A: Remove the small staple holding the locking bar to the wood base. Place bait inside curl found at the end of the bait pedal.  Pull back bow and hold down with thumb. With other hand, engage the curved portion locking bar under the small, V-shaped lip on the bait pedal.
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My neighbor bought me some cheapo made in China rat traps and they have yet to catch anything. You almost have to step on them to set them off. My grandparents had these traps and they were always the traps that caught rats. The trigger is very sensitive (best design I’ve seen) and the trap is made with quality parts and a solid piece of wood. If you are thinking about buy some traps these are the ones to buy. Even if you’re not looking for a dozen traps, it’s worth the extra money because you’ll get the rat(s) you’re looking for in no time.
Electronic rat traps are one of the best solutions for a no-touch, no-see experience. Victor® electric rat traps deliver high-voltage lethal shocks to eliminate rats in your home. Just one electronic rat trap by Victor® has the power to eliminate a small rodent infestation. An easy indicator light will let you know right away that you have trapped a rat.
Victor® Metal Pedal Mouse Trap The original wooden snap trap — the Victor® Metal Pedal Mouse Trap — is also the world’s No. 1 selling mouse trap. 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 mice for more than 115 years, this trap delivers clean, instant rodent control. With this bundle, you’ll get 24 Victor® Metal Pedal Mouse Traps.
The most common type of rat trap is the classic snap trap made by Victor.  The trap is so popular because it is cheap and effective.  Victor makes two versions of their classic trap; Standard and Professional.
You see a shadow move from out of the corner of your eye. Then, you start noticing droppings along your baseboards, in the pantry, and maybe even on the kitchen countertops. You might as well face it—you have rodents. Once you get over the “yuck” factor, there are some simple, no-nonsense steps you can take to deal with the problem. Whatever you encounter, Tomcat has you covered with a wide variety of options to suit your individual needs and preferences.
I live in an apartment had have used ultrasonic pest control for 10 years. A few months after moving in we had a mouse problem, put down those sticky pads and bought my first ultrasonic plug ins and have been using them since 2006. After the initial problem, we spotted a rodent in Nov, 2011, rfreshed the units and no more problems until Sep 2015, which kind of surprised me because we change them every 18 months. We replaced the units and replaced them again in April of this year. It is now October and we have suddenly becme infested even though. Even though the units were replaced just 6 months ago,, we replaced them yesterday, and put down sticky pads. I’m hoping this will get rid of the disgusting things at least for the next 6 months (when we plan to move). I don’t know what happened. The plug ins worked for us for 10 years. Now I feel dirty and feel like everything in the house needs to be scoured, but I need the rodents gone first. I do have a spray I can use, but it smells so bad It kept everyone around here choking for hours.
Place a treat at the end of the tube that hangs off the edge of the counter. This will lure mice into the tube. The apparatus – and the mouse – will fall into the receptacle you set up below when the mouse reaches the treat.[26]
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When I finally succeeded in my task, a battered and disheveled mouse, with missing clumps of fur, limped off into the night. Many trapped animals end up breaking or chewing off their own limbs in their struggle for freedom.
Place a piece of food on the construction paper. Place the food — cheese, a piece of candy, or bread — along the edge of the coffee can directly opposite the point at which the ruler, paint stirring stick, or other ramp-like object you’ve affixed to the coffee can meets the can’s mouth.[7]
Snap traps are a humane choice when they are able to kill instantly. Ideally a snap trap is activated when food bait is removed or eaten by the rat, triggering the spring loaded mechanism. When the metal bar strikes the rat in the neck or spine, death is usually instantaneous. However, sometimes a rat will be caught by a paw or tail and not killed outright, resulting in an inhumane, prolonged death.
It is a stinky process but one of the best ways to prevent these rodents. Take some cow dung cakes and spread them in your attic or garden. When rats eat the cow dung, it will inflame their stomach and lead them to die. Thus, helps get rid of rats outside the house.
For your convenience, the trap’s design allows you to easily dispose of the dead rodent without having to see or touch it. The new and improved design of the electronic trap has a removable kill chamber, which provides better plate access so you can easily clean and bait it in between uses. These traps require no poison or chemicals and can be used anywhere inside your home or business to ensure years of effective rat control.
I’ve just plugged one in each room in my house a couple of days ago, and so far it’s just increasing the activity of the mice. It’s not a quick fix and if you’re petrified of mice, like I am, these electronic devices don’t really help.
