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The Electric Chair - for Rats and Mice


The Electric Chair - for Rats and Mice

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  • Sudden death for both rats and mice
  • No rodent immunity to electrocution    
  • Quick, humane, poison-free
  • Simple to use, just turn the switch on, reset it after zapping by turning the switch off then back on again for the next one
  • No more stink in the ceiling from poisoned rodents – they die inside the unit
  • No handling of dead rodents - simply tip them out
  • Cheap to run – use only a small amount of food bait placed up the back of the unit to attract rodents inside
  • Humane – no mangling of rodents, no blood and guts, no long lingering death by poison
  • Safe for pets and wildlife – no accidental secondary kills of animals and birds eating poison baits or poisoned carcasses
  • Recycle the 4 x D size batteries after use in an appliance that takes the same size batteries but do not need as much grunt as THE ELECTRIC CHAIR
  • Batteries are only used when zapping for two minutes with automatic cut off - batteries are not used when on standby so leave THE ELECTRIC CHAIR on standby all year round to zap the strays you don't even know you have, before they get a chance to breed up in large numbers
  • Discounts for multiple purchases in the one order

THE ELECTRIC CHAIR includes FOUR additional new features.

1  Free Rat Tail extension lead with glowing indicator light - it plugs in to the unit to show that a rodent has been zapped - good for hanging the indicator light down from a man hole in the ceiling to show that there is a dead rodent ready to remove. Only go up the ladder when you have to. Or use this when the trap is hidden behind a shipping container in a warehouse, or under a work bench in a restaurant. Saves time and effort.

2  You now also have the option to power the unit with four D-size alkaline batteries or use the power lead included to plug the unit in to 240 volt mains power. Batteries are useful when there is no power source nearby. Batteries are not shipped with THE ELECTRIC CHAIR. Batteries are obtainable through hardware stores or supermarkets. 4 x 1.5 volt Alkaline-type batteries last well. 1.2 volt rechargeable batteries do not have enough grunt for this unit.

3  Choice of baits - your are no longer restricted to just using dry dog and cat food - option to use peanut butter placed in a bottle top, nuts or cheese to attract rodents inside the trap.

4  New slide-off lid makes it very easy to clean the unit.

Compared to live capture traps, the killing of rodents is done for you. THE ELECTRIC CHAIR rodent death is humane and immediate by electrocution. Rodents walk inside THE ELECTRIC CHAIR for the smell of food and suddenly drop dead before they get to eat it. You then see a red flashing light on top of the unit. Tip out the dead rat or mouse, yell out NEXT and put it back to work all year round.

If you see one rat or mouse, there are likely to be 60 - 200 rodents nesting and rapidly breeding up nearby in their social group.

Mice are ready to breed at 30 days old. They have litters of five to eight young and breed all year round. A breeding pair turns into a couple of thousand mice each year. Rats have sex 20 times a day. It's their job to reproduce. As they run, they leave urine trails around the edge of rooms for others to follow. This is the smell noticed with a rodent infestation.

The front teeth of rodents grow continuously like fingernails. They have to chew to keep these teeth under control. They love chewing electrical wiring insulation in the walls and ceilings, under the bonnets of cars, tractors, combine harvesters, motorcycles, aircraft, airconditioners, pianos. We hear many rodent destructive behavior stories in the shop. One woman had her Maseratti done over by rodent damage resulting in a $25,000 repair bill.

7% of insurance house fire claims are attributed to rats and mice chewing the insulation off electrical wiring. Chewing exposes the bare copper wire which has 240 volts traveling through it. The exposed copper wire sparks and up she goes.

Use THE ELECTRIC CHAIR in the home, garage, restaurants, in the holiday home, caravan, in the chook shed, in aviaries, farm sheds, machinery sheds, warehouses, shops and in aircraft hangars. THE ELECTRIC CHAIR is not waterproof and cannot be put out in the weather. Avoid placing THE ELECTRIC CHAIR in very high heat close to a corrugated iron roof. Rodents usually run around the edges of rooms (the rodent highway) to instinctively stay out of range of predators swooping on them in open spaces. Place THE ELECTRIC CHAIR around the edge of the room or shed, or in pantries or under furniture or where there are droppings, rodent smells, where dogs are fed or food has been chewed. Remove all other rodent food sources from the infested area where possible.

Rodents seek out warm, safe places to sleep and breed, around fireplaces, ducted heating, kitchen exhaust fans, flues, etc. This includes wall and ceiling spaces and under bonnets of parked cars with warm motors. Rodents gnaw because their teeth grow continuously. They have to chew to keep teeth short. They can often be heard running inside ceilings and walls which is where they breed and chew.

•  THE ELECTRIC CHAIR takes four 1.5 volt D size alkaline batteries. Batteries are not included with the unit. Rechargeable batteries are only 1.2 volts. Place batteries in the unit correctly and slide back the battery cover.
•  Do not mix old and new batteries nor use different brands at the same time.
•  At the end of battery life in THE ELECTRIC CHAIR, there is enough charge left in these used batteries to run a radio, torch or similar that does not need as much grunt.
•  Battery life is dependent on how many zaps 
THE ELECTRIC CHAIR does. Each zap sends a high voltage surge to the rodent for two minutes to ensure a death and then it automatically shuts itself off. With a set of good batteries, you may get 80 or more kills. Heavier weight batteries are better quality and last longer than lighter weight batteries of the same size.

