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Victor Electronic Mouse Trap Instructions

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How the trap works

When a mouse enters the electronic mouse killer and negotiates its way towards the bait, it reaches a point where it touches both killing plates and completes an electrical circuit, which kills the mouse virtually instantly.


At a minimum use a good quality recognised brand of alkaline batteries such as the Energiser brand.  Standard carbon batteries and rechargeable batteries are not suitable – they don’t have the power to supply the number of kills, or days of standby power.  A red light flashes when the batteries need replacing, normally after around 100 kills.


Position a piece of dry dog food on the metal kill plate at the opposite end to the entrance and as close to the wall with air holes so the mouse touches both kill plates to set off the trap.  Also consider a dab of Tomcat mouse attractant gel or peanut butter. 

Outside use

The Victor Electronic Mouse trap is not waterproof and is recommended for indoor use only by the manufacturer. Some customers do use it in dry outdoor areas but this will void your warranty.  If you choose to use the trap outdoors it is critical that the trap is covered for protection from the elements such as enclosing the unit in a plastic container with a lid, cutting a hole close to the ground so the rodent can enter.  Alternately cut a hole in an upturned bucket or tub and sit the trap on something to lift it up off the ground.

Not working as expected

Rodents will eat almost anything including cardboard, so food in the trap should work perfectly.  However, if you have another food source that is more attractive or easier to get to, the rodent may not be attracted to the trap.  Identify the food source and take that source away.  Then place some of that food in the trap in same location (if possible) so when the rodent next visits the food will there, but now in the trap.

Check that the correct batteries are being used and are working (the voltage could be low).

Clean the metal kill plates (the two at the closed end of the trap) per the manufacturer’s instructions.

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