Tomcat Rat Trap (BL33525)

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  • Animal Size: Small
  • Trap Type: Snap
  • Product Type: Bait Station
  • Animal Type: Rats
  • Material: Plastic
  • Assembly Required: No
  • Collapsible: 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)
 
3.7

(based on 33 reviews)

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    (6)

74%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (27)
  • Effective (11)
  • Portable (9)
  • Reduces number of pests (9)
  • Good directions (8)

Cons

  • Didn't work as expected (6)

Best Uses

  • Home (6)
  • Outdoors (6)
  • Garden (3)
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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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4.0

Love the traps, hate the bait cups

By Audio51

from Northern California, CA, USA

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Effective
  • Good Directions

Cons

  • bait cups break

Best Uses

    Comments about Tomcat Rat Trap (BL33525):

    I have had good success with these traps and have caught quite a few rats with them. I even had a couple up in the loft of my shed at opposite ends that one rat managed the get an arm in one and a leg in the other. They are pretty pricey, but much cheaper and more effective than professional pest control when it comes to rats....mainly because all they do is bait stations and rats seem to be becoming immune to many of the poisons. My main issue with these traps is that the bait cups break easily. The wings break off and they will no longer stay in place in the trap. They need to include extras with the traps AND make them available for purchase separately from the traps to justify the cost of the traps OR redesign the cups so they hold up better. The new design should work with the old traps...perhaps make them out of a sturdier material....

     
    5.0

    Bought two traps and in 1st month have eliminated 9 rats. Using pup-a-Roni dog treats. Put some in the bait cup and a few pieces below trigger plate.

    By ClarkW

    from Louisiana

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Effective
    • Quality
    • Value
    • works

    Cons

    • none

    Best Uses

      Comments about Tomcat Rat Trap (BL33525):

      Throw all others away. Best trap we have. Best bait is soft pup-a-Roni dog treat. Put some in cup. Then some below trigger plate. 1st month caught 9 serious pests. The big victor trap has not caught a mouse

       
      1.0

      Doesn't work

      By Nick100885

      from Southgate, MI, USA

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

      • bait cup not very secure
      • Didn't work as expected
      • ineffective

      Best Uses

        Comments about Tomcat Rat Trap (BL33525):

        I have had these traps set off several times and every time the rat escapes from it unharmed. While the traps are easy to set they do not seem to have enough force to kill let alone hold a rat. Most recently after not reseting the trap immediately the rat returned and stole the bait cup from the trap. I would not recommend this trap. While the trap design is good in theory, it is ineffective in practice.

         
        5.0

        Worked BetterThan I Expected

        By Ratkabllouie

        from Pflugerville TX

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Effective
        • Good Directions
        • Quality
        • Value

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Tomcat Rat Trap (BL33525):

            I had rats infiltrate the pumphouse where my pool mechanical equipment is housed. They chewed hole through the wall and used it for shelter over the winter. I've procrastinated dealing with them, since I've never had good luck with conventional traps. The Tomcat looked like a promising alternative, and sure enough, it did the trick. I placed it perpendicular against the back wall as instructed and baited it with a few kibbles of dry cat food. It wasn't set for 6 hours before I had my first victim. Cleaned that one out and reset it, bam! Another one the next night. That one was so big I thought I'd got a squirrel until I saw the tail. Definitely the way to go in rat traps. And if you've got picky rats, try the cat food. They seem to love it... once.

             
            3.0

            Caught one correctly, caught another that survived... bait trap broke

            By pxfer

            from Milwaukee, WI, USA

            Pros

            • Good Directions

            Cons

            • Didn't work as expected

            Best Uses

              Comments about Tomcat Rat Trap (BL33525):

              i have to say i was happy to catch one rat whose neck snapped by this trap but this morning found a second rat with just its leg caught, alive. it was pretty stressful to deal with. it was a smaller rat and we ended up opening the trap and letting it run away (not an ideal situation for anyone). the bait cup broke off the during the first use. kind of a bummer. it worked without bait, on the other hand on the second try...

               
              5.0

              4 rats in 2 weeks

              By MaybeMaybeNot

              from Humboldt County, CA, USA

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Effective
              • minimal chance of catching your finger
              • Value

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Tomcat Rat Trap (BL33525):

                  I have placed the trap in my garage with the results listed. So far there has been only one time when the trap was tripped but missed the prey. It is easy to bait, set, and position with minimal fear of snapping yourself like the fear I have had with the old-fashioned spring traps. I can't speak to the long term durability of the bait cups, but so far so good.

                   
                  3.0

                  Good product but bait cups break

                  By mike16329

                  from Boston, MA, USA

                  Pros

                  • easy to use
                  • Effective
                  • value

                  Cons

                  • plastic bait cup breaks

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Tomcat Rat Trap (BL33525):

                    I set 2 of these traps and the first night I caught a rat. The only problem is that the wings on the bait cup break and you can no longer use the trap because you can not get a replacement cup. I would rate this product higher if not for this problem. Easy to set up.

