Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 239
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kevin Does EXACTLY what it says it will
For the last week I have heard mice in my walls and attic. Last night I had the pleasure of seeing one run across the room. This morning on my way to work i stopped and bought this after reading other reviews. I got home and set this up about 6 pm. Here it is 10:30 pm and one is already dead. I did use the Welcome mat which is a wet paper towel in front of it. I actually put 2 small dabs of peanut butter in the bottom holes. I also place the back of it against the wall so they could reach in from the back and eat. I wanted them to go inside and die! This is a great product I didn't use gloves either. Doesn't really make since to spend money on those as you don't know how many times these were handled by other people before you bought it so to me gloves was just a waste
January 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RatTrapper69 Does what it says
Decided to write this review because this product does exactly what it promises.
Used peanut butter and tiny apple slices for bait.
November 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JonD Finally Got Our Kitchen Intruder
After 10 days of trying various snap, glue and humane traps, I finally decided it was time to try the Victor Electric Trap and I'm so glad I did. (we did call an exterminator, but as many have said, they are essentially worthless) I didn't have a first night success, but I think that was because he wasn't hungry enough to risk it at first (he had gotten away with some free peanut butter on some of my other snap traps the night before). So I switched up the gameplan so that the only food source/trap available to him was the Victor Electric Trap. It took two more nights but this morning I woke up to the gross/beautiful sight of a tail hanging out of the trap.
I used the damp "welcome mat" like others had suggested because it's extremely dry weather this time of year. I also used gloves when baiting and placing the trap.
But to be honest, I think the most effective thing I did was ensure that the ONLY food source available to him was the bait inside the Victor electronic trap. My hunch is that after two nights of zero sustenance, his hunger took over his caution and he had to take the risk.
What I'm most happy about is that the trap did it's job when he finally did. There is nothing worse than waking up to find that a rat got away with bait off a trap that didn't go off.
It was a rough and stressful week and a half, but I'm glad it's over. Next time I won't even mess around with the snap traps or humane cages, I'm going straight for my Victor Electronic Rat Trap.
January 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MahoeMahanaMakue The Best Rat Trap
It worked the first night! I was hesitant - my husband persisted - I said go ahead, buy it. Followed box instructions and reviewer tips. Placed batteries in, I used chopsticks to place a cheerio with a glob of peanut butter way in the back towards the small cut out holes. I also added 4 pieces of dried cat food, and a oreo cookie crumb. I sat the sleek little house up against a wall (demo kitchen/bath area), turned the switch on, it buzzed for a moment and blinked green once, then it sat silent. The next morning I saw the green light flash and a tail sticking out. It ate all, but two pieces of cat food which were outside of the trap. Perhaps the sticky peanut butter kept the critter in there long enough to be zapped! The house feature is super nice as I just picked it up, and let the rat slide right into the trash. I used gloves, I can't believe I did this. Cockroaches give me the creeps, but protecting my family makes me fearless, this little Rat Trap made me feel like Super Mom! Buying another one today.
May 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mark IT WORKS and that's all I ever wanted.
This has worked very well and I have already caught 2 mice in a row up in my attic. Tonight I am going for 3. Very easy to dispose of and I never had to touch the poor little fellows. I use fresh peanuts each time so the bait is not so gooey and difficult to install. This seems to be a very humane death === no suffering animals and I am so happy about that.
July 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WeHoBooBear Unbelievable Rat Trap
We've had the product for two nights and have already caught two rats in out kitchen!
The first night we didn't catch anything because we didn't follow the directions exactly. We placed some dried top ramen with some peanut butter at the back of the trap (our rat likes top ramen LOL). The next morning the bait was gone and no rat. NEXT We followed the directions EXACTLY and placed a small amount of peanut butter through one of the bottom holes directly on the black gate and within a few hours we had caught our first rat. We reset the trap before we went to bed and the next morning we caught a much larger rat!
The damp towel welcome mat is genius.
Put the peanut butter right on the back of the trap like the directions say.
Put the trap along a wall where the rats are known to travel.
Try to not handle the trap or the bait with your bare hands. (rats can smell you and it tips them off)
April 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jrock nevermore
It was a little after three and I had just laid down for my afternoon nap. When all of a sudden I heard a scratching sound. I looked around only to see my dog already sound asleep. Again, I laid my head down only to rise once more at the faint scratching sound. Quietly I crept into the kitchen. I was horrified at the sight of a large, grey unsightly creature. I thought, "There is no way this dirty rat is going to prolong my much needed rest!" I rushed to the nearest Home Depot and bought the necessary arsenal. As soon as I returned home, I spotted the little devil meandering about. I shuddered in disgust. Without letting another moment pass, I popped the batteries into the machine, laid out some fresh peanut butter, and pressed the "On" switch. Then, I sat eagerly upon my sofa. Less than ten minutes had struck the clock when I heard the scamper of those detestable little feet. "Go on. Go on, little imp. Find your way to the gooey, tasty treat," I whispered. Suddenly, there was a loud buzz. The critter let out such a screech that my dog jumped up from her slumber and ran around the house in a desperate panic. And then, all fell silent. An evil grin spread across my lips as I exclaimed, "It worked! The blasted contraption worked!" All is well. I shall hear of that deathly scratching nevermore, and I shall resume my peaceful slumber.
July 3, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by jimbo When new worked well
I bought 2 traps several months ago and caught 7 or 8 rodents in each. Now neither of the traps seem to work. After setting the traps I have found that the bait disappears but there is no rodent in the trap. I installed new batteries but still get the same result. I put the bait in then click the button and the green lighjt flashes on for a second indicating that the trap has been set, then when I check the next day the bait is gone.
August 17, 2015