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For me, these traps have to be baited properly in order to catch rats. I use peanut butter, but I don’t just dab some on the copper tab. I use a qtip with the tip soaked in peanut butter, cut the tip off the stick, and lodge that under the point on the trigger plate. I then dab some on top of that to entice the rats. Once the rats run across the trap they will try to nibble the qtip tip that is lodged under the trigger plate, then snap! Rats are smart, if you just dab some on the trigger plate itself, they will just lick it off, evading the trap. If you bait the plate where they have to nibble at it, you’ll get great results everytime!
This is done by eliminating the sources of rat food and water from the buildings in question, including fixing leaky indoor and outdoor taps and cleaning up food spills promptly. Storage of both human and pet food should be in containers which the rats cannot easily chew through (metal, ceramic or glass). Food waste should not be tossed on the ground around the structure, garbage cans must be secured. Bird feeder spillage must be cleaned up promptly—bird seed is a prime attractant to rats, particularly in an urban or suburban environment.
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The Rat Zapper Ultra Rodent Trap offers you The Rat Zapper Ultra Rodent Trap offers you more kills and longer stand by times. This trap is perfect for larger rats (and mice too) ongoing rodent infestations and commercial applications. The kill chamber is larger than the Rat Zapper Classic. Bait with ordinary pet food or another high-protein bait …  More + Product Details Close
Proudly Made in the USA Victor® Easy Set® Mouse Traps are made in the USA from Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified wood. The FSC promotes the responsible management of forests worldwide for future generations. Not only will the Victor® Easy Set® Mouse Trap help you eliminate your rodent problem, you can feel satisfied in knowing that it is sourced from environmentally responsible materials.
To make a homemade rat trap from a bucket, you will also need a box, thin board, long wood plank, water and bait food. Take or buy the buckets of at least two feet in size and fill it half full with cold water.
Consider your live trap options. Use live traps for squirrels. The most common type of live trap is a small cage-like structure with some type of trap door. The company Havahart makes several sizes and models of this type of structure.[22] These are widely considered to be the most effective for trapping squirrels, and can work for rats as well.[23]
A: Individuals in a rodent population search for different types of food. For mice, anything high in protein like peanut butter, chocolate or hazelnut spread is a great option. Also, nesting materials like dental floss, cotton or string are also great options. Try to use whatever bait or nesting material the rodents are currently feeding on or using to build nests.
Please be aware the sound is 25,000 hertz just out of the human hearing range. Cats can hear 70,000 hertz and dogs are around 45,000 hertz.  Every pet but birds can hear the sounds. The sound is a varying high pitched constant sound. It works great for mice in the attic but if used in the home the sound will bounce off of walls and under doors.  I shut the door in  my bed room and 3 cats and 2 dogs reacted in the other room.  Your pets may get used to it and most people don’t  know. Since my animals reacted I knew it was in their hearing range.  I did a little research and found they are not allowed to be sold into Canada.  Their government protects it’s citizens.  Our military service also does not allow purchases of electronic repellers do to false claims and no proof of effectiveness. Attics and garages are fine, if the pets are not in that area.  Customers please spread the words to your friends on social media.  All electronic repellers are same and people dont know. I tested on ants and fleas who had no reacton.  I think it works for rodents and squirrels in enclosed are areas.  If the company responds i want facts and no bs fake talk.  If it really worked for fleas and bedbugs and ants prove it with facts.  Show me a video or send me the testing results.   
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 flush against the wall.
Maybe if you just put a thin line of pb around the can, they would have to reach further and spin off the can. That was one big rat. The ones that got into my house were about 10 inches, nose to tail.
Excellent. Caught rats I had been after with boards that had less “stick em.” Will buy again! I even cut the piece off that had the dead critter on it and kept using the remainder. Lay a piece of paper on the sticky part and cut through it. Helps keep scissors from getting stuck to board.
They never saw it coming… they came wave upon wave into the mouth of the beast. Eager to reach their last meal they crawl inside, but they find only death. The bodies pile higher and higher. The beast shows no mercy and spares no rodent. Its appetite is unending… consuming rodents and batteries without remorse.
I bought four of the plugin ones off Amazon. They specify the range they work and we get mice in our basement. I plugged them all in downstairs except one I put in my garage. Surprisingly they did work, even on spiders. This was two years ago I think, but a few months ago they stopped working. They may of stopped working sooner because a year ago two stray cats made a home of my garage and the deal was they can stay and I will feed them if they catch mice lol. Which they do lol.
