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Rat Zapper Ultra

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  • Approximately 30 kills per set of batteries
  • Perfect for large Rats
  • Clean and Fast kill
  • No touch, no see experience
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  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 31.5 x 13.2 cm ; 862 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 862 g
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  • Batteries 4 D batteries required.
  • Item model number: RZU001-4
  • ASIN: B00CM859OA
  • Date first available at 20 Oct. 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 126,864 in Garden & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Garden & Outdoors)

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Product Description

The Rat Zapper Ultra trap has been designed for larger rats. A humane and safe solution to get rid of any rat infestation. This trap is a high quality solution that will last for years as it is reusable. Very easy to use, simply bait it, place it where you have identified rodent activity and turn it on. Made of recycabled plastic and high quality electronic componements, the Rat Zapper Ultra electronic trap is efficient. It has the capacity to kill up to 40 rats in one set of 4 batteries type D.

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I bought this to deal with suspected mice. The claim is that it will electrocute mice/rats humanely in such a way that you don't have to see/touch them. The red light on top flashes when one is "zapped" so you just pick up the zapper and tip it out. At least that is the claim.

When you turn it on the light flashes green briefly and then the green light turns off. You are advised to bait the trap and leave it in place turned off for a while to let the rodents become familiar with it. Then you turn it on. I'd left it turned on for a few days and nothing happened. I was v. sceptical that something powered with batteries would do what it claimed.

Then on the third day I discovered the red light flashing. Very apprehensive I bent over to look in the trap fearing either a half living creature flopping around or nothing at all and a false alarm. In fact, inside was a very dead mouse.

This is a very good product if you use it properly - follow the instructions about pre-baiting etc. The best bit about it is that it is totally humane (in as much as anything killing rodents can be) and that you don't have to touch or get close to the dead mouse/rat. Just tip it out.

Very good product and recommended.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 21 kills in 20 days 7 Jun. 2016
By CJC - Published on
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Excellent product! 3 days and 3 kills. We've had a problem with chipmunks digging around our retaining walls and this seems to do the trick. We just put a tiny bit of peanut butter and have not had a problem. In order to keep it outside, we placed it inside a larger plastic container and cut a hole in the front of it.

UPDATE: It has been 9 days and we now have 9 chipmunks taken care of. Having the Rat Zapper inside a plastic container during rainy days has worked. I only brought it in one overnight because we were expecting severe thunderstorms. I see many complaints that their unit has died after a few months. So I will have to wait and see for that. But so far, I highly recommend this unit.

UPDATE: This is a non-stop killer. Right now we are up to 20 chipmunks and 1 squirrel who got in by mistake. Highly recommended!
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome product. 9 Sept. 2014
By Scott Owen - Published on
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I *used* to have a problem with a Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) that had made himself at home in the attic / walls of my house.

The constant running up / down the lath-plaster interior walls was making me crazy. The chewing/scratching sounds were making me nervous.
The house was just not big enough for all of us......he had to go.

I live in a pretty tight area so a varmint rifle (or even a good pellet gun) was pretty much out of the question. To much glass, to many houses/cars etc....
Visions of SWAT hauling me away come to mind.....

I really didn't want to go with never really know where the affected is going to expire.....(like inside a wall of my house). guarantee on most poisons. Red Squirrels may actually like anti-freeze.....may be like strong coffee (or a laxative) to them...hard to tell.

Live trapping.....kind of the same issue as never really 100% know what your going to get.
(I've played that game before...but that's another story.) Plus...then you have to deal with a PO'd caged animal that usually wants to chew your fingers off.
Live traps also need to be checked often, and my attic is not conducive to that.

Trying to seal up my house (a 100+ year old Victorian) to make it squirrel proof seemed a fools errand. It's wood. Squirrels like to chew wood. See the issue ?

Most of the other "deterrents" seemed a little hokey....Playing a radio, wolf urine, human hair, strobe lights ..... ummm...yea...... I've lived in apartments like that......never deterred me.

My wife nixed the idea of not feeding our two cats for a day or so, and then chucking them up in the attic.....they're spoiled house cats....they wouldn't know what to do with a squirrel, "hunting" to them is "walking to the kitchen".
besides...who knows what they would do in the blown-in insulation.

I figured if it could take out a decent sized rat, a Red Squirrel would be no problem.

We put it in the attic last Saturday night (wife {as shes holding the ladder}: "setting a rat trap on Saturday sure know how to show a girl a good time".)

By noon Sunday......we had little blinking eyes on the rat tail......

Mr. Red Squirrel had walked the Green Mile.
Couldn't turn down peanuts in the shell (and really....can you blame him? )

I won't go into the gory details, but suffice to say, the product worked exactly as advertised.
One second Mr. Red Squirrel was probably thinking about what a nice coincidence that all these peanuts just happen to fall
from the sky, and land right in his favorite attic......the next.....there was a bright flash of light and the sound of angles singing....

