The Victor Classic Rat Trap –  This is the original wooden rat trap with a heavy wire closure.  It was designed hundreds of years ago and hasn’t changed much today.  Known as the “finger breaker”, the original wooden rat trap works well.  However, if misused or tampered with by human hands or pets, it will break fingers and paws.
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For example, they are made of strong materials, come in simple designs, are easy to use and kill the rats quickly and in a humane manner. They are also versatile and suitable for both indoor and outdoor application whether in the home, office, restaurant, food store, garage and other places.
Rats are not just scary and creepy, they can cause a huge damage to your property. These rodents have strong jaw to chew not only through fabrics but also through plastic covered cables and wall coverings.
Rats are comparatively easy to trap with snap traps, because they are curious and explore a bit, and are generally fearless. Many types of traps work, but the old standard wooden snap traps are actually the most effective. Just spread some peanut butter on the trip pan. However – bait is actually of least concern. You actually don’t need any bait at all. You will have far more success if, before you even start rat trapping, you seal shut every possible entry hole using steel mesh, which rats are unable to chew through. This first step is by far the most important thing, and the only crucial thing you must do for permanent rat control. Once that is done, catching the rats is a cinch, regardless of bait. Once the building is sealed, and the rats are trapped inside, set at least a dozen or more snap traps in the attic, on areas of rat activity (look for droppings and trails in the insulation). You actually don’t need bait, but it does help so bait with peanut butter. That’s all you really need. Sure, chocolate, or slim jims, or pineapple, or pretty much any food will work. But since peanut butter is easy to apply and works as well as anything else, that’s what I go with. But remember, setting some rat traps with peanut butter randomly in the house or attic will catch a few rats, but not all of them, and the problem will last as long as you have open holes leading into your house. Read more about rat trapping for tips and proper techniques.
How it Works – Mice and small rats enter the trap through a side hole.  After entering the trap, they step on a small “trip” plate that releases the entire floor and sweeps them into a holding chamber.  This revolving floor is very gentle to mice and can capture several mice at the same time.  The floor is similar to a “paddle wheel”.  This wheel is spring loaded and will reset itself.  Up to 15 mice can be captured with 1 winding of the spring.  A black spring knob is located on the outside of the trap. This knob is wound by hand several times to engage the spring.
Make sure that the plates are clear of any debris, especially urine or hair from a recent kill that may interfere with the unit’s proper function. Remember, both plates need to be clean so that the electric circuit is made complete by the rodent stepping on both.
It’s a very effective and can be used as an outdoor rat trap and that’s why people prefer it. Its perfect design makes it powerful and easy to use. You can even set it by hand or foot. It has patented interlocking teeth, which ensures that it becomes impossible for rats to escape. It also comes with the removable bait cup, if you need.
Catseye prefers to use snap traps for humane reasons unless otherwise directed by a client. Ideally, the best solution is to install an exclusion system to prevent mice from ever entering your home again.
How it works – Plastic rat traps work by suffocating the rat, not by a crushing blow from a thick heavy wire.  After capture, the plastic lid squeezes tighter and tighter and the rat cannot breathe.  As a result the rat suffocates – usually within minutes.  The air literally gets squeezed out of it’s lungs.
Victor® offers a wide selection of rat control products to rid your home of this disease-carrying rodent. In addition to outdoor rat traps of the snap trap design, indoor products include glue boards and electronic traps and repellents.
Set the trap close to where you want to place it, such as in a cupboard. Apply an attractant to the metal bait trigger. Position the pin away from the trap and carefully pull the spring-loaded U-shaped metal bar back to the opposite end and hold the bar firmly with one hand. With the other hand, place the metal pin over the U-shaped bar and insert the curved end of the pin into the left slot of the bait trigger.
Glue boards (also known as glue traps) are trays coated with an extremely sticky adhesive. Often used to get rid of rodents, insects and  snakes, many buy these boards as an alternative to indiscriminate snap traps, which endanger pets and children.Animals that touch a glue board are immediately caught and stuck to the board and usually suffer a slow death by starvation or suffocation.
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Victor Rat Glue Board (24 traps) – provide effective pest control with no baiting or setting. The product is a great low-cost alternative to rat control products. The trap requires no setting – just position and catch.
Rats compensate for their poor vision by having excellent memories.  Once a rat locates a safe way to get to where it wants to go it will travel that path over and over again.  This is why rats are great at running mazes in lab experiments.
Buy at least several traps. Once you’ve identified a rat problem, you’ll want to work fast. The quicker you can start trapping rats, the less time the population of rats will have a chance to expand. Start by heading to your local hardware store and buying plenty of rat traps — the more you’re able to set, the better chance you stand of trapping rats. Most disposable rat traps are available for quite cheap, so it’s not a bad idea to buy one or two more than you think you’ll need. If the extra money prevents major rat problems in the future, it will have been a wise investment. See the steps below for information on the different types of rat traps available.
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Glue-trap manufacturers generally direct consumers to throw away animals along with the trap, leaving the animals to suffer for days until they finally die of stress, starvation, or dehydration—all cruel and painful deaths.
When you set up and bait a snap trap, it’s best to wear gloves and apply the bait with kitchen utensils. The reasons for this are simple. Rats are generally afraid of human smell, and they can often detect it from the oil left by fingerprints. If you do happen to touch a trap with your bare hands, wash it off with hot water before setting it. While fingerprints won’t render traps totally ineffective, your chances of trapping a rat improves when your scent is absent from the trap itself.