•  When dust, dirt and dried rodent urine from zapping rodents builds up inside the chamber, the metal floor of THE ELECTRIC CHAIR needs cleaning to keep good electrical conductivity and to operate effectively around every three months of use, or sooner for heavy infestations.
•  To clean, turn the unit off and remove batteries and bait. Slide the lid off. Soak only the base overnight by covering the floor of the trap in one centimetre of cold water - no soap or detergents. Never allow electronics on the top of the unit to get wet. Next morning, tip out the water from the base.
•  Wipe the metal base dry with paper towel get it back to shiny and new - remove all grime or use an old tooth brush with plastic bristles to remove any stubborn residue.
•  THE ELECTRIC CHAIR has to be 100% dry between the metal floor and the plastic casing before it will switch on again. Gentle drying can be done by placing the unit in sunlight for an hour, on a warming rack above a wood stove or with low heat on a hair dryer. Never apply flame or high heat to the unit. Then put it back to work.

•  Just tip and shake the dead rodents out of the unit.
•  Zapped rodents can be turned into garden fertiliser by burying them in the compost bin as there is no poison in them (unless you have set poisons on your property).
•  Place zapped rodents on on top of a fence post for birds of prey to collect or drop them on the same clear spot on your property and the native birds of prey will learn to fly over the same spot for a quick feed.
•  Chooks are always hungry for protein for feather and egg production - they will fight over zapped mice for the meat protein. With zapped rats, the chooks just leave the skeleton.
•  Or tip rodents into a rubbish bin.

•  To break in a new ELECTRIC CHAIR and speed up the kill rate, roll around a freshly killed rat or mouse inside the trap, if you have one. Their scent encourages other rodents to follow on. Or, turn the unit off, place a single piece of dried pet food in the first 10 centimeters of the open end of the trap. When a rodent runs in and out for its free feed, it leaves its scent trail which encourages others to enter. Then set the trap.
THE ELECTRIC CHAIR is not waterproof. Avoid all moisture and winter condensation when under a veranadah in the electronics on the top of the trap.
•  For use in a covered chook shed, place THE ELECTRIC CHAIR inside a plastic supermarket-type bag with an elastic band at each end to hold the bag in place - this helps prevent moisture, chook droppings and dust from getting into the electronics in the top of the unit. Moisture or night condensation damages the electrics of THE ELECTRIC CHAIR and voids the warranty.
•  Avoid dust buildup on top of the unit. Treat the electronics on top of the unit like a mobile phone.
•  Rodents  generally run around the edges of rooms or sheds. Place THE ELECTRIC CHAIR where the wall and floor meet or where there are droppings, under furniture or behind shipping containers in warehouses.
•  Rats are neophobic - very wary of new things. They are more wary than mice and may wait a few days or up to a week until THE ELECTRIC CHAIR becomes part of their familiar daily scenery before they approach it so avoid shifting the unit's position each day. Let rats get used to seeing the same thing in the same place. Mice just head for the food.
•  If you cannot access a flat ceiling that has no manhole, place THE ELECTRIC CHAIR at floor level, inside or under the house as they have to come down to eat eventually. Or as a test, leave a few bits of dried dog food in set positions. If the bait is being taken, place the trap there but not in the rain.
•  If there is one rat or mouse, there are typically around 60 - 200 or more in the social group nearby. Rodents do not live in isolation. You know how many there are when you count the catches in THE ELECTRIC CHAIR.
•  Run 
THE ELECTRIC CHAIR all year round to prevent larger numbers from breeding up. On standby is not using up its batteries. When rodents tend to come inside in larger numbers, especially in Autumn, there are not as many left to come inside and you zap those that do.
•  Place THE ELECTRIC CHAIR where you think rodents are active. They mark their territory by urinating and leaving droppings. Rat droppings are larger and rounder than smaller, pointier mouse droppings.
•  Remove other sources of food so that hungry rodents are more attracted to the bait in THE ELECTRIC CHAIR.
•  Check
THE ELECTRIC CHAIR daily, tip out the zapped rodent, reset the trap by switching it off and on for the next one. Yell out NEXT! If a dead rodent is left inside for longer, flies find it and maggots go walkabout up into the electronics and can damage the unit.

•  THE ELECTRIC CHAIR emits a high voltage shock for two minutes, much stronger than an electric fence. It is not a toy. Do not allow children to play with THE ELECTRIC CHAIR, have access to it or be in proximity of this device. If a small or newborn pet can walk into this device, it will probably be fatal. Individuals with heart conditions, pacemakers or similar should exercise particular care when using this device.
• Do not use
THE ELECTRIC CHAIR near flammable vapours, liquids or dry combustible solids to avoid danger of fire or explosion. Turn off its power before handling the device.
• Never insert hands or any held object into the chamber unless power is turned off, batteries and power-cord removed.
•  Do not allow THE ELECTRIC CHAIR electronics in the top of the unit to be in the rain or get wet or it will damage the electronics and void the warranty.
•  Turn off the unit and remove batteries and bait before cleaning.
•  Incorrect placement of batteries may damage electrical components.
•  Use THE ELECTRIC CHAIR on a stable or flat surface where it cannot fall off.

•  Six months manufacturers warranty from date of purchase. Warranty claims require proof of purchase - your original invoice - from IT’S A TRAP! prior to returning the unit for repair or replacement, at our discretion.
•  Freight to IT’S A TRAP! is at the customers expense.

To any postal address in Australia.

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