                     
                    3.0

                    easy to install

                    By RATZ

                    from Austin, TX, USA

                    Pros

                    • easy to use

                    Cons

                    • hard to find & expensive

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Tomcat Rat Trap (BL33525):

                      I'm so fearful of the old kind of traps--but when I saw TWO LARGE rats in my house, had to do something. Found the LARGE rat snap but geesh, they are expensive. Since when can one trap work, you have to buy multiple traps. Also having a hard time finding it online to purchase for a relative elsewhere in the state so they can simply pick up at the store. Took a while to catch one, so I need more traps plus need some for the outside as well.

                       
                      1.0

                      This is the worst invention ever.

                      By Ladyinred

                      from Madison Alabama

                      Pros

                      • Good directions

                      Cons

                      • Didn't work as expected
                      • Difficult to use

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Tomcat Rat Trap (BL33525):

                        Do not buy this product. Im sorry I wasted my money. I will stick with the glue traps or the old fashion spring loaded. The trap is hard to set. Each time its set and you try to place it, it snaps. Very frustrating. You can't build a better mouse trap. Scrap this stupid invention.

                         
                        5.0

                        REVEALED!!

                        By Babybratt7

                        from Metairie, LA, USA

                        Pros

                        • easy to use
                        • Effective

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Tomcat Rat Trap (BL33525):

                            I have had a RAT in my attic for now 2 weeks hearing him/ her late at night I finally had ENOUGH OF THAT RAT SO I bought this product today and around 8:00 tonight BAM! I heard the trap catch it I went to the trap and there that rodent was DEAD! I just put peanut butter in the trap and followed the instructions and sure enough the Tomcat trap caught and killed that GRUESOME RAT I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this product! I am VERY SATISFIED! :):)

                             
                            1.0

                            DO NOT buy this product.

                            By speedygonzalesisfree

                            from Georgia, USA

                            Pros

                              Cons

                              • Didn't work as expected
                              • feeds rodent

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Tomcat Rat Trap (BL33525):

                                I would not give any stars if possible. I have a hard time setting the "old traps" so, I was excited to get these. I purchased four of these "so called" traps, with NO luck! For four days, I have fed these rodents instead of catching them. I've read the other reviews and comments. I don't think it should matter about the size of the rodent to have the ability to catch it. What size does it have to be anyway?? I don't think this trap could even catch Ratzilla. It is a big defect if the rodent gets close enough to clean the bait area and the trap doesn't go off!

                                 
                                1.0

                                How long?

                                By Kelly4565

                                from Ca

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                  • Didn't work as expected

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Tomcat Rat Trap (BL33525):

                                    The rat is caught in the trap and still alive over an hour later. I wish I had gotten the one that kills instantly. It's horrible listening to him suffer on my balcony. I'm terrified of rats.

                                     
                                    3.0

                                    WORKS BUT ALSO BAIT CONTAINERS BREAK.

                                    By Yokozuna

                                    from Prescott, AZ, USA

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy to use

                                    Cons

                                    • bait container breaks

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Tomcat Rat Trap (BL33525):

                                      THE TRAPS HAVE WORKED BEFORE BUT THE LAST 3 TRAPS I BOUGHT THE BAIT CONTAINER'S "RETAINER WINGS" BREAK OFF SO THE TRAP NO LONGER WORKS.

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Very easy to use

                                      By TrapperDan

                                      from Wis

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy to use
                                      • Effective
                                      • Quality

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Tomcat Rat Trap (BL33525):

                                          I've purchased several traps (keep losing them to squirrel's ) use them manly for chipmunk control. works very well. I use sunflower seed for bait ( peanut butter attracts grease eating ants ) Something larger would be nice to take care of the problem of squirrel's making off with the trap.

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Works Great

                                          By CG88

                                          from Kent, WA, USA

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Tomcat Rat Trap (BL33525):

                                              Killed a rat within 3 hours of putting this out! I used nutella for bait! After night 1 of catching 1 rat I am interested to see if I have any more these next few nights or if that was it! Slick & easy to use trap! Only negative is this is so small the whole rat was out except the head! Maybe by design so it snaps the neck but if not a little bigger would be better.

                                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              did the job as intended

                                              By heyoldguy

                                              from CA

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy to use
                                              • Effective
                                              • Good directions
                                              • Quality
                                              • Reusable

                                              Cons

                                              • Expensive
                                              • sell as 2 pack at less than 2 each price

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Tomcat Rat Trap (BL33525):

                                                7 rats in 7 days! peanutbutter or fresh fruit works great the last rat was trapped at the hips, and chewed off 1/2 the set lever but didn't escape something large got into one and carried it away! i drilled a hole through the bait cup and screwed the trap to a 4' long board. no more lost traps

                                                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                1.0

                                                Useless

                                                By Russ

                                                from Hazel Park, MI

                                                About Me Midrange Shopper

                                                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.

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                                                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.

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