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Victor

Model M240

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Electronic Rat Trap

$34.27 /each
  • Kills 50 rats per each per set of 4C batteries
  • High voltage shock kills rats and mice in seconds
  • Easy to use - simply bait, turn on, and empty

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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 'C' batteries will eliminate up to 50 rats, and a red light indicates when batteries need replacing. Batteries are not included.

  • Electronic rat trap kills rodents with a high-voltage shock
  • Place in areas frequented by rats and mice, but inaccessible to children and pets
  • Activates when advanced small circuit technology senses rodent has entered the trap
  • Designed to deliver a quick, humane kill
  • Kills 50 rats per each per set of 4C batteries
  • Red indicator light flashes when the batteries need to be replaced
  • Green indicator light lets you know when a rat has been exterminated
  • Easy to use, simply bait, turn on, and empty
  • Auto reset occurs allows trap to always be ready to kill
  • Smart circuit technology senses rodent to trigger electronic shock
  • Non-toxic, poison free
  • Requires 4 C batteries (not included)
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Can you use this trap outdoors?

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Santa Clarita, Calif
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June 19, 2016
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I have used this rat trap exclusively outdoors without any problems. I have it on my patio in a dry area and I make sure it does not get wet. Amazing kill rate. I'm afraid a have a rat's nest somewhere in the crawl space of my home, and since I only have one Victor, I can only kill one at a time. Having said that, I put it out 4 nights ago, and every nite I've got a kill. Kind of disgusting though, tells Read More
I have used this rat trap exclusively outdoors without any problems. I have it on my patio in a dry area and I make sure it does not get wet. Amazing kill rate. I'm afraid a have a rat's nest somewhere in the crawl space of my home, and since I only have one Victor, I can only kill one at a time. Having said that, I put it out 4 nights ago, and every nite I've got a kill. Kind of disgusting though, tells me I've got a bit of a rat problem! Anyway, I recommend this device, it is amazing and really works. Read Less
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January 10, 2016
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I keep one under the hood of an old truck parked outside and caught one good size rat and 5-6 mice.
Put the trap under the hood about 3 months ago and still on the first set of batteries. I'm going to purchase another one and possibly another one. Not for use where small animals or birds roam. or skunks!!!!! LOL
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June 3, 2015
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Indoors only as stated on package
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Anaheim, CA, USA
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May 7, 2015
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I have used this trap in the garage and on the patio. I would not recommend using it where there is any chance it can get wet.
Also, review any warnings from the manufacturer.
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April 27, 2015
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Instructions say it's for inside use only.
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Sunnyvale, CA
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April 23, 2015
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I've used this outside for about four years in a covered location in dry Sunnyvale, California. It's taken out about fifteen rats and one squirrel during the time. The trap is malfunctioning now with a red light that stays on sometimes. If I take new batteries out and back in, it might not light up at all. There must be some kind of short. I'll try to clean it and fix it. In the meanwhile, I will get a Read More
I've used this outside for about four years in a covered location in dry Sunnyvale, California. It's taken out about fifteen rats and one squirrel during the time. The trap is malfunctioning now with a red light that stays on sometimes. If I take new batteries out and back in, it might not light up at all. There must be some kind of short. I'll try to clean it and fix it. In the meanwhile, I will get a new Victor electronic rat trap. Read Less
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Maui, HI
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April 16, 2015
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Not really. It's not moisture resistant.
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Tulsa, OK
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March 24, 2015
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No- this is not rated for outdoor use and will short out if it gets moisture in it. I put them in my chicken coops to make sure they don't get wet. You could build some sort of shelter to put it in to leave outdoors.
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Tigard, OR
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February 16, 2015
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Probably not unless the area will remain dry to bad weather. This is an electronic product and not waterproof
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Bothell, WA, USA
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February 15, 2015
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Yes. You should have something covering it so it does not get wet. It is an electrical device.
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Portland, Oregon
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January 31, 2015
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I have purchased this trap and had it in our woodshed for a month with no luck. I would not reccomend this trap. Having said that, it can be outdoors in a dry area like a covered carport ETC. It can not be used in an area where it will get rained on or be on a wet surface. Hope this helps.
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January 31, 2015
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This trap is not designed to be used outdoors. If this trap is used outside, the unit could potentially short out due to weather conditions, such as rain. Kelly, Victor Consumer Relations
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Lake Worth FL
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January 31, 2015
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I would say that depends on if it would get wet. Keep it dry and it should do the job.
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How long is the trap?