I’M AMAZED! I have pet chickens and this year I made the coop so cozy the mice moved in…I was horrified at all the activity I was seeing. I bought this because I hate to kill anything and this appeared to be the most humane. For 2 days i didnt use batteries, I only put my chicken feed in it so that the mice would get used to eating from it. Then I activated it with 4 C Duracell batteries, and took a toothpick of almond butter and smeared a little on the bait door. I turned on the Victor M241 and placed it facing where I’ve seen them coming and going and then walked over to my other coop to get some fencing to put around it so the chickens wouldn’t see the dead mouse and try to get to it (yes, chickens are carnivores)…when I came back 10 min later the buzzer was sounding off..i waited for it to stop and the green light started blinking every 5 or 10 seconds indicating a kill. I picked ut up and dumped in the trash. During this time I saw 2 little mice crawling around my big crates that I no longer use but they were eating crumbs and shavings so I put the device in there, closed the crate door and turned the device on again…and watched a little mouse walk right into it. That was #2. I emptied it, put it back in the crate again, turned it back on and closed the coop up for the night. This morning I had 2 more in there. I will add more almond butter bait tonight but until I dont have a kill overnight I’m not cleaning it. I wont use detergent as Ive read it repels them. This has a super fast kill time..just get good batteries like Duracell to ensure that.
What’s worse than having diseased rodents in your home? The expense needed to get rid of them. Traps. Poison. You know rats are cautious creatures so it’s possible they could avoid your traps for days, and while you wait for your investment to work, these clever creatures could be turning your home into a breeding ground as you sleep.
Simon Mann is a “handy man” to have around the house. Although he was a trained carpenter he went on to become a VP of a construction company. Any pest or DIY problem you may have, he always seems to come up with the right solution.
When baiting the trap, it is important to use only a small, pea size amount of bait. We have found that peanut butter, or something high in protein (such as a hazelnut spread or chocolate) works well. Placement of the trap is also very important. We recommend placing the trap 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.
It’s important to re-state, though, that I used it only after I’d spent time getting rid of a large infestation of rodents in my chicken run.  Until you have the population under control this trap won’t be of much use because it can only kill one at a time.
After reading several reviews and deciding against the collateral damage that glue traps and poison could cause, as well as watching several videos on how to make various bucket traps, I decided the classic Victor M326 Professional Rat Trap would best suit my needs. What can one say … it’s an oldie but a goodie. I placed the order from Amazon and waited for Prime delivery. In the interim I watched and plotted. I watched that bold lil’ rat scurry from the outskirts of the yard across the center of the lawn, again. It cruised under my car, paused and checked to see the coast was clear, and then it gleefully jumped into the garden. No, I’m not crazy, the movement with which the rat entered the garden was gleeful, almost like it was prancing. It was out for a night on the town at our expense. I could do nothing but wait for the traps; however, el raton made one critical mistake – now I confirmed its entry point to the garden and knew it’s approximate feeding time, it was the second evening in a row it entered the garden at the same spot and same time out cruising for grub. I couldn’t wait to get that rat bastard.
DRG suggested using a different bait, one he wouldn’t easily remove. I modified the trigger to make the V-shaped metal tab stick up at a 45º angle. I then formed a ball of cheese around the trigger and reset the trap.
On the farm we had many mice in our chicken cage after the chicken food and the mice were a big problem due to excreting in the chicken food as well as bringing in the various snakes to feast on the abundance of mice. (cobras, puff adders, boomslang).
Consider kill traps. Electronic kill traps are widely considered to be the most effective method of removing mice and rats from your home. They are also safer for non-rodents in your home, and easier to dispose of compared to other kill traps. While they are more expensive, they are the quickest way to rid your home of mice and rats, and are the most humane type of kill trap. (Live traps, however, are the most effective way to get squirrels out of your home.[8])
The original wood-based wire snap trap, the Victor Metal Pedal Rat Trap with 4-Way Trigger provides instant rodent control and is safe for business use. Trusted to control rats for over 100 years, this trap allows for clean and quick trapping – ideal for maximum rodent control. Once a rodent triggers the metal pedal, the trap immediately springs closed to eliminate the pest on contact. It can then be easily disposed of for quick and clean removal. With superior quality and effectiveness, the Victor rat trap has become the #1 selling trap in the world – with over 1 billion sold. Also, Victor rat traps are the professionals’ trap of choice. The disposable rat traps are safe for use around food, water, children and pets. Victor® Metal Pedal Rat Traps are perfect for use anywhere at your business. These rat traps should be placed where rodents travel, such as along walls at 2 to 3 foot intervals. Victor metal pedal rat traps are constructed from environmentally responsible, Forest Stewardship Council certified wood. Made in the USA!
