The Trapper® T-Rex Rat Trap is a state-of-the-art mechanical trap that offers superior rat capture. Patented interlocking teeth make rat escape virtually impossible. With T-Rex you'll get the perfect combination of trigger sensitivity and trap velocity – speed and responsiveness that ensure a successful and deadly capture. Easy to set and safer to use than traditional snap traps, the T-Rex can be placed directly in a Protecta Rat Bait Station, or tied to pipes or beams that rats may use as highways. A bait cup in the center of the trigger pedal makes it easy to add baits including Bell's new Provoke Rat Attractant.
Manufacturers recommendation: Do NOT use peanutbutter in traps as the oil in peanut butter can damage the trap.
|For use in:||Residential, commercial, or industrial buildings, indoors and outdoors|
|Application:||Place trap near baseboards, corners, along walls, or in spaces where rodents are likely to travel. For discreet placement, two traps will fit in most Bell bait stations. Can also be placed alone or in pairs back-to-back along rat pathways, wired above ground to pipes or rafters|
|Pet safe:||Should be used in places not readily accessible to pets and children to prevent tampering.|
|Dimensions:||5 1/2 in. x 3 in.|
|Special Features:||Combines trigger sensitivity with the exact trap velocity needed to capture and hold rats, patented interlocking teeth make rat escapes virtually impossible, safer to use than other rat snap traps, sets easily by foot or hand, removable bait cup can be withdrawn, filled with an attractant and re-inserted without having the trap set|
|Manufactured By:||Bell Labs|
USE: Place trap along baseboards or in a corner for best results. You can use nuts, nesting material like a small piece of cotton, or small amount of nutella in the trap for bait.
Trapper T-REX offers superior rat capture. Patented, interlocking teeth make rat escapes virtually impossible. The trap is a perfect combination of trigger sensitivity and trap velocity -- speed and responsiveness ensure capture. Extensive field and laboratory testing fine-tuned Trapper T-REX to optimum specifications.
Safer and easier to use than competitor's snap traps, Trapper T-REX can be readily set by foot safely on the ground. Press the trap open like a pedal, keeping fingers free and safe.
Bell included a removable bait cup that inserts from the bottom of Trapper T-REX. The cup can be withdrawn and re-inserted without the trap being set, which greatly enhances safety and ease of use.
You can use Trapper T-REX along a rat pathway. Or you can insert it into a tamper-resistant bait station. Trapper T-REX easily fits inside the Protecta Rat Bait Station and Protecta Sidewinder bait stations.
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32 of 33 people found this review helpful:
T Rex Rat Trap - Could be improved
By John on April 20, 2010
I bought a 12 pack of this trap. The good thing is that they are very easy to set and to release. There are two serious problems. 1 - As others have mentioned, the striking force is much less than a normal old fashioned trap. I have already had one case of a rat suffering, not dead, even though he was trapped by the head. 2 - The quality is not acceptable. After one use two traps broke. One broke its plastic catch and one broke at the plastic hinge area.
24 of 25 people found this review helpful:
Sturdy and easy to use
By Joseph on November 16, 2006
I like the Trapper T-Rex Rat Trap very much, it is sturdy and easy to set. Do not use the bait cup included because the rat will just steal it without touching anything. You need to smear some peanut butter on the trigger. Also, the way this trigger is designed, you can adjust it for sensitivity. Basically the way it is the trigger needs to be pushed down almost a quarter inch before it is set off if you just set it and forget it, like this I doubt you will ever catch anything. But if you hold onto the grip and at the same time push the trigger down almost level to the top of the bait dish, just slightly above it where the edge of sensitivity is, I believe you will have better luck with it. Do this after you smeared a thin coat of peanut butter on the trigger and then set it to the edge of sensitivity.
21 of 22 people found this review helpful:
Easy to use
By Ken on November 20, 2005
My Trapper T-Rex trap virtually decapitated a giant wood rat. They are easy to use. Easy to set. Do not get your fingers in this one. I recommend using fishing line to secure the trap to something. If a rat gets a paw stuck in it he will drag it away and you will have to track it down. At $7 each, I don't like hunting my T-Rex. But the rats like them even less.