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November 20, 2014
We have some rats in our warehouse that are gigantic. So we need to know how long the trap is. We purchased a different trap and it is not large enough.
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October 8, 2015
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Call Victor; they are very helpful.
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Roseville, CA
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June 14, 2015
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Trap opening is 3"X3" and the depth is 8". They do not have to be able to get all the way in... it will shock when they reach the two back plates. The rat may be sticking out a little bit.
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June 3, 2015
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Not small! It is 8 1/4" long and 5" tall roughly.....
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April 27, 2015
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8-10 inches. It's downstairs and I'm not with it.
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Tigard, OR
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February 16, 2015
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Its about 12" long and more than sufficient for catching large rats.
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Bothell, WA, USA
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It measures 8.5' in length, 3.5" wide and 4.5" tall. This device (when triggered) delivers a full 2 minute long surge of electricity, because as the article says, rats can restart their hearts if they are simply shocked. Micro electronics take the charge from the 4 "C" batteries linked in secession... and turn it into a voltage and amperage that is more than sufficient to kill anything from a field mouse Read More
It measures 8.5' in length, 3.5" wide and 4.5" tall. This device (when triggered) delivers a full 2 minute long surge of electricity, because as the article says, rats can restart their hearts if they are simply shocked. Micro electronics take the charge from the 4 "C" batteries linked in secession... and turn it into a voltage and amperage that is more than sufficient to kill anything from a field mouse to a wharf rat. I've worked in 3 lumber mills and know how big wharf rats can get. They don't need to be completely inside this wonderful invention, to be electrocuted and you never have to touch them, just the device. This is the best thing since sliced bread. Read Less
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Orange, CA
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January 18, 2015
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The Victor Rat Box is approx. 8 to 9". Pretty good size trap; so will 'take care of' the larger rats too. Rat was a good 8", and the tail added another 7.
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about 9 inches long.Looks just like a mini Mail Box. I have mine set up at the moment however the opening is about the size of a baseball. Its fairly small but packs a punch
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Kitsap, Washington
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December 7, 2014
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Trap dimensions are 8.25"L x 4"W x 4.75H.
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This trap is 8.5 inches long.
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November 22, 2014
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I had one of these traps and it did not work for me. I have rats around my chicken coup and they would not go into this trap. Large rats will not fit into this trap either. You are better off useing poison bait or the larger commercial traps.
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which sign means on to turn on?

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February 28, 2015
the sybol 0 or -
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0 is the universal symbol for off, 1 or I is on (binary 1 and 0, 0 for off, 1 for on)
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Denton, TX
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June 22, 2016
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"I" is for on on "O" is off. The light will come on briefly when you turn it on.
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Pensacola Florida
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January 16, 2016
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Very good question! I remember o = off, then when switched to --- the light flashes for a second to let me know the batteries work and it is on!
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July 10, 2015
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l = on
O = off (when in doubt)
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Anaheim, CA, USA
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The straight line is the on, and the circle is the off.
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Maui, HI
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A "1" (straight line) always means ON.
A "O" means it's Off.
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Tulsa, OK
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Electrically, O always means open (no electric flowing) and - means the lines are connected, or on. This is standard for electrical equipment.
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March 5, 2015
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The "O" symbol is off the "-" is on. When turning the trap to the on position ("-") the green light will blink once.
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March 2, 2015
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On this trap, the "O" is Off and the "-" is On.
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Can I use this outdoors on my deck?

