The main advantage of electronic mouse traps over the conventional snap traps is that it requires little cleaning. With conventional snap traps you will have to clean up all the blood and body parts thrown out when trap sets off, it is a lot of mess. Moreover electronic mouse traps are more of a humane way of killing mice. The suffering is lot lesser. I always prefer a pest control method that kills quickly, without much pain. I mean rats too are living beings, all they want is food they don’t mean any harm to us (even though they are doing so indirectly). I have used manual snap traps before, but one experience changed my thinking.
A while ago in my kitchen, a mouse was caught in the snap trap with the trap going half way through its stomach. In the morning, the mouse was still alive and that really moved me. I could imagine the pain it had to go through the whole night with metal stuck half way into its stomach. Since then I decided to use electronic mouse traps which are painless, quick and easy to clean.Below is the list of top 5 mouse traps available in USA. These are also the best sellers in US market.
1.Victor M240 Electronic Mouse Trap
Victor electronic mouse trap uses high-voltage electric shock to kill the rat. The 7000V shock is applied continuously for 2 minutes. Manufacturers claim a killing rate of 50 rats/ set of 4 C batteries. You will have to buy the batteries separately. A green light will flash for 24 hours when a rat is caught. You can dispose the rat straight off the trap once it is killed. Victor M240 is the best seller in USA right now.
- Works great
- Kills easily
- Need to clean the metal plate frequently to avoid short circuits
2. Rat Zapper RZC001 Classic Electronic Mouse Trap
The Rat Zapper RZC001 applies 8000V shock to kill the rats. Similar to Victor, it applies shock for 2 minutes continuously. You can kill 20 rats/ set of 4 AA batteries.
- Excellent customer support
- Highly sensitive tripping mechanism
- Batteries don’t really last for 20 kills
3. Raticator Max Electronic Rat Trap
Raticator Max uses infrared sensing to detect the presence of a rat. Manufacturers say the battery will last for one year or 50 kills. You will have to use a set of 4 D batteries.
- Longer battery life than other electronic mouse traps
- Infrared sensing prevents unnecessary triggering
- Not waterproof
- Slightly expensive
4. Victor M2524 Electronic Mouse Trap
Victor M2524 is the least expensive electronic mouse trap available in USA. It is a good product for that price. It can kill around 100 mice/ set of 4 AA batteries. Batteries need to be bought separately.
- Long lasting battery life
- Cost effective
- Chances of shock is very less
- Needs to keep metal contacts clean
5. Aspectek Electronic Rat Killer
The main advantage of Aspectek electronic rat killer over other brands is that it comes with an AC adapter. AC adapter eliminates battery life issues. You can operate this rat trap in AC or battery. You can kill 50 rats/set of batteries. You can kill unlimited rats with AC adapter on.
- AC operation
- Not as effective as Victor