-voltage shock Alert Method LED light Materials Plastic, metalLearn 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.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® »WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead and lead compounds, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
Victor® Rat Zapper® Ultra Rat Trap Model # RZU001 Kills per Setting 1 Kills per Set of Batteries 60 Batteries Required 4 "D" batteries Kill Method Humane, high-voltage shock Alert Method LED light Materials Plastic, metal
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review Rate50/50 pleased
I have SIX of these now. My thoughts are "50/50"......YES they work as advertised ....after 3 months....only FOUR work (frustrating as not "much" to go "wrong")...yes I use new fresh batteries and yes, the contact plate is clean. I'd like to buy 3 more.....but....BUT...a, sitting on the fence....because A) obviously I don't want to buy "duds"....B) if the plates don't work, no where to get them fixed .Response From Victor®Lauren : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for sharing this feedback. We apologize for this experience and would like to learn more about what is occurring.These traps are also covered under a one year replacement policy. Please reach out to us at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) for assistance.
Review RateGood product but lacks tips on usage, would be great if added.1st night caught a pack rat. So far so good. My complaint is the packaging contain no instructions. While simple enough to use some of the tips on this site arent included. You could print these on the inside of the packaging so not adding any more paper.
Good product though I'll buy more in the future.
Review RateNo luck.
Put out rat zappers, caught 1 chipmunk after 2 days. Been two weeks since then, red light comes on indicating success, no luck. Something is stealing the bait but somehow escaping. Way too much money for next to nothing.Response From Victor®Jules : Consumer Relations Representative
Hi Chip! This trap is designed to be used indoors, and is not recommended for catching chipmunks. There are a number of elements that may be decreasing the trap's efficacy, including the moisture in the air and the weather. We recommend trying a snap trap or a live trap in order to effectively trap chipmunks. For more information, give our Customer Relations Team a call at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867). We're happy to help!
Review RateUsed to be a great product - alas no longer works
Was a wonderful product with the prior company that owned it. No longer works at all. Called and was told the product was void if put under a house. That is not stated anywhere in the documentation and it used to work fine under our house - we live in the San Francisco Bay Area which has benign weather all year around. I guess if you cannot put it under a house in our area, you cannot put it under a house or in a barn or anywhere but in the house. Good luck with that if you have a dog or cat. The old company had a version that would only get set off by warm blooded creatures like a rat or mice. A slug or any creature will set this device off. When it goes off, I find insects or just slime in the unit. Very said - hate to write this review - I wish the old company had not sold it to these people.Response From Victor®Kathryn : Consumer Relations Representative
We appreciate your feedback and the time taken to share it. These traps are not weatherproof, which is why we do not recommend outdoor use. Your comments have been shared with our Product Managers. The traps are covered by a 1-year replacement policy. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) for assistance. We're happy to help!
Review RateWORK GREAT GREAT PRODUCT
i THINK THEY ARE GREAT THEY JUST SEEM TO WORK EVEN IF NO ACTIVITY FOR LONGER PERIODS THEY WAIT PATIENTLY THEN THEY WORK AGIAN. GREAT PRODUCT
Review RateBest traps ever!!!!!
Had the spring traps out and only caught 1 mouse. As i work in camp wifey had to get neighbour to empty and reset it. Then they left trap alone for a month. Put out one of these electric traps and on the second day had a mouse. Decided to put 2 out and the next day they both caught one. It hasnt even been a week and caught 5 so far. Wife loves them cause she doesn't have to even look at the thing never mind touch it. Just look for red light grab the trap and tip it, dead mouse falls right out. Through a piece of dry dog food in and she good to go. These are the best traps going. Highly recommend. Never seen anything work better!!!
Review RateWhat they don’t tell you
I bought 3 Rat Zapper traps and RECHARABE batteries and charger for them only to find out after this additional expense that recharable batteries don’t work I bought mine about 2 years ago. At the time I read all the reviews etc and did not find any information about not using recharable batteries That is why I am posting this. Maybe things have changed on the design recently Later, i had another rat problem. My traps had new batteries and the lights were flashing red with no rats inside. Customer service was not helpful with suggestions. I used a bit of sandpaper and lightly sanded battery connections and now they are working correctly
Review RateNot ready for distribution.
Worked to kill 3 rats then nothing but eaten bait. Cleaned twice as directed. Still not working. Gives me a green light on start up but does not kill.Response From Victor®Kathryn : Consumer Relations Representative
We are sorry to hear that you have not experienced the high level of success we typically see with this trap and would like to know more. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) for assistance. We are happy to help!
Review RateBlinking red light easily cured
Rapidly blinking red light was cured by using NEW, SAME BRAND BATTERIES, instead of combined-brand batteries. The excellent telephone support person helped me learn this.
Review RateFlashing red light only. Stays on wearing down batteries
My daughter bought this trap for me. We put the batteries in the unit. There is only a continuously flashing red light. No green light indicator as described. RED Light stays on even with unit turned off.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, we are happy to help!
Rat Zapper® Ultra Trap - Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Where do I place the trap?
A: Place the trap along the wall where rodents primarily travel or where you have seen signs of rodent activity. Rats are wary critters and they’ll initially avoid anything new in their environment. Good news is we’re smarter than they are! It may take a few days or nights for the first rat to enter your trap but be patient!
Q: How do I bait the trap?/What should I use to bait the trap?
A: To bait the Rat Zapper®, 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 Rat Zapper® unless you place it in a plastic container, like a medium plastic bottle cap, and then slide it to the back of your Rat Zapper®. (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 unit to the off position and remove the batteries
- Use a hydrogen peroxide topical solution (available at most drug stores) and an old toothbrush to clean the inside of the chamber. Use a wire brush as needed to remove any corrosion, being careful not to be too vigorous. This could accidentally remove all of the protective zinc plating
- Allow the Rat Zapper® Ultra Rat Trap to air dry completely
- Replace the batteries and turn the unit back on
Q: What type of batteries do I need?
A: The Rat Zapper® Ultra requires 4 “D” alkaline batteries which will provide approximately two years of stand-by power. Use high quality alkaline batteries to ensure the best results.
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 red light will blink to indicate a successful kill; however, in order to conserve battery, it only flashes about every 7 seconds. A rapid blinking red light indicates that the batteries are running low and will need to be replaced.