When you see gopher holes popping up in your yard, you'll want to have one of these on hand. The Victor® Black Box Gopher Trap effectively kills gophers without the use of chemicals or poisons. The chocker loop-style trap features weather-resistant plastic and galvanized steel construction for superior strength and durability.
Additionally, each trap is easy to use thanks to its EASY-SET® design. The trap come fully assembled and with illustrated operating instructions on setting and placement. As the most effective gopher trap on the market, you can rest assured that your yard is safe from the damaging effects of gophers.
Gopher trapping can be done at any time of year, but generally is easiest and most effective during Spring & Fall. Once gopher activity is detected it is important to move quickly as pregnant females can be caught before giving birth to her family.
Traps are most effective when properly placed in the gopher tunnel to snare the unsuspecting gopher in the spring-triggered loop. The hole should be covered up with dirt so that it appears as if the trap is part of the runway.
When used correctly, traps produce a catch within 48 hours. It is best to move the trap to another location in the runway if you do not catch a gopher in this timeframe.
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Victor® Black Box Gopher Trap - 3 Pack
Choker loop-style gopher trap
More effective than conventional wire claw and box traps
Weather-resistant plastic and galvanized steel loop for superior strength and durability
I raise alfalpha which means lots of gophers. This spring I have caught 21 gophers in two weeks, and when I say caught I mean killed. Without exception this trap kills every gopher it catches, none of that tethering nonesense as with the tunnel traps. Big enough for any gopher, I caught one that was 12" overall length.
Gopher-it!October 29, 2012
Reviewer: Gopher it
This trap is the best product on the market for ridding gophers. I got 3 gophers in 12 hours the first time I used it! You won't be disappointed.
IT WORKSSeptember 07, 2012
Caught a gopher within 48 hrs of settng the traps, I used 2 traps one in each direction of the main tunnel. RESPONSE FROM VICTOR PEST SEPTEMBER 07, 2012 Thank you for taking the time to submit your online review of the Victor® The BlackBox™ Gopher Trap (model 0625). We appreciate your feedback and are very happy to hear that you were able to see such quick results from this trap. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867). Best regards,SusanConsumer Relations RepresentativeWoodstream Corporation
Works! - 3 for 3September 06, 2012
Not sure what RG did wrong but follow the instructions and this trap works. 3 for 3 and still going. One was trapped within 30 minutes ofsetting it.Got to make sure all sources of light are covered and the only opening is the hole in the trap. Finding the tunnels is a bit of a task but that should be the hardest part of the process. RESPONSE FROM VICTOR PEST SEPTEMBER 07, 2012 Dear Mikey, Thank you for your online review of the Victor® The BlackBox™ Gopher Trap (model 0625). We are glad to hear that this trap has worked so well for you and that you were able to trap your first gopher so quickly. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867). Best regards,SusanConsumer Relations RepresentativeWoodstream Corporation
As humane as possibleJuly 08, 2012
Reviewer: Bill (St. Albert, Alberta, Canada)
Effective, simple to use, safe.Easy to source: Home DepotCaptured our gopher is less than 2 hours.My GF and I actually thought the gopher was pretty cute prior to capturing him (we named him). It was nice to be able to deal with him in as nice of a manner as possible.The best thing that I liked about this trap is didn't make a mess, it was easy to remove the gopher from the trap without having to touch or even look at the gopher.Rest in peace, little guy.
Great TrapJuly 01, 2012
Great trap. Got two gophers right away and a third seemed pretty smart about filling the trap with dirt. I wired a piece of carrot to the trip wire on the hole side and got that sneaky gopher within minutes. Best trap ever!!!
FinallyFebruary 24, 2012
Reviewer: Phil B
Finally, a product that does what it claims to do!
