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® »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® 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 RateWe had no problem
We had no problem using the current wooden metal-pedal traps sold by Victor. We used a piece of salami as bait, and voila! Came out the next day, rat was dead, removed the rat and now it's reset with new bait. I also wanted to compare them to the black plastic traps sold by Tomcat, which we also had success with, using spam in the tray. But the Victor is so much cheaper, but a bit more challenging to set. But once you get the hang of it, it's pretty easy. The advantage of the Tomcat is that they are a dark color and blend in with my dark mulch in the garden.
Review RateDoes not kill the rat
I bought two traps from a big box store. Rats have been decimating my vegetable garden. First time, the rat was killed but was found two feet from trap dead. Second time the trap hit right at the base of the rat's head, but did not kill it. It was running around my yard with the trap. Had to dispatch it myself. The other trap sprung but there was no rat there. All the other times, the bait (peanut butter) was gone and the traps did not trigger. Not sure what I am doing wrong. These traps seem to weak to kill the pest (5 inches long nose to base of tail). Would not buy again. Need a better solution,Response From Victor®Kathryn : Consumer Relations Representative
We're sorry to hear about this! Our traps are designed to deliver a quick, humane kill, and we are sorry that this was not your experience. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) for assistance.
Review RateTrap not effective, springs not strong enough, trigger not good
Unfortunately I have to agree with most of the reviewers. The trap is not effective anymore (last two years or so). The biggest issue is the spring strength; it is now much weaker than used to be. Couple of times had to kill rats hit by the trap myself, as the rat was slowly recovering from the impact - the spring is not strong enough. The old traps were perfect, why did you change it?. The trigger is also not as good as used to be. Please go back to your original design if you can, but if you cannot, from whatever reason, at least change the springs for stronger.Response From Victor®Lauren : Consumer Relations Representative
Feedback like this is very important to us, thank you for taking the time to share these observances. We apologize that this is occurring and have shared these concerns with our Product Manager for review. Please feel free to contact us at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) with any questions.
Review RateVictor Kill Trap - too hard for rat to trip
I've placed the Victor rat trap out and every night the rat takes all the peanut butter and comes back the next night. I tried impaling an almond - the rat chewed the almond right down and still the trap did not trip. Seems I am the only one that can trip the trap. Very unhappy after using and resetting the Victor Snap Trap for rats over the past 5 nights.Response From Victor®Lauren : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for sharing this feedback. We apologize that this is occurring and would like to offer assistance. We recommend baiting with a very small amount of peanut butter, approximately that which would fit on the end of a toothpick. The use of too much bait may cause the trap to be less sensitive. This trap is backed by a 30 day return policy and covered under a one year warranty for replacement. Please feel free to contact us at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) with any questions.
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).
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.