Let's face it: killing rats probably isn't one of your favorite things to do. Which is why the Rat Zapper Classic was made to be as humane, safe, and easy to use as possible. If you want a top-quality solution that will deliver years of dependable service, buy the electronic Rat Zapper Classic for quick control of your rodent problem.
If you have average-sized rats and a need for less than 20 kills per set of batteries, get the Rat Zapper Classic electronic rat trap, equipped with a large chamber size. However, if you are dealing with larger rats, consider buying the Rat Zapper Ultra (sold separately), equipped with the largest chamber size available and is suited to kill more than 20 rats per set of batteries.
How It Works
The Rat Zapper Classic is equipped with smart circuit technology that senses when the rodent enters the trap. Once the rodent is inside, the rat steps onto the metal plates, completing the circuit and the trap delivers a quick, humane 8,000 volt shock. Since rats have the ability to restart their hearts, the shock is applied for 2 minutes ensuring a high kill rate. Each time the trap catches a rat, the light on top of the trap flashes red to indicate a kill. You can "zap" 20 rats with one set of 4 “AA” batteries, which makes it a truly effective rat trap.
Easy to Use
How easy are they to use? Very--and that's just one reason why they're so popular--just insert batteries, bait, place, turn it on and relax. First, insert 4 “AA” batteries into the battery compartment. Using the entrance, bait the trap along the back wall using a small amount of peanut butter, dry pet food or nuts. Place the trap where you have seen signs of rodent activity or along the wall where rodents primarily travel. Turn on the Rat Zapper Classic. A red light will blink once indicating the trap is working properly.
The hands-free, "no touch, no view" disposal reduces the "yuck" factor of a common mouse and rat trap. Clean-up is easy and it can be reused indefinitely--your friends and family will want to borrow it for safe, humane rat elimination.
Safe and Sanitary
The Rat Zapper Classic is safe for use anywhere in the home. Built with high-quality electronics, recycled plastics, and recycled packaging, the Rat Zapper Classic is both effective and environmentally friendly. It is ideal for attics, garages, basements and sheds. While it's always wise to use caution around children and pets, there is no blood, mess, chemicals, or poisons with the Rat Zapper Classic.
Which Trap is Right for You?Kills per SettingKills per Set of BatteriesBatteries RequiredKill MethodKill Chamber SizeBattery Life1 Mouse or Rat20 Mice or Rats4 "AA" batteriesHumane, high-voltage shockLarge1 year in standby mode1 Mouse or Rat60 Mice or Rats4 "D" batteriesHumane, high-voltage shockLargest2 years in standby mode1 Mouse or Rat50 Mice or Rats4 "C" batteriesHumane, high-voltage shockLarge1 year in standby mode
Click Here to See More Features »Batteries IncludedBait LocationEasy to Use"No Touch, No View"
Disposal MethodSafe Around Children and PetsReusableIndoor Use OnlyKill Indicator Notification LightBattery Replacement
Notification Light1-Year WarrantyNoInside trap - on or along back wall
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Rat Zapper Classic Trap
- Works as a mice zapper trap as well as for average-size rats
- Easy to use – insert batteries, bait, turn it on, place, and relax
- Hands-free “no touch, no view” disposal reduces “yuck” factor of a common mouse and rat trap
- Clean-up is easy and it can be reused indefinitely – your friends and family will want to borrow (and keep!) it
- One set of 4 AA batteries = 20 kills
- Battery replacement notification
- Safe and sanitary – while always wise to use caution around kids and pets, there is no blood, mess, chemicals, or poisons
- High 8,000-volt two-plate design delivers shock lasting two full minutes
- Red indicator light flashes repeatedly upon kill
- One-year warranty and lifetime customer support
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review RateProduct not good for unconditioned areas
This product has worked well for in-house use, but does not work well in my barn or house crawl space. The issue seems to be humidity. Though the barn is enclosed and has a concrete floor, the Zapper usually sizzles and starts blinking pretty soon afterward, especially when set at night. Similar results have been experienced in the crawl space, even though it has a vapor barrier on the ground. To further test the humidity theory, we armed the Zapper inside the house, and let it sit for several minutes. Then, we moved it out to the porch. The Zapper immediately zapped and started blinking. We repeated this evolution several times with the same results. We have cleaned the plate with a soft brush, and the Zapper will stay armed inside a climate-controlled room. However, that is not acceptable. I need a product that will let me eradicate the rodents BEFORE the get in my house.Response From WoodstreambrandsJennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback! This trap is designed for indoor use only. When used in a barn, crawl space or any other location, weather and humidity can adversely affect the traps. For outdoor use, we recommend our snap traps or our new rat and mouse granular repellent.
Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) with any questions or for additional assistance.
Review RateWorks well if used the right way!
