Victor Tin Cat Mouse Trap M308 - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Sandra from Kathleen, Ga 31047
    05/13/2013
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    How do I test holes to entry housing to make sure the Victor Tin Cat is working properly?
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    This is complicated to explain via email but we will do our best. If you open the lid to the Victor Tin cat you will see the two mechanisms that are the "traps". The doors only work one way. As the mice enter the trap the lever acts as a see-saw. The inner lever goes down allowing them to enter the trap as the back lever lifts up from their weight not allow them to back up. Once inside the trap the lever goes back to the original position keeping the mice inside. you can test the lever with your fingers as if you are a mouse coming in. It doesn't snap on you, it will just change the position of the lever. If you need clearer information please call us 1-866-581-7378
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  • Asked by Dave
    08/28/2010
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    Can the Victor Tin Cat Mouse Trap be used for trapping lizards as well?
    I have geckos/lizards all over the house, especially outside. I know they are good bug eaters, but I would prefer bugs over them. Please let me know if they can also be placed outside with the glue traps. Thanks
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    The Victor Tin Cat Mouse Trap can be used outdoors with glue traps inside. They probably would not work very well to catch lizards, however. The lizard would need to go into the trap and weigh down the ramp and then enter the trap to be captured. A better choice would be to purchase glue boards such as the Catchmaster 72 MB that can simply be folded up to form a tunnel. If you have a situation where you need to have the glue boards enclosed, you could use the Protecta Pest Monitors. Protecta Pest Monitor is a reusable, plastic monitoring box used with Protecta MC Glue boards (sold separately). This trap has openings that allow everything from insects, lizards to mice to enter.
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  • Asked by Elizabeth from Pembroke
    09/04/2014
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    Mice don't trigger snap traps-- will the Victor Tin Cat Mouse Trap work?
    I have been unsuccessful in using several varieties of snap traps as the mice lick them clean without triggering them-- even just tiny dabs of lure or peanut butter. I don't mind live trapping and wonder if this product may be the direction I need to go.
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    Yes, if you are wanting to go with a live trap then the Victor Tin Cat Mouse Trap M308 would be a good one to use.  Another option on a snap trap if you haven't tried already is the Revenge Press & Set Mouse Traps that has a bait well instead of a pedal and would be harder for them to just eat and run.
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  • Asked by Jefferson from Odessa, Tx
    06/07/2017
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    What bait do I use to catch mice in a Victor Tin Cat Mouse Trap M308?
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    Popular attractants for mice on snap traps or in live traps such as the Victor Tin Cat Mouse Trap M308 include pet food, canned meat, bacon, nuts, cereal, peanut butter, or formulated attractants such as Provoke Mouse Attractant or Propest Rat and Mouse Lure. Rodent attractants typically do not contain major food allergens.

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  • Asked by Charlene from Manchester, Michigan
    08/18/2015
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    Will I ever get to a point where I'm not catching any more mice with the Victor Tin Cat Mouse Trap M308?
    I am regularly catching mice with the Victor Tin Cat Mouse Trap purchased from you in April, at least 1 per day. The mice are full-grown. I have stuffed stainless steel wool into crevices where utilities enter the house, but am worried they are still finding a way in. The worst infestation is in my kitchen cupboards and under-sink area, which is where I put the trap. No food is stored there (I have a separate pantry for that, and I have not seen mice or mice droppings there). I do keep a covered compost jug under the sink and have continued to do that, thinking it will attract the mice, who then find the baited trap. Could I have had an infestation of 200+ mice? Any suggestions?
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    You should continue trapping with the Victor Tin Cat Mouse Trap as long as you still see mouse activity. We would suggest using multiple traps, but if you are happy with what you have so far, then you may continue with that plan. Mice breed quickly and do not require much food to thrive, so it is common to underestimate a population. Mice can fit through openings that are only 1/4" in diameter, so continuing to check for ways to exclude them is very important. You should remove any possible food source, including the compost bin, from the area where you have seen mouse activity. We would also recommend using bait in tamper-resistant bait stations around the perimeter of the home to prevent more outside populations from entering the structure. Our Rodent Baiting Kit contains 6 x stations and a 4 lb. pail of Gladiator bait blox that are excellent for both mice and rats. Please see our articles about Mouse Inspection and Mouse Treatment for more information and tips.

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  • Asked by Debra from Denver, Co
    04/26/2016
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    Will the Tin Cat M308 catch Voles?
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    Since mice and voles are similar sizes It is possible for voles to be caught in Victor Tin Cat Mouse Trap M308 if they are placed in areas they come across and they go into the trap.

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  • Asked by Djl from Garrison, Ny
    07/27/2015
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    What poison product would you recommend for use in the Victor Tin Cat Mouse Trap M308?
    Glue boards are too slow to kill. I prefer a fast-acting poison but also something relatively non-toxic other animals such as birds that may eat the remains. Is there such a thing?
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    Rat X is a very good rodenticide that is made from 100% natural ingredients. This can be used inside of the Victor Tin Cat Mouse Trap. Keep in mind that the Victor Tin Cat Mouse Trap is not suitable for outdoor use as it is not weatherproof and is not designed to secure bait from non-target animals. Indoors, there is no guarantee as to where the rodents will die. See our Mouse Control Guide for more information about baiting and exclusion.
     

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  • Asked by Phil from Elwood Indiana
    09/05/2019
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    What do you recommend cleaning a Victor Tin Cat Mouse Trap M308 with after years of use?
    I work in a factory with 320 of these. They get pretty dirty after awhile. Also what to lubricate mouse door shutters without repelling mice?
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    We do not recommend using any additional cleaning or lubricating products with Victor Tin Cat Mouse Trap M308. Cleaning products could deter the rodents. We recommend using a plain paper towel to wipe out the traps.

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  • Asked by Marilyn from Renton, Wa
    09/05/2019
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    How can I adjust the Victor Tin Cat Mouse Trap M308?
    They come in and eat then leave. I have 3 traps that don’t work.
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    We are sorry that you are having trouble with Victor Tin Cat Mouse Traps. For best results, we recommend using the glue boards that fit inside these traps so that mice cannot escape. You also want to be sure that any bait used in the traps is placed away from the entry ramps and toward the opposite wall of the traps. Sometimes very small mice are able to walk up the ramp and reach to bait placed on or near the ramp without entering the trap completely, and this could be why they are able to escape.

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