The Victor Holdfast Rat Trap Professional M326 has a larger bait pedal that resembles cheese (though it can be baited with anything), is easier to set then normal traps, and also has a sensitivity setting that will prevent the trap from snapping due to vibrations in the environment, such as those caused by heavy machinery. Victor Rat Traps work very well and kill rats instantly. Trap measures 7" L x 3 1/4" W. Thickness of the trap is approx 1/2".
Place station near baseboards, corners, along walls, or in spaces where rodents are likely to travel.
Safe to use, but should be used in places not readily accessible to pets and children to prevent tampering.
7 in. x 3 1/4 in. x 1/2 in.
Material / Construction
wood-based wire snap trap with large plastic pedal
Constructed from environmentally responsible, Forest Stewardship Council certified wood, easily disposed of, has a larger bait pedal that resembles cheese (though it can be baited with anything), is easier to set then normal traps, and also has a sensitivity setting that will prevent the trap from snapping due to vibrations in the environment
The Victor Rat Trap Professional has a larger bait pedal that resembles cheese (though it can be baited with anything), is easier to set then normal traps, and also has a sensitivity setting that will prevent the trap from snapping due to vibrations in the environment, such as those caused by heavy machinery. Victor Rat Traps work very well and kill rats instantly. Snap traps work best when baited with sticky bait (i.e. peanut butter). 1 case contains 12 rat traps.
HOW TO SET THE TRAP:
1. Pull the bow (the spring loaded part) back, holding it down with the thumb of one hand.
2. With your other hand, take the locking bar (the long arm with the curve >in the end that is attached to the back of the trap) and lay it in the center of the spring. Make sure that the curved or cupped part faces downward.
3. Begin to tilt the cheese pedal upward. As you do, you'll notice that the tip the locking bar will engage inside a little box-like opening on the back of the cheese pedal.
4. Slowly release your grip on the bow, the force of which should hold the locking bar inside that little box on the pedal. The trap is now set.
5. There is an "S" and an "F" imprinted on the pedal itself. If you wish the trap to be more sensitive, position the locking bar towards the "S" side of the little box by sliding it that direction. "F" stands for firm (less sensitive).
How to Use Victor Rat Traps Effectively:
Most trapping efforts fail because too few mouse traps or rat traps are used. You'll probably need more traps then you think. Set enough traps to kill most of the population before the rodents begin to shy away from the traps. We recommend placing the traps every 2-3 feet along a wall, with the trap placed perpindicular to the wall. Rodents enter a home through holes the size of a dime and run along walls, not over open spaces.
1. Place traps perpendicular to the wall.
2. Place traps out unset, without bait, for a few days (even 1-2 weeks) so rodents can become familiar with them.
3. Place traps where rodent activity is seen (sign of chewing, droppings, runway, burrow).
4. Leave traps undisturbed for at least two days before moving to a new location.
5. Check traps daily and replace as needed.
6. Wear gloves when disposing of rodent.
Baits: These baits are favorites for mice and rats:
Mouse Bait: Peanut Butter, Cheese, Oats, Nesting Materials, Chocolate, Water (for live catch)
I live in a historic neighborhood. The neighborhood secret is that we have a rat problem. Every time there's construction in the area, the "residents" of our 80 year old plus sewer lines start hunting for new homes. Then it's time for the traps. The Victor professional is my favorite. The plastic trigger is much better than the metal ones. I set these out and bait them once or twice a day for two or three days. Then, once the rats think they're feeding stations, I bait and set them. Next morning I go out with the rubber gloves, a plastic bag and a short handled shovel. Rat and trap go into the bag, the bag into the trash, and the survivors look for a "friendlier" location.
I got a full dozen about a week ago and set them all. So far they have not worked. I put them all around the television set and Obama and the rest of the rats have avoided them. Just have to wait for next weasel season.
We enjoy feeding songbirds and live in an upscale suburban city. Free food & water in the back yard attracts rodents even in a "nice" place. Rats like to scurry along the rails of our wood fence with their whiskers brushing the fence on the way to the debris tray below the bird feeder.
I drilled a hole in the wooden traps and screwed each to the rails here & there. No bait. The rats following the rail hit the big trigger paddle & assume ambient temperature.
Ordered 1 case of M326 rat traps and another item on wednesday morning and exactly 55 hrs later it was at my front door. This is the best company i have dealt with online as far as shipping , packaging, prices go .
The M326 trap is awesome , bigger feed plate , 2 types of settings firm and sensative and very dependable. I highly recommend Do my own Pest Control to anyone who does their own extermination , they will not let you down.
Must have smart rats in Chicago! Strategically placed 7 traps with Provoke attractant around our infested carport & perimeter. Plenty of droppings found in vicinity, however, after a month still no kills.
What does the F and S setting on the yellow bait portion of the Victor Rat Trap M326 Pro mean?
The "F" and "S" setting on the Victor M326 Rat Trap is for the sensitivity of the trap. The M326 is for use around machinery or places where the ground may vibrate and accidentally set off the trap. The "S" setting is for a more "sensitive" trigger. The "F" setting is for "Firm", which is what you would want to set it on if it was around machinery or a floor that was sensitive to movement and vibrating.
For rats inside, it is best to use snap traps, such as the Victor Rat Trap M326 Pro,and glueboards so you can control where they are going to die. You should also seal up all cracks and crevices where rats may be able to enter the structure. Tamper-resistant bait stations with a rodenticide outside would also help if they are coming and going. Please take a moment to review our How to Get Rid of Rats Guide as well as our Rat Prevention Guide for more information.