Tomcat Rat Trap (BL33525)

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  • Material: Plastic
  • Animal Size: Small
  • Trap Type: Bait
  • Product Type: Rat Trap
  • Animal Type: Rats
  • Kills Repels: Rats
  • Number in Package: 1
  • Collapsible: No
  • Assembly Required: No
  • Reusable rat snap trap. Removable bait cup allows baiting without putting your hands inside of the trap. Multiple mounting points allow trap to be secured vertically or horizontally to maximize placement and prevent trap loss.


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Tomcat Rat Trap (BL33525)
 
4.0

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81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (15)
  • Portable (9)
  • Reduces number of pests (9)
  • Safe (6)
  • Humane (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home (6)
  • Outdoors (6)
  • Garden (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Do-it-yourself (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

AWESOME TRAP

This rat trap works awesome. I have trapped 4 rats in the last 6 days. It is very easy to use and you don't have to worry about snapping your finger, like the...Read complete review

This rat trap works awesome. I have trapped 4 rats in the last 6 days. It is very easy to use and you don't have to worry about snapping your finger, like the traditional wood and wire traps. 5 stars...

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Works good, but...

This trap works well but if it is triggerd by a fast rat or mouse (one that is not actually in the jaws when they close) the lack of padding (the animal) will...Read complete review

This trap works well but if it is triggerd by a fast rat or mouse (one that is not actually in the jaws when they close) the lack of padding (the animal) will cause the hinge to shatter. This has happened to the last two that I bought.

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1.0

Useless

By Russ

from Hazel Park, MI

About Me Midrange Shopper

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Tomcat Rat Trap (BL33525):

        I bought this trap because of the positive reviews and because of its ease of use. So far it has proved to be useless. I put it out two days ago and during that time it has tripped 3 or 4 times but has failed to catch a single rat. I followed the instructions on the packaging (not really rocket science anyhow) and even mounted it to a wooden base to provide extra weight and stability (that after the first false trigger). So far its best use seems to be to provide contents for my recycle bin.

        • I Am A:
        • Family Young Kids
         
        4.0

        Not excellent because mice can eat the bait without being caught.

        By Buddy2015

        from U.S. Virgin Islands

        Pros

        • Easy to use
        • value

        Cons

        • Didn't work as expected

        Best Uses

          Comments about Tomcat Rat Trap (BL33525):

          I expected to find one mouse; but this device has killed 5 mice in my kitchen in one week. Three times (out of eight attempts), the mice have not tripped the trap, in spite of the fact that they ate all of the bait. I now know what the design defect is; and I have developed a workaround.

           
          5.0

          Powerful even for 6-7lbs rats

          By Julielvr

          from FL

          Pros

          • easy to use
          • Effective
          • Good directions
          • killing force.
          • light weight.
          • Quality
          • safe and easy to set.
          • Sensitive trigger
          • value
          • versatile mounting options.

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Tomcat Rat Trap (BL33525):

              Read and follow all directions and safety precautions. The clamping force from the spring is very powerful. Combined with the tough, interlocking plastic jaws, the snapping force generated is more than enough to fracture the maxilla and mandible of 6-8lbs rats in my area. The interlocking jaw are strong enough to trap rats whose arms/ legs triggered the trap. Very easy and safe to release dead rodent and set for a new one. Bait application and installation is very convenient. The trigger is very sensitive. Would have preferred if the bait and the bait hole on the trigger tongue were located about .5" deeper in the trap to ensure a head/neck trap for bigger rats. A shorter trigger tongue could also facilitate this. Other than that, I hope this trap does not get discontinued. I mounted some in my fruit trees (mangoes) for rats. The next morning I discovered two huge rats that were killed on first night of use. Peanut butter, as recommended, is the best bait. Extremely pleased with this product.

               
              5.0

              Great product

              By GrannyTrap

              from Kansas, USA

              Pros

              • easy to use
              • Effective
              • Good directions
              • Quality
              • value

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Tomcat Rat Trap (BL33525):

                  I started using this trap after seeing the pest control company I hired use it for our chipmunk infestation. It is very easy to set and easy to remove the rodent. It is very durable, lasting several years even when it is used outside for chipmunks for 8 or 9 months.

                   
                  1.0

                  Do Not Buy These Traps!!

                  By JK

                  from CA

                  Comments about Tomcat Rat Trap (BL33525):

                  These traps are not a reliable, quick kill. On numerous occasions the rat was only partially trapped and was not killed instantly and either died in the trap later or dragged the trap several feet away and then escaped.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Great trap but the wears out quickly.

                  By John of the Rat Patrol

                  from Austin, TX

                  About Me Do-It-Yourself

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Portable
                  • Reduces Number Of Pests
                  • Safe

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Yard

                    Comments about Tomcat Rat Trap (BL33525):

                    I've bought quite a few of these traps over the years as they are very good and are easy to use. I use them for roof rats. The only thing I don't like about them is the plastic is very cheap and only lasts a month or so before you can no longer set it, but in a month you can get quite a few rats. If you set one and just leave it, it will spring itself due to the plastic wearing out and weakening. Having said this I keep buying them because I won't use the traditional traps that I am very nervous setting. These are good traps.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    bad quality control

                    By Crista

                    from Tucson, AZ

                    About Me Do-It-Yourself

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Humane

                    Cons

                    • Fragile
                    • Poor Quality

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Tomcat Rat Trap (BL33525):

                      I've caught four rats over the course of a year with these traps. Of the first two traps, one fell from a foot off the ground and broke, so we replaced it. The other one caught several rats, but then the bottom broke. The replacement for the first trap broke shortly thereafter.

