Known for the most innovative rodent control products on the market, Victor presents the Electronic Rat Trap, the only rat trap with a patented 3-plate design to prevent escapes. Easy to use, the trap is simply baited, placed against the wall and turned on. The trap uses advanced smart circuit technology to sense when a rodent enters the units. Once the rodent is inside, the system delivers a humane, high-voltage shock to effectively kill the rat or mouse in seconds. A green indicator light illuminates when a rat has been exterminated and is ready for removal. Rodents can then be dumped directly into the trash for no-touch, no-view mouse control. Since rats have the ability to restart their hearts after an electrical shock, the Victor Electronic Rat Trap applies shock for 2 minutes ensuring high kill rates. Additionally, the Victor Electronic Rat Trap is the only trap that automatically resets after an irregular escape. Safe for use anywhere in the home, the Victor Electronic Rat Trap is ideal for Attics, Garages, Basements, Sheds, and Kitchens. A lifetime investment, the Electronic Rat Trap is easy to clean and can be reused indefinitely. For effective rat control, one set of 4 âCâ batteries will eliminate up to 50 rats, and a red light indicates when batteries need replacing. Batteries are not included.
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75%of customersrecommend this product58 of 77reviews
Rating Breakdown85 reviews
75%of customersrecommend this product58 of 77reviews
It worked the first night! I was hesitant - my husband persisted - I said go ahead, buy it. Followed box instructions and reviewer tips. Placed batteries in, I used chopsticks to place a cheerio with a glob of peanut butter way in the back towards the small cut out holes. I also added 4 pieces of dried cat food, and a oreo cookie crumb. I sat the sleek little house up against a wall (demo kitchen/bath area), turned the switch on, it buzzed for a moment and blinked green once, then it sat silent. The next morning I saw the green light flash and a tail sticking out. It ate all, but two pieces of cat food which were outside of the trap. Perhaps the sticky peanut butter kept the critter in there long enough to be zapped! The house feature is super nice as I just picked it up, and let the rat slide right into the trash. I used gloves, I can't believe I did this. Cockroaches give me the creeps, but protecting my family makes me fearless, this little Rat Trap made me feel like Super Mom! Buying another one today.
Pros: Durable, Multi Use, Easy to Install, Functionality, Strong
Using this expensive beast along with PB and a dry kibble piece we killed a mouse in the first 12 hours that hat evaded a few other cheaper traps -- the DCon twist up kind and a spring trap. It feels solid enough except for - as others have noted - the battery compartment, which appears to be cheaply made. Batteries are a tight fit as also stated but it didn't take more than a minute or two to get them in and the unit turned on. Because it worked as desired and is definitely big enough to get the rats we're sure to get out here I do recommend it.
Was skeptical when I bought this from HD in Decatur ga. Have had rat problems off and on in my crawlspace since buying an older house...had mixed success with live traps, but it was hit or miss -- they could steal the bait or the smaller ones could escape. Didn't want to use poison because of pets and who wants a dead rat somewhere under the house? Bought this and in about a month a half have killed 12 rats...even about 8 babies that couldn't have been killed any other way. Followed a couple of tips on here re always wearing gloves and the wet paper towel in front of the unit...works like a charm. Use cheese and peanut butter. Highly recommend!
7 rats/mice dead so far! We have had an increasing rodent problem in our storage shed where we keep our duck feed. The feed is now stored in airtight containers but we couldn't get rid of the rats. Standard mouse traps didn't catch a single one and we can't use any poisons as we have 5 pet dogs that we don't want to accidentally eat a poisoned rat. The electronic rat trap is incredible! In the evening, I just put a little piece of a cookie in the back, put the trap against the wall and turn it on. The next morning there is a dead mouse/rat. It even killed one rat that was so big it didn't even fit all the way in the trap. I highly recommend this trap to anyone with a rodent problem!
