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The Ultimate Guide to Mouse and Rat Traps

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25 Jul

Mouse and Rat Traps

 are a fast, lethal, humane and effective method of rodent control management. At DIY Pest Control we ensure our rat traps are the best available for manufacturing quality and ease of setting. Rat traps should be placed in a rat bait box or a place inaccessible to children or non-target species.

All of our traps come with bait cups either fixed or removable. Our experts have produced the guide below to help you use each rat trap as effectively as possible.

1.  Snap E Rat Trap

Rat Killer Trap

Snap E Rat Trap

The Snap E Rate Trap has a very fast response time making sure once the rat is caught it stays caught! The trap features two pre-formed holes within the trap base so it can be mounted onto various surfaces to deal with any rat infestation. This rat killer trap is made from high quality materials making it much more durable than any other rat trap, it resists stains and odours which are common in old-fashioned wooden traps.

Features at a Glance:

  • Vertical Strike Bar travels half the distance of wooden rat traps for a much quicker response time and a quick, clean catch. Easy to set and easy to release after. Your fingers never touch the rodent.
  • Large Trip Paddle that reduces premature tripping and confines bait to the trap in all environments. reduces bait stealing and attracts rodent to the ideal strike bar location.
  • Polystyrene and Steel Construction
  •  A very durable trap, easy to clean and resists stains and odours.
  • Economical and reusable for many years.


lethal Rat Trap

Trapper T Rex Rat Trap



2.  Trapper T rex Trap

The Trapper T-Rex Rat Trap is the deadliest of all rat traps.  This trap combines trigger sensitivity with exact trap velocity to kill rats every time. It has patented interlocking teeth which makes rat escapes virtually impossible. 

With its ferocious grip, Trapper T Rex Rat Snap Trap gives superior trapping power for chemical-free accounts or special situations.

Trapper T Rex combines trigger sensitivity with the exact trap velocity needed to capture and hold rats. Its patented interlocking teeth make rat escapes virtually impossible. Safer to use than other rat snap traps, Trapper T Rex sets easily by foot or hand.

Its removable bait cup can be withdrawn, filled with an attractant and re-inserted without having the trap set.

Features at a Glance:

  • Very Powerful Trap.
  • Removable Bait Cup.
  • Sleek Plastic Design.
  • Wired Above Ground to Pipes or Rafters.
  • Place Alone or in Pairs Back to Back Along Rat Pathways.

3.  Electronic Rat Killer

Electronic Rat Killer

Electronic Rat Killer

This Pest-Stop Electronic Rat Killer is a battery operated rat trap it is the perfect solution for non-toxic rat control. This highly effective humane rat trap can kill up to twelve rats on one set of batteries. When a rat has been caught a warning light will flash on the trap. This rat trap is ideal for semi-permanent siting to keep rats out of sensitive areas where poisons aren’t desired. It is recommended that this trap is used indoors only for the best outcome.

Features at a Glance:

  • Kills rats humanely and cleanly.
  • Kills rats through electric shock.
  • Designed for easy disposal of the dead rat.
  • A warning light flashes when a rat has been caught.


Mouse Trap

Mouse Trap

Hidden Kill Mouse Trap

1.  Hidden Kill Mouse Trap

The hidden kill mouse trap is an economical choice for users looking for a discreet option to trap mice. This mouse trap is designed with a quick, no mess capture and kill mechanism. The trap features a stealthy, low profile design so it can blend into many surroundings. It’s built with a fully enclosed capture area to keep captured mouse hidden inside. This is a premium quality mouse trap built to withstand a variety of environments.

Features at a Glance:

  • Easy, no-touch disposal.
  • Two-way entry to allow mice to enter from either direction.
  • Innovative design for optimal corner placement.
  • Removable bait cup for safe and easy baiting.


2.  Mini Rex Mouse Trap

Mini Rex Mouse Trap

Mini Rex Mouse Trap

The Trapper Mini Rex Mouse Trap is an extra strength mouse trap. It is a smaller version of the very effective T-Rex Rat Trap. It also embodies the most up to date snap trap design and technology to deal with mice infestations effectively. It has a very responsive trigger sensitivity and more powerful trap velocity. This mouse trap is ideal for commercial and residential accounts and is simple and easy to use.

Features at a Glance:

  • Up to date design and technology.
  • Sensitive and quick release.
  • Interlocking teeth.
  • ‘No touch’ disposal of mouse.


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Snap E Mouse Trap

3.  Snap E Mouse Trap

The Snap E Mouse Trap is escape proof and features an innovative design. It uses a very smart mechanism and rugged materials. These mouse traps are very effective, easy to use and can be used year after year. Steel and durable polystyrene materials make them tough. Smart engineering – including a larger trip paddle and strike bar – makes them work every time.

Features at a Glance:

  • Vertical Strike Bar travels half the distance of conventional wooden traps.
  • Easy to Set.
  • Fits in most Standard Bait Boxes.
  • Pre-Formed Bait Cup.
  • Large Trip Paddle.
  • Polystyrene and steel construction.


4.  Trip Trap Live Capture Mouse Trap

Humane Mouse Trap

Trip Trap Live Capture Mouse Trap

The Trip Trap Live Capture Mouse Trap is very efficient and ‘stylish’. It features a simple but highly efficient one-way door. Also, the rear part of the trap can be removed in order to bait the trap or release the mouse. This makes the rat trap humane and effective. The trap is built from a transparent plastic body so it can be easily monitored. It also features plenty of ventilation points to reduce the stress for trapped mice.

Features at a Glance:

  • Live-catch Mouse Trap.
  • Humane and Effective.
  • Bait Required.
  • Ventilation Points.
  • Easily Monitored.


Live Capture mouse trap

Trapper Clockwork Mouse Trap

5.  Trapper Clockwork Mouse Trap

The Trapper Clockwork Mouse Trap is a multiple-catch mouse trap that holds up to 15 mice. It features a winding trap with a clear view top. The knob is very simple to wind and the trap can be placed in areas where mice travel to deal with any mouse infestation.

Features at a Glance:

  • Holds up to 15 mice.
  • Humane and effective.
  • Easy winding system.
  • Live Capture.


6.  Electronic Mouse Killer

Electric Mouse Killer

Pest-Stop Electronic Mouse Killer


The Pest-Stop battery operated electronic mouse Killer is the perfect solution for non-toxic mouse control. The unit can kill up to 50 mice on one set of batteries. This trap is ideal for semi-permanent siting to keep mice out of sensitive areas where poisons are not desired and other kill traps are not used. A green indicator light will flash to indicate a mouse has been caught. For indoor use only.

Features at a Glance:

  • Kills Mouse through Electric Shock.
  • Easy to Dispose of Dead Mouse.
  • Quick Humane Kill.
  • Battery Operated.



All of our rat and mouse traps are very effective and should form part of any rodent control programme. You can view our full range of rodent products here. If you have any questions on mouse or rat traps feel free to get in touch with one of our experts. You can call on 01332 340898 0r via the contact us page.

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