"had a major problem with rats at the school due to alterations on drains ,so purchased the electric rat trap ,and bingo ,every time we set the trap was a success , a kill every time knowing it was quick and humane .easy to set up and easy to bait and despose of victim,a great product all round."
"Similar to many, I found myself being kept awake by the sound of my wife being kept awake by the sound of something in the loft. The green poison corn proved delicious but ultimately ineffective, so it was time to break out the big guns.
We carefully balanced the trap in the loft on one of the joists but sadly returned to it the next day to find no furry corpses. Undeterred, we pointed it in the other direction, and bingo - one dead mouse by the next day.
It's a little pricey for what is effectively a high-voltage coil and some metal plates, but you can't argue with it's efficacy!"
"been trying to catch rats under decking for months purchased this yesterday left it turned off but baited with cornflakes over night re baited it it and turned it on this morning at 9 oclock its 11 oclock now and already green light flashing and 1 rat in the bag."
"Superb bit of kit - had rats in the stables one week, tipped 8 bodies in the bin by the next week - all with no blood or brains to clear up, just neat kills every time. Peanut Butter is the way to go to tempt them to their doom.
As a word of caution, don't leave about if you have Gerbil's etc. it won't discriminate between the two!"
"Sadly our cat (Dab) died a couple of weeks ago. Within days of him going we started seeing rats in the yard during the day, eating the bird seed and chicken corn from right I under our noses! So we bought a Proctor Rat Killer. The batteries were a bit of a tight fit and it took a few attempts to get a good connection, but since then we have caught a rat every night! It's easy to set and to dispose of the dead varmints without having to touch them. We bait it with corn, which is effective and less messy than peanut butter. Highly recommended, and very grateful - you saved us from a plague!"
"In desperation i bought this trap today , just for some background info , we have had our little friend in the house for about 3 months , he ate the poison grains , avoided all the spring traps both old little nipper and more modern versions without ever springing one , ate smash powder potato like it was going out of fashion , must be deaf to two ultrasonic repellers in the cupboard and roof space he loves to visit , and failed to get caught by humain traps baited with allsorts from chocolate to cereals. Enough was enough , today he got this beauty , baited with the poisoned grain that he loves and within 30minutes of setting it up he was dead !! Sorry Mickey we gave you every chance to go of your own accord RIP"
"best money ever spent.easy to use no mess simply wait for the little blighters to enter and zap one dead rat just tip out and dispose,ready for the next one 100% effective caught 2 in 2 days this is a proffesional peice of kit verry satisfied."
"I had a different experience to the previous reviewer - the trap caught mice very efficiently and was very easy to empty and reset. I caught 10 mice within a few hours at one point (all using one set of batteries), and haven't seen any mice since."
"Well it definitely works on mice, i've caught 8! I'm sure it would zap a small rat too? I bought it as I heard what sounded like a heard of buffalo running around in the ceiling void! It works ok but not durable enough for outside use. So it's a trap to use when they have 'let themselves in' not one one to catch them whilst they are scuttling around outside!! The first one went back as one of the wires connecting to the metal plates hadn't been soldered/ crimped properly, Screwfix immediately replaced."
"We have used this product before and although we have never caught a rat with it we have found it to be extremely effective at killing mice, a cyclic problem that we have had due to living out in the country."
"This novel way of despatching rodents is actually very clean and efficient. I doubted that it could work consistently from just four AA batteries but it does. We actually used it to dispose of a rare pest unique to the area similar to a squirrel but it killed them with no fuss and very quickly and humanely. It is perhaps an expensive and elaborate way to perform this function compared to a traditional mechanical trap but it is certainly up to the job."
"Effective way of catching & disposing of unwanted visitors. We found the best way to attract the furry ones is to bait the unit using fresh lard, they like that. The battery holder is not very good, you will have to force them into the holder, bending back the tabs helps. There is a coil in the unit, make sure you do not touch the plates after installing the batteries!"
"A bit expensive and replacing batteries regularly could get add to that but it works much better than standard 'snap' traps. Bought the rat trap as it will kill both rats & mice. Currently averaging one kill per day.
Make sure you check and reset (switch off/on) every day to make sure the little beasties get the benefit of the full shock."
"Thought this would be a good way to get around having to deal with the left over bits of dead rats traditional traps leave, that they would be killed in one piece, no mess.
The trap had been set off loads of times, flashing light, but no rat alive or dead, and bait untouched
At this point it's worth noting their favourite bait was the poison laced grains + peanut butter. Anything else it was never triggered.
The point I decided it was never going to actually catch and finish the local rats off, was when I actually heard it go off and zap one, which squeeled! I had actually checked it 10 minutes early to ensure it was still primed to go.
Went to see what I'd caught....nothing. Flashing light, no rat, bait untouched.
So it's good at shocking them and must scare the life out of them, but hasn't killed one.
This was with new Duracell batteries and used only for a couple of days."
"Read the great reviews so was fairly confident it will catch the rat. But it didn't. I could actually watch the rat from the window moving around the trap - never got in and never got caught. For days he was leaving footprints around the room where I had the trap, never caught it. Biggest waste of money. I spent twice as much and got an exterminator to do the work."
"This unit must give off a hum or something which puts rats off. I have 20 years experience trapping rats in cages without problems. Put this in a shed with webcam to test as rats not even eating bait on outside of grill in the original location I bought it for. They avoid it so much I would say the other negative review was also one that puts them off so can never kill one. Far too expensive to risk getting one which is a deterrent rather than as it is described. Definitely a trading standards issue. Avoid like the plague, excuse the pun, but you will need a sense of humour if you spend £42.99 on a deterrent."
"Don't waste your money on this it does not last, I kept setting it hear the click to says it set then 10 seconds later hear another click and find it reset. Mice kept eating bait and never getting zapped. A complete waste of money"