Zap any rat that tries to entice your home by using the RZC001 Classic rat trap. Made from quality plastic and featuring an effective design, this unit is suitable for the home and can be placed indoors or outdoors. It has a decent size of 12 x 4 x .5 inches that makes it suitable for most rats.
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I occasionally use mouse glue traps around our home when I see evidence of mice. The other day my 2-year old daughter stuck her hand on a glue trap that I thought was hidden. We both freaked out because we couldn’t figure out how to get her unglued. I finally got her calmed down enough so that I could slowly pull her loose but it was a lot of work to get the glue off of her skin. Is there an easier way to do this in case it happens again? A. A., Hampton, NH 
I had a mouse problem and the door on my Have-A-Heart type trap did not close, although the mouse was able to enjoy the Peanut Butter. I tried a Dead On Arrival (DOA) Mouse Glue trap that I got at the 99 Cent Only store that is selling on eBay for $4. It did not work. I also got 2 Dead End Brand Glue boards and 2 Rat Spring activated traps and they also did not work. On the Glue Boards I used Cashews as the mice and Rats love them as well. On the Spring Traps I used Peanut Butter. The mouse ingested all the peanut butter and the cashews without getting stuck on the Glue Boards or activating the Spring Traps. After trying everything I got on line and saw that people had luck and raved about the TomCat Brand Glue boards. I went to Homey Depot and the person In the Garden Center I talked to also recommended the TomCat Glue Traps. I got a pack of 2 and got 2 mice in 2 days. I then dump the trap in a 5 Gallon bucket of water and drowned the Rodents. The TomCat Rat Traps really work well for mice and I highly recommend them. I also recommend using Tape on the bottom of the trap to make it more stable. Another good trap is the Rat Zapper. The only trouble I have with the Rat Zapper is they are expensive to use as they go through batteries quickly. I only get about 4 Kills with a set of 4 D batteries. I still use the Have-A -Heart type trap for Rats as it still works well. Another trick is to let the Peanut Butter harden for a couple of days on the Trap before putting the trap into action. Another trick I am using on the Have-A-Heart type trap is to apply the Peanut Butter on the back of the activator as the Rat has to apply full pressure to the trigger to get it’s treat.
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.
TOMCAT Glue Boards capture rats and mice without poison, making them ideal to use in food plants, kitchens, restaurants, food processing plants, hospitals, residences, zoos and other sensitive areas where poison is prohibited or discouraged.
Tomcat Rat Snap Trap – safe, effective and working option to remove pesky rats. The trap has many benefits like the one when you don’t have to worry about getting your fingers caught. The trap has aggressive and powerful design. You can set Tomcat by hand or foot.
Have you ever tried Rat Zappers? They are a very humane was to kill the rats. It’s an electric chair for rats. They go in and never come out. They are a bit pricey but they are worth it. The problem with bait is that the rat suffers to death. The occasional problem with the wooden snap traps is when the rats are not instantly killed. I want to be humane as much as possible.
I believe i have had some success! broke up a nest in a woodpile yesterday with 3 mature rats went scampering away. put out the Racumin paste sachets and they all showed signs of being eaten! just a matter of keeping it up now. the poison with bro~1 and bro~2 have not even been touched, think the rats know now what they are.
Electronic Zapper Rat Trap Advantages – Simple to use, rat or mouse is hidden inside chamber after death so it is not visible.  Flashing red light alerts to a kill.  Only trap that kills both mice and large rats.
Works great, follow the label!! Must be heated for spreading. I finally cut chunks with scissors and laid them on cheap serving trays from the thrift store (metal to take the heat) and baked them at 250 degrees till they flowed out. I caught 17 rats in 1 week with 6 tray traps 🙂
Rats have been the bane of human civilization for as long as there have been humans. These enterprising rodents were originally forest dwellers that took their rightful place in the animal kingdom. However, as the human population grew and developed civilizations, rats adapted to a life of living off human food waste. The rats targeted by rat traps have become pests and are known specifically as black rats, taxonomically named rattus rattus.
Size the barbwire so that it is exactly the shape and dimensions of the bottle’s opening and cut off the piece. Glue this piece of barbwire over the top opening of the bottle. In practice, the barbwire should replicate a swinging door.
3 Easy Steps to Get Started In addition to offering flexible and convenient rodent control, the Victor® Smart-Kill™ Wi-Fi Electronic Rat Trap is also easy to set up. In three easy steps, you can have your trap up and running with the ability to monitor multiple traps from your mobile device.
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.
Instructions for how to set this trap can be found at the following link: http://victorpest.scene7.com/is/content/woodstream/victorpest/us/resources/instructions/vp-us-instructions-BM032.pdf. Also, our Metal Pedal Mouse Traps can be purchased on our website at the following link: http://www.victorpest.com/victor-metal-pedal-mouse-trap-bm154-24. For further assistance, please contact us at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867).