Please pass this on to Bill Kelliher... it seems that users can't answer other users comments. I have had one for 5 + years and am ordering an other. At first it didn't work and at the time the how to use instructions were different and of course I didn't read the instructions but called int to say that it wasn't any good..... Here's how I was told to use the trap and it works very well: 1- leave the zapper OFF and put peanuts on the floor close to the entrance 2-wait till the pea nuts have been eaten 3-repeat step 2 4-still with zapper off place peanuts half way into the trap and again wait till all peanuts are gone 5-turn zapper ON and place peanuts on the kill plate and VOILA a dead rat. NOTE: Rats are very intelligent and if bait is placed at the back on the first try, the rat will go in for the food but very slowly and will cense the electricity with it's whiskers and back off. By doing the above steps it will build the rat's confidence and it will charge right in to eat. AND BY BY RAT.
I bought 9 of these rat traps and only caught 1 rat. the traps are always blinking and guess what NO MOUSE!! food is gone lights blinking like something is in there...fresh batteries every time. waste of moneyResponse From WoodstreambrandsJennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience and appreciate the time taken to share this feedback. When baiting the trap, we recommend using a toothpick amount of peanut butter on the back wall of the trap or one or two pieces of dried dog food at the back of the trap. If bait is scattered inside the trap, this may cause a false trigger.
To reset the trap, we recommend cleaning the metal plates with a hydrogen peroxide solution. Please turn the trap off and remove the batteries before cleaning. Once the trap has dried, we recommend re-baiting (following the instructions above) and placing the trap against the wall in an area where rats have been seen.
We hope this information was helpful. Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) with any questions or for additional assistance.
Review RateThis is the rat trap of choice
I have the blue trap and it has last 5 years plus. It gets the rats, although you have to be patient. I think it must be more humane than the snapping traps which sometimes don't make a clean kill.
Review RateLoving my rat zappers
I love these new rat zappers they are so easy to use.Snap traps I could never set.These you just put batteries in a cracker with peanut butter and push the on button and zap you have a mouse in no time.Recommended to many friends who live in country.
Review RateIneffective and not worth the money
These traps are ineffective for the rats in my area. The go in and set off the trap but are rarely killed. I have done everything possible to make sure they work, but they don'tResponse From WoodstreambrandsJennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience. How much bait is being used? We recommend baiting with a toothpick amount of peanut butter on the back wall. Anything more than that, and the rodent may be able to access the bait without going all the way into the back of the trap. The device is activated when the rodent steps on two plates at the same time. If any bait is touching the metal plates, it could cause the unit to falsely activate or the rat may not receive the full shock that is needed to kill them.
Our Consumer Relations Team is happy to provide additional assistance. Please feel free to contact us at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867).
Review RateDO NOT BUY THIS
This trap is a piece of JUNK. What a waste of $40.00. It grounds out on its own and provides false readings.Response From WoodstreambrandsJennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience and would like to learn more about what occurred. For further assistance, please feel free to contact us directly. Our Consumer Relations Team can be reached at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867).
We’ve tried all manner of rat execution, but this one really works! We are So impressed with the ease of this one, we just ordered another two! Nice to order something and have it actually do what it is advertised to do. Highly recommend.
Review RateEffective and fast
We pull this trap out of storage whenever we see evidence of mice. And we ALWAYS get them all. Works perfect. Thanks you!
Outstanding product. We had a rat that could set off snap raps and never get caught, escape from glue traps, and was apparently immune to poison. Finally got him with this, thank you Victor!!! We also caught mice in it, not sure why other people say it doesn't work on them.
Rat Zapper Classic Trap - Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Where do I place the trap?
A: Place the trap along the wall where rodents primarily travel or where you have seen signs of rodent activity. Rats are wary critters and they’ll initially avoid anything new in their environment. Good news is we’re smarter than they are! It may take a few days or nights for the first rat to enter your trap but be patient!
Q: How do I bait the trap?/What should I use to bait the trap?
A: To bait the Rat Zapper, first make sure the trap is turned off. Place the bait along or on the back wall of the trap. Be sure to use gloves or a tool to bait so your scent is not transferred onto the trap. We’ve carefully researched dry pet food and found it an excellent lure. Other dried baits (nuts, dehydrated fruit, etc.) can also work well. Goopy Bait Note: Please don’t place moist or goopy bait in your Rat Zapper unless you place it in a plastic container, like a medium plastic bottle cap, and then slide it to the back of your Rat Zapper. (Otherwise you may goop the electronics and/or falsely trip the system.)
Q: What type of batteries do I need?
A: The Rat Zapper Ultra requires 4 “D” alkaline batteries which will provide approximately two years of stand-by power. Use high quality alkaline batteries to ensure the best results.