The Ratinator



The Ratinator

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The Ratinator is a humane live trap that can catch swarms of rats in a few hours. Unique door closing system makes it impossible for rats to escape. Comes with plastic basin for safe transport. Read More

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The Ratinator™ by Rugged Ranch

The Ratinator™ is a unique, one-of-a-kind, multi catch rat trap that can catch swarms of rats in only a matter of hours. Holds 21 rats in one setting. Unique door closing system makes it impossible for the rats to escape out of the trap. Comes with plastic basin for safe transport.

The Ratinator™ is a humane live trap. No more poison.


  • Brand: Rugged Ranch
  • Type: Live Animal Trap
  • Size: 16.5" x 26.5" x 6"

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  1. 5.0 out of 5 stars

    "Ratinator "

    I’ve had it a week. Left it open with bait for the first 24hrs as directed. Has been setup in the barn with fresh bait each day. No rats captured yet. Rats haven’t stopped laughing yet. I guess northern rats are too smart for this trap.

  2. 5.0 out of 5 stars

    "Best trap I’ve used "

    Caught 8 rats first time I used this in my chicken house. Worked

  3. 5.0 out of 5 stars


    Used peanut butter and the caught 3 rate the first night, in one week have now caught 20, keep moving it around.

  4. 5.0 out of 5 stars

    "Best rat trap by far!"

    I was overrun with brown pack rats due to my chicken pens. Caught 33 rats the first night. They did get smart to it for a while but once I stopped leaving my chicken feeders out at night and baiting my ratinators heavy with corn they could not resist any longer. I have rats in my traps almost every morning now and are thinning the population a lot now. The tray that comes with it work well for humanely dispatching them. You just fill it up with water and only takes a couple minutes. I have tried every thing on market and this trap works the best.

  5. 2.0 out of 5 stars

    "High IQ Rats"

    I caught a grand total of 2 rats with this. I did all the recommended things but the rats are shy of the thing. They are too smart for it. My live trap has done a better job, beside being a good squirrel trap. The rats by night the squirrels by day. Wish I could send it back.

  6. 3.0 out of 5 stars

    "holding out hope"

    Rodents (rats/mice/chipmunks) did about $5k worth of damage to my Mercedes SUV (chewed wires, destroyed an air bag, chewed a seat belt, etc). The entire wiring harness has to be replaced. So, that being said, a $50 investment in "the trap of all traps" was something I was certainly willing to make. Unfortunately, I think this trap is overpriced for what it is. I caught one rat, yes. But when I set the trap back down and caught a chipmunk, the chipmunk put its claws in the trap door, pulled it open and ran out. :-( Clearly, it's an easy trap for rodents to get out of. None the less, I have two set and am still holding out hope.

  7. 5.0 out of 5 stars

    "Best Rat Trap Ever!!"

    We’ve had rat problems for 3 years. They’ve gotten in the chicken and turkey houses to eat a lot of food from the “rat proof” feeders. They’ve been chewing through the supplement containers in the horse barn feed room. We started setting regular rat traps to no avail. In researching rats, I also discovered a mating couple can produce 2000 babies per year. We definitely have an infestation. We bit the bullet and purchased a Ratinator. We set it in the barn feedroom with the door tied open for two nights so the rats could eat freely and come and go. Then, we baited it and left the door set, as directed. The first afternoon we caught 6. We reset it last night (night 2) and caught 16 overnight. This was the best investment we’ve made. If you decide to catch and release, transport them at dusk at least 15 miles away or they will come back!! That’s what the professionals recommend. Oh, for bait we are using cracked corn and chicken layer crumbles. My husband took a video if you would like to see it!

  8. 5.0 out of 5 stars


    Works very well. We had a neighbor bring in a load of old bread in a dump truck. Unfortunately rats came with the bread. We were infested. Caught 26 in the 1st night. Bought 2 more and are actively using. Had to tie the exit doors. Bigger and smarter rats pushed out. Had to set the traps periodically. Every night doesn’t work for us. Changing the bait is required to keep them interested. Good product.

  9. 5.0 out of 5 stars

    "Works Great"

    First night out trapped 12

  10. 4.0 out of 5 stars

    "Works As Advertised WITH MODIFICATION"

    1 trap, 1 night, 15 less rats trying to invade my chicken run. A modification is necessary to keep the rats in the trap - heavy duty zip ties to seal the exit door to the cage - it is possible for a rat to chew through zip ties (none did in my case) so if your paranoid, bail wire may be better. The zip ties are easier to snip and remove to allow the rats to exit during release (6 miles away in the uninhabited forest in my case). If I had not modified this trap, most, if not all of the rats would have escaped.

  11. 4.0 out of 5 stars

    "A few fewer rats"

    Caught 8 rats first night using this, but only had 7 to dispose - educated rats will figure out how to get out, but puts a healthy dent in the population!

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