Victor Mouse Trap M040

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Victor Mouse Trap M040

The classic Victor mouse trap with the metal pedal. All Victor mouse traps and rat traps are made from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) sourced wood from environmentally managed forests. Trap measures 4"L x 1 3/4"W.

DESCRIPTION:Victor mouse traps work very well and kill mice instantly. Snap traps work best when baited with sticky bait (i.e. peanut butter) to ensure that the mouse will disturb the trigger mechanism even if the mouse touches the bait only lightly. 12 traps.

1. Remove small staple holding locking bar to wood base.
2. Place bait inside curl found at end of bait pedal. Remove excess bait protruding from pedal.
3. Pull back bow and hold down with thumb.
4. With other hand, engage curved portion of the locking bar under small, V-shaped lip on bait pedal.
5. Place trap against wall with bait pedal facing the wall.
6. If trap draws ants, try using a small ball of cotton or strands of dental floss tied through hole in bait pedal curl.

How to Use VICTOR Mouse Traps Effectively:
Most trapping efforts fail because too few mouse traps or rat traps are used. You'll probably need more traps then you think. Set enough traps to kill most of the population before the rodents begin to shy away from the traps. We recommend placing the traps every 2-3 feet along a wall, with the trap placed perpindicular to the wall. Rodents enter a home through holes the size of a dime and run along walls, not over open spaces.
1. Place victor mouse traps perpendicular to the wall.
2. Place victor mouse traps out unset, without bait, for a few days (even 1-2 weeks) so rodents can become familiar with them.
3. Place traps where rodent activity is seen (sign of chewing, droppings, runway, burrow).
4. Leave victor mouse traps undisturbed for at least two days before moving to a new location.
5. Check traps daily and replace as needed.
6. Wear gloves when disposing of rodent.

Baits: These baits are favorites for mice and rats:

Mouse Bait: Peanut Butter, Cheese, Oats, Nesting Materials, Chocolate, Water (for live catch)

Rat Bait: Peanut Butter, Bacon, Fruits, Vegetables, Cereals, Meats, Acorns (Wood Rat)

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  • 16 of 16 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  ONLY way to go
    By M.b. on 10/23/2008

    Thees Victor Mouse Traps are the ONLY way to go, as all the competitors' traps are not worth the trouble to buy and carry home. We have had Tom-Kat traps (ain't worth a darn) and some of the others on the market, and we keep going back to the "old standard", VICTOR, as it is the only trap that catches mice! Hard to find locally, so we are ordering via the Internet.

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  • 9 of 10 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Worked like a charm
    By Jill on 11/12/2006

    I live on a farm. My hobby is to go out every day and get the hay for my loving animals. See, I had no problem with this, until I saw at least 20 mice scurrying around my hay stacks! They would burrow into them, and before you knew it, there isn't 20, but 50 in my hay! The horses and my other animals would eat them without knowing, and they would get terribly sick because of it! I then found the Victor Mouse Trap. That baby worked like a charm, and I now have no mouse problems, Thank you Victor Mouse Trap!

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  • 9 of 9 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  The "Bomb"!!!
    By John on 01/21/2007

    Victor Mouse Traps are the "Bomb"...they never miss. The fastest and easiest way to get rid of those pests.

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  • 9 of 9 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Tactics and VICTORy!
    By Hugh in NY NY on 12/29/2012

    I recently had an annoying experience catching some lucky little pests, I have to say lucky with a little conferred intelligence to the rodents. I placed baited glue boards (banana scented) along a wall where the pest traveled (droppings were clues) and I saw the mouse walk AROUND them to hide behind some cabinets. I then used the snap traps I am endorsing here first baited with cheese (not big chunks mind you but globs pressed heavily on to the metal trigger so the pest could set off the trap). Nothing. No response. Found out that the mouse found another food source - had a stash of rice in a dark nook of a cabinet. I removed the food source and cleaned up the mess and stuffed and sealed any possible other entry points (cracks) with the copper mesh they sell here and some concrete or wood patch where necessary. Four days passed with very little activity until I saw "evidence" of its existence one Thursday morning. I was fed up. I added three more snap traps this time baited with peanut butter and a drop of vanilla extract and made sure there was no food of any kind available. Later that same day I heard VICTORy! The tactics of corraling and starvation worked and the little emaciated pest was tossed and a few hours later another was caught as well and I have not seen any since - that was two weeks ago from the time of this post. I ordered 'Provoke' just in case the other tactics didn't work so I have it just in case. I must thank the poster who suggested adding vanilla.

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Victor-the only real mouse trap!
    By Freg in Delaware on 08/17/2012
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    Bought a dozen of these Victor mouse traps because the Dollar store and Walmart only sell junk from China. All of it worthless, inferior garbage. Their mouse traps were weak, lost their slap power within a few days after being set. Mice walked away, ate their fill of cheese and peanut butter, threw the pretend mouse traps around and then laughed at me for buying such junk. I put two of the Victor traps out last night (the first night that I received them in the mail/quick shipping), and Mr. Mouse's head was squished flat this morning. He will no longer be leaving me his meese poops in my stove, microwave or drawers. I've already had his burial in my trash container this morning. My traps are still set/reset and I'm waiting to kill a few more of his closest meese friends, now that I've actually got a real meese trap with some slap and snap. The plastic ones that you squeeze the handles together to set are completely worthless like all traps made in China. Love these Victors, their the real deal, old time, tried and true, now I'm also looking to find a really strong metal handled fly swatter made in the USA with a plastic end. The metal ends scratch computer and TV screens if you slap a fly on them. Victor-the only real mouse trap! Made in the USA by Americans

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Finding a good mouse trap
    By Marty in Four corners area on 03/13/2016

    Cut every stinking Mouse in our house. One mouse that thought he was too fast for the Trap was hit in the head and died several inches from the trap!!

