Victor Tin Cat Mouse Trap M308

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Victor Tin Cat Mouse Trap M308
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For serious mouse problems you can't go wrong with the Tin Cat Repeating Mouse Trap (Model M308). The Tin Cat Mouse Trap is a live-catch trap that is easy to use, catches up to 30 mice at a time, and requires no setting. Simply place the trap along a wall where mice like to travel and it is ready to go. Inquisitive mice will enter the trap, triggering a lever that will trap them in a holding area inside. They can get in, but there is no way out until you release them. Also available in Poly and Solid Top versions. Dimensions: 10.25" x 6.25" x 1.75".

Optional add-on: Many customers want the repeating catch capability of the Tin Cat but don't want to deal with live mice. In this case, we suggest that you also buy Tin Cat Glue Boards, which fit perfectly inside the Tin Cat. The mice will stick to the glue board and eventually die. The glue boards provide for easier disposal of the mice.

Target pests: Mice
For use in: Residential, commercial, or industrial buildings, indoors and outdoors, sensitive areas where rodenticides or snap traps are undesirable or prohibited
Application: Place trap 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.
Yield: Catch up to 30 mice at a time
Dimensions: 10.25 in x 6.25 in x 1.75 in.
Material/Construction: Metal with clear plastic viewing area on lid
Special Features: Live-catch trap that is easy to use, catches up to 30 mice at a time, and requires no setting, Very low profile allows it to be placed in tight areas or under pallets, can be used with or without a glueboard, Specially designed for easy cleaning and maintenance, Clear lid for easy and quick inspection
Parts Included: Service record label packed inside each trap
Manufactured By: Victor

How to Use the Victor Tin Cat Mouse Trap (Video)

Tin Cats (MODEL - M308) have a very low profile (only 1.75 inches tall) allowing them to be placed in tight areas or under pallets. A clear lid on top of the trap allows easy viewing of your catch. Tin cats are perfect for the home or for larger areas such as farms, chicken houses, warehouses, etc.


Mice like to travel along walls and not across large open areas. Place the Tin Cat repeating mouse trap along a baseboard or in a corner. When the area to be controlled is large, the infestation is severe, or to increase the effectiveness of the traps, place several Tin Cats along the walls about 10-15 feet apart.

1. Place the Tin Cat trap lengthwise against wall or object with entrance holes nearest to that surface.

2. Use peanut butter or other typical mouse bait in the inside chamber to attract mice. (One customer put a dab at the top of the ramps and had great success!)

One very important thing to remember: it may take the mouse 1-2 weeks to become familiar enough with the tin cat, before it attempts to enter. At first the mouse may just go around the Tin Cat or run on top. However, once the mouse knows the trap isn’t going anywhere, it will be confident enough to go through the trap. Mice are very cautious about new things in their environment.

Tin Cat Features:
· No wind up required
· Fits where other traps won’t—only 1.75 inches high
· Lid opens lengthwise for easier service
· Entry housings can be removed for thorough cleaning
· Reduced alleyway beside housing to eliminate hiding place for mice
· Holds up to 30 mice
· Test holes in entry housing to check catch mechanism
· Clear lid M308 easier and quicker to inspect than solid top models
· May be used in FDA and USDA inspected plants
· Service record label packed inside each trap

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  • 19 of 22 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Excellent garage/basement/outdoor low-maintenance trap!
    By Mark in Lafayette, IN on August 8, 2011

    We bought two of these a few years back before they had the see-thru windows, and they've been great... we put dry corn in them, which our mice apparently love. We can set them out & leave them for days at a time without checking, and when we come back, sometimes we've had as many as eight mice in a single trap! There's no point in relocating mice, they'll just find their way back and you'll have to keep relocating them over & over again, or else you'll have to keep relocating their kids & grandkids, etc. Best way to handle 'em is to drop the whole trap in a bucket of water, come back 15 min later & empty it into the trash. Mice are NOT "cute"... they carry disease and do millions of $$$ of property damage yearly, duh.