Saved my soccer fieldAugust 14, 2011
Reviewer: Soccer Coach
We started having gophers attack our soccer field, which obviously presents a huge safety issue for us (foot/ankle injuries) on top of it just being awful for the field of course.I purchased two of the BlackBox traps 4 days ago, and have killed 3 gophers already. I had to learn the method of having just a slight bit of dirt built up in front of the trap so that the gopher wouldn't dig under the bar...but I'm 100% happy with this product and VERY thankful I didn't slog through so many other methods I hear people try that don't seem to solve their gopher problems. Thanks guys! Awesome product.
The BestAugust 13, 2011
Buy this trap, it works! I have trapped many gophers with the regular gopher traps but this one beats them all. There is this one gopher that has been destroying my yard for the past 8 months. I have used the sub-terrain poison, placed multiple site traps, flooded with water, got my shovel out and dug up its tunnels. I even went and got some firecrackers and every morning and evening I would set off several sub-terrain explosions (Reminds me of "Caddy Shack"). The gopher just seemed to laugh at me. I have some friends that use a professional exterminator but they stated that they still have a gopher problem. The solution, I purchased this "Black Box" trap. It cost more, is much bigger and more invasive than the conventional traps. I set the trap in the evening and by the next evening that 8 month problem gopher was a dead gopher. It's worth every dollar that I spent on them and more. Make sure that you follow the instructions and make sure that you use two traps per site as recommended.
years of gopher trappingFebruary 15, 2011
about 45 years ago there was a wooden box gopher trap, same idealogy as this victor product-always deadly -our grandpa taught us the strategy 45 years ago and paid us a nickel a gopher for helping protect his grass and hay fields from the inevitable gopher problem. my brother and I still believe and use the same type gopher trap. i have the original wooden box traps that are as efficient as the new victor traps-- am not sure of the producer of the original wooden traps that i still have. not legible any more. but am still fighting the mounds in south texas.
GreatDecember 05, 2010
2 kills in 3 sets, and it is waiting for more. get two, you'll find yourself in the middle of the tunnel more than you'd think. One minor problem, my dud set....the trigger wire can get hung up on the plastic case if it's too far off to one side, preventing it from triggering. So one set was filled with dirt....cleared the tunnel and immediately reset it and a couple hours later, kill #2.
Best trap for Voles - period.August 14, 2010
We have tried smoke bombs, plunger style traps, rat traps, etc, etc and Victor BlackBox is the ONLY device we've used with success. An earlier post suggests securing the trap to a tree or post -- great advise as a few of our traps and thier quarry have been taken by other animals -- never to be seen again.
'Boxed' lunch?August 11, 2010
This thing works great. Period. I had three *vanish* before figuring out that (probably) a fox had discovered 'boxed lunches'! A screw eye in the back and a dog chain clipped to a fence post or such and problem solved. I still find emptied traps pulled out of the hole. Best thing? No cleanup! Still, the most effective product in our orchard.
Great ProductAugust 02, 2010
I have tried everything with mixed success in my garden, This product is the best yet.
One set One killJuly 11, 2010
Absolutely the best trap I have ever used. I wished I would of had one years ago. Great product.
Mole TerminatorFebruary 28, 2010
This trap is excellent in catching moles. It is clean and effective without the mess. Have spent alot on gas, pellets and other producs sold at big box stores without success. Have bought a few these traps for other family members experiecing the same problem. It makes a great gift!!!!!
killer gopher trapDecember 25, 2009
Reviewer: Killer Kyle
One set one Kill. This is the answer if you have gopher problems. Resetting right now. Look out Gopher!!!
Very EffectiveSeptember 08, 2009
I have set the trap 5 times and have trapped 4 gophers. The BlackBox is a very effective trap. I recommend it to all that have gopher problems.
It Actually Works!!July 24, 2009
We knew we had gophers and tried the poison peanuts, alarms and sticking a pipe down the holes hooked up to the truck exhaust! We just laid down new sod. The next day a new gopher hole right in the middle of my new sod. We were desperate. So, before calling an exterminator, I read about this product. We bought two traps and I was in bussiness. Eight gophers DEAD!! One a day. This was the best investment I have ever made. I would recommend it to anyone with a gopher problem. Buy two and put them back to back as suggested for best results. Thank you for helping us!
