The Victor Holdfast Rat Trap Professional M326 has a larger bait pedal that resembles cheese (though it can be baited with anything), is easier to set then normal traps, and also has a sensitivity setting that will prevent the trap from snapping due to vibrations in the environment, such as those caused by heavy machinery. Victor Rat Traps work very well and kill rats instantly. Trap measures 7" L x 3 1/4" W. Thickness of the trap is approx 1/2".
|For use in:||Residential, commercial, or industrial buildings|
|Application:||Place station near baseboards, corners, along walls, or in spaces where rodents are likely to travel.|
|Pet safe:||Safe to use, but should be used in places not readily accessible to pets and children to prevent tampering.|
|Dimensions:||7 in. x 3 1/4 in. x 1/2 in.|
|Material/Construction:||wood-based wire snap trap with large plastic pedal|
|Special Features:||Constructed from environmentally responsible, Forest Stewardship Council certified wood, easily disposed of, has a larger bait pedal that resembles cheese (though it can be baited with anything), is easier to set then normal traps, and also has a sensitivity setting that will prevent the trap from snapping due to vibrations in the environment|
|Manufactured By:||Victor (Manufacturer Product Number: M326)|
Dead Rat Caught in Victor M326 Pro Rat Trap:
The Victor Rat Trap Professional has a larger bait pedal that resembles cheese (though it can be baited with anything), is easier to set then normal traps, and also has a sensitivity setting that will prevent the trap from snapping due to vibrations in the environment, such as those caused by heavy machinery. Victor Rat Traps work very well and kill rats instantly. Snap traps work best when baited with sticky bait (i.e. peanut butter). 1 case contains 12 rat 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 Victor Rat 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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11 of 13 people found this review helpful:
They just work!
By Harvey in St. Louis on March 29, 2010
I live in a historic neighborhood. The neighborhood secret is that we have a rat problem. Every time there's construction in the area, the "residents" of our 80 year old plus sewer lines start hunting for new homes. Then it's time for the traps. The Victor professional is my favorite. The plastic trigger is much better than the metal ones. I set these out and bait them once or twice a day for two or three days. Then, once the rats think they're feeding stations, I bait and set them. Next morning I go out with the rubber gloves, a plastic bag and a short handled shovel. Rat and trap go into the bag, the bag into the trash, and the survivors look for a "friendlier" location.
6 of 19 people found this review helpful:
By John in north Idaho on March 20, 2013
I got a full dozen about a week ago and set them all. So far they have not worked. I put them all around the television set and Obama and the rest of the rats have avoided them. Just have to wait for next weasel season.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful:
DMOPC IS AWESOME
By Michael on February 18, 2012
Ordered 1 case of M326 rat traps and another item on wednesday morning and exactly 55 hrs later it was at my front door. This is the best company i have dealt with online as far as shipping , packaging, prices go . The M326 trap is awesome , bigger feed plate , 2 types of settings firm and sensative and very dependable. I highly recommend Do my own Pest Control to anyone who does their own extermination , they will not let you down.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful:
By JP in Chicago, IL on November 1, 2010
Must have smart rats in Chicago! Strategically placed 7 traps with Provoke attractant around our infested carport & perimeter. Plenty of droppings found in vicinity, however, after a month still no kills.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful:
Victor Rat Trap M326 (Big trigger)
By RJ in Plano, TX on June 6, 2012
We enjoy feeding songbirds and live in an upscale suburban city. Free food & water in the back yard attracts rodents even in a "nice" place. Rats like to scurry along the rails of our wood fence with their whiskers brushing the fence on the way to the debris tray below the bird feeder. I drilled a hole in the wooden traps and screwed each to the rails here & there. No bait. The rats following the rail hit the big trigger paddle & assume ambient temperature.
Rat trap M326
By Annmarie in Brooklyn on August 23, 2015
I ordered 3 boxes of these for an ongoing Norway rat issue in my building. When used in the right location, with the right bait, these are the most effective traps available. They also are a much more humane alternative to glue boards, which in my experience don't work well at all. Poison is ok, until you have a stench in an inaccessible wall void for 2 weeks and flies.
By Larry in Cloverdale on August 7, 2015
It's too bad rats are so smart. I am sure I could kill rats with these traps.
Trap the Big Dude"s
By Carl in Waldport, Or on January 15, 2015
Had some older traps with the metal triggers that were more difficult to set and to keep the bait on. Purchased the traps with the plastic trigger. Can put the bait on, even hold the bait with a rubber band, then set the trigger. Can adjust the trigger by elevating or lowering for being less or more sensitive. If you catch the big ones with leg or tail, then you will have to wait a week or two for that pungent aroma to locate the trap....Order a few extra. Found a fresh diced potato daily bait to work the best.
By Nathan in Silverdale, WA on December 17, 2014
One trap arrived broken. Not the fault of domyownpestcontrol, most likely victor's issue. However, once contacted domyownpestcontrol reacted very quickly and sent a free replacement. Thank you very much! Highly recommended! Will spread the word at any chance.
By Alyssa in bemidji mn on December 4, 2014
Rat traps were in great condition and arrived in a timely manner.
By S. in yucca valley on November 30, 2014
these work great,just be careful not to get your thumb super price too,I use peanut butter on them :(
Victor Rat Trap M326 Pro
By Michael in Eugene, Oregon on November 21, 2014
Good traps, quality control not perfect. Had to pull staples holding yellow bait bar part way out on several, as they were set too deeply into wooden base making bait bar unable to set. Did so prying with chisel or large screw driver. So far catching more squirrels than rats, as the squirrels seem mesmerized by peanut butter. However, have high hopes.
By Deb in Medford Oregon on October 1, 2014
Of all the new fancy traps out there none are as reliable as the Victor board trap. I've used the Tom Cat, T-Rex, and Jaws but they sometimes fail and I have found some live rats in the trap. The Victor gets them dead and are cheaper. The best bang for your buck.
Rat problem in feed shed
By Carl in Pilot Hill, CA on September 23, 2014
5 Rats and counting. Traps have been set for 5 days. Caught 1 rat in the first 4 days then I added Acorns as bait on 4 traps. Caught 4 rats in less than 24 hours. Traps are performing great! I just needed to find the correct bait.
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By Igor in SoCal on August 31, 2014
Got them quickly nicely packaged at a decent price. They work awesome, just remember to change your bate for a different one from time to time, the rats learn fast. I also drill a hole though the round R in circle sign for the rope which I attach to something heavy like a brick. This helped me to keep the trap several times.
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January 30, 2010Jim asked:
QWhat does the F and S setting on the yellow bait portion of the Victor Rat Trap M326 Pro mean?
AThe "F" and "S" setting on the Victor M326 Rat Trap is for the sensitivity of the trap. The M326 is for use around machinery or places where the ground may vibrate and accidentally set off the trap. The "S" setting is for a more "sensitive" trigger. The "F" setting is for "Firm", which is what you would want to set it on if it was around machinery or a floor that was sensitive to movement and vibrating.