History of Victor®

Victor® is recognized as a world leader in the rodent control category and has been a trusted brand name since 1890.

Victor® revolutionized the rodent control market 100 years ago with the invention of the spring-based Victor® Mouse Trap. Today, we continuously strive to manufacture innovative, quality products that keep your family safe from the dangers rodents pose.

Victor® offers the broadest line of rodent control products including traps, repellents and poisons. So, whether you are attempting to prevent a rodent infestation or trying to fight one, there is a product to fit each and every situation.

History in Pictures


What is today known as the Woodstream Corporation got its start by a young hunter and trapper named Sewell Newhouse in Oneida, NY.


Victor® mouse and rat traps as we know them today make their debut in Oneida, NY.


Victor® manufacturing moves to Lititz, PA where many of our traps are still made to this day.


The Lititz, PA facility engages in war work of various kinds including army cots, coat hooks, fuse plugs, wire springs for parachutes, and bullet cores for several different calibers.


Victor® starts using FSC certified wood on all its wooden snap traps.


Victor® starts the manufacturing of its Victor® Fast-Kill brand in its Lititz, PA facility.


Victor® transfers the manufacturing operations of its Quick Set trap out of China and into its Ellendale, MN plant.


Victor® adds two Fast-Kill® brand options to its already existing line of products manufactured in its Lititz, PA facility.