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I have a rat that hangs out on my deck and spa. Has anyone tried using this outside?
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I see no reason it won't work outside, just bring it in if the weather is going to turn wet. Careful you don't attract a bunch of ants or other insects with the bait though!
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Yes! As long as you put it in a dry area
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if it isn't raining yes but water would rust it out.
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No. Must be protected from wet weather. Maybe you can carefully arrange a completely protected box to put the trap into? Read comments on Victor.
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As long as you take it in whenever you anticipate rain - it's definitely not waterproof!
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YES. Do not leave it outside when it rains !!!
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I would say so. Water has nothing to do with how the unit works, and the batteries seem to be covered well enough.. unless you live in Oregon or Washington. The 'rat' is electrocuted by touching at least two of three metal panels inside the unit.
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No, indoor only use as stated in package
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This trap is intended for indoor use only and should not be used outside. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 340 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works Like a Dream, a nightmare for rats but a dream for me. I don't understand the negative reviews I've seen here. We baited them, turned them on and within minutes had a rat. We have caught two a night (we bought two of them and live in the country) the last two nights not including the first rat we caught within minutes of turning it on. It could be that the person(s) who didn't catch anything put the bait in there and the peanut butter slid down and made contact with the other metal plate, electrocuting the peanut butter. But this thing works awesomely (if that's a word). The only issue is that when we went to purchase some from our local store, someone had stolen the battery pack out of the box. When we went to the next closest store, someone had apparently used one of the three that was there and returned it dirty. We bought the remaining two and they work fine. August 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works like a charm with the right bait! So about 20 years or so ago, I had a rat in my attic. I set up the old snap traps and waited. One day I noticed a horrible smell in my garage. Of course it was the Texas summer, so I crawled up into my attic and sure enough the rat was squished in the trap. It looked horrible, it smelled horrible, it was hotter than heck, and an experience I never want to have again. Now after all this time I noticed rat droppings in my patio room (maybe you'd call it a sun room?) After seeing the reviews on here I thought I'd give this trap a go, at least it seemed like it would be a lot less messy. I tried the cheerio with peanut butter as suggested by another reviewer, that just attracted ants. I tried a walnut, that didn't do anything either. I went to the Victor website and they said they have very good luck with dog and cat food. I tried that tonight and within hours I got one! The light on top was flashing and there was a tell-tale...well tail... sticking out of it (pun intended). I've been using a wireless IP camera to monitor so I knew where they were running around, but I only set that up tonight after I replaced the bait with the dog food. But because of that I know I have one more to get, and he's a cheeky little bugger who actually crawled into the trap WITH THE DEAD RAT to get the food out. Setup is quite simple, put the batteries in (but carefully, they put too much plastic on the retaining flaps, makes it a bit of a hassle), close the cover, bait it, put it in place, and flip the switch. The light should flash, then after maybe 20 seconds give or take you'll hear it buzz for a second. I assume that's the capacitor charging or reaching charge. Emptying it is just as easy! Switch it off, pick it up, and dump the rat out either into a plastic bag you can seal well and trash, or go bury it. Done and done! In summary, here are my TOP TIPS: 1. Use latex or nitrile gloves so you don't get your scent on the trap. 2. Use dog or cat food as bait. I used some dry dog food meant for small dogs so the pieces weren't massive. I put a small palm-full in (15 pieces maybe?) 3. If you have the means, set up some sort of camera or something so you can see exactly where they go and you can put the trap in their traffic path. 4. Remember, rats have poor eyesight and will usually run along the wall, although ironically mine seem to have no issue coming out in the open (but that seems to be short lived before they run back to a corner.) July 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Highly Recommend Worked first night, No touching disposal My wife found rat dropping in her lunch bag from a cabinet, bought 2 of these and put in 2 different cabinets. Caught a rat the first night. Second night (last night) caught nothing, hopefully that is all there was. May 21, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Does not work Put new batteries in new unit. Turned it on and let it sit for a week in area under house where we thought we had a rat. Peanut butter bait is gone and have nice rat prints in the unit. Sent email to maker with no reply back. April 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Shockingly effective! We had some vermin infiltrate our shop and they decided to stay...we purchased this electronic rat trap because it seems as though the little buggers were too smart for conventional traps and the sticky pads...we did not want to use poison for fear the would crawl into the walls, ceilings and etc to die.... This trap worked very well to get rid of the rats, both big and small. Just bait with peanut butter or some other rat-enticing treat, and turn it on....very effective and reliable. Just make sure you purchase 4 "C" size batteries when you purchase....they are not included. July 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Use to control chipmunks and squirrels It was not designed with squirrels or chipmunks in mind I am sure. I tried trapping them and found out quick the darn things will return even if dropped off a couple of miles away. After having them eat the garden they started on the house and finally the wiring in our new car. In one day this trap killed 13 chipmunks and 5 squirrels. Not the way I wanted to get rid of them. August 5, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Two $18 rats! I bought this device and the first night I placed it in a covered area along the side of the house where no moisture could get to it and turned it on. The next morning I found a small rat dead inside. I tried it again the next night and got another one. After that, nothing. The peanut butter bait was taken, but no dead rats. I even changed the batteries and put in four fresh ones, but the same thing happened. I am not sure if a larger rat can withstand the jolt or if this trap turned into a massage parlor. The concept is good, but my experience is that the "execution" is bad. There should be a way to safely test the unit to determine if it is still capable of meting out a successful electric chair visit for the vermin. So for about $36, two dead rats were not worth it. In other parts of the yard I have nailed 15 rats of various sizes with the old-fashioned large snap trap. August 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works as described. Easy to use. Simple to use. Scatter a little food out and inside the trap. August 9, 2016
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