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 # BM201-180 Trap Model # M201 (Also labeled M210) Quantity 180 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 # BM201-180 Trap Model # M201 Quantity 180 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 RateWorthless I must have super rats!
The new rat traps I got yesterday at Home Depot are worthless. The rats are laughing at me as they eat my peanut butter and multiplying. The trap was triggered and on its side, the bait was gone but no rat. Very disappointed.Response From Victor®Kathryn : Consumer Relations Representative
We recommend using only the amount of peanut butter that will fit on the end of a toothpick. With only this small bit of bait, rodents will not be able to steal bait. Your feedback is appreciated and 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.
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 Ratedissapointed with change in design
Dear Victor, The rats in my shed would like to thank you very much for the new bait pedal switch design on the new traps made in China. It allows them to freely eat the bait with no fear of being snapped. The old traps marked 'Made in USA" were very scary for the rats and typically meant a short life. The new traps marked "Made in China" will ensure the rats eat well and live to a great old age. Please please fix the pedal mechanism!...Your old traps worked great...why change it?Response From Victor®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience. The time taken to share this feedback with us is appreciated and the information has been passed along to our Product Managers. For the best results, we recommend using a toothpick amount of peanut butter and placing the trap along the wall of the shed.
This trap is 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 additional assistance.
Review Ratehorrible instructions
Your instructions are the absolute worst - on the package and on line. Diagrams are barely visible. I literally cannot set this trap.Response From Victor®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience and have passed this feedback along to our Product Managers. For further assistance, please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867). We are happy to help.