So...if you have small critters.....and you need them gone.........I HIGHLY recommend the Rat Zapper.
Runs off 4x D batteries....might be good for cabins/barns and such.....and hard to reach places.
26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A good product gone bad! 5 Sept. 2014
By Owlover - Published on
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I would give this zapper -5 stars if I could! Over the last 4 years, I have bought four of these zappers. The first two, about four years ago were cased in black. They. Were. WONDERFUL!!! The batteries lasted through several zaps - very important because these zappers require 4 D batteries. My family and I felt this was a well engineered product worth every penny of it's $50.00ish price tag.

Fast forward to November 2013. All good things must come to an end. And eventually the original zappers were no longer working. So I 're-ordered' two more. Clearly, just from the illustration when placing the order, they were revised. They were now shiny silver w/a different design. They also went up in price $10.00+ each. That's ok. I wasn't concerned, and I bought two of these.

When the first one arrived, I noticed that the case wasn't as sturdy. Well, all I care about is, "Will it work?", not the cover. Unfortunately, the answer to that question is, "Not very well!"!

Immediately, they were 'fussy'. To get them to work, required sometimes installing and reinstalling the batteries several times, tapping the unit, whatever, until the green light (charged and ready) came on when powered on. And heaven forbid you should need to move one to it's successful spot once you can get the green light to indicate! Then the batteries were being replaced after every few 'zaps'. If there was a lull between rat zapping, the batteries would would just drain away rapidly. There were several instances where one of them would be flashing red (rodent in the trap), but there would be nothing there. Then after a few months, one stopped working entirely. Period! Now, at the end of August, less than a year later, the other has stopped working entirely. Period!

We know how to use these. We do not allow bait to touch the sensors, they are not in an area of the barn that can get wet. We NEVER had such difficulties w/the previous two. Which now we realize were much better made.

Poison is absolutely out of the question! So are snap traps and sticky traps. The theory behind this product, and the quality of the first two traps is remarkable. I've been in the barn when a rat was caught, and it's demise is immediate, no suffering. We have no natural predators that frequent the interior of our barn so we are reliant on these devices living up to their expectations and previous level of quality.

So, I'm stuck! The rats arrive w/my orders of oat/mixed hay. It is already like bailing out a sinking ship w/a teaspoon! I have to order more, regardless of this device's recent decline in quality. I never sent the others back. But I will make the manufacture's/distributor's life miserable w/returns if the next two I order are even half as bad as these last two I did order.

I won't say don't buy, but if you do, save your packaging and be ready to send it back at the first sign of trouble!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The original was fantastic. This new version by Victor is useless. 31 July 2016
By Color Bond - Published on
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A couple of years ago, I bought the original Rat Zapper Ultra when it was made by the original manufacturer, AgriZap. That one was absolutely fantastic and a workhorse killing machine.

At some point, it looks like they sold out to Victor, and the product was modified. The original listed 30 kills per set of batteries, whereas this new one lists 60 kills per set of batteries.

That kind of change in battery efficiency doesn't come out of nowhere. My theory is that they either limited the electrical current to a lower level, or they shortened the shock time. Whatever it was, it made this previously awesome trap into a piece of useless garbage.

Rats have entered the trap, gotten shocked, grabbed the bait and took it with them. This has happened multiple times. I've heard the shock, so I know the trap is triggering. This matches up with the experience of several other reviewers.

This trap in its current form is useless, and a waste of money. Look elsewhere.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank goodness for the Rat Zapper! 9 Sept. 2013
By C. Taylor - Published on
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We had two adult rats and six baby rats living in the walls of our garage. We tried all the traps sold at Lowes, but all they did was feed the rats. In the mornings, the traps were still set, but the bait was gone, even on the sticky traps---pretty amazing. We went online and got the Rat Zapper. The next day we got the daddy. The next day we got the mommy. Then the little ones showed up, sometimes two in one day. They are gone now, and we have peace of mind. A couple of nice things about it: 1) the four D-cell batteries lasted for all eight "zaps," and 2) It's clean. When you catch a rat, you just tilt the Zapper so the dead rat slides into a plastic bag, and then you throw the bag out. No blood. No touching the animals. It's fast and easy.

One interesting note: As the rats were literally multiplying in our garage, I wondered what they were drinking. I knew what they were eating (food from my other traps, at least for a couple of weeks), but where were they finding water? After we got the last rat, I noticed a puddle of water near one of the walls. It was behind one of our bathrooms. I opened the wall and found that the rats had eaten though the 2-inch PVC drain pipe going from the bathroom sink to the sewer connection. It turns out, every time we used the sink, we were giving the rats all the water they needed. I fixed the pipe and put the wall back together, but I learned a lesson about rats. They are tough, smart, and resourceful.

The Rat Zapper costs a little more than the traps you'll find at the stores, BUT IT WORKS! EVERY TIME! We recommend it whole-heartedly.
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