I use these to discourage our cat from getting into areas she shouldn’t be. Don’t worry, she doesn’t get stuck to it. Once they see that it’s sticky they avoid it completely. Much cheaper than alternate methods. Glue is non toxic so it won’t hurt your furry friends, just keeps them out of places they shouldn’t be.
“I’ve tried other brands of traps, but so many times the mice eat the bait but the trap doesn’t trigger. So the bait just becomes a regular meal for the mice. These Victor traps are easy to bait, easy to set, cheap enough to use everywhere, and most importantly, they work!” (Review from Dagarb) Read More Reviews »
So as you can see here, you take an empty toilet paper roll and crease one side so it fits flat along the edge of a table or counter top. Balancing may be difficult at first, but that’s the concept to making this work. Once you find that sweet spot, place some peanut butter or some cracker crumbs at the end of the tube. The key is to making sure you have a tall enough bucket or bin below to where the mouse will fall as it reaches the end of the tube. Simple, cheap, and efficient. My kind of mouse trap.
Jerry Schappert is a certified pest control operator and Associate Certified Entomologist with over two and a half decades of experience from birds to termites and everything in between. He started as a route technician and worked his way up to commercial/national accounts representative. Always learning in his craft he is familiar with rural pest services and big city control techniques. Jerry has owned and operated a successful pest control company since 1993 in Ocala,Florida. While his knowledge and practical application has benefitted his community Jerry wanted to impart his wisdom on a broader scale to help many more. Pestcemetery.com was born from that idea in 2007 and has been well received. It is the goal of this site to inform you with his keen insights and safely guide you through your pest control treatment needs.
we had a mouse that was outsmarting us. We got this and found out it was a chipmunk! We have caught many mice and chipmunks with this. It has solved a problem that was getting to be very frustrating. We really didn’t want to have to kill them but it had to be done as too much damage was happening in the basement. It is quick so humane.
We found ourselves inundated with rats this spring. I tried four other brands before trying these. These are the best at attracting and keeping the rats stuck once they got in the glue. I’ve already ordered 60 of them. I hope I won’t need more but if I do these are the only ones I will buy.
Even after setting out the unset rat traps and following the procedure in step #9, you may still have rats that will not go into the snap traps. There are alpha and beta rats in a rat population. The first rats to be caught in snap traps are the beta rats (inferior rats). The superior alpha rats are much more cautious around the snap traps. At this point, use a live trap. Rodenticides may be another choice for you at this point. Rodent baits (the strong single feed baits) are more costly, but will cause much more pressure on the rodent population as they readily take the bait and die.
Haven’t really tried electronic pest controllers but I think they must work on some or all pest especially ants I’ve noticed when their on my counter and I cause a vibration they instantly run around frantically like they’ve lost all control of direction
Spread peanut butter over the surface of the can. When a mouse scurries up the ramp to eat, in theory, he will leap to the can for the bait, spin off the wheel and drown. I can’t see why this bucket mouse trap wouldn’t work on mice.
Most of the sounds a rat makes are inaudible to human ears and without a specially modified bat detector we would be completely unaware of them.  Most of a rats inaudible chatter seems to signify happiness and excitement.  The more vocal sounds are generally aimed at reinforcing something they are communicating with their body.  Rats only rely on audible communication for a very small part of their overall communication.  It can still be useful to understand some of the more common noises.
Pro Tip: “The Victor Rat Trap M326 is the same trap your Dad used, but it has an extended trigger. On hard services it will pay you to use the Hercules Putty to help hold this Victor Rat Trap in one place. You can also mix some Provoke Rat Attractant with the putty and put it on the trip plate. This helps prevent the rodent from removing the lure without setting off snap of this trap.”
Convenient Bait Door for Effortless Bait Application With the built-in bait cup, you always know your trap is properly baited. Access the cup by opening the bait door located at the back of the trap. To get started, use a toothpick or cotton swab to apply a high protein bait such as peanut butter or hazelnut spread in the cup. Then place your trap in an area with high rodent activity and turn it on.
Apply a small amount of high-protein bait, such as peanut butter, chocolate or hazelnut spread to the metal pedal on the trap as shown. Be sure to use a Q-tip, toothpick or another tool to bait so your scent is not transferred onto the trap.
3. If it weren’t for rats, millions of humans would not have died over our history, so “population control” has certainly been forwarded by their natural ways. Kudos to them or my traffic problems would be even worse than they already are.