Best Rodent Traps in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update September 22, 2017
If you've got a mouse problem in your place, the best way to control the situation is to set a rodent trap. Catch or kill different pests like mice, rats, chipmunks, voles and nuisance animals. This review will help you choose the best trap available on sale and make your life easier. ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2017
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
CATCH
AREA OF USE
TYPE OF TRAP
MATERIAL
CONSTRUCTION
IS KILL VISIBLE
ENTRY DOORS
MICE CAUGHT
 
PROS
This excellent humane mouse trap kills a rodent with 8000V shock while an indicator light tells you about extermination.
CONS
This rodent trap can't be used outdoors.
OUR VERDICT
The unit can be used anywhere in your house and the killin is ultra-humane.
detailed parameters
CATCH
Mice, Rats
AREA OF USE
Indoors
TYPE OF TRAP
Kill trap
MATERIAL
Recycable plastic
CONSTRUCTION
Closed
IS KILL VISIBLE
No
ENTRY DOORS
1
MICE CAUGHT
1
PROS
This multipurpose trap has an ergonomic handle for safe transportation. By the way, the casing details are of a high quality.
CONS
Not always convenient to bait.
OUR VERDICT
This model helps you effectively catch mice, rats of average size or other gnawers.
detailed parameters
CATCH
Mice, Rats
AREA OF USE
Indoors / Outdoors
TYPE OF TRAP
Humane live trap
MATERIAL
Galvanized metal and wire
CONSTRUCTION
Semi-closed
IS KILL VISIBLE
Yes
ENTRY DOORS
1
MICE CAUGHT
1
PROS
The construction can catch a big amount of mice at a time and keep all the caught inside thanks to the robust design. Moreover, it has a small built-in inspection window.
CONS
Catches only small mice.
OUR VERDICT
The best choice for those who want to catch a large number of mice simultaneously.
detailed parameters
CATCH
Mice
AREA OF USE
Indoors / Outdoors
TYPE OF TRAP
Humane live trap
MATERIAL
Metal
CONSTRUCTION
Closed
IS KILL VISIBLE
Yes
ENTRY DOORS
1
MICE CAUGHT
Up to 10
PROS
Sanitary material of this trap easily absorbs rodent smell. It is simple to install and bait.
CONS
Rather inhumane type of trap.
OUR VERDICT
The rodent has no choice but to be caught in this trap from any angle it will approach.
detailed parameters
CATCH
Mice, Chipmunks
AREA OF USE
Indoors
TYPE OF TRAP
Kill trap
MATERIAL
ABS plastic
CONSTRUCTION
Open
IS KILL VISIBLE
Yes
ENTRY DOORS
No
MICE CAUGHT
1
PROS
Affordable and reliable shock mechanism - none of the rodents are going to escape.
CONS
A wooden construction absorbs mice smell and keeps the remains of the killed.
OUR VERDICT
The most popular and easy-to-use mousetrap on the marked. A trap that's been already used for more than hundreds of years.
detailed parameters
CATCH
Mice, Rats
AREA OF USE
Indoors / Outdoors
TYPE OF TRAP
Kill trap
MATERIAL
Wooden
CONSTRUCTION
Open
IS KILL VISIBLE
Yes
ENTRY DOORS
No
MICE CAUGHT
1

What is a Rodent Trap

Wild animals can be cute, but not when they swarm in your home. You will be upset by the fact that there are traces of the mouse in your closets and cabinets, various characteristic lumps or even nests. If at the cottage or at home you have spotted mice or other rodents, you can solve this problem in different ways. You can get a cat, set a humane trap and let a pest out or use a standard trap. Certainly, the most effective method is to set a mouse trap. Now there are many different constructions available to choose from. In our review, we will consider the main criteria how to choose the traps for catching these pests.

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What Features to Compare

When choosing this device, you should decide on the Type of the trap. Not all traps can cope with various kinds of rodents. A conventional mousetrap is designed only for catching mice. But there are also some other traps used to catch different pests like chipmunks, shrews, voles and nuisance animals of similar size. The good trap can be used both indoors and outdoors. More humane traps allow people to catch a mouse without actually killing it, and then let it go. 

The next thing you should pay attention to is Particular Design and Safety of the trap. This is where we'd like to describe peculiarities of different materials and existing constructions. Most traps are made of either durable polystyrene or stainless steel. These materials can be reused and they resist stains and smells well so that the trap is more sterile. The construction can be open and closed. If you're a soft kind person who doesn't want to see the remains of the killed, you should definitely choose the closed trap. It might be more expensive than the open construction, but it won't cause disgust for sure. Safety of the construction is predetermined by its installation and the removal of the remains. Look for a trap with handles. It will be easier to move it from one place to another without any contact to the rodent at all. 

Further, we will consider Efficiency. You don't want to buy a trap that a rodent will be able to escape from. It also shouldn't fall apart after several times of use. Most traps produced today have multiple entrances so that it's possible to catch the whole rat-flock within a short time. You get to choose what is going to work for you and your household best. 

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Victor RZC001

Type

Victor RZC001 is ideal for indoor use. This model gives you a chance to catch a variety of medium-sized rodents such as mice or rats and saving you from damaged property. It is worth noting that the trap is one of the most humane types of its kind, the killing is instantaneous. Moreover, as it is a trap of a closed type, you and your family members will not be able to see the dead mouse and feel disgusted by the view.

