Victor® TIN CAT® Mouse Trap

Model #: M310S

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  • Made in the U.S.A.
  • For catching and releasing mice
  • Catches up to 30 mice per setting
  • Simply bait, place and release
  • Use anywhere indoors or outdoors

Victor® TIN CAT® Mouse Trap

The Victor® TIN CAT® Mouse Trap is a low-profile metal trap that can be used inside or outside your home, apartment or business. Each trap can catch up to 30 mice at a time and is reusable. These live traps contain no poisons and do not kill the mice – they can be used around food, water, children and pets.


Simple 3-Step Method

  1. Bait – One dab of peanut butter is all you need.
  2. Place – Setting the trap is as easy as placing it down where mice have previously been spotted.
  3. Release – When the trap is full, follow your local authority’s guidelines for releasing captured animals into the wild. You can reuse your trap as many times as you need.

Large Capacity for Maximum Effectiveness

Amazingly, each TIN CAT® trap has the capacity to catch and contain up to 30 mice, reducing time spent emptying your trap and maximizing the amount of mice you can capture. Position the trap around your property anywhere mice have been spotted.

Convenient Indoor and Outdoor Design

With its slim, low-profile design, TIN CAT® mice traps can be placed inconspicuously throughout your home, especially in drop ceilings, raised floors and underneath furniture. The trap can also be used outside your home, business or apartment to keep rodent intruders from making their way inside.

No-Touch, Non-Lethal Rodent Solution

Are you grossed out by the sight of a dead mouse? Then you’ll appreciate that the TIN CAT® doesn’t require you to touch or even kill the mouse. When the secured metal trap is full, simply release your unwanted guests back into the wild, being sure to follow any local guidelines.

Prevent Escapes with a Simple Upgrade

To increase the effectiveness and convenience of the trap, use our pre-baited Victor Glue Boards (model BM309), which slide easily into the trap. The stickiness of the glue makes escape nearly impossible, but you can set them free afterward by simply applying olive oil. Note that adding the glue trap may require added attention on your part 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

  • For catching and releasing mice if you do not want to see or touch them
  • Easy to use
  • Catches up to 30 mice
  • Disposable or reusable - depending on your preference
  • 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
May 30, 2019
does not work By BC Derek

No Stars would be best.. This seems like a great trap idea..but it needs refining so that the mice do not get the moment it is just like a mouse cafe undercover. So no good and a waste of cash.

Response From Victor®
Kristen : Consumer Relations Representative

We are sorry to hear that you have not experienced the typical high level of success we 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!

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Review posted on
March 27, 2019

I am ALL about animals and caring about them! I have never tried to catch a small rodent before, so I did a lot of research before buying this product! NONE of these animals are pests! They are just trying to survive in a man made world with all of their habitat taken away! I have had a Vole living in my tiny backyard for about a year, and it started to get to close to the patio door, so I decided it was best to relocate it. I bought the product for $20.99 plus tax. I chose this model because it was humane and the biggest one. I didn't want a poor little animal stressed because it was trapped and couldn't turn around. There are MANY, MANY cruel traps out there, the glue ones are horrific and should be banned! I opened up the lid, put a spoonful of peanut butter on the bottom. Closed the lid and put it out on my patio stones. Within ONE hour, the little Vole was caught! I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT!!! This little Vole hardly EVER showed it's little face, always hiding, so I couldn't believe it worked! I could see it's little face right through the open hole vents, which is great. It had lots of room to move around in and lots of ventilation. Another great reason why I bought it. I drove the little guy to the woods a few miles away and opened up the lid. It slowly looked around and came out. I then sprinkled chunks of apples on the ground for it to eat later. I felt bad that I had to uproot the little guy, but at least he has a fresh start and wasn't hurt by anyone. THIS PRODUCT IS FABULOUS! It did everything I wanted it too! I then wiped out the contents with gloves and paper towels and washed the entire unit in water with bleach. Cleaned it and rinsed it REALLY well, just in case I ever need it in the future. I didn't touch any of the mechanisms, so they work well again. GREAT PRODUCT! PLEASANTLY SURPRISED! Trapping them humane means nothing gross to clean up! EVERY LIFE HAS VALUE AND THEY DESERVE TO TREATED WITH CARE!!!

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Review posted on
March 9, 2019
Trap works fine. By Darrell

Bought this Tin Cat, worked once. Mice began to find their way out. Called Victor, they sent me another one. While waiting I tried the 1st one again & it began working catching up to 5 mice at a time. Don't know what happened but it works great now. So, thank you Victor.

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Review posted on
January 30, 2019
Death trap By Pete

How are you supposed to know that you caught a mouse or multiple mice?!?! Shake the box? Or open the lid so you can check and then accidentally release them back in your house? Clear or light lids is the only thing that makes sense!!!

Response From Victor®
Kathryn : Consumer Relations Representative

Hello Pete,

We appreciate your feedback and have shared your comments with our Product Managers. When using this trap, or any live trap, we recommend checking it frequently to limit the amount of time the mice spend in the trap. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) for assistance. We are happy to help!

