Reviews for Victor® Zapper Max Indoor-Outdoor Electronic Trap
Be patient. - it words
Jul 24, 2023
Be patient. I purchased this trap (not from here) 01/2023. I hate killing anything but now the problem is out of hand and I will NOT poison any animal. I baited the trap every single morning since the purchase but never turned it on. I was conditioning the rats to go in and out and feel safe doing so. This morning I decided enough is enough. I turned it on and used what I always used - canned cat food, anything as long I don't harm the squirrels. I had it set for 10 minutes and the green light was blinking. I could not believe it. I caught one. I reset the trap and within an hour I got another one, ten minutes later I got another one. That's three today. It does make me feel good that their death is so quick. I have to catch more but that was enough for one day. Just be patient and don't expect them to just run tight in. Condition them for a bit like I did. Then turn it on. Good luck
Rat zapper max
Apr 3, 2023
Bought this because of the all weather design. No kills for 4 months. Relocated and got 6 kills, then no kills for 4 mo.I tried baiting out of the holder several times still no kills only feeding. Called victor they replaced it with the same one. Once again no kills only feeding. I even placed some mice from the classic zapper and let them sit for 3 days then re-baited, still only feeding???Had the classic traps in the same location 25 kills. I like the all weather design but did not work???!
Not as good as indoor model
Mar 10, 2023
I purchased two of these to use around my house. I have never had a single successful trapping using these despite having them deployed for months, and yet my older indoor model has zapped a half dozen mice and rats just a few feet away. (I had a known mouse problem in my garage and deployed my outdoor model and after days of no success, set up my older indoor model and had success immediately.) I think the center location for bait is not attractive enough to rodents. The indoor model works perfectly, but I have to remember to bring it inside in inclement weather. I won’t be ordering more of these outdoor models.
I have had this trap ...
Jan 8, 2023
I have had this trap for months, moved it around, and never caught anything. I have other traps that work great.
Yep, it killed 'em
Dec 12, 2022
Took our colony a few days to be less suspicious of the trap.... but then we had success. Largest rat we have observed was in there. Hoping for ongoing success.
Nov 21, 2022
I can't say there are no more rats, but thanks to the Zapper Max the local population is down. I had rats in the garden and even in the tomatoes on the porch. I won't use poisons around my dogs or the local wildlife which includes raptors and owls. This trap is great as it is safe outside and can handle multiple kills without battery replacement. It's easy to bait and although it takes the rats time to decide it is safe to enter, I've caught quite a few, enough that I invested in a second Zapper Max. I am hoping that using them through the winter when food sources are limited will cut the population down.
Nov 3, 2022
After seeing results of secondary poisoning I decided to remove all my bate stations. I had one M460UC and purchased 5 more. They work really well - getting 1-3 mice pretty much every day. I run them on Energizer Extreme Lithium batteries (Sam's Club sells them at a decent price). Peanut butter + peanuts is my bate.
I was very excited for ...
Nov 1, 2022
I was very excited for this trap to arrive. DC has had a massive influx of rats this past year, so I was ready for the body count. I should have taken a photo ... two days after setting this trap right next to a burrow, a rat actually defecated on top of it. I have had this trap set and baited for four months and have had ZERO kills. The trap has been set off a few times, but nada. I'll keep it outdoors to see if it finally tricks a rat to come in, but this looks like it was a complete waste of $100+. I cannot recommend this trap. What I can recommend is a sturdy shop broom, which I have used to kill more rats than this overpriced contraption.
Oct 26, 2022
Looks like it will work well. It is setup in my garage, no visitors, yet.
Had for over a year.
Oct 25, 2022
Had for over a year. Worked great in grain sprouting fodder unit that gets doused with water multiple times per day. Only complaint is 4 AA lithium batteries last about 4 kills max or just a few months if there was even one kill during those months. Unknown how long batteries would last with no kills because it's never made it 4 months without a kill. Trying alkaline AA now and 1 kill and still 50% battery left after 2 weeks. The unit works great, just expensive to replace lithium batteries every few months. Wish there was a way to just plug it in.