12 of 12 people found this review helpful:
Easy to use and effective
By Mark on April 15, 2007
Easy to use and effective. The Trapper T-Rex traps are easier and safer to handle than the conventional spring trap. And they fit (and work) in smaller areas. Peanut butter works great. Like the others, I've learned to secure them in place.
12 of 14 people found this review helpful:
Trapper T-Rex Rat Trap
By Chris on April 18, 2009
This is by far the best trap I have used. I get the occasional rats from nearby fields and have used the wood traps with limited success in consecutive days. It took one night with the T-Rex Rat Trap. Highly recommended.
Simple and Effective
By James on April 3, 2013
One of the simplest mouse/rat traps to bait and set. Just load your bait of choice, pull back, and place.. My bait of choice has been peanut butter. I think the real key with these traps is the placement. Look for evidence of where the mouse/rat is moving around and place the trap as close to the pathways as possible.
By Henrietta on March 15, 2013
I purchased this for a friend as they have used this before with great success. It's easy to use (but be careful not to snap it on your fingers) and immediately breaks the neck of the rodent.
By Steve on March 8, 2013
This thing is great. There is a removable bait cup that is easy to load with peanut butter (or whatever). It locks from the underside of the trap so your hands never really get near the bait. The trap is a breeze to set and doesn't spring when you set it down. Releasing the dead critter is even easier, especially since you don't have to get your fingers anywhere near the beast. Well worth the price.
Work great on chipmunks
By Craig on February 28, 2013
I had caught a red squirrel in a have a catch and release trap. I took it down to the creek a let it go in the middle of the bridge. Who would have thought it would jump in the creek. Well when my wife told me the chipmunks were eating her strawberries I didn't want to go thru that experience again so I got some of T-Rex Rat Traps. Boy do they work good. You have to tie them down so the critter doesn't run away with it if they don't get killed right away.
T-Rex Rat Trap
By Jerry on February 20, 2013
They work fine for small to medium rats, but the first large rat encountered, destroyed the trap. There does not seem to be enough "meat" around the shaft where the spring is to hold much of a strain. That is the area that broke, rendering the trap useless, and it was thrown in the trash.
Trapping the Critters
By Walter on December 1, 2012
Here in Florida we have an abundance of "Roof Rats or Palm Rats". They are small, and nocturnal. In the winter they move into my attic. I set out a line of Trapper T-Rex traps and got three the first night and two more the second night. The traps are simple to set and easy to empty. I am very happy with your product, the rats are not.
t-rex rat trap
By Rebecca on November 28, 2012
Set two traps. Got one on the second day. Got a second on the fourth day. Haven't gotten any more...yet, or maybe i got all the ones under the house. anyway...haven't tried the old fashioned kind, but that kind didn't work for mice so i wanted to try something else...
By Lisa on November 19, 2012
T-rex it worked very good !it was unbelievable how fast it caught the rat in my yard!!
By Carla on September 23, 2012
Although it turns out that I had ordered the wrong thing (I was looking for a live trap), I'm sure T-Rex would be the way to go for a swift kill. I did end up getting the Have-A-Heart trap for rats, and it works like a charm! I was able to recover the rats in no time, and they were safe and well-fed until I got home and found them! Thanx, you saved my good lingerie, and now the snakes are full and happy!
Small for Pack Rats
By Robert on July 25, 2012
I have had reasonable success in trapping wood (pack) rats, but they are bigger than house (Norway) rats and have had some trouble with them escaping the trap. I have not found any trap that works better, however.
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August 16, 2009Michael asked:
QCan the Trapper T-Rex Rat Trap be used more than once?
AYes, the Trapper T-Rex Rat Trap can be used over and over again. In fact, once you catch a rat on this trap it will be even more effective because it will have the scent pheremone of a rat which is very curious to other rodents.
April 6, 2011Nadine asked:
QIs the rat dead inside the Trapper T-Rex Rat Trap? Is he maimed? How do you dispose of it?
ARats caught in the Trapper T-Rex Rat Trap are usually killed pretty quickly. How you dispose of the rat will vary from region to region, but in most cases you will simply squeeze the trap to release the dead rat directly into a plastic bag, seal the bag and toss in an outdoor trash can.