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  • 19 of 21 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Easiest and best trap so far!
    By Linda on January 3, 2007

    This Victor Tin Cat mouse trap really works great! I've been having mouse problems on and off and tried the single live trap; which worked fine in the beginning. Had to try other methods that I will never do again. I like to relocate them not kill them. Searched on the Internet and found this trap.  A couple of nights and I caught two mice. I've had it two weeks and caught and released 7 mice. For me giving them another chance is the way to go! Thank you this is a great product that has no mechanism that the mouse can trap himself into. I think this one is the easiest and best trap so far!

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  • 12 of 12 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Caught the varmints
    By Nancy on August 29, 2006

    I have been trying to catch 2 mice in the house since November. I tried a lot of things.  I got the Victor Tin Cat Mouse Trap.  In 3 days it caught the little varmints, THANK YOU so much. My cats had a good meal. Now for the mice out back. Now for the rats in the out building.

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  • 10 of 10 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Caught 25 in 24 hours!
    By Deb on May 10, 2006

    Had a terrible mouse problem in my chicken house. I could not use chemicals, hate setting did build a better mousetrap.  Victor Tin Cat Mouse Trap caught 25 in 24 hours.

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  • 10 of 12 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Like the "live catch" option
    By T.r. on January 4, 2008

    I ordered two Victor Tin Cat Mouse Trap live traps to get a family of field mice out of my garage! They worked quite well. The mice are gone - within a week I got all four of them. I sealed up a hole they were getting in - no evidence of any more. I liked that the traps gave me a "live catch" option.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars  This truly IS a better mousetrap!
    By Brunnhilde in Manchester, Michigan on April 27, 2015
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    Great product. The first couple of days it didn't trap a single mouse--maybe they were 'checking it out.' But then the trapping began, and every day the trap catches a few. I live in the country, and the recent severe winters have encouraged an increase in mice seeking warmth inside the house, but this trap is taking care of the problem.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Humane Victor Tin Cat Mouse Trap
    By June in Patchogue, NY on November 4, 2014
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    Had 2 traps for only 2 days and caught 2 mice. Problem Solved! Haven't caught any more. Still checking traps daily. Used dry dog kibble for bait. Much better than messy peanut butter. They loved it! Set mice free in far away wooded area! Highly recommend this product. Very easy to set and clean! Just add kibble, empty, wash, repeat!

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  • 1 of 5 Stars  Tin Cat Mouse Trap
    By Tom in Priest River, ID on October 28, 2014
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    Haven't caught anything yet. Maybe I put too much peanut butter in there. The entrance ramps seem a little too stiff for a light weight mouse to enter. It is still out in the garage next to the bags of sunflower seeds I use to feed the birds. Not sure what else to do.

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  • 4 of 5 Stars  Worked within a couple of days
    By Gary in Colorado Springs,Colorado on May 9, 2014
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    Worked within a couple of days to catch mice around garden fountain. Used peanut butter as bait since I have dogs. Worked as promised, only had a problem the first day with squirrels opening the top cover to get to the bait so I installed a sheet metal screw in front to secure it.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars  Works wonders
    By Faith in crystal falls on May 2, 2014
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    These mouse traps work perfectly,especially with glueboards. They are sturdy enough to handle even warehouse environments.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars  Very effecive trap
    By Victor in Ithaca, NY on March 15, 2014
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    Trapped seven mice, who had been sneaking into a cupboard, in three days. Since then, no more. Apparently got them all. Removing the trap mechanisms for cleaning was a little difficult. I corrected this by carefully selecting and flattening those locating tabs that were not necessary for proper securement of the mechanisms. After that, it is quite easy to remove and replace them. I highly recommend this trap due to its effectiveness and humane treatment of the little critters. Don't forget to check it often lest they starve themselves and die a cruel prolonged death. And leave them some food and water too.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars  Victor Tin Cat Mouse Trap
    By Ana in Colorado Springs, CO on December 14, 2013
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    It is the BEST- most humane - mouse trap ever! Check daily for the little critters. When you are ready to release the mouse, place the box on the ground - open area outside is the best; open the top a bit to dislodge - make sure the opening of the box is NOT facing you. When you are ready to release the mouse, open the top fully - stand back because the mouse will JUMP out! The mouse will be on its way and free to do mouse things out in the wild. No nasty mouse traps/glue traps or dead mice to deal with.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Best safe outdoor trap.
    By Chuck in Traverse City Mi on November 10, 2013

