Raticator Rat Zapper Cleaning Instructions

When dust, dirt or other contaminants accumulate in the Raticator you will need to clean the trap.
A major contaminant can be body fluids that the rodent releases when it is electrocuted.  Urine left behind can crystallize and create a short circuit.

  1. Remove the batteries before cleaning.

  2. Fill a pan or sink with about 25 to 30mm of warm water along with a small amount of dish washing liquid.  Set the unit inside the pan or sink making sure the electronics housed in the top of the unit do not get wet as this may cause them to short out.  Let the unit soak for at least one hour to loosen debris and neutralise any crystallised urine.

  3. Using a soft bristle or bottle brush, gently brush the bottom of the unit, again making sure the electronics do not get wet.

  4. To rinse, carefully allow a gentle stream of warm fresh water to flow over the cleaned bottom surface of the unit for at least 60 seconds.  Do not spray the unit out or allow moisture to intrude into the electronics.  After cleaning and rinsing the bottom of the unit, stand it vertically so any drips can drain out.  Then leave the unit to air dry in the sun.  Depending on the weather this could take a full day for total evaporation.  Do not use an air compressor.

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