Though the setup process may not be as easy as some other traps on the market, it is fast and efficient. All you need to do is follow the five-step process that comes with the trap’s instructions.
First, move the armbar so that it’s away from the kill bar. Moving this will give you easy access to the metal bait pedal, where you can place any bait of your choosing. The bait you choose is one of the most critical aspects of setting the trap, so we recommend using sweet or smelly substances that rats are known to love, such as chocolate, dried fruits, peanut butter, or other types of nut-based spreads.
Next, move the kill bar back and hold it firmly with your thumb. This part of the setup requires necessary caution to make sure the bar doesn’t slip from out of your grasp. Swing the armbar over until it latches properly onto the corresponding notch. From there, slowly release the kill bar until it’s securely engaged and held by the armbar.
While this setup only takes a matter of seconds, it’s important to take each step as slowly as you need to. The trap is powerful enough to cause an unfortunate accident if it were to close on your hand or fingers.
After the trap is engaged, all you need to do is place it in the areas where you’ve seen rats or where you think they are hiding around your home. Be sure to place the traps against walls. If you’re using multiple traps, give them at least two to three feet between each one.