May 13, 2010Dave asked:
QCan the Trapper T-Rex Rat Trap be used outdoors without limitation?
Can the Trapper T-Rex Rat Trap be used outdoors without limitation? Are there MSDS and labels for this product, if so where?
AThe Trapper T-Rex Rat Traps can be used outdoors at your discretion. When using outdoors you should place the traps out of reach of children and non-target animals or place the traps in tamper resistant bait stations to avoid accidents. There is no MSDS sheet for the T-Rex as it is not a chemical product. Usage directions will be included with the purchase and we have a T-Rex product video available on the T-Rex page that shows step by step how to use the trap properly.
July 14, 2011Deepest asked:
QCan the T-Rex trap and kill a fox squirrel?
I have a problem with fox squirrels eating my avocados. I need a trap that can do the job without leaving them alive. It is against the law to release this invasive species back into the wild.
AMany of our customers have reported that they have successfully used the Trapper T-Rex Rat Traps to kill squirrels. We are not familiar with Fox squirrels but we assume that they are about the size of a rat which would mean that the Trapper T Rex Rat Trap should be able to successfully trap and kill this species. Some communities do have ordinances that prevent you from trapping and killing squirrels so we encourage you to check with the local authorities to be that you are acting within their guidelines.
September 19, 2011Shadow asked:
QWill a rat visit the trap again once it is sprung?
AYes. Often times the pheromone left behind by rodents that have already visited the trap will help draw other rodents to it. Be sure to add fresh bait to help lure the rodents in. If you have a rat that has managed to set off the trap but did not get caught (very rare with the Trapper T-Rex Rat Trap) you may want to disguise the trap a bit to avoid a rat that is trap shy. You can simply place the trap inside of a shoebox with holes cut on either end to allow the rat to enter. This will look different to the rat and the rat will usually not avoid the trap inside.
October 26, 2011Jim from Seabrook,tx asked:
QBest way to rid attic in our house of rats?
I don't want to use poison and have rotting rat carcasses in my attic.
AThe best way to get rid of the rats that are already in your attic is to trap them with rat snap traps, rat glue boards and/or live catch rat traps. We do not recommend using poison baits indoors because after the rats eat the bait they may go into an inaccessible area to die causing a terrible odor and possibly even a secondary insect infestation (it is a myth that there is a poison bait that will cause the rats to dry out and not smell or to leave the house in search of water). It is important that you place the traps directly in the rats travel path and bait them with an attractive bait such as nuts, dog kibble, canned tuna or peanut butter. Be patient, it could take several days or even a couple of weeks before the rats are comfortable enough with the traps to approach them and be captured. After you have eliminated your current infestation you must take the time to exclude rodents from entering your home in the future. Please take a few moments to read our article: How to Rodent Proof Your Home
January 16, 2012Richard from San Rafael, Ca asked:
QWhich rat trap will catch the rats--ie not kill them with bait?
June 11, 2012Robert from Belington, Wv 26250 asked:
QExcrement dropping appeared in the basement wall under an exterior vent. I do not know what they are from.
Excrement droppings were found on the painted cinder block wall 4' off the ground, just below an unopened exterior vent. There are approximately 50 pieces, each being between 3/4 to 1 inch in length, and very thin, approximately .7mm. The tips of each end are sharp, and not blunt. There are no droppings on the floor, and the droppings appear to adhere to the wall. On the wall above, below, and to each side, I put up 8"X12" catchmaster glue boards, and on the vent opening, I lined the ledge with mice snap traps. I have caught nothing on the glue boards and the mice traps have not been disturbed in over a week. I can supply a picture of the dropping on the wall with a dime held up to give a relevant comparison. Any help you give me would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time and effort in this endeavor.
AThe droppings that you are describing sound like roof Rat Droppings. Roof Rat Droppings are described as "at least 3/4 inch long with pointed ends". Roof rats cannot be caught with mouse glueboards or mouse snap traps. We do carry Rat Glue Board Traps and Rat Snap Traps that would be more suited to this job. Baiting the traps with canned cat food or tuna fish, nuts, small pieces of floss or cotton balls (nesting materials) may also help to draw this species of rat into the traps. Please let us know if you have any other questions.