Sweeney’s® Deadset® Mole Traps
Trapping moles has never been easier, thanks to the sleek, ergonomically designed Deadset® Mole Trap. If you’ve ever struggled to set a mole trap, you will undoubtedly appreciate how effortless it is to activate this yard mole trap. The Deadset® features a comfortable, easy grasp handle and an oversized activator plate that can be pushed into the tunnel by hand or foot.
The rugged ground mole trap contains a patented, precision built triggering system that is activated by the slightest movement. When underground movement is detected, the spears are thrust into the ground, quickly killing the mole. A mole trap that works this efficiently and effectively takes trapping moles to an entirely new level.
The Deadset® Mole Trap comes fully assembled and ready-to-use. The package contains simple illustrated operating instructions and a mobile device scan for detailed step-by-step video instructions.
View video for tips on how to easily and effectively get rid of moles with Sweeney’s® Deadset® Mole Trap:
Effective tips to help win the war on moles
Before setting the trap, water the lawn to bring the mole's food source (earthworms and bugs) up near the ground surface. The next step is to locate active tunnels. Flatten tunnels by walking on them and then wait a day. If the tunnel rises up, it's active. This is where the trap should be placed.
When setting a plunge-style mole trap, make sure the spears can move freely through the ground when the trap is triggered. Test the Deadset® by pulling up on the handle to set the trap and then pushing down on the trap release lever located on the side of the trap. This will drive the spears into the ground. Raise and lower the trap until the spears are unobstructed by roots or rocks. Always use the release lever to trip the trap before moving it to another location.TrapsPoisonsGranular & Spray RepellentsSonic Spike RepellentsMode of ActionEase of UseUsage InstructionsSafety InformationReusableWeather ResistantBatteries Required30-Day WarrantyKills; Spears or pinches the mole or gopherModerateLocate active tunnel, place and set trapNo chemicals or poisons, use with caution around children and petsKills; Poisons the mole or gopherEasyLocate active tunnel, place bait in tunnelDo not use around children and petsRepels; Castor oil contaminates the tunnel and the mole or gopher's food sourceEasyLocate active area, spray/shake directly from container, water-in with hoseNo chemicals or poisons, safe to use around children and petsRepels; Sonic pulses repel the mole and gopherEasyLocate active tunnel, place spike near tunnelNo chemicals or poisons, safe to use around children and pets
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Sweeney’s® Deadset® Mole Trap
- Quickly and effectively traps and kills moles in your lawn
- Incredibly easy-to-set
- Patented triggering system
- Precision built trap is triggered by slightest underground movement
- Ergonomically designed, easy grasp handle
- Equipped with a trap release lever to disengage activated trap
- Spears are located below the ground surface, safely away from children and pets
- No chemicals or poisons
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review RateTrap trip mechanism is too stiff
Trigger mechanism is too stiff for mole to trip. I've had this trap for two years and have not caught a mole. When using a screwdriver to trip the trap I have to apply considerable pressure to get it to release. More pressure I think that a mole can provide.Response From Victor®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience and would like to learn more. Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) for additional assistance.
Moleman--09/01/2017--I bought the trap at Ace Hardware hoping to catch mole , but after trying multi time was not able to get plate to work with catch. I will most likely never purchase again, you needed to go back and redesign the catch to hold plate. I should had never had this much trouble, since your box said incredibly east to set.Response From Victor®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience and would like the opportunity to learn more.
When setting this trap, make sure the spring is in the proper position. While holding the trap with the release lever on the right, you will see a small vertical tab sticking up from the center of the horizontal plate. If the spring is behind this tab, the trap will not set.
Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) for additional assistance. Our traps are covered by a one year replacement warranty.
Review RateDollar Store Quality
These are not tested before they ship. only 1 of 3 actually stay locked. I mean, this is the purpose of the devise! The locking mechanism needs to be thrown away and a new design. Reliability is poor. Thought I was buying a reputable product, but feels like something from the dollar store.Response From Victor®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience and would like the opportunity to help.
Check that the spring is in the proper position. While holding the trap with the release lever on the right, you will see a small vertical tab sticking up from the center of the horizontal plate. If the spring is behind it, the trap will not set.
Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) for additional assistance.
Must have smart moles. Have three traps set and moved to new hills everyday and haven't got one yet after at least weeks!!Response From Victor®Lauren : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for taking the time to share this feedback. For best results, we recommend placing the traps along an active mole run. To determine which runs are active, we recommend poking several small holes along each tunnel. Check back in 24-48 hours to see if any of the holes have been repaired. If so, this tunnel has recently been in use and would be a good location for a trap.
We apologize for this experience and hope this information is of help. Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-800-800-1819 x 458 for additional assistance.
Review RateStraight crap!!
Purchased 6....NOT one would latch. Their QA process is obviously worthless. Doubt they are American made...if so, drown yourself, now! I expect crap like this from the China or Mexico...Response From Victor®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
Victor® has a long history of producing high-quality and reliable products. We regret to hear that what was received did not meet these expectations.
This product is manufactured in the USA. When setting this trap, make certain that the spring is in the proper position. While holding the trap with the release lever on the right, you will see a small vertical tab sticking up from the center of the horizontal plate. If the spring is behind it, the trap will not set.
Our traps are covered by a 30 day return policy and a one year replacement warranty. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) for additional assistance.
Review RateEasy to use
The traps work and they're is no cleanup!
The moles all get out of their tunnels to laugh at me when I just keep trying and trying to make the damn thing just catch the latch and maket the damn thing HOLD! That YouTube video makes it look as easy as pie. I can't help but wonder how many 'takes' that took. Five? Ten? Nearly every comment here complains about that flaw. Why don't you just FIX the damn Thing? It's not right that I spent so much money for something that is, in effect not worth the effort.Response From Victor®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
We are sorry to hear about this recent experience and appreciate the feedback regarding this product.
Our Consumer Relations Team will be glad to provide troubleshooting assistance and make sure the trap is operating properly. Please give us a call at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867).
Review RateBad traps that break eaisly
I ordered a set of three of these, I used them approximately 5 times and one of them have an issue with able to being set, it will not hold the handle up when you try to set it. It appears to be something wrong with it. I was reluctant to purchase this name brand and type due to this problem . A few years ago my neighbor bought these same ones and it developed this same issue , Mine was in about 5 settings, If the company will send me a new one , i might reconsider purchasing these again. I have not ask them yet but will right after i send this reviewResponse From Victor®Anthony : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience and are certainly happy to help. Our traps are backed by a 30-day return policy and a one-year warranty against damages. Please give our Consumer Relations Team a call at 1-800-800-1819 x 458 so that we may offer further assistance.
Review RateEasy to use
Have used these traps over the last 3 years. Have got 10 or so. Love the product and wish the neighbors would use it so the moles would stop coming into my yard.
Review RateBest manual trap so far.
I have tried several types but these work great. Just have to find an active tunnel. Highly recommended.
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