ok, so we live in a wooded area… recently one of the vacant lots next door was cleared and we had an influx of rats and mice in the attic and everywhere else. we don’t have food out, or pets, nor small children… so we went to war thinning their numbers. we’ve done the ‘pet/child safe’ trap, the standard wood-spring trap and now this one. this one is easy to set, reusable and does its job for the most part. i say that because with mice, they were dead on the snap. the rats… well they unfortunately suffer a bit because of their much larger size.
I set this glue trap for this mouse cause it was destroying my stuff every night. It was successfull but was bad as it when the mouse gets stuck to the trap it cant escape and it dies from hunger, and weakness from trying continuously from freeing itself and it dies after 4-5 days of struggle. This stuff is inhumane I felt so bad for the poor little thing that i freed it, which was the hardest thing to do, and left in and open field.
One of the main features that customers appreciate about the Rat Zapper is that you don’t have to handle the pest to dispose of it. Who wants to be nose to nose with a dead rat? All you need to do is simply release the creature into the trash, and you never have to make contact with it. Forget the old glue boards that leave live rodents stuck in your space. The old snap traps also don’t work as well as they should. The Rat Zapper will shine a bright red light to let you know that a rodent has entered the chamber. You simply dispose of the vermin and reset the unit for the next one that passes through.
Place the bucket trap in the area where you desire to trap rats and then fill the bucket with 2 gallons of water. Bait the trap by covering the aluminum pop can with peanut butter using a butter knife.
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.
The best trap is a plastic trap marketed by Tomcat. It works differently than your conventional wooden type. In order for the rat to set off the trap it has to stand on a plate that surrounds the bait before it can reach the bait.
I have a huge rat problem going on… They are in the crawl space above my kitchen having a grand ol’ time and living quite comfortably. I didnt notice the screen covers on the vents have holes in them and they just climb the stucco to get up there – this was pointed out to me by a pest control inspector. Worst of all there is no way for a person to access this area to get them out, nor poison them and have them die up there, potentially.
In either scenario, these are the most labor intensive types of traps, but they are effective. They aren’t widely employed mainly because these traps are designed for catch and release; in many communities it’s illegal to release a wild black rat.
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.
Eliminate your mouse problem with electric mouse traps from Victor®. Electronic mouse traps deliver a high-voltage shock to kill mice humanely and effectively. Electronic mouse traps can catch up to 10 mice per setting. With Victor® electric mouse traps, pest elimination is always efficient so you can get your mouse infestation under control in no time.
TOMCAT Glue Boards are manufactured with low-profile plastic trays, designed to reduce the chance of rodents stopping at the edge of the tray. The trap’s narrow lip also keeps rodents from skirting along the edges of the tray and avoiding the glue. Once rodents step onto the glue tray, TOMCAT’s tenacious glue will hold a rat securely, while just the slightest contact with the glue will hold a mouse.
You will need a 2-liter soda bottle, barbwire, glue, toothpick and bait (peanut butter, bacon, sunflower seeds). Before making the rat trap diy, put on latex or vynil gloves to avoid leaving human scent. Take a 2-liter soda bottle and cut 2 inches off the top. The opening will be the entrance.
We apologize for the experience and would be happy to assist. This trap has both a sensitive and a firm setting. We recommend putting the trap in place on the floor before setting it. Please give our Consumer Relations Team a call at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) for further assistance.
I gave it 4 stars because occasionally the rat gets away. Sometimes the trap is sprung with no sign of a rat, and sometimes there’s a rat arm inside the trap. It makes me feel a little sad to think of the rats with crutches and prosthetic legs. I assume, in their world, it’s hard to get a job as a chef, lab rat, running in a rat race, or zodiac model with a missing front leg. Although, I hear the rats in this area have a strong union with excellent health care.
__The ‘Professional’ style trap rarely works. I have watched rodents OH-SO cautiously not touch the yellow pad and ever so lightly nibble on the bait. Only once did it work. Two mouses/meeses were at the trap and were wrestling for the food where the trigger was accidentally sprung. But, it caught 2 mouse’s in my house’s.
The first rat traps were inevitably made by hunters that fashioned snares to catch them with, much like the snares made to catch rabbits, squirrels and other small prey. The Middle Ages brought with it the first spring loaded traps, and variations of these are still in popular use today.
The black rat, also known as, confusingly, a house rat, or as a roof rat or ship rat, originated in tropical Asia. It now ranges along the Gulf Coast of the United States, up to about 300 miles (500 km) inland. It is found all over the North Island of New Zealand, and in coastal Australia. Black rats are also common in India. Black rats are smaller than Norway rats, just up to 12 inches (30 cm) tip of the nose to tip of the tail in length, their tails longer than their bodies. They have black fur. Their ears are large and their noses are pointy. Their droppings are about ½ inch (12 mm) long and have pointed ends. In the wild, black rats live in trees, favoring dead palm fronds and dead vegetation. They get into attics and roofs in houses, or they might come down a chimney or a rooftop sewer vent. They are picky eaters, and don’t handle cold weather very well.
I have a garden and a bunch of fruit trees, plus thick hedges covering the privacy fence and wall in my backyard. Recently, it’s been attracting rats. First I noticed my trees and garden were suspiciously sparse on fruit / vegetables, and then I began noticing rat turds on my hammocks, porch chairs / table, etc.
Did you know that contrary to popular belief, rats prefer fresh, high-quality foods and will reject spoiled or inferior food items when given a choice? Desley Whisson, Extension Vertebrate Pest Specialist, University of California claims: Rodent baits should be made from high-quality food materials, and baits which have become rancid or insect-infested should be discarded.