    I keep three of these outside around my house. It could not work better. Mice go into the trap, eat the bait, starve, die and become bait. When I empty them out in the spring they are full of mouse bones and a little fur. Too many mice to count. One in my woodpile. One under the front and back stairs to porches. No odor until you open them to empty them. I would be checking wire snap traps daily. I just empty these and add bait twice a year, spring and fall.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  It really works!
    By DL in Raeford on October 16, 2013
    Verified Purchase

    I had a mouse that was outsmarting my other "humane" trap; he was growing fatter as I was getting more frustrated. I took a chance and bought the Victor Tin Cat Mouse Trap and it worked in 3 days. I released my "prize" in a field near-by. I would definitely recommend this product.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars  Lucky Mouse
    By Jeffrey in florida on June 19, 2013
    Verified Purchase

    I had a couple of mice in my house and I put out 1 Victor Tin Cat and 6 mini-T-Rex. First mouse ended up in the Tin Cat and was released back into the wild for being smart and lucky. 2nd mouse was not as smart and went for the T-Rex. Mouse problem solved. Tin Cat was simple and easy to use and is ready for next time we have a problem. As for bait I tried a slim-jim with no luck and then added peanut butter to the mix and that did the trick.

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August 28, 2010Dave asked:

QCan the Victor Tin Cat Mouse Trap be used for trapping lizards as well?
I have geckos/lizards all over the house, especially outside. I know they are good bug eaters, but I would prefer bugs over them. Please let me know if they can also be placed outside with the glue traps. Thanks

AThe Victor Tin Cat Mouse Trap can be used outdoors with glue traps inside. They probably would not work very well to catch lizards, however. The lizard would need to go into the trap and weigh down the ramp and then enter the trap to be captured. A better choice would be to purchase glue boards such as the Catchmaster 72 MB that can simply be folded up to form a tunnel. If you have a situation where you need to have the glue boards enclosed, you could use the Protecta Pest Monitors. Protecta Pest Monitor is a reusable, plastic monitoring box used with Protecta MC Glue boards (sold separately). This trap has openings that allow everything from insects, lizards to mice to enter.

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May 13, 2013Sandra from Kathleen, Ga 31047 asked:

QHow do I test holes to entry housing to make sure the Victor Tin Cat is working properly?

AThis is complicated to explain via email but we will do our best. If you open the lid to the Victor Tin cat you will see the two mechanisms that are the "traps". The doors only work one way. As the mice enter the trap the lever acts as a see-saw. The inner lever goes down allowing them to enter the trap as the back lever lifts up from their weight not allow them to back up. Once inside the trap the lever goes back to the original position keeping the mice inside. you can test the lever with your fingers as if you are a mouse coming in. It doesn't snap on you, it will just change the position of the lever. If you need clearer information please call us 1-866-581-7378

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September 4, 2014Elizabeth from Pembroke asked:

QMice don't trigger snap traps-- will the Victor Tin Cat Mouse Trap work?
I have been unsuccessful in using several varieties of snap traps as the mice lick them clean without triggering them-- even just tiny dabs of lure or peanut butter. I don't mind live trapping and wonder if this product may be the direction I need to go.

AYes, if you are wanting to go with a live trap then the Victor Tin Cat Mouse Trap M308 would be a good one to use.  Another option on a snap trap if you haven't tried already is the Revenge Press & Set Mouse Traps that has a bait well instead of a pedal and would be harder for them to just eat and run.

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