Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 18
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by buttonsrtoys Here's a quick tip
I, like a lot of reviewers here, found that these traps don't easily spring. For the first one I used, the bugger cleaned out my peanut butter 5 nights in a row without springing it. I then realized that the catch on the bait palette can be easily bent to more vertical to make the trap spring more easily. After a few minutes of fiddling, it had a hair trigger. That night it work perfectly. That was a year ago. We realized we had another intruder yesterday so I went out and bought another trap, tweaked it, and before bedtime, the trap had sprung.
We used the Victor mouse traps a while back and had one mouse get only it's leg caught, so it made a run for it and took the trap with him. So, I now tether the traps with twine so we don't wind up with dead rodent in our walls. Could be they'd chew threw the tether. Haven't had a non-kill since then, so can't report whether this would really work.
I'm only giving these 4 stars b/c close to $6 CAD for a block of wood, a spring, and a few wires is too much money. Also, no multi-packs available for the rat traps.
March 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by irathunter Worked very well
DON'T FORGET TO CHECK IT LOL
December 22, 2009
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RatKiller92154 2 out of 3 ain't bad?
So we had Antac pest control do an inspection and they put 5 of these traps in our attic. Last night we heard some scratching and heard 2 traps go snap. This morning I did a body count and there were 3 traps that had activated, 2 were duds but #3 caught a 6" rat. I reset the traps and I will update the progress.
August 15, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Yardboy Victor mouse trap works
I have a squirrel problem digging tunnels and eating plants. Normally I leave squirrels alone, but more of them started coming in the backyard. The tunnels they dug started to be everywhere. So it was time to do something and I tried this trap (the large size one). I set the trap and placed a shelled peanut dipped in peanut butter and with some bird seeds under the trigger, sure enough they were attracted to the bait, a few got away but by the next day the traps caught two squirrels. I washed off the trap with garden hose water and reset it for another use.
June 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Eckankar The BEST trap ever
I wasted so much money on electric and humane traps that I ended up tossing out. This is the old standard that works. Trick is to bait with something sticky or chewy or they can lick the bait off. If you use peanut butter tie some string to the hole in the trap bait area and cover the string with the peanut butter. That way the varmit has to tug at the string and that will set the trap. I used baked chicken last night and cought three rats in a few hours. I can't force myself to unsnap the rat so I toss the whole thing out
Set the trap head in to the wall, like the bait is facing the wall, not the trap along side the wall. This will assure the rat's head will be all the way in the trap and get caught.
December 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by IHateTreerats Great for Squirrels in Attic
Just drill a hole through it and fasten it to something with twine or wire so it will stay put. Load her with peanut butter and place near a traffic area. This trap is powerful enough to snap a squirrel's neck. If not the neck, it will hold them until you check it. Then you can deal with the scummy tree rats.
It's very cheap and very effective.
July 8, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by MJH01 No kills.
I bought 2 of these traps to eliminate rats in the attic. The first night I heard the trap trigger and then heard the rat flopping around. I went up to the attic and wacked the rat with a broom handle. This caused the rat to bleed all over the trap so, both rat and trap were discarded. I set the second trap and heard it trigger at 3:30a.m. the next morning. Not wishing to jump right up and wack the rat, I waited a few minutes until the rat quit flopping. I assumed it was dead. Doh! In the morning I found the trap empty!
It seems you must quickly assist these traps in actually killing the rat. Hey, what did I expect for $1.97?
December 7, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Migiizi GREAT
These work really well! Some may need to be tweeked if the set bar is bent or off. Peanut butter works great, not too much or it's too heavy and the trap is too touchy , goes off before kill. I have one more squirrel to go. I've had a family in my attic. We can hear the trap go on the roof then go get em. A couple were not quite dead in the trap, but aided with a shovel. I just threw the traps out with the body. Going to buy more tomorrow. Squirrels also like popcorn, a piece jammed Into the peanut butter seems irresistable!
November 9, 2014