JT Eaton 410BULK Jawz Plastic Rat Trap – excellent snap trap made of durable plastic. The trap is really easy to set compared to wooden traps and can be set by foot or hand. When JT Eaton is properly set the red label indicates it is ready to go.
If you encounter an animal who is stuck to a glue trap, pour a small amount of cooking oil or baby oil onto the stuck areas (avoiding the animal’s nose and mouth) and gently work the animal free. If you cannot free the animal, quickly rush him or her to a veterinarian or wildlife rehabilitator. Sometimes euthanasia performed by a veterinarian is the most humane way to end the trapped animal’s suffering. 
Rats can be annoying by chewing things up, and even frightening for some. However, killing them seems inhumane and traps from the store are expensive. Luckily, a few you can use homemade rat traps that will keep the rat safe from harm, so that it can be released outside where it belongs without the cost of bought traps.
After my encounters with the mouse who had gotten stuck in our glue trap, I wasn’t able to sleep for several nights without the paranoia that every little sound I heard was made by a small suffering mouse.
Multiple Catch Rat Trap Tips:  Use a lure inside the holding chamber such  JF Oakes Professional Rat and Mouse Lure.  Rats and mice will smell the lure and out of curiosity  enter the trap.  Don’t wash out the trap.  A dirty smelly mouse trap always works better.
This is a domestic rat trap made from a ladle and a spoon. It is known as one of the best homemade traps. For a good result, you only require a huge bucket, a spoon and some bait such as peanut butter. By the way, you can make a peanut butter for rat bait yourself in less than 15 minutes. Just take peeled peanuts, roast them, add a tablespoon of vegetable oil and put this mix in a blender – done!
We are sorry this product did not meet your expectations. This trap is covered by a 30 day return policy with a copy of the purchase receipt. Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team for assistance with this policy or for troubleshooting assistance in setting the trap. We can be reached at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867).
All of these products provide you with the ability to quickly rid rats in your home or office. These products can be used outside or inside; the choice is up to you. There’s never a reason to worry about safety and toxins being around children or pets. All of these products are safe and some even environmentally friendly.
When a roof rat climbed in through our built-in mail slot, I didn’t know what to do. We’d had a nest earlier last year and it was easy enough to catch the smaller sized baby rats…Tomcat Kill and Contain Mouse Trap, 2-PackTomcat Rat Snap Trap but returned those in favor of the Tomcat Secure-Kill Rat TrapRead more
A few days after the baited traps have been discovered, set the traps and kill your rats en masse. This will seriously reduce their population, possibly to the point where they won’t be able to repopulate. At the very least, these rodents will shy away from your property!
Of course reviews differ because rats infestations differ too, but this unit have been tested by customers for many years and it has the trust of both of them. So, you may make conclusions yourself about is it worth to purchase this trap for ~$30?
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Each of these traps is set similarly. For the TOMCAT SecureKill Rat Trap, place peanut butter or TOMCAT Attractant Gel into the bait well prior to setting the trap. Pull the set bar back until you hear a click to let you know that the trap is set.
If you’re not sure which page you need, clicking on this picture will take you to an article which lists all the other pages on my site relating to getting rid of rats and mice from your chicken coop.
Yikes!!! an unexpected result of gentrification has all but wiped out this year’s tomatoes!!! as older houses are demolished in the area rats have been moving and they’ve found my tomatoes. i hate ’em, the rats, not the tomatoes. what do others suggest as the best rat trap bait???
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The Victor rat trap can be used indoors or out. Because of its design, it is perfect for a barn or other outdoor location. This trap is 7 inches long and 3.25 inches wide, which is perfect for capturing those large rats. Due to the fact that this trap is designed for rats, it won’t work as well for smaller mice. These traps are very sturdy and a produce a wicked snap that can kill a rate up to 6 inches. It’s the most economical way to take care of the occasional rat or a whole house infestation.
Wow it is like openning the floodgates. My daughter’s partner just rang me for advice as they have rats, my telephone lines were down, the guy from telstra said caused by mice, but it might have been rats. Have to go to Wangarra to get more poison. Will try the sachets this time. No I will not kill a rat in a trap but I found some baby rats in an old pot behind the shed, well … hope they will be reborn as a tree or tomatoe.
I bought this product as a gift my sister lives out in the country and has rats problems every winter! I got the product in a timely manner and it was super simple to put together and test out. She has yet to catch a rodent but with the warmer weather they don’t stay around as often. She was very pleased with her gift and would recommend it to others that have rat problems.
If you prefer the traditional style traps with a little more strength, then the Made2Catch Classic Metal Rat Trap may be what you’re looking for. These traps have an all metal design that is strong and will last a lifetime. Made from galvanized steel, they can be washed and reused over and over again. The paddle design is heavy duty and combined with the powerful spring action; there’s no rodent getting loose from its grip. These little mechanisms are very effective for keeping vermin under control. This specific unit is 4.5 ounces and 6.6 x 3.5 x 0.9 inches in size; it is especially for rats and other larger rodents. While it will get rats, it is not able to get squirrels or other creatures found in attic spaces.
If you see one, there is usually more. And they don’t leave on their own accord. I reset the trap after 11 o’clock that night – way past my bed time. Checked the next morning and one of his girlfriends couldn’t resist the cheese. Disposed of her and reset. You guessed it, caught another one! Three dead rats.