For serious mouse problems you can't go wrong with the Tin Cat Repeating Mouse Trap with the Solid Top (Model M312). This paticular model is more discreet than the Tin Cat clear top, so that caught mice cannot be seen until the trap is opened. The Tin Cat Mouse Trap Solid Top is a live-catch trap that is easy to use, catches up to 30 mice at a time, and requires no setting. Simply place the trap along a wall where mice like to travel and it is ready to go. Inquisitive mice will enter the trap, triggering a lever that will trap them in a holding area inside. They can get in, but there is no way out until you release them. Dimensions: 10.25" x 6.25" x 1.75". (MODEL - M312)
Optional add-on: Many customers want the repeating catch capability of the Tin Cat but don't want to deal with live mice. In this case, we suggest that you also buy Tin Cat Glue Boards M309, which fit perfectly inside the Tin Cat. The mice will stick to the glue board and eventually die. The glue boards provide for easier disposal of the mice.
Residential, commercial, or industrial buildings, indoors and outdoors, sensitive areas where rodenticides or snap traps are undesirable or prohibited
Place trap 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.
Catch up to 30 mice at a time
10.25 in x 6.25 in x 1.75 in.
Material / Construction:
Live-catch trap that is easy to use, catches up to 30 mice at a time, and requires no setting, Very low profile allows it to be placed in tight areas or under pallets, can be used with or without a glueboard, Specially designed for easy cleaning and maintenance, more discreet than the Tin Cat clear top, so that caught mice cannot be seen until the trap is opened
The Victor Tin Cat Solid Tops have a very low profile (only 1.75 inches tall) allowing them to be placed in tight areas or under pallets. Tin cats are perfect for the home or for larger areas such as farms, chicken houses, warehouses, etc.
Mice like to travel along walls and not across large open areas. Place the Tin Cat repeating mouse trap along a baseboard or in a corner. When the area to be controlled is large, the infestation is severe, or to increase the effectiveness of the traps, place several Tin Cats along the walls about 10-15 feet apart.
1. Place the Tin Cat trap lengthwise against wall or object with entrance holes nearest to that surface.
2. Use peanut butter or other typical mouse bait in the inside chamber to attract mice. (One customer put a dab at the top of the ramps and had great success!)
One very important thing to remember: it may take the mouse 1-2 weeks to become familiar enough with the tin cat, before it attempts to enter. At first the mouse may just go around the Tin Cat or run on top. However, once the mouse knows the trap isn’t going anywhere, it will be confident enough to go through the trap. Mice are very cautious about new things in their environment.
Tin Cat Features:
· No wind up required
· Solid Top is more discreet, so that captured mice cannot be seen by customers or employees. A clear lid version is also available.
· Fits where other traps won’t—only 1.75 inches high
· Lid opens lengthwise for easier service
· Entry housings can be removed for thorough cleaning
· Reduced alleyway beside housing to eliminate hiding place for mice
· Holds up to 30 mice
· Test holes in entry housing to check catch mechanism
· May be used in FDA and USDA inspected plants
· Service record label packed inside each trap
I am retired and have about 27 hens and 1 rooster and I have a chicken house with 3 compartments. Every time I would go in one of those compartments I would see mice running every where. I couldn't use any type poison because the chickens would eat the dead mice and the poison would probably kill them too. My son had one your Victor Tin Cat Mouse Traps and I borrowed it. My first morning I had 17 mice in that trap. I got on my computer and ordered two more of these traps that way I could put one in each compartment. I would have 6 or less between the three traps each morning for about three weeks. Haven't seen sign or caught one in the last couple of weeks. I have to say these traps do a great job.
We have over 250 Victor Tin Cats in use both on the interior and exterior of our distribution warehouse. These traps are part of our comprehensive pest control program and are checked twice weekly. We originally had the traps supplied by our pest control contractor but we found that buying them ourselves greatly reduced the monthly cost of replacement. The traps themselves are long-lasting and effective however because of the locations in high-traffic areas (dock doors, storage bays, etc.) we need to replace damaged traps frequently. We are very pleased with the ease of using these traps and would recommend them.
How does the Victor Tin Cat Mouse Trap work? Will it really hold 30 mice at a time?
Once a mouse enters and a door is triggered to close behind them, how do other mice enter?
Each mouse will walk up the ramp of the Victor Tin Cat Mouse Trap. When they get to the end of the ramp, the mouses weight will push down the ramp, after they step off it will rise back up effectively trapping the mouse and will be ready for the next mouse to enter. The Victor Tin Cat Mouse Trap can hold up to 30 mice at a time, can be used as a live trap without a glue board and a kill trap with a glueboard.
I saw droppings on my kitchen counter around March 12th. I suspected rats or mice (hoped for mice over rats). A neighboor told me they saw a rat in their apartment (same building) in early March. I put rat glue traps out this week and a humane mouse trap. Nothing happened. I saw the rat this morning just before dawn and saw where it ran into a corner by the dishwasher. I repositioned the glue traps in that corner; but, I am afraid I might not be using the most effective pest control. What should I do? Looks like a full grown Norway rat.
Glueboards are a good choice for indoor use. You could try to put a small piece of food right in the middle of the board to help lure the rat on to the glueboard (dry cat food works very well). It is recommended to put out several boards in in the areas where you have noticed activity which would be helpful for rats who are trying to avoid the board you have already placed out. Another way to go would be baited rat snap traps. We do not recommend using poison baits indoors because of the possibility of having the rodent die in an inaccessible area which could lead to horrible odors and secondary insect infestations.
What would attract the mice to get in the trap? Any special treat (poison) that needs to be placed inside?
A lot of people choose to put a little dot of Provoke Mouse Attractant on the very end of the ramp to help draw the mice in. Be sure to place the Tin Cat repeating mouse trap along a baseboard or in a corner where mice are known to travel. Mice are naturally inquisitive and will start to investigate the trap after a week or two.