Are you using rat traps or mouse traps? Make sure they are rat traps. In addition use more traps and different types of traps e.g. glue traps. Use different bait, in some traps use food and others nesting material.
Though they may seem practical, mouse glue traps are probably one of the most inhumane ways to catch a mouse. Once the mouse is stuck to the strip, it will remain alive until one of the following happens:
Once a rat has been caught, a red light flashes. Then, you empty the rat into a sealable plastic bag, re-bait and place the Zapper back in the rat’s path for another kill. The Zapper kills rats instantly with a powerful 8,000-volt zap. Clean and easy, you never have to touch the rat itself. The Zapper handles all the dirty work.
Eliminator Trap – electronic rat control option that kills rats as humanely and quickly as possible. The trap works by emitting electric shock, which kills rat with virtually no pain to the animal and absolutely no mess.
This big boy lived in my backyard jungle paradise for months, maybe years. He evaded every trap I set for him, even ate a pound of rat poison…..think it just fattened him up. Tunneled under every yucca, palm tree and raised planter he could find. Then came the TOMCAT. Just placed a bunch of them along his poop trails, perpendicular to the perimeter block walls up in the raised planter terraces. Waited weeks for him to make the fatal error…….then just last night, he strutted right onto the trip plate. Didn’t even eat the bait in the cup………….SNAP the jaws went down and that was the ender for him. Got to say, he was a smart fella……took a while but even the most cunning rat gets trapped.
Exclusion is an important rodent control technique. It will get rid of the rats by making it difficult for them to enter the home or structure. Rats are easier to exclude than mice because rats a typically larger. Mice can enter an opening as small as 3/8″ wide. All openings greater that 1/4″ should be sealed to exclude mice. For rats, all openings greater that 1/2″ should be sealed.
The model preferred by professionals and infestation-survivors alike is the classic Victor Easy Set. It’s cheap, effective, and does the job in a way often considered to be more humane than some of the ostensibly friendlier options, as it almost always kills on contact.
I came out, walked around the house and nearly stained my drawers. Near my feet I found a younger possum (Not full grown adult) with one of the traps stuck on its snout. This catch caused me some very deep emotional thought. Should I end the life of the disease bag that got stuck in trap, or do I give the little bugger a chance and somehow try to remove the trap? I figured since Ralph (that’s what I’m naming him) wasn’t my intended target, I’d pardon him this one time. With gloves, a big garbage can lid, a long shovel, and all the manliness I could muster, I was able to cover him with the lid and release the trap from his snout using the shovel. I then took a rake and lifted the lid and ran like a child as my new friend meandered under my bushes/deck area. I made an agreement that if he leaves by the next day, he won’t be physically evicted. Thankfully, Ralph left and hopefully he told his friends that my deck area isn’t a good place to hang around.
Water is the main threat of such devices. Only Rodent Terminator Trap of all other traps described is claimed to be water-resistant, although you never know for sure. Any moisture inside the gadget will lead to problems, so either you shouldn’t use it outdoors at all or you should cover it securely (with a case or place it inside a waterproof container). The same applies to changes in temperature: in extreme heat or cold, the tap should theoretically work, but the battery will discharge very quickly. So you can go for it, if you are ready for spending additional money on batteries.
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Live traps are generally larger than standard snap traps.  The larger trap size can be more of an issue to the rat and can create “trap shyness”.  Live rat traps also create another problem – the rat is alive when captured.   The rat has to then be relocated far enough away that it can’t find it’s way back.  That usually means a trip in the car or truck to let it go somewhere.
We spent 36 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top picks for this wiki. For those of you with rat problems, any one of these traps may provide the solution to keeping your home rodent-free. We’ve selected models designed for residential use as well as some that are good for outdoor placement and commercial environments. We’ve also included a few catch-and-release options, in case you’re humanely-inclined. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best rat trap on Amazon.
The most common rat trap going is essentially a giant sized mouse trap using a spring mechanism mounted to a flat piece of wood. It has a bait cup or a bait station which when disturbed, releases a spring-loaded arm that snaps shut onto a rats neck with sufficient force to cause instant death. These “snap traps” are available in different shapes and sizes, but all employ a spring-loaded arm that snaps shut when a rat takes the bait.
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For the best results, we recommend placing the trap along the wall where rodents primarily travel. The bait and trigger end of the mouse trap should be flush against the wall so that mice will be tempted to explore them. We recommend baiting the trap with a toothpick amount of peanut butter. Anything more than that, and the mice may be able to access the bait without setting off the trap.