Victor® Metal Pedal Rat Trap

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  • The original wooden rat trap - over 1 billion sold
  • For quick and effective rat trapping
  • Easy to use and poison free
  • Designed for indoor and outdoor use
  • Manufactured with Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified wood
  • Made in the USA
  • Available Sizes: 12-Traps, 36-Traps

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.

Victor® Metal Pedal Rat Trap

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.

Release the Arm Bar
Step 1
Bait the Trap
Step 2
Hold Securely
Step 3
Set the Trap
Step 4

How to Set the Victor® Metal Pedal Rat Trap

  1. Release the Arm Bar - Remove the staple and move it so the arm hangs over the back of the trap.
  2. 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.
  3. Hold Securely - Pull the kill bar back and hold it in place with your thumb.
  4. 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

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.

Victor® Metal Pedal Rat Trap
Victor® Metal Pedal Rat Trap

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.

Five Stars

"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!"

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.

Victor® Metal Pedal Rat Trap
Model # CM201
Available Sizes 12 Traps, 36 Traps
Materials Wood (from Forest Stewardship Council® certified forests), copper and other metals
Sized for Rats
Made in the U.S.A.

Made in the U.S.A.

Victor® Metal Pedal Mouse & Rat 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.

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead and lead compounds, which are known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to

Victor® Medal Pedal Rat Trap
Trap Model # CM201
Available Sizes 12 Traps, 36 Traps
Materials Wood (from Forest Stewardship Council® certified forests), copper and other metals
Sized for Rats
  • 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
  1. Release the arm bar from the staple.
  2. Move the arm bar to the back of the trap so it hangs over the back of the trap.
  3. 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.
  4. Pull the kill bar back and hold it in place with your thumb.
  5. Take the arm bar over the kill bar and latch the end of the arm bar on the metal pedal as shown.
  6. 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.
  7. After the rat is caught, properly dispose of the dead rodent. The trap can either be discarded or reused.

Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5 stars
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4 stars 1 (13%)
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Victor Rat Trap Quality Waaaayyyy Down
Apr 23, 2023
The quality of Victor rat traps has gone way down. These used to be the go to rat traps. I recently purchased four new traps, and they all had the wood split lengthwise after one or two times of the trap being used. Another one lost the piece of metal that holds down the trap. Unfortunately I tossed the three traps that broke, but you can see the split on the other one that lost the metal hold down piece in the photos. These traps are total garbage now, and I will never buy another one of these.
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Response from Admin
Apr 28, 2023
Thank you for sharing this feedback. We're sorry to hear that this happened with your traps. These comments and concerns have been shared with our Product Manager for review. Our traps have a one year replacement policy. Reach out to us via the Contact Us page for assistance.
Have used these for both ...mice and rats
Nov 1, 2022
Have used these for both mice and rats successfully for years, and over the last 4 days have caught 8 rats in my 5 year old Victor!. Home Depot didn't have them in stock a while back so I purchased chinese knockoffs, and the rats ate the bait without tripping the trap. These are the only traps I will purchase going forward. period
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This product is absolutely useless.
Sep 24, 2022
This product is absolutely useless. The design is so bad that you cannot set the trap it just doesn't set. It keeps snapping on your fingers and these rats traps are heavy duty you can easily brake a finger if you have small hands. The small metal tab has such small surface area that rats and mice can run right past the trap , eat the bait and not get trapped. Buy the plastic tab snap trap that has the big yellow trap tab . Those ones are the best traps I've used so far. I accidentally keep purchasing this produce because they mix them up on the shelves at hardware stores I wish they'd just discontinue this product its just horrible and is only purchased by accident . Going straight in the garage
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Response from Admin
Sep 29, 2022
We are sorry to hear about this experience with these traps and appreciate you taking the time to share this feedback with us. Your comments have been shared with the Product Manager. It is good to know that these traps are covered under a 30-day return policy and a 1-year replacement policy. Please give us a call at 855-584-2867 for assistance. We're happy to help!
How many time can you ...
Sep 15, 2022
How many time can you get two at once? Two morning in a row.
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I've used these traps forever!
Jul 10, 2022
I've used these traps forever, like my father and grandfather before me. I've even gotten so I can empty and reuse the traps, depending on how gnarly things went. Sometimes I have to adjust the bar holder thingy with a small pair of pliers so that the bar holds just firm enough. My trick is to use an almond covered with just a little peanut butter. They love it. My one piece of advice. Never get a mouse trap to do a rat trap's job. It just p's off the rat. It's an unpleasant job, but I'm happy to not use poison or sticky traps. All the best to all of you. Go Victor!
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The best there is!
Mar 17, 2022
The best there is! Having moved out to the country, I use these to repel the yearly mice invasion from the field mice in the winter. They can be found at your local store for maybe 75 cents per? Maybe even cheaper! Set up a few packs around the house, and use a dime or half a dimes worth of cheese or peanut butter and it'll work nearly every time!
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Victor Metal Pedal Rat Trap: Mechanism is too slow for quick rats
Jan 5, 2022
Victor Metal Pedal Rat Trap: I put this trap out at night, and the next morning found it had tripped but the bait was gone. I waited a couple of nights and put it out again. This time I set up a wildlife camera to record what was going on. The camera showed that it takes too long for the kill bar to deploy. When the rat takes the bait, the arm bar flips up and scares the rat. The rat's reflexes are so quick that it jumps out of the way as the kill bar is coming down. This mechanism works as a mouse trap, but it's too slow to catch rats.
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Response from Admin
Feb 2, 2022
Thank you for sharing this recent experience with this trap. When baiting, we suggest a small, pea sized amount on the bait pedal as too much bait can cause the trap to be less sensitive. We have shared these comments and concerns with our Product Managers for review. Lauren
Great traps work better front-to-front
Sep 6, 2021
Great traps work even better placed front-to-front. We have had good success using peanut butter and bird seed. Even better is two traps facing, touching each other so the bars close to the middle. This way the smart rats cannot simply trip a single trap, but get caught in the action as both bars hammer down and effectively kill the rats. We bait with peanut butter on the pedal and wood around it, arm it with the pedal up, then gently (always with hands to rear) place the traps front to front. Sprinkle bird seed for cover and camouflage.
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In the past, rats have ...
Aug 9, 2021
In the past, rats have been able to lick the peanut butter without snapping the trap. I have started inserting a raisin under the hook and then spread it with peanut butter. I think when they tug on the raisin after licking the peanut butter, they snap the trap. I caught a big one yesterday!
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Quick Kills
May 30, 2021
Outstanding performance; I set out 2 rat snaps, baiting with white cheddar cheese, and next morning discovered both had scored kills. The two rats were at least 2-3 pounds each, breeding females probably. I felt blessed; praise God for Victor Snap Traps!
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