Victor Holdfast Rat Trap M326-Professonal
These expanded, plastic triggers on the mice or rat snap trap is a lot more sensitive than the normal metal trigger style.
How To Set Out Victor's Pro Trap
Place traps on a hard surface, perpendicular to a wall so that the trigger end is toward the wall.
Traps should be set in areas where there is high activity such as fresh droppings, gnawings, rub marks, burrows, or urine stains.
When trapping, whether you use glue traps, snap traps or live traps, the key is to be persistent and aggressive with the trapping. You may need more traps than you think is warranted .
Rats are often shy of new objects and placing unset traps in a new location for a week or two will increase the opportunities of catching. This will acclimate the rats to the traps, once acclimated, set enough traps to kill the a large percentage of the population before the rodents become "trap shy." This is called mass trapping, trapping them at a higher rate than they can repopulate and become shy of the trap.
There may be a need to have as many as 2-3 dozen rat traps set in place in a commercial establishment, in an infested trash room for example. By having these traps baited with a Rat/Squirrel lure or peanut butter unset, a large population would be use to feeding on around the traps. When the traps are then simultaneously set after a while of this "feeding", a large kill can be obtained.
The spring on the rat snap trap is very strong,(it could break a finger) so keep it out of reach of your pets and small children.
Equipped with a setting control which allows you to use a soft or sensitive set,"s" for normal, stable surfaces and a firmer setting,"f", on surfaces that may vibrate( machinery for example) ..where they could prematurely set off the trap.