One particularly clever solution requires only a large bucket, a spoon, and some peanut butter. Put a dab of peanut butter on the handle of the spoon and balance it on a countertop with the bucket underneath. When the mouse runs out to get the peanut butter, it will fall into the bucket along with the spoon.
Take the arm bar over the kill bar and latch the end of the arm bar under the yellow pedal. Please take note of the Firm and Sensitive setting. The trap will be easier to set on the firm side, but not trip as easy. The trap will be more difficult to set on the sensitive side and trip very easily.
If your property manager or condominium association has contracted for rodent control, ask what methods the contractor will use. Raise the debate within your community to replace inhumane methods with more humane ones.
But it doesnt end there. They are all over my yard as well and destroying my garden. I didn’t want to resort to something as extreme and cruel as this, but I spend months and months on my vegetable gardens and the only one’s benefitting and eating the delicious veggies are these little f&^rs.
Glue Mouse Traps: These come as either glue trays or glue boards, which contain scented sticky substances that attract rodents to step into them. Once the mouse has stepped onto the sticky surface, any attempt to release itself will further draw it onto the board/tray, permanently sealing its fate.
The process of zapping a rat often results in the rat releasing the contents of its bladder.  If there is a build up of rat urine in the trap it will eventually foul the contact wires in the unit.  Take the time to clean the inside of the trap with a damp cloth whenever it looks dirty inside.  Make sure the power is disconnected and the batteries are removed before cleaning the trap.
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.
If you don’t think it’s appropriate to drop the tube into a garbage pail several feet below the upper-story landing, you could affix the whole tube with a piece of string to the landing itself. That way, instead of dropping down into the garbage pail when the mouse triggered the trap, the tube would drop away and dangle harmlessly off the ledge until you recovered it.
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Dealing with a rat infestation is hassle enough without adding in the inconvenience of constantly checking traps. With the Victor Smart-Kill Electronic Rat Trap, you can find out the progress of your trapping no matter where you are. The powerful trap works by delivering a humane, high-voltage shock to eliminate rodent invaders. Featuring innovative Wi-Fi technology, the Smart-Kill trap will send a notification to the compatible app on your smartphone once a catch is made so you will always know when its time to empty your trap without having to check. The user-friendly app is quick to set up and pair with your trap. It also offers the flexibility to give each trap in your pest management system a unique name so you can easily identify them. In addition to alerting you of a catch, the app will also keep track of each traps total number of kills, as well monitor battery life. For the ultimate in convenience, the Victor Smart-Kill Electronic Rat Trap also offers an easily removable kill chamber. This unique design ensures that the trap is easy to bait, empty and clean. By providing easy access to the included bait cup, you can get your trap set up in no time. Simply apply a high protein bait, such as peanut butter, to the bait cup, place your trap in an area with high rodent activity and turn it on. Once your mobile device alerts you of a catch, simply dispose of the dead rat for a No-Touch, No-See experience.
Here is what happens – a small 1/4″ inch rubber ring is attached inside of the Nooski and stretched to size of a quarter.  When the rat sticks its head inside the trap opening, it trips a lever that releases the rubber ring.  The rubber ring is released around the throat of the rat instantly suffocating it.
Update: PB trap caught another male. Also, saw some reviews that some were caught by the legs & alive; all the rats in my traps have been caught around the neck & killed instantly. There is a pre-drilled hole in the back corner that I looped some ss wire through to avoid a rat running off with the trap but it hasn’t been an issue.
What luck! I assessed the damage, and the distance between the place the mouse munches on the bait, and where the trap comes down is PERFECT for an averagely sized mouse. It comes right down on the back of the neck/ upper spine. If you know any basic physiology, you know this is ideal. It applied enough pressure to break the mouse’s neck, but not enough to make my bathroom a gore fest. I’ve attached a picture, because it’s really not gross to look at, at all. Unless you’re bothered by a slightly misshapen mouse.
Today there are several manufacturers of Multiple Catch mouse traps.  The Kness trap is still one of the best and most used by pest control companies.  Most food preparation facilities, bakeries, restaurants and warehouses use these traps indoors.  They can be placed ever 25-50 feet along walls and around doors
This is the second round of a dozen traps. The desert heat trashes them over 6 months…however, they are the easiest to trap with. I’ve never even baited them. Never! Just place on known rat areas and they work fine without the mess. I had tried other brands, and poison…didn’t work.
This is a great mouse trap. Don’t let haters of this device fool you. Unfortunately, some mice just learn to deal with traps, and that’s that. They are mammals, they can learn, and rodents are pretty sharp. Sucks to be you if you have mice that are too smart for this type of trap, and you will have to put out some kind of poison, more likely than not. This DOES NOT make the device faulty!
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Remove the paper label. Use you’re ice pick or drill to bore a hole in the center of the can lid. If you plan to reuse the liquid, turn the can over and bore another hole in the bottom of the can over a container. This will vent the can and empty in a few minutes.
If you think you’ve got a rat to deal with, pour about 6 to 8 inches of water in the bucket.Big rats can jump. The water prevents the vermin from leaping to freedom. For mice, use less water. At least that’s the theory…