Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 18
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Terminator With an easy tweak you can make these traps have a hair trigger activation.
Out of the wrapper only a clumsy mouse will set-off a Victor. Take a pair of needle nose pliers or regular pliers and gently squeeze the bow in the metal at the release point. By reducing the bow you make the trap far more sensitive. Use a light piece of paper to tickle the food holder as a test. You can continue to make adjustments until you find the optimal configuration.
Now spray the release point lightly with aerosol cooking oil. Use a toothpick or similar small object to place peanut butter on the the metal and push it into the hole on the top. Use just a little so they have to touch the food. (They prefer organic peanut butter, but skippy will work.) Set the trap(s) and place under a kitchen table or place on the floor.
I set 8 traps in my kitchen once that were modified this way and cleared a whole nest in a couple of hours. I was in the living room watching tv and heard the bouncing traps.
August 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BHinFV No school like old school
After finding evidence of mice in our home, I decided to try out an "alternate" mouse trap so that my wife could dispose of the vile rodent corpse without having to touch it. I was going to be out of town for a while so I wouldn't be around to deal with it. When I got home a week later, no mice were caught. I decided it was time for the tried-and-true Victor. After a mild tweak to increase the sensitivity of the traps (discussed in previous reviews) I set them out in the exact same places that the more expensive and "high-tech" traps were set. The next morning I checked my traps and found that one of the little pests had met his doom. I gave him the customary Burial At Trashcan and set the trap again.
***** Victor: There is no substitute. *****
September 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lars These Always Get The Job Done
I've found that I don't even need to bait these any more. I simply set them into a mouse's normal runway and they trip them without even trying to feed. The set spring goes away from the wall so when the mouse runs over the top of the trap, it knocks the pedal and gets caught. One tricky mouse recently avoided all my traps until I set a baited one in the middle of 4 other traps. When it came to feed, it finally hit two of the others before (or as) one got him. The others were not Victor traps and I will only buy Victor from now on.
July 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jdwage No need to adjust sensitivity. Great product as is.
No need to tweak the sensitivity!! I have used this mouse trap many times with great success. At first I too used needle nosed pliers to adjust the sensitivity which works fine but all too many times the modified trap would release as I tried setting it down. Then it occurred to me that I was trying to defeat the designed purpose of a well-engineered and highly effective product. The trap is supposed to be a little stiff to release. The way it works though is you have to stuff the peanut butter into the curved bait tray so that the mouse has to work to get all the peanut butter out. Have you seen the damage a motivated mouse can cause!! The little critter can and does exert enough force to spring the unmodified trap every time. Hope this helps.
December 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JESPN Traditional Snap Trap works the Best!
Bait with Peanut Butter makes it Irresistible!!!
Works like a Charm!!
Tried the fancy traps but Traditional works the BEST
December 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Shorin79 Dirty deeds; done dirt cheap.
I live out on some rural acreage and this is the first spring where there hasn't been a cat around here. My wife saw the mouse. It was time for action. It's actually a 4 pack of traps for the listed price. I added about a gram of cheddar cheese and took care of business on the first night. I wish all solutions were this cheap and easy.
April 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by George Excellent and Cost effective product
Was able to catch the mouse on Day 1 itself of laying the trap. Age old proven method far more effective than chemicals. Loved the product.
Best part is that you could throw it away along with the mouse and not worry about cleaning it up for re-use.
November 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HVNguyen Useless after 5 minutes
Worked perfectly. Useless after 5 minutes because that's how long it took to catch the mouse. Now I have no more used for them. There are 4 traps in the pack. I had 2 set up and was 6 ft away setting up the other two when I heard a loud snap. It didn't kill the mouse right away. I waited for it to stop struggling, then stop twitching, and I released it into a garbage bag. Its head was noticeably crushed with a deep groove like you would see in a cartoon. That was the end of my mouse problem.
It worked better than the glue traps. The mouse took the bait from the glue trap without any problem. I used a toothpick to spread some peanut butter into the crack of the trigger of this trap and placed them along the mouse's favorite path.
September 21, 2014