Trapper T-Rex Rat Trap

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Trapper T-Rex Rat Trap

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 peanut butter in traps as the oil in peanut butter can damage the trap.




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 The cup can be withdrawn and re-inserted without the trap being set, which greatly enhances safety and ease of use.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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  • 58 of 60 people found this review helpful:

    2 of 5 stars  T Rex Rat Trap - Could be improved
    By John in Tucson, AZ on 04/20/2010

    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.

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  • 35 of 38 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Sturdy and easy to use
    By Joseph on 11/16/2006

    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.

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  • 33 of 34 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Easy to use
    By Ken on 11/20/2005

    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.

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  • 19 of 22 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Trapper T-Rex Rat Trap
    By Chris in United States on 04/18/2009
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    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.

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  • 18 of 18 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Easy to use and effective
    By Mark on 04/15/2007

    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.

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Trex rat trap
    By Paul in St James City on 11/17/2016

    price great delivery fast and best of all trap works on big rats. kills them instantly with just a few drops blood left. very neat process.

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  • 5 of 5 stars  best traps
    By Minnie in Fayetteville nc on 10/17/2016

    Only could afford three ( on fixed income) but have caught 12 large Norway rats with em two days after putting them out ... nothing to else i tried worked.. excellent traps ..I have no more rat problems now

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Great!
    By Bob in Tucson, AZ on 09/11/2016

    Easy to load & set. Powerful enough to kill our big pack rats. Fits the "fake plastic rock" bait stations perfectly

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Easy peezy rat squeezy
    By Sam in Pasadena, CA on 09/05/2016

    I had big wood rats tripping over my traditional traps without being caught, so I had to try something new. I used peanut butter with milled oats as bait and the first night the T-Rex traps killed two rats that were bigger than the traps themselves. I like the removable bait cup, it helps control the mess of baiting. Also, I like being able to set the traps without being anywhere near the business end of the trap.

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Caught, but not dead
    By Andy in San Diego, Ca area on 08/14/2016

    Excellent product. Obviously effective, especially in the ambush box. But it didn't kill the rat right away. Bummer for the rat, wife not that pleased either.

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Great value
    By Ted in Clarklake, MI on 08/02/2016

    I had used a trap like this for a few years and it far surpasses other types of rat traps. It is easy and safe to put in bait and to set. No more snapped fingers and hoping the trap won't spring when you let go. I used to be able to find these traps at a local store, but had to order this one online. I think there was free shipping and it came very quickly. I hope it lasts as long as my last one. I still have it and this allows me to place 2 traps at once.

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  • 5 of 5 stars  T Rex Rat Trap
    By D in 02360 on 07/29/2016

    This trap works great. When I first tried the trip the next morning I had my first catch. You can't ask for better results than that.

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  • 5 of 5 stars  T Rex Rat Trap
    By D in 02360 on 07/29/2016

    This trap works great. When I first tried the trip the next morning I had my first catch. You can't ask for better results than that.

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  • 4 of 5 stars  Highley efective but some tedious elements
    By Russell in Waco tx on 07/13/2016

    The trap is effective. It does not have enough force to break the bones of a cat. However a cat will not be able to remove its paw from the trap. Also the trap is usually not immediately fatal to the rodents, this results in the traps being dragged some distance from there initial locations. Recommend tying the trap to something, to prevent them from being lost.

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  • 1 of 5 stars  Trapper T Rex Rat Trap
    By Nancy in Highland Falls on 07/09/2016

    The rats love the bait,but have yet to trip the trap. Guess I have smart rats in the brook behind my house.

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10/26/2011 Jim from Seabrook,tx

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

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08/16/2009 Michael

QCan the Trapper T-Rex Rat Trap be used more than once?

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Yes, 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 pheromone of a rat which is very curious to other rodents.

9 of 10 people found this answer helpful.
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04/06/2011 Nadine

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.

8 of 9 people found this answer helpful.
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07/14/2011 Deepest

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.

6 of 8 people found this answer helpful.
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09/19/2011 Shadow

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.

6 of 7 people found this answer helpful.
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05/13/2010 Dave

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.

5 of 5 people found this answer helpful.
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03/15/2011 Cagey

QSmart rats: Can I adjust the sensitivity of a T-Tex Rat Trap trigger?
Last weekend, I placed six pairs of T-Rex traps, baited with Provoke, back-to-back on rat runways in my crawlspace, along with a dozen rat glue traps. Net result: 0 kills/captures, but the bait's been cleaned out twice. These rats are exhibiting a real nuanced touch, and a healthy appetite. Any advice?

AThe sensitivity cannot be adjusted, but if they are taking the bait and not tripping the Trapper T-Rex Rat Trap then usually this means you are putting too much bait in the bait cup.  You should place only 1 small drop in the bottom of the bait cup so the rodents really have to "get into the cup" and usually this will result in a set trigger.  You can also try a tiny dab of peanut butter in the bottom...something a little stickier may result in better results depending on the behavior of the rodents.

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06/11/2012 Robert from Belington, Wv 26250

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.

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01/16/2012 Richard from San Rafael, Ca

QWhich rat trap will catch the rats--ie not kill them with bait?

AWe have several rat snap traps and rat glue board traps available. These traps do not require poison bait to kill the rats.

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06/16/2016 Nancy from Highland Falls

QI don't want to kill my chipmunks. Will they be drawn to the Trapper T-Rex Rat Trap also?

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The Trapper T-Rex Rat Trap may attract chipmunks if there is a desirable edible in the bait cup. We would recommend using traps in areas where you have rodent activity where the chipmunks will not come in contact with it.

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