"got another one!"June 11, 2009
We also have an acre and are over run with the nasty little things. I have caught 14 in just the yard in front of my house. One time I set a trap, moved to set another trap and the first one went off, I thought by accident, but I checked and had a gopher. I set a second trap and by the time I set the third, I had another gopher. If you go on line to get more information about the habits of the gopher, you will increase your chances of putting your traps in the right location. I have a dozen and am going to buy another dozen. I have used small pieces of freshly cut carrot, and that increases your chances. I am also going to try small new potatoes cut up in small pieces and am going to try licorice as well. I've got so many gophers, I'm keeping score!
AmazingJune 06, 2009
Like the other reviewers on this page I am extremely happy with this product. I tried poison bait and gas, wire traps, noise makers, ex-lax, gum and even tried a radio with rock and roll music. Using all these methods I only caught one gopher that I know of. I then bought the black box out of desperation and caught seven gophers on seven tries. My yard 1/4 acre lot is now recovering from these pests.
Good ProductMay 10, 2009
The black box is good, but is not good as the old Victor Black Hole!!! I live on only one acre, but when I was told about the Block Hole I went out and bought six. First year I nabbed 163 of those nasty critters. My trick, once you put the trap in the ground put one small piece of black licorice through the hole in the back, gaurentee you will catch more.
BUILD A BETTER TRAPApril 22, 2009
I had a PROBLEM!!, gophers. I set bait,I flooded holes, I pumped fumes/smoke. two to three weeks & nothing worked. Then I remembered my Dad had a wood Gopher trap 45+ yrs ago. Then I found this Victor BLACK BOX. I set trap as directed on the box, and as my Dad did. I added a few handfuls of cut lawn grass to cover trap, so only the END hole is showing. Then 15 minutes later, it was sprung, #1 gopher down and more to go!!! I reset and Gopher #2 down & out 30 minutes later. I'm setting it again. NO LIE 4-22-09 Dennis B. BUILD the best TRAP "DONE" I give it 5 STAR,& A+
Bye Bye GopherApril 01, 2009
The Black Box is the best in the west. The gophers were eating my plants and killing my roses. Now its bye bye baby and I can't Stop saying Thank You Thank You
the best!January 23, 2009
I just ordered a couple more of these. Gophers were taking all my irrigation water, crops, and profits for years. I tried everything, including the Black Hole cylinder traps. When Victor came out with this one, I snagged it and have caught over 100 gophers with it. My farm is productive again. I now make money trapping them for neighbors.
Super Gopher TrapNovember 20, 2008
I too received your two of you gopher traps and 24 hrs later I had sent two gophers to the " other side". Great product.
This product really works!October 14, 2008
Discouraged by chemicals, gasses, and complicated metal traps, I succumbed and bought a Victor "Black Box" Gopher Trap. It's sturdy, simple to use, and well-designed. I caught a gopher the first time I used it, and several since! I didn't use the back-to-back method (only had 1 trap), but I out-foxed the gopher and inserted the trap near the entrance where I knew what direction it would come... worked every time!!
Does not work - Get another trapApril 09, 2012
Very confusing instructions. Victor corporation help line couldn't figure it out either. I would recommend another product. The lady at Victor agreed. RESPONSE FROM VICTOR PEST April 19, 2012 Dear RG,Thank you for reviewing the Victor® The BlackBox™ Gopher Trap (model 0625). Your feedback concerning the setting instructions for this trap have been shared with our product managers. We at Victor® strive to provide exceptional customer service including troubleshooting in order to get a trap set and ready to go. This issue has been escalated; we apologize if your experience did not meet this standard. We would like to provide you with additional assistance regarding this matter. Please do not hesitate to contact us at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) so we can help. Sincerely,LizConsumer Relations RepresentativeWoodstream Corporation