I am a single woman who lives alone and bought this trap to catch a rodent. I figured it was a rat as I could hear it in the walls and was lucky to find it's hang out...due to droppings left. I carefully did as one of the other reviewers suggested, put peanut butter INSIDE the trap (not outside) and put in the batteries and placed it where I wanted it and turned it on. The very next morning the dead rat was in it! Now if this trap could just dump the dead body in the garbage for me my life would be perfect:) But it really worked and I didn't hear anything so I think it is quite humane and kills the rat fast. I highly recommend this and will be keeping this for life!
You must follow the directions. I was using this device to catch a large, very evasive, rat. I used dog biscuits, and it was always able to get them out without activating the trap. I sort of gave up on the trap and left it in a high traffic area (for them) in my bathroom. This time, I left it at an angle with the open side raised about an inch above the bait area. This morning, I went into the bathroom and found the makings of a nest. After swearing at the trap for not working, I picked it up, and there was the beast that had been haunting our house for over a month. I walked it out to the trash bin and dumped it. I never had to touch or look at it. The only issue was the LED was not blinking to let me know it was in there. So, I guess I am saying use something to get the culprit to the back of the trap. Like the instructions state... use peanut butter.
Pros: Durable, Multi Use, Easy to Clean, Easy to Install, Great Quality, Good Shape
This trap is 100% effective if you do a few E-Z steps. #1. Use gloves when handling the trap when installing the 4 size "C" batteries. This will prevent your smell to get on the unit. Also, for those of you that the trap is not turning on with fresh batteries, look at the battery compartment and make sure that the batteries are making the proper contacts. The area for the batteries is a little tight and can sometimes pinch the batteries not allowing them to make the right connections. #2. Place a damp paper towel underneath the trap making sure that the area in front of the trap has the exposed wet/damp paper towel. This will make the rats feet/body more conductive and prevent a dry shock. #3. Use a variety of foods. I found that a trail mix containing nuts, raisens, and m&m's with a little Peanut Butter unresistable to all rodents #4. Place the trap turned off, but set up as I explained for 24-48 hours, so that the rats are comfortable, then turn it on and you will have your problem resolved :) Hope this helps...
I recently purchased the Victor Electronic Rat Trap. We have 5 dogs and accidently poisoned one earlier this year when he partially ate a dead poisoned rat. Thank goodness he is fine now after a multiple visits with our vet and medications. This product is being used in our outbuilding where we store feed, they tore through one of the bags and multiplied quickly. I am very pleased with it so far. The first night I used peanut butter and a little piece of a pop tart with no luck. Last night, I used a bit of pizza and that worked! Very easy to use. Just pop in the batteries add a little food, set it down and turn it on. The rat is killed instantly. And I don't have to touch it, just dump the critter in a bag and reset the trap.
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Review 9 for Electronic Rat Trap
from Dallas, TX
PostedNovember 13, 2013
No, I do not recommend this product.
Bought this based on the generally positive reviews, but it has been a complete fail for me. Have checked to ensure it is properly set, have moved it to different places, have tried different baits. A week later, I still hear the scurrying and see signs of rat activity, but all this trap has done is feed them. Glad it has worked for others, but I'm stuck looking elsewhere for help.
This has to be one of the greatest inventions ever. The first night that I used it, I caught a rat. Within a week I caught another rat and a mouse. Last night, the first time I've had to set it up in a month, I got rat number 3. This trap totally works and you don't hear a sound. It is humane; there is no torture of the animal or blood to wipe up. It is easy clean-up and all you have to do is throw the critter away. You don't even really see the dead rodent. You might see the tail sticking out of the trap a bit, but that is all. This trap has saved me hundreds of dollars since I haven't had to call a professional company to come in and set traps and do whatever else they do. I am completely satisfied with this product and it is totally worth the money. It is 1000 times better than traditional traps. I would totally recommend this product. Just set it in the right place with the right bait (in my case I use a few pellets of dry dog food) and just wait for the magic to happen.
