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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76%of customersrecommend this product89 of 117reviews
Rating Breakdown127 reviews
76%of customersrecommend this product89 of 117reviews
After 10 days of trying various snap, glue and humane traps, I finally decided it was time to try the Victor Electric Trap and I'm so glad I did. (we did call an exterminator, but as many have said, they are essentially worthless) I didn't have a first night success, but I think that was because he wasn't hungry enough to risk it at first (he had gotten away with some free peanut butter on some of my other snap traps the night before). So I switched up the gameplan so that the only food source/trap available to him was the Victor Electric Trap. It took two more nights but this morning I woke up to the gross/beautiful sight of a tail hanging out of the trap.
I used the damp "welcome mat" like others had suggested because it's extremely dry weather this time of year. I also used gloves when baiting and placing the trap.
But to be honest, I think the most effective thing I did was ensure that the ONLY food source available to him was the bait inside the Victor electronic trap. My hunch is that after two nights of zero sustenance, his hunger took over his caution and he had to take the risk.
What I'm most happy about is that the trap did it's job when he finally did. There is nothing worse than waking up to find that a rat got away with bait off a trap that didn't go off.
It was a rough and stressful week and a half, but I'm glad it's over. Next time I won't even mess around with the snap traps or humane cages, I'm going straight for my Victor Electronic Rat Trap.
We've had the product for two nights and have already caught two rats in out kitchen!
The first night we didn't catch anything because we didn't follow the directions exactly. We placed some dried top ramen with some peanut butter at the back of the trap (our rat likes top ramen LOL). The next morning the bait was gone and no rat. NEXT We followed the directions EXACTLY and placed a small amount of peanut butter through one of the bottom holes directly on the black gate and within a few hours we had caught our first rat. We reset the trap before we went to bed and the next morning we caught a much larger rat!
Tips: The damp towel welcome mat is genius. Put the peanut butter right on the back of the trap like the directions say. Put the trap along a wall where the rats are known to travel. Try to not handle the trap or the bait with your bare hands. (rats can smell you and it tips them off)
Pros: Durable, Multi Use, Easy to Install, Strong, Great Quality
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
This has worked very well and I have already caught 2 mice in a row up in my attic. Tonight I am going for 3. Very easy to dispose of and I never had to touch the poor little fellows. I use fresh peanuts each time so the bait is not so gooey and difficult to install. This seems to be a very humane death === no suffering animals and I am so happy about that.
Pros: Easy to Install, Functionality, Strong, Great Quality, Good Shape, humane
I was having rats in my garage, I tried rat poison and spring traps with no progress. I found Victor electronic trap and decided to spend the money and give it a try. The second night I caught the rat by using roasted peanuts. I placed the peanuts in the back of the trap and it worked. I did not see any more signs of rats in the garage. About a month I noticed rat signs around my storage shed. I again loaded the trap with peanuts out side my shed. I have a drainage ditch behind my house. I have been catching rats and mice every night for the last week. I am well pleased with the results I have had with this trap. I am stilll using the same batteries.
I bought this product because of the customer ratings. When I was checking out at the store, I asked the cashier if these traps work and told the girl that I had read all the great reviews. She told me that if people were willing to take the time, review it, and give it good reviews then it must be good. So I bought it. Got home, put batteries in it, smeared some peanut butter through the center hole on back, and carefully placed it where I had seen a rat in my garage. I check the trap this morning and noticed that the green light was flashing! Lo and behold, the rat was dead!!!!! It was that easy! I definitely recommend this trap. The only drawback is the price, but I'd rather pay the $39.99 then have a rat infested home. Also, best part is, you dont even have to touch the rat. Just dump it in a bag by holding the trap housing and you're good to go!
Pros: Multi Use, Easy to Clean, Easy to Install, Functionality, Sharp
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!
Like many I read reviews and followed suggestions. Like many I have used many different rat traps, glue and poison. This Victor electrocution trap is the best so far. It did take two days before a rat entered the trap and ate some of the bait. For some reason it did not kill the rat that time?
However, next morning a see a long rat tail and the blinking green light. The rat was terminated no mess or blood.
For continuous use I would suggest using some dried fruit and/or walnuts. This type of bait won't decompose too fast so you can leave the trap unattended for some time. However, I would use peanut butter and dried fruit if more rats are suspected to be active.
This really is a better mouse trap. Just make sure bait is placed far enough inside.
The first one I bought was amazing and caught a mouse and two rats in a couple of hours. Then nothing... It took me a couple of days to figure out that it had stopped working as it should. It kept turning itself off. So I bought another one, intending to return the first one. The second one did the same thing. I returned both and tried a third one before I left the store. It did the same thing!
This should be, and was at first, a trap that I could feel kind of good about. Guess I will have to look for a different source.
Pros: Easy to Clean, Easy to Install, Functionality
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!
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!
The trap is easy to set up and use. Just add batteries, bait with a little peanut butter and you are ready to go. When you zap a rodent just take out and dump it , rebait and you are off again. I've caught a bunch of the critters and it is still going strong with the original batteries. My rodent problem is completely in check!
Works well- just put some p-nut butter in the back. I have three. One trap in the chicken coop had success 5 nights in a row. Works on mice or rats. Wish there was a bigger one for squirrels. Home Depot is the only place I have found these traps.
I baited, made sure batteries were working, etc. I moved it to three different locations, and it never caught a rat. I know there are rats in the area because I saw one, and I saw a cat that had caught one take it away. But this trap stayed until the batteries were drained, and never caught anything.
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...
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.
Bought this electronic trap two weeks ago. First thing I noticed how cheaply made this battery compartment was designed and it was slightly difficult to install the batteries, which had poor connection against this springs. Second, the light that is suppose to flash when a kick has been made intermittently flashed without being trigged. After exchanging this unit for another I had it in use for about 3 days when I watched a rat run into the trap and take about two minutes to eat the bait and run away. I check the unit to make sure it was on, which it was. No activation and no kill. The best results I am getting is with the victor black plastic traps. So in my opinion this unit is a waste of money.
Cons: does not work
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Response from Home DepotBy THD Customer Service, January 22, 2014
I did reach out to the MFG for more information on this issue and below is their response to you.
With this trap it is important that the interior metal plates be clear of any dirt, debris or bait to ensure that the trap can properly sense the rats entering the trap.
To clean your trap:
• Remove the batteries. • Wipe the plates of your trap with a damp cloth – water only, no soaps or detergents (soaps and detergents will repel rodents). • Allow trap to completely air dry. • Replace the batteries
Once the trap has been cleaned, be sure to bait the trap with just a small amount of peanut butter on the back wall and check that none of the bait has gotten onto the metal plates inside the trap.
We are sorry to hear that you have not yet seen the desired results with this Victor® Trap. If you have tried these steps and are still not seeing results, please do not hesitate to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) for additional assistance.
Susan Consumer Relations Representative Woodstream Corporation Victor®