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The Victor M325 Holdfast mouse trap is a "traditional" mouse trap with a little something extra. The original wood-based wire snap trap now has a large scented plastic trip pedal. No need to bait with a cheese scent made right on the trip pedal! The Victor M325 mouse trap is made with FSC certified wood. Trap measures 4"L x 1 3/4"W.
|For use in:||Residential, commercial, or industrial buildings|
|Application:||Should be placed where rodents travel, such as along walls at 2 to 3 foot intervals|
|Pet safe:||Safe to use, but should be used in places not readily accessible to pets and children to prevent tampering.|
|Dimensions:||4 in. L x 1 3/4 in. W|
|Material / Construction:||Wood-based wire snap trap with plastic trip pedal|
|Special Features:||constructed from environmentally responsible, Forest Stewardship Council certified wood, comes pre-baited with a large, scented plastic swiss cheese trip pedal that is easily activated|
|Shipping Weight:||0.65 lbs|
|Manufactured By:||Victor (Mfg. Number: M325)|
These Victor snap traps have a plastic trigger that resembles bait, are easier to set then normal traps, and also have a sensitivity setting that will prevent the trap from snapping due to vibrations in the environment, such as those caused by heavy machinery. Victor snap traps work very well and kill mice instantly. If you do choose to use a bait, snap traps work best when baited with sticky bait (i.e. peanut butter). 12 traps.
HOW TO SET THE TRAP:
1. Pull the bow (the spring loaded part) back, holding it down with the thumb of one hand.
2. With your other hand, take the locking bar (the long arm with the curve >in the end that is attached to the back of the trap) and lay it in the center of the spring. Make sure that the curved or cupped part faces downward.
3. Begin to tilt the cheese pedal upward. As you do, you'll notice that the tip the locking bar will engage inside a little box-like opening on the back of the cheese pedal.
4. Slowly release your grip on the bow, the force of which should hold the locking bar inside that little box on the pedal. The trap is now set.
5. There is an "S" and an "F" imprinted on the pedal itself. If you wish the trap to be more sensitive, position the locking bar towards the "S" side of the little box by sliding it that direction. "F" stands for firm (less sensitive).
How to Use Snap 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 traps perpendicular to the wall.
2. Place 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 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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10 of 11 people found this review helpful:
Best Traps Ever
By Willie in Hartland, MI on 11/11/2010
First the bad news. Although the traps were received promptly, they came loosely packed in a box and instead of a case of 72 traps, only 71 were received. I also purchased the Provoke Mouse Attractant which was included in the same box. We had been hearing mice and occasionally I would catch one but I knew they were still there. I had been using other brands and models of traps previously and was becoming frustrated when I found my pecan butter bait missing but the traps unsprung. The first day I set out 5 Victor M325 traps using the Provoke and Pecan Butter. The Provoke goes into a little indentation on the top of the trap and I pushed the pecan butter up through the bottom of the “V” cutout. The next morning, I had 4 dead mice. I replaced the 4 traps with new traps and the following morning I had 2 more mice. Then 1 more on 4 subsequent days until I had caught 10 mice altogether. Then no mice for about a week followed by one additional victim. My wife and I had no idea that we had so many mice. These traps are the best mouse catchers that I have come across. I set all the traps for maximum sensitivity and none of the traps have had the bait taken without catching the culprit. I don’t know if the Provoke makes the traps more effective, but it seems worth the small added cost. Victor M325 traps get my unqualified recommendation.
9 of 19 people found this review helpful:
Victor Mouse Trap
By Jr in Oklahoma City on 03/14/2010
This is probably the worst mouse trap I've ever used. Not hard to set but is not sensitive enough to catch a mouse. Does not work, baited or unbaited. When baited the mouse gets the bait every time and does not trip the trap. A total waste of money in my opinion.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful:
Victor Mouse Trap M325
By Ken in Britton , mi on 05/12/2010
I have used these traps many years, but I was only able to get 2 or 3 at a time from the local hardware store. When I found DoMyOwnPestControl.com and that I could get a box of 72 I bought them, I didn't want to go looking for them again. These traps set very easy and trip with the slightest touch you only bait the trap once and catch many mice. The mice can't get to the bait cup without setting off the trap, NO licked clean traps. The best trap around.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful:
By Jess in Lindsay, CA on 11/03/2011
I thought the old style Victor traps were better than these and bought a case of the old style. Well, I hate to go back on a previous review but these M325 traps have their time and place too. I've had problems recently with "smart" mice licking the peanut butter off of the 040 traps' metal triggers and the yellow 325 traps will nail them when you place the peanut butter in the bait cup and set the trigger so that the rod JUST BARELY will hold the trigger set. Use the most sensitive setting possible. Smart mice (I think) have more of a tendency to rest their paws on the trigger of this trap since it is larger and, even if unbaited, they apparently will step on the trigger if the trap is placed at a right angle to the wall. (trigger facing wall) Bottom line. Use BOTH styles of traps. I'm going to get a case of this new style. And, most of the time, the old style is great too. Hey! Maybe Domyownpestcontrol could offer a mixed case of 50/50 of each type?