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Best trap out there
    By L. in YUCAIPA on 06/25/2014

    I have used so many other traps but to no success. The key to this trap is to NOT use peanut butter because the rat just licks it off but to use an actual peanut in the shell. Lodge the nut tight into the trigger and the rat will do all it can to break it free and WHAM! Mice and rats LOVE peanuts.

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  • 4 of 5 people found this review helpful:

    2 of 5 stars  M040 Mouse Trap
    By in N/A on 06/23/2013
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    The mice seem to avoid getting caught in the mouse traps with the big yellow piece of plastic where you put the peanut butter which is weird. The trap in this picture works great with the metal bait holder. Unfortunately, the traps that I received were NOT the same trap in this picture. :-(

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Effective, Inexpensive & Easy to Use
    By Carly in El Cerrito, CA on 02/11/2013

    There had been no mouse issue in the house until this colder winter. We had no experience in dealing with mouse control before purchasing the M040 case (72 traps). After doing some research online and watching the Victor Mouse Trap Youtube video, we decided to give it a try. ... We set up a trap with very thin layer of peanut butter on the trigger metal and put it under the kitchen sink where some mouse drops appeared. It got 100% result within 12 hours - one mouse was snapped and dead without suffering. We repeated 2 more nights/days and got 2 more mice. The reason for buying the 72-trap case was to dispose the trap after one use to avoid any possible complications.

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    4 of 5 stars  2nd best out there
    By Chris in Slingerlands, ny on 09/28/2012

    These really work, unlike competitors. However Victors traps with the yellow plastic bait tray are better with fewer false trips, though they are harder to set.v

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Set the trigger as light as possible
    By Rich in Hayward, California on 05/10/2011

    The plastic trigger is the best. I don't use bait. Set the trigger metal arm so it just barely catches the plastic trigger. The plastic trigger if done right will be laying down almost flat.

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Old school mouse traps
    By Tod in East Ridge on 03/30/2011
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    The newer mouse traps with the glue inside them only leave the hair of the rodent without the capture of the rodent. The old school traps, meaning the M040 traps, did the job within 24 hours.  Plus it kills them instantly unlike the newer liberal traps that just sometimes capture the rodents, and then they just simply starve to death!!!! So what's the sense in that??

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Best Traps Ever!
    By Tim in London, Ohio on 01/06/2011
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    I can not find these traps in stores and I don't need to look anymore now that I have found this site. They arrive ahead of the promised scheduled time. This trap works better than any trap I have ever used.

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  fast and economical
    By Beth in Stockholm Wi on 12/09/2010

    This is the second time I have ordered, both times the traps were shipped promptly, and the price is great!

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  A Sweet Good-bye to Mice
    By Sue in PA on 09/13/2010
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    I have had a mouse problem for ages... with them coming and going, especially during the winter in my attic. I've tried peppermint and all kinds of different traps, but I could still hear them. I finally decided that the old-fashioned trap was the answer, so I purchased the Victor trap with the little yellow plastic cheese type of plate. I baited it with peanut butter the first few times I used it, only to find the trap licked clean but not sprung. I even tried threading salami and bacon through the little holes in the "cheese." Again, the bait was eaten but the trap not sprung. I then decided that I was tired of feeding these mice and read the reviews for the M040 Victor traps on your website and bought a dozen. By this time, I had found droppings in my kitchen! I followed the instructions about setting several traps, not just one. Well, I put the second trap down near my fridge and turned away to put one on the cellar steps. I hadn't taken two steps toward the basement, when I heard the fridge trap snap! Success! I set a few more down in the basement and the next morning I had gotten another one. The rest of the traps have not been sprung and I haven't seen or heard a mouse since. These Victors are the BEST!

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01/05/2010 Robert

QHow do I get rid of mice that seem to avoid the mouse traps?
I'm using the Victor Mouse Traps. The smart mice I have (in my basement) seem to be able to remove the peanut butter from the yellow plastic flap. This has happened several times. The traps are sensitive enough that they go off if I try to slide them a couple of inches to the wall. What do you suggest?

ATry using less peanut butter on the Victor Mouse Trap trigger.  Barely coat the trigger so they have to really use some pressure to get it off.  A very small amount will still attract them by the smell.

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08/13/2011 Stephen from Upstate New York

QHow do I know if I have mice?
I have a drop ceiling in my basement and I hear noises possibly mice. there was an infestation once before and it was resolved, I have set glue traps and bait stations. I have not gotten anything. I was just wondering what I should look for, what are the tell tale signs? What do they eat?

AMice can eat anything including pet food or any human food that is in the pantry.  The real tell tale sign of rodents is droppings.  You can get on a ladder and look up in the drop ceiling and see if there are any droppings from mice or other animals that may be in the house.  If there are no droppings, then you may not have an issue.  You can google "rodent droppings" to see pictures of what they look like.

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