5 Stars By Diver307 on 2017-05-18
Worked great! Caught a sneaky rat within an hour!
Easy to set up and caught a huge rat within an hour! Instructions are not in English, but doesn't matter, was easy to follow along with the pictures. The rat had previously licked the peanut butter off of Victor snap traps without setting them off. Saw the trap on Shawn Woods Youtube channel. To see this rat trap in action search youtube for "Huge Wood Rat Caught in Plastic Live Catch Box Trap. Rat Trap In Action". The only problem I have with the trap is opening it after the animal is trapped. I used a long stick to push the door open and the rat ran out. Shawn is more brave then me sticking his hands in there.
5 Stars By Stevie Hretz on 2017-10-17
Exactly what we needed, and already successful.
I wanted this style of trap instead of the wire bc this is a little cleaner to transport the animal in without getting you car, bag, or self dirty. Most of the traps this style are tiny, but these were large enough to handle Norway rats and still useful for mice, etc.
The design is really elegant; the ends pop onto the square tube in seconds and voila. I tossed a few almonds in the end of each and caught a juvenile a few days later. I had recently sealed a floor drain when I realized it was part of a critter highway system and needed to catch any stragglers. I reset the traps just in case but now the basement is free of any invader activity (except the occasional camel cricket).
PS I wore garden gloves to open the doors when releasing the prisoner, but it was really no trouble since they are more interested in leaping to freedom than they are in your fingers ;)
4 Stars By Martin R. Goss on 2017-07-28
This trap WILL catch a rat
I caught a rat with this trap less than 24 hours after it arrived. The key is the bait (I use dried chopped dates), but some patience and manual dexterity is needed in putting this trap together. It arrives flat and in 3 pieces, and I do not recommend it for people who are not mechanically inclined. Also, after catching and releasing a rat, this trap needs to be washed out with hot water and dish soap. Overall, I'm satisfied with the results.
5 Stars By Melissa Fischbach on 2017-07-22
The product worked super well, some chipmunks got in our house this ...
The product worked super well, some chipmunks got in our house this caught them in minutes as it has a hair trigger door closure. It does come in a flat box from china and there are no english assembly instructions, so make sure to look closely at the photos, it was very simple to assemble. The hardest part was getting the doors to stay open long enough for the critters to get out but I just used a stick.
5 Stars By DEBORAH V GREGORY on 2017-08-04
It works!!! Yes, the instructions are in Chinese, but honestly, I think the rat could have put it together. If I had to complain, it would be because fresh out of the box the middle tube is very stiff and it took a while to get it to stay in place long enough to slip on the end caps. It did take several days of enticing the rat with fresh cherries closer and closer to the trap and then inside. Finally had success, so Miss Cherry has been placed in the witness relocation program and was released unharmed in an undisclosed sunflower field far from any homes.
5 Stars By Frank Bowman on 2017-12-18
Easy setup, the only thing is that the instruction ...
Easy setup, the only thing is that the instruction sheet is in Chinese. Planty of pictures on it though so I was able to figure it out. It'd be better if it had English on it too. We have it setup by the corner of our kitchen, hopefully that'd catch the one little rat we have in our house. The reason I chose this one because it doesn't kill, we will catch the little one and let him go in the wild. Hopefully by tomorrow morning we will see the little guy, I will post more pictures if we do!
4 Stars By Summer on 2017-08-30
Effective for small rats and mice, not for larger rodents
I bought this after exhausting all efforts to catch a rat. Turns out I have rats. Ive tried every product on the market to kill them or drive them away with no success. It did take a while for the item to arrive, it had very little tracking and comes from China. You have to assemble this trap yourself and the instructions are written in Chinese but they have pictures of the assembly process, its pretty self explanatory and it took no longer than 5 minutes to put it together.
The reason i am giving this 4 stars and not 5 is:
1. This is a marvelous trap for mice or small rats, i caught 4 small rats last night alone, however, if you have a large rat it can reach whatever bait you have put in there without setting off the pressure plate which closes the doors. This is my problem now.
2. When you go to release the mouse/rat you have to use a stick ( or other long object) to push the doors open to let the rodent go. Its terribly inconvenient and a little hard to do if you are like me and are scared of them and stand behind the trap so the mouse doesnt come running at your face.
Other than that, this is well worth the money and is effective in catching mice and small rats.
3 Stars By chad on 2017-11-28
Works but difficult to use.
Well, the trap worked brilliantly. I caught a rat that night I put the trap out. The negative is that it's really difficult to assemble but the container is very flimsy You have to keep it complete still to secure the top and bottom on. Plus setting the trap is very difficult and any slight motion will set it off.
5 Stars By Jesse Chunn on 2017-09-19
Works as expected.
Caught 2 "roof rats" in the first few days. Worked perfectly. Rats were released unharmed into the forest (good luck with the owls and snakes). No false triggers. If it is sprung, there is a rat in it.
5 Stars By Yawnchi on 2017-06-19
great product for the price
At first I was really frustrated with the product. I could not figure out how to put it together, but found a youtube channel also mentioned in another review and tada it worked that night. For me, great product for the price. I also think it is less stressful than a metal cage on any creature you capture.