rat zappers

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I understand how the rat zapper works but once it kills the animal would the rodent not continue to short out the plates while it lays there dead? I have to work during the day so would not be able to immediately dump the trap as suggested..

This was very much a concern during the initial design of these units and is currently a “non issue”. The work around is simple.

Basically once the unit is grounded out, there is a built in timer which is activated. This timer will allow the a specific amount of stored current flow for 1-2 minutes and then it cuts the circuit. This insures the unit does not continue to ground out and shorten the life of the batteries needlessly.

Rat Zapper: http://www.bugspraycart.com/traps/electric/rat-zap-ultra

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I’m a previous purchaser, but need clarification before I make another purchase.

Products: Your web site shows two rat zappers; A) classic (822843) and B) Ultra (822851)

Questions:
1. Item A costs $50.00 each and B costs $65.00. Are the two units identical in size and construction?
2. Are the cases made out of plastic or metal?
3. If one rodent enters and is zapped, is the plate still charged and is capable of zapping a second rodent entering the enclosure?
4. Where is the bait placed?

Regarding the Classic Blue Rat Zapper #A that cost $50.00
5. Question: What are the advantages or disadvantages of buying the Classic versus the Ultra?

Appreciate if you provide answers that are keyed to each number of the questions posed: (1-5).

Thank your,
D.W.

Here are my answers…

1) The two units are close to being equal in size and shape. The Ultra, because it houses larger batteries, is slightly bigger and bulkier.

2) Mostly they are plastic with some metal inside. Mind you this is mainly for electrical current and not structurally needed.

3) Single “kill” at a time; once “contact” is achieved and the trap goes through it’s electrical circuit cycle, it will effectively be “off”. It will then need to be emptied and reset.

4) Bait is placed in the “back” of the device which is based on the fact that it only has one side entry point. To bait properly, lure will be placed through the side entrance and all the way to the back of the device onto a small “safe” area.

5) The Classic is the old original which runs on less power and is fine for small animals. If you have a multitude of animal sizes you will be targeting, the ability to use different batteries will enable you to use power based on target animals. The Ultra uses the larger, longer lasting batteries but this will be it’s only choice of power. Quite frankly I see no reason why anyone would choose the Classic but if you are certain you’ll only need either for “light” duty, the Classic will be do the job fine. But for commercial or high demand use, the Ultra is best suited.

Hope this helps but if not, please give us a call at 1.800.877.7290 and we’ll be glad to discuss any more questions or concerns at that time.