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Review posted on
January 21, 2019
Does not work as represented. By Darrell

Worked 1 time and never again. They all escape after eating the bait.

Response From Victor®
Kathryn : Consumer Relations Representative

We are sorry to hear that you have not experienced the typical high level of success we 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!

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Review posted on
December 17, 2018
underwhelmed... By gord

Great idea, but I have caught only 1 mouse early on. Since then its the same familiar story..bait gone, mouse pee/poop inside box and no mice! Has your design team figured out what is happening and why these boxes are failing to catch mice? Is there a size/weight limitation at play with the ramp/doors? Each time, I have tested the door via the peep hole and the ramp and outer door seems to work ok ( not obstructed ). It theres a quick remedy to this issue pls let me know...I'm off to purchase a couple of snap traps to replace the tin cats!

Response From Victor®
Kathryn : Consumer Relations Representative


We are sorry to hear that you are not experiencing the high level of success we typically see with this trap! The comments you have provided us with have been shared with our Product Managers. When tested, does the see-saw mechanism return to the original position smoothly? This trap is covered by a 30-day guarantee and a 1-year replacement policy with a copy of the purchase receipt. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) for assistance.

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Review posted on
October 26, 2018
Doesn't work. By Tin Cat Mouse Spa

Sorry. This "trap" is a joke. Mice go in, eat bait and leave like it's a restaurant.

Response From Victor®
Kathryn : Consumer Relations Representative


We are sorry to hear about this experience 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!

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Review posted on
October 15, 2018
Mice can escape By Jessie

Like a lot of the other reviews, I was having success, and now I'm not. I woke up this morning and heard a mouse in the trap, looked and confirmed. I was waiting for the sun to come up before I took it outside and in the hour I waited, the mouse escaped. Don't tell me to put glue traps inside. That has got to be the most cruel suggestion I have ever heard. If I wanted to torture them, I'd just buy glue traps to begin with. Now I have to figure why this trap that was successful suddenly isn't. (I highly doubt the mice are working in tandem. "Hey man, go get help, I'm stuck! Rally the troops!")

Response From Victor®
Kathryn : Consumer Relations Representative


We would like to know more about this experience. Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) with any questions.

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Review posted on
August 3, 2018
Tin Cat is Kind, Compassionate and Effective! By Blue Rat

I had a family of mice living inside of my piano. The first night Tin Cat® caught all 8 mice. I then felt better letting them go in a strange place knowing they had friends with them.

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Review posted on
July 31, 2018
Used to work, does not work now. By Kiki

I used a tin cat successfully for about 15 years, catching 1, 2, and even 3 mice at a time. A mouse would enter our house, then another, then we would have babies and I'd have to catch about 12 mice over the next few weeks. That was fine. Then mice started entering, eating, shitting, and leaving the trap. I concluded that the trap was old and corroded and I bought a new one, plus tried three other models from the local hardware. But I have Super Mice! They enter, eat, and leave all these traps. Either they are pulling them open with their little hands or they are working in teams, with an outside mouse helping the inside mouse out! Now I am trying the noise machine and the peppermint with so far no success.

Response From Victor®
Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative

Hello Kiki,

Thank you for providing this feedback! We are very sorry for this experience. How often is the trap monitored? We recommend checking it daily and releasing the mice that are trapped. If they remain in the trap for too long, they will quickly become anxious and go to extreme measures to escape.

Our Consumer Relations Team is happy to provide additional assistance. Please feel free to contact us at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867).

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Q.We use these traps internally and have a decent amount of success with them. I'd like to replace our outdoor rodent bait stations with these traps (to eliminate the need for poisonous bait) but am concerned about how quickly they will weather/rust. Any idea how long these will last outdoors?

This trap can be used anywhere indoors or outdoors. We do not have specific testing information on rusting.

Q.I was using one of these traps and a number of other mouse traps for a mouse problem I had in my apartment. I still have one very fast and smart mouse that neither the traps or my cat seem to be able to take care of. As well, the other day, large objects started being knocked down and I now think I have a rat. I talked to my apartment manager about it and all he did about it was give me one trap exactly like this one, which I believe is only a mouse trap. I am terrified to be living in here with a rat. Would you please advise me whether these traps catch rats as my manager is under the impression that they do. Thank you.

This trap is not large enough to catch rats.

Q.I opened the lid but the mouse is hiding in the entrance and won't come out. He is alive I got him to show movement. Do they play dead? He's upside down but the trap might have been flipped in the car. I left the trap outside for 20 minutes and he's still in the entrance with his tail sticking out. Trembling. I'm not sure if he could have gotten stuck or can't turn around to get out of hiding. It will be cold out tonight!

We apologize for this experience. The best thing to do would be to leave the trap lid open until the mouse is able to find his way out.

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Victor®  Live Traps - Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How many of mice are born at once? How do I know that I've trapped them all?

A: It’s practically impossible to tell when you've trapped them all. You should continue to trap as long as you see mice or notice signs of activity. The most apparent sign of an infestation is fresh droppings.

Q: What is the most common mistake in trapping?

A: The true number of rodents present is underestimated. As a result, not enough traps are used. Although you have killed a few rodents, the remainder of the population continues to multiply.

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