Particular Design and Safety

This trap is made of recycable plastic, so the device is reliable and pretty much resistant to odors. The construction of the mousetrap is of a tunnel shape and refers to a type of closed traps. This means that this model is perfect for those who do not wish to see the dead animal and want to get rid of it the quicker the better. To do so, you need to open the trap while holding it above the trash and dispose the body. This also improves safety and eliminates the chance of accidental contact with the animal.

Efficiency

Concerning the efficiency, this model leaves a rodent no chance to escape. Once the curious pest gets inside the trap, a powerful electrical discharge of 8000 V will instantly strike it to death. The discharge is made within 2 minutes and it completely eliminates misfire of the device. Another useful feature is the detection of a rodent, in this model, the special sensor that sends a signal is responsible for identifying if the pest is inside. The power source occurs thanks to 4 AA batteries installed inside, which unfortunately are noy bundled with the trap.

Victor RZC001
Victor RZC001
 

STV 075 The Big Cheese

Type

This trap is specially designed for the competent capture of mice, rats and other medium-sized rodents. The dimensions of the trap are - 17.2 x 42 x 17.2 cm, thus it's a versatile model that can deal with bigger pests. This trap can be used indoors or outside the house. As for humanity, this trap is used for catching rodents without causing them any harm. You can let it go after being caught, but it's reccomended to release an animal more than 3 miles away from homes out in the field.

Particular Design and Safety

The design of this model resembles a small cage that is made of long-lasting galvanized metal. Steel bars on the sides and at the bottom are pretty robust and excellent at corrosion resistance. The type of this model is more half-closed as the upper part is covered with a metal plate. This trap is super safe and easy to install. It also has a convenient handle for effortless transportation and you won't contact the rodent at all.

Efficiency

The door of this unit is quite large so the rodents of medium size can easily get inside. Notwithstanding the wire bars on the sides of the structure, there is no way that an animal can sneak away with the bait from the trap. The principle of this model is pretty simple after the pest is inside, the gravitational door closes behind it instantly and thus undermines any attempts to escape. Make sure to install and bait the trap wearing gloves so that the animal couldn’t figure out the human smell.

STV 075 The Big Cheese
STV 075 The Big Cheese
 

Chancery Pest Control Reusable

Type

This trap is an excellent option for home use, but if necessary it can also be installed outside with no problems. Chancery Pest Control Reusable Mouse Trap catches gnawers without causing them any harm. This makes the model absolutely humane and safe. However, the trap is suited only for small-sized mice. You can aslo experiment with the bait, some users report that placing nuts, chocholate cookies and peanut butter does a trick.

Particular Design and Safety

This trap is made of durable metal material that points out the main highlight of this model. It can also beused multiple times. The design of the housing is of a closed type, but the top cover has a transparent window through which you can easily determine that the rodent is inside. It is also worth noting that this trap is sufficiently safe, both in terms of its installation and removal of pest. It can be used safely around children or pets.

Efficiency

With regard to efficiency of the capture, the model is notably different from its competitors. The size of the device comprehends up to 10 small-sized mice at a time, which demonstrates a high competence of the trap. The most relevant option for catching would be setting traps along walls and baseboards, where, as a rule, mice move often. If you suspect that there are pests at your house, then we highly recommend to buy this tap to save you from this awful headache.

Chancery Pest Control Reusable
Chancery Pest Control Reusable
 

Aspectek 4-Pack

Type

The main purpose of Aspectek 4-Pack Mouse Snap Traps is catching mice and chipmunks. You can install the trap indoors and outdoors. If you are more of a humane catching method person then this type of trap is not quite right for you because it does not provide the option to release the rodent after being caught. Anyway, some users report that it's very easy to dispose the bodies and you don't need to touch them at all.

Particular Design and Safety

Aspectek 4-Pack Mouse Snap Traps is made of durable ABS plastic and steel, which in addition to sturdy material is capable of providing resistance to odors, stains and traces of killed rodents. The trap construction refers to an open type and it’s not really suitable for use by people who do not want to see dead rodent. However, such a structure can be called pretty safe and convenient for use. This model allows you to release gnawer easily and reuse the trap multiple times.

Efficiency

It’s a time-tested and one of the most effective catching methods on the trap market. Thanks to the fully open construction, it allows mice approach the device from virtually any side and catch them instantly. Device mechanism is highly reliable and eliminates the bait theft by pests. It's more convenient to use couple of traps installed in different locations if you know that there is more than one mouse wandering around the house.

Aspectek 4-Pack
Aspectek 4-Pack
 

Victor Rat

Type

This is a traditional trap on the market, used from time immemorial in all the corners of the world. It's perfect for use at home as well as in any other premises. The minor issue of the trap is its quite brutal construction. You will see the dead animal that may turn you disgust. If you are a humane and kind-hearted person, you may find it heartless to not have an option to free the caught after the capture.

Particular Design and Safety

The trap looks very simple, but at the same time, it has a reliable open structure made of a wooden platform with metal shock system. Undoubtedly, you should buy this model because this type of construction has been used for decades and is well-proven. Can be used around kids and pets, made in the U.S.A. Easy disposal provides visible proof of rodent capture. This model can be used multiple times.

Efficiency

Victor Mouse trap is reliable and convenient enough. Despite its low price, this trap is quite effective. Due to good sensitivity, it instantly triggers when a mouse steps on a thing, and doesn't leave it any chance to escape. On installation of this trap, you'll be able to exterminate all the mice around your house and live stress-free in a clear place. No chemicals or poisons required for effective catch of rodents.

Victor Rat
Victor Rat
 
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Publish Date: 2017-08-31 11:38:27