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Clean, quick, trapping of rats. The trap is pre-baited with a scented, expanded trigger and backed by more than 20 years of proven field results.
The original wood-based wire snap trap, the Victor® Metal Pedal Rat Trap provides instant rodent control and is safe for household use. Trusted to control rats for over 100 years, this trap allows for clean and quick trapping - ideal for maximum rodent. Once a rodent triggers the metal petal, the trap immediately springs closed to eliminate the pest on contact. It can then be easily disposed of for quick and clean removal.
With superior quality and effectiveness, the Victor® rat trap has become the #1 selling trap in the world - with over 1 billion sold. Also, Victor® rat traps are the professionals’ trap of choice.
Victor® metal pedal rat traps are constructed from environmentally responsible, Forest Stewardship Council certified wood. Made in the USA!
The disposable rat traps are safe for use around food, water, children and pets. Victor® Metal Pedal Rat Traps are the perfect for use anywhere in the home. These mouse traps should be placed where rodents travel, such as along walls at 2 to 3 foot intervals.
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For clean and quick trapping
Easy to use
Can be used around kids and pets
Made in the U.S.A.
Made environmentally responsible from Forest Stewardship Council Certified wood
Provides visible proof of rodent capture
1. Location, Location, LOCATION!
The most important rule for the effective use of traps is good trap placement location based on thorough inspections to determine the high-activity areas of rodents.
Spacing traps evenly every 10 feet may appear visually as “thorough coverage and protection” of the room. However, such placements make little sense if the majority of mouse activity is actually located in only a small corner of the room behind clutter.
2. Number of Traps
The most common trapping mistake is using of too few traps. For only a couple of mice, a dozen traps are not too many. For severe mouse infestations, traps should be placed close together in double sets in areas of high activity. About 1 inch of space should separate the two traps. These double sets help capture those rodents that attempt to jump over traps, a very common occurrence.
3. Importance of the First Night
Statistics show that more mice are trapped on the first night than on any other night. After three or four nights of trapping, the catch may drop to zero. For this reason, it is essential to use a large number of traps initially.
4. Offer Multiple Bait Choices
When many rodents are involved, different types of baits should be used. Individuals in a rodent population forage for different types of food. Therefore, it pays to divide the traps up and bait some percentage with meats such as bacon bits, some with peanut butter smudges, and some with nesting material like dental floss. Bait that matches what the rodents are currently feeding on should also be used (potato chips, e.g.).
5. Secure Baits
If a particular rodent population responds to piece-style baits, such as meats, crackers and candy pieces, tying the bait securely to the trigger will prevent the rodent from stealing the bait without setting off the trigger. For baits that cannot be tied like peanut butter, it is best to use small amounts.
6. Monitor Activity
Check traps regularly and continue to trap until signs of rodent activity dissipate.
7. Always Wear Gloves
Human odors on traps are not likely to deter rodents as our odors are present on the various objects rodents investigate and consume. Moreover, the odors associated with human touch only last for a few hours. However, for personal hygiene and biohazard awareness, disposable gloves should always be worn when installing or recovering any traps.