Pros: Multi Use, Easy to Install, Functionality, Stylish, Good Shape, Durable, Easy to Clean, Strong, Sharp, Great Quality, humane, simple to operate
I read the reveiws before buying one. For some it worked and for some it didnt. Tried it anyway. Set it all up and it didn't work, cheezit was gone. tried it again and it didn't work. Ok one more try. Its a miracle it worked. and then it worked again. not skeptical anymore. Still not sure how it works but it does.
The trap quit working after just one week of use (as noted by the absence of the "green" indicator light). As a top-notch handy-man I resolved to find the problem. Use of a circuit tester confirmed that the trap was not working. Upon removing the cover plate (which probably voided my warranty) I discovered that the "red" wire from the batteries to the circuit board had a "short". All three power wires (red, black and blue) broke repeatedly while trying to solder them. I eventually removed all three wires and used my own, stronger wires. Now the trap works without any issues. I'm still uncertain if the trap is designed for outdoor use; I doubt this caused the wiring problem.
Cons: Not Durable, weak wiring, is it designed for outdoor use?
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Response from Home DepotBy THD Customer Service, August 19, 2013
Dear Valued Customer,
I did reach out to the MFG for more information and below is their response to you.
Thank you for your online review about the Victor® Electronic Rat Trap (model M240). We regret to hear that you have experienced any difficulty with one of our products and would like to apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. The trap is designed for indoor use only, so any outdoor exposure could cause unwanted damage to the unit. We strongly value our manufacturing standards to which our products are made and would like to make this situation right. Please contact us at 1-800-837-7644 at your earliest convenience so that we can find a prompt resolution. We look forward to hearing from you.
This works, and works very well. Saw a rat in my garage, put this out, and checked back in 10 minutes, and the sucker had been zapped, and been zapping them every since. What I like you just pick up the device and dispense the varmint into the trash. Tip: USE PEANUT BUTTER!!! I like this contraption so much that I bought an extra for my basement.
I suspected a rat was coming in my attic at night and purchased this trap. Put a little peanut butter in the back and caught him the first night. I think the key is to try to place the trap where you know the rat has been. Apparently, rats like to retrace their steps and this did the trick. It was easy to dispose and reset.
Pros: Multi Use, Easy to Clean, Easy to Install, Functionality
This product is more than likely not supported by the humane society, however it does work quickly. place it in the path of your mice. The mice is shocked to deaf. If you are trying to save the mice so that you can let him go and he came come back later this is not the right trap for you. However if you want to end the mice problem this trap will certainly take care of that.
Pros: Easy to Clean, Easy to Install, Functionality, works perfectly
I just bought one from our local Martinez Home Depot along with 4 C batteries. But the green light doesn't light up indicating that the power is OK. I have had other zappers before which would provide the same indication when they were set/ready. So, this one is defective.
Response from Home DepotBy THD Customer Service, October 14, 2013
I apologize for your expereince with this product. I did reach out to the MFG for more information on this issue and below is their response to you.
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding our Victor® Electronic Rat Trap (model M240). When turning this trap on, the green light should flash and there should be an audible humming. We apologize that this was not your experience.
Please keep in mind that this trap is covered by a one year warranty. We would like to work with you to make this right. Please do not hesitate to contact us at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) for additional assistance.
Susan Consumer Relations Representative Woodstream Corporation Victor®
Response from Home DepotBy THD Customer Service, June 25, 2012
Hi Coach, I apologize that you had a poor experience with this product. I have reached out to the manufacturer for more information and below is their response to you:
Thank you for the online review submission of the Victor® Electronic Rat Trap model #: M240. We are sorry to learn about your experience with the trap. We would like to identify if you have a functioning trap so that we can ensure that the rat problem can be controlled. When the trap is turned on the light should flash green one time and then turn off. After that point the trap will flash green if there is a catch or red if the battery is low.
Victor® backs all traps with a 30 day money back guarantee and a one year replacement warranty. It is important to us that you are satisfied with your trap and encourage you to contact us at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) so that we may resolve this matter for you.