                      So since I don't have a lot of rats, I decided to downsize and only keep one trap around. The current trap's catch is too stiff, so we've been feeding our rat for three nights running. We've clearly trained it to come to the bait, but now we need to train it to jump up and down on the pedal. My next purchase will be a T-Rex or those Victor pedal things. I've had it with Tomcats.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      If you have rats and poison is not good!

                      By Barbara

                      from Conyers,Ga.

                      About Me Do-It-Yourself

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Humane
                      • Keep away from children
                      • Portable
                      • Reduces Number Of Pests
                      • Safe

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Barn
                        • Home

                        Comments about Tomcat Rat Trap (BL33525):

                        If you need help to control rats. This is much safer than other traps or the use of poison! Young children might think it is a toy, this trap looks so simple that a child may not see the danger of it.
                        I am so glad to have found this product at Ace Hardware! Thank you Ace!!

                         
                        4.0

                        Lethal

                        By AcmeRodentReducer

                        from Tampa, FL

                        About Me Do-It-Yourself

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Portable
                        • Reduces Number Of Pests
                        • Teeth prevents escape

                        Cons

                        • Fast but not fast enough

                        Best Uses

                        • Garden
                        • Home
                        • Yard

                        Comments about Tomcat Rat Trap (BL33525):

                        With Bait Station, very effective & lethal. Few times animal was caught by a limb, still alive.

                        Also used in combination with wire-type spring traps in a "rat tunnel minefield" of sorts. Heartier rats escape wire-type easily, but not the Tomcats.

                        Only "con" is that it is not faster, so it can grab the smarter, quicker rats.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Tomcat built a better rat trap

                        By Dennis

                        from New Lisbon, NY

                        About Me Do-It-Yourself

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Humane
                        • Portable
                        • Reduces Number Of Pests
                        • Safe

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Barn
                          • Garage

                          Comments about Tomcat Rat Trap (BL33525):

                          I used the traps in our pole barn. We had a problem with rats attracted to poultry feed, but I do not like to use poisons around the property. The Tomcat traps were easy to bait, easy to arm and disarm. If we had dometic animals in the area who might spring the traps, I easily covered the traps them with a bucket until the area was clear. The first trap captued and killed ten rats without us having to change the bait. We had peanut butter in the bait cup sprinkled with a little turkey crumble. Great product.

                           
                          5.0

                          Best rat trap ever

                          By "E"

                          from Churchville, NY

                          About Me Do-It-Yourself

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Reduces Number Of Pests

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Yard

                            Comments about Tomcat Rat Trap (BL33525):

                            I use it inside a bait box(same Co.)so dogs don't get their noses "snapped"; or tie it, if used under porch.

                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Great Trap

                            By BgPB

                            from Newark, CA

                            About Me Do-It-Yourself

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Portable
                            • Reduces Number Of Pests

                            Cons

                            • None found

                            Best Uses

                            • Garden
                            • Home
                            • Yard

                            Comments about Tomcat Rat Trap (BL33525):

                            Trapped two rats last night, very easy to dispose

                            Re-use of trap huge plus

                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            3.0

                            Works good, but...

                            By flustered

                            from Carson City, NV

                            About Me Do-It-Yourself

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Portable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Tomcat Rat Trap (BL33525):

                                This trap works well but if it is triggerd by a fast rat or mouse (one that is not actually in the jaws when they close) the lack of padding (the animal) will cause the hinge to shatter. This has happened to the last two that I bought.

                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Boy, does this work

                                By Bruce

                                from Mountian View, CA

                                About Me Novice

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Portable
                                • Safe

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Tomcat Rat Trap (BL33525):

                                    Bought 6 traps and set them with peanut butter cup pieces. Two days later two dead rats. Haven't seen another since.

                                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Excellent Trap

                                    By Big E

                                    from Decatur,IL

                                    About Me Do-It-Yourself

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Humane
                                    • Portable
                                    • Reduces Number Of Pests
                                    • Safe

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Garden
                                      • Home
                                      • Yard

                                      Comments about Tomcat Rat Trap (BL33525):

                                      I used the rat trap for ground squirrels that were digging holes around my garden and foundation. Caught 8 in one week. This trap is simple to bait, set, and release!

                                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Excellent rodent catcher!!!

                                      By Kathy Marquess

                                      from Jefferson, Ga

                                      About Me Novice

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Portable
                                      • Reduces Number Of Pests
                                      • Safe

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Home

                                        Comments about Tomcat Rat Trap (BL33525):

                                        This is an awesome rat trap.. We recently had a rat infestation and we consistantly trapped a rat every day, sometimes twice a day if we were home to hear the trap being sprung.. THE BEST at doing its job.. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

                                        (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        AWESOME TRAP

                                        By Mike

                                        from Arizona

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Reduces Number Of Pests

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Yard

                                          Comments about Tomcat Rat Trap (BL33525):

                                          This rat trap works awesome. I have trapped 4 rats in the last 6 days. It is very easy to use and you don't have to worry about snapping your finger, like the traditional wood and wire traps. 5 stars...

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