Rat Reaper â Rat Trap That Kills Instantly Indoors amp; Outdoors â Humane Dual Entry Tunnel Rat catcher Bait Box with Child Safe, Pet Safe
- The Rat Reaper rat trap kills upon snapping â no suffocation or prolonged pain and suffering
- Safety First - Enclosed trigger prevents accidental activation by pets and children
- Dual Entry Tunnel - Perfect for setting against walls and fences
- Bait pod easily unscrews from the base of the trap
- Trigger can be set with hand or foot. This trigger design is easier for people with less strength.
- No need for harsh poisons or chemicals - Trap can be set with peanut butter
Product Details amp; Specifications
- Measures 20 cm Width x 15 cm Depth x 11 cm Height
- Material: Plastic
- Colour: Black
- Entry tunnels: 2
- Trigger style: Pedal
Please observe the following useful tips and best practices for trapping a rat.
Wear Gloves When Handling Rat Traps
When you prepare the rat trap, itâs best to wear disposable gloves (included in the box) and apply the bait with a tea spoon or kitchen knife. The reasons for this are quite simple. Rats have great senses and are afraid of human smell, they can often detect the scent left by human fingerprints. If you touch the rat trap with your bare hands, wash it off with hot water or leave it out in the open for a couple of days to dissipate any human smell before preparing it.
Where To Place Your Rat Trap
Rats instinctively use walls and fences as guides. Therefore, they are unlikely to roam into the centre of a room or garden. As such, rat traps are usually most effective when placed along a wall or fence panel and in a low-light setting. Rats use their whiskers to sense objects in front of them in the dark. Therefore keeping one set of whiskers touching a wall, they can tell if they are still on the right path. The tunnel side of the rat trap should be placed against the wall with the lever facing away from the wall.
Do Not Use Poisons or Chemicals
The rat trap has a strong snap which is powerful enough to kill a rat instantly when activated. So you are not required to spend money on fancy rat poisons which could harm your pets or children if handled or swallowed. Also if you follow our preparation guidelines we suggest to place bait in the tunnel for a few days before setting the trap. Using poison at this stage would increase the odds of a rat meeting its slow death in another part of your house and you would have difficulty locating its smelly, rotting corpse.
Patience - Preparation Is Essential When Setting A Trap
Rats will be suspicious of new objects placed in their path of travel. This certainly applies to rat traps, this could fail to lure the rodent if you just all of a sudden place a baited trap. Please follow our instructions below for preparing your trap. We advise you to firstly position the trap without any bait or setting for 2 days. Followed by pre-baiting the tunnel area of the trap with half a teaspoon of peanut butter without setting the trigger. These steps will help to make the rodent feel safe around the trap.
The Advantages Of Reusing Your Rat Trap
Most commercially sold rat traps today are classified as both reusable and disposable, giving you the choice of whether you want to reuse them or not. A used rat trap already has the scent of rats, making it familiar to them. This makes them more likely to approach the trap compared to a new trap which might have human scent on it. The trap can easily be emptied by holding the trap over a bag or bucket and squeezing the trigger lever, the dead rodent will drop out without any need for handling.