6 of 9 people found this review helpful:
By Rick on 01/22/2008
The Victor Mouse Trap M325 Pro is great! We live in a new development, so there are obviously fields nearby that have mice living in them. They come to get warm in the winter and they don't leave...alive! We get them right away as they come in through the garage and there is no sign of an infestation.
Victor pro mouse trap
By Don in Chardon on 11/25/2016
Best mouse trap ever.easy bait,easy set,sure catch.
simple, work well for the money
By J. in florida on 11/07/2016
These are plenty good for the money. I would suggest buying the 72 pack because you should place at least 3 in a row in any one place. Placing against the wall or straight edge (snapping toward wall). Jif peanut butter works excellent. Lightly smear it on the yellow pad toward the center, forcing the mouse to step on it. Too much peanut butter and you weigh it down. Jif smells plenty strong. You'll want to put out at least 25-35 traps at once as you want to try and catch them all as quickly as possible before they start to avoid the traps, which doesn't happen quickly.... but still its better before an infestation gets out of hand. I also ordered glue traps, but these snapping traps caught 80% of the mice. I caught about 15 mice in about a week.
Only trap that works
By Dawn in Kingsville, MD on 10/21/2016
We live in an old farmhouse, so mice are always a problem. This model mouse trap with the plastic insert is the only one that "catches" mice without having the bait stolen!
By C in ky on 07/04/2016
recieved as expected....you guys are great and keep your word
Reliable and Reusable
By Stu in STAMFORD, CT on 06/28/2016
I've used these for several years in the greenhouse and found them to be easily reusable, easy to set, easy to bait (I use peanut butter), and reliable. If there's a mouse, this trap will catch it.
Best trap ever
By Jerry in Manilla, Iowa on 11/18/2015
Victor is the only mouse trap I will buy. All the other traps I have used, the mice can dance on it and run away. With Victor if I set 5 traps I get 5 mice. It gets the job done.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful:
new style victor mouse trap lousey
By Katie in guymon ok on 07/09/2014
These mouse traps do not work, and kill the setters fingers!!! They are made to sell and not to catch mice. Old style traps are a thousand times better!
1 of 2 people found this review helpful:
Great Trap, better then the old "cheese holder" Vic
By Alan in Bridgewater, New Jersey on 04/25/2014
I used to bait these traps with peanut butter but soon realized that ants were taking the bait without setting off the trap. I had great success spreading 12 traps all over the house (garage door, around food, foundation ledges..ect. only moving the ones around that didn't catch something after a week. I figured out pretty quickly where they were getting in to the house. Now I leave the traps out unbaited year round and I catch a couple of mice/voles in the spring and a couple again in the fall. Sure I can fix the holes they are coming in, or burn down my neighbors giant unkept shed/wood pile mouse brothel... But for this price and the satisfaction of wacking these trespassers... it's worth it. BTW these trap springs do lose there power so they should be swapped out every year or if they get wet. And if you find a sprung trap that mouse will not be caught in that set again, try using bait then or a different bait and switch up the set somehow to fool that one... like putting two or three traps side by side.
Great hard to get these any more
By Gene in Webster, NY on 02/10/2014
Tried 5 local stores but most are discontinuing this style with the large trip plate. These are great for Voles and mice so buy while you can!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful:
By Mn in Minneapolis, MN on 10/10/2013
I use these traps daily, I am a PCT, we do not use any bait on these, we set the setting on the "F" setting and place the trigger flush against a wall due to the mice running along walls and they will just run right through the trigger setting it off, very rare to have a miss fire, and not baiting allows for no licking the trap clean. People having problems with the trap being licked clean must be setting the trap improperly
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QHow much force does an average Victor Mouse Trap generate?
AThe amount of force generated by the Victor Mouse Trap M325 is proprietary information that the manufacturer will not share. We will assure you though, that the force is definitely sufficient to kill small rodents.
QDo you have the "old" style snap trap with the plain trigger?
Can I get your mouse trap the way they use to be made with a wooden & metal bait trip? If so, what is the cost for this product?
AYes. The model you are looking for is the Victor Mouse Snap Trap M040. Please click on the link for pricing.
08/25/2011 John from Austin
QHow much force does it take to trigger a mousetrap?
AWe are not sure how much force it takes as far as a measurement. We recommend calling the manufacturer for this. However, the traps are very sensitive and it does not take hardly any trying to set them off, at least from our experience.
QHow many newtons of force does the Victor Mouse Trap M325 generate?
AWe have no idea how many newtons of force the Victor Mouse Trap M325 generates, but its definitely enough to kill a rodent. That sounds like a good question for the manufacturer. The manufacturer is Victor and there number is toll free 800-800-1819.