We have electronic rat traps? I thought we only had spring loaded mousetraps and cats. Apparently, electronic rat traps are more effective and easy to use. This type of trap is reusable and does not involve dangerous chemicals or poison. This is the perfect chemical-free trap to get rid of rats or mice hidden in the house.
What is the Best Electronic Rat Trap to buy in 2014?
Rat Zapper Classic RZC001
The Rat Zapper Classic RZC001 works well on rats and mice. The battery compartment requires 4 AA batteries. Place bait inside the trap along the back wall. Leave the trap in a popular rat location. Once you turn on the trap, a red light will blink once to inform you that it is working properly. The light on top of the trap will flash red after it shocks a rat. During disposal, you don’t have to touch or see the rat if you don’t want to, just empty the trap. It is advised to use it indoor only. It is time to replace the battery if you notice that the red light is dull or doesn’t light up at all. It is reusable. It can only trap one rat per setting, so check the trap regularly.
If you have children or pets, use the trap with caution. You wouldn’t want them to get shocked.
Victor Electronic Rat Trap M240
The Victor Electronic Rat Trap M240 requires 4 C batteries which are not included. The setup is the same as the model above; insert batteries, bait, place, turn on, and empty. The trap is reusable. When you turn it on, a green light blinks once to show that it is working properly. A blinking green light means that the trap has shocked a rat. It is only able to trap one rat at a time. A blinking red light means you have to replace the batteries. It is better to use it indoors only.
Use with caution if there are children or pets present. Some customers experienced problems catching rats while using this model. Catching rats require careful planning and preparation.
Victor Multi-Kill Electronic Mouse Trap M260
4 C batteries are required and should be included with the Victor Multi-Kill M260. Open the kill chamber door on top of the trap. No worries even when there are pets or children around because a safety switch deactivates the trap once the lid is opened. Bait the trap in the bait trough provided or along the back wall. A green light flashes once when you turn it on. Two staircases are designed so rats can enter by any of the two staircases. When the green light starts blinking, it means that the trap has shocked a rat. This trap can kill up to 10 mice per setting. After killing a rat, the chamber rotates to drop the dead mouse into the collection drawer. A blinking yellow light means that the collection drawer is full. The blinking red light is for battery replacement. The trap is reusable and should be used indoors only.
Buying the right Electronic Rat Trap
The Victor Multi-Kill Electronic Mouse Trap M260 is the best choice unless: 1) You’re on a tight budget. 2) The rats in your house aren’t smart enough to find a way into the trap. 3) The rats in your house are too big to enter the trap. If any of these problems apply, then I would suggest you get the Rat Zapper Classic RZC001 or the Victor Electronic Rat Trap M240 because both of them work just as well getting rid of rats one by one. You have to clean the trap once in a while. Follow the instructions that came with the unit to clean it as you do not want to cause the trap to short circuit.