Sweeney’s® Deadset® Mole Trap - 1 Trap

Model #: S9015

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  • Easy-to-set precision built trap
  • Triggered by slightest underground movement
  • Ergonomically designed, easy grasp handle
  • Spears are located below the ground surface, safely away from children and pets
Description

Sweeney’s® Deadset® Mole Traps

Deadset Mole Trap

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.

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Poisons
Granular & Spray Repellents
Sonic Spike Repellents
Mode of Action
Ease of Use
Usage Instructions
Safety Information
Kills; Spears or pinches the mole or gopher
Moderate
Locate active tunnel, place and set trap
No chemicals or poisons, use with caution around children and pets
Kills; Poisons the mole or gopher
Easy
Locate active tunnel, place bait in tunnel
Do not use around children and pets
Repels; Castor oil contaminates the tunnel and the mole or gopher's food source
Easy
Locate active area, spray/shake directly from container, water-in with hose
No chemicals or poisons, safe to use around children and pets
Repels; Sonic pulses repel the mole and gopher
Easy
Locate active tunnel, place spike near tunnel
No chemicals or poisons, safe to use around children and pets
 

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Specs

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
  • Reusable
  • Weather-resistant
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Most Recent Customer Reviews

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Review posted on www.victorpest.com
October 16, 2017
Trap trip mechanism is too stiff By Bill

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.

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Review posted on www.victorpest.com
September 1, 2017
Disappointed By Moleman

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.

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Review posted on www.victorpest.com
August 19, 2017
Dollar Store Quality By markm

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.

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Review posted on www.victorpest.com
August 17, 2017
Ugh By Vick

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

Hello Vick,

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.

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Review posted on www.victorpest.com
July 8, 2017
Straight crap!! By Bill

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

Hello Bill,

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.

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Review posted on www.victorpest.com
June 20, 2017
Easy to use By Kskates

The traps work and they're is no cleanup!

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Review posted on www.victorpest.com
June 19, 2017
Worthle!ess By Shaboo2

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).

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Review posted on www.victorpest.com
June 10, 2017
Bad traps that break eaisly By DRies

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 review

Response 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.

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Review posted on www.victorpest.com
June 2, 2017
Easy to use By Wildcat

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.

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Review posted on www.victorpest.com
May 28, 2017
Best manual trap so far. By Yard Boy

I have tried several types but these work great. Just have to find an active tunnel. Highly recommended.

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Q&A
Q.One of the legs broke off on my Deadset trap. These are screw attached. Where do I get a replacement part?
A.

Replacement parts are not available, but these traps are covered by a one-year warranty. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at

1-800-800-1819 x 458 for further assistance.

Q.My Mole Trap can not be set it will not catch. What is the problem?
A.

Lynda3131

Q.My Mole Trap can not be set it will not catch. What is the problem?
A.

I purchased 6 of these and 2 out of the 6 are hard to set. I have found doing the following helps. 1. Pull up on the release lever when pulling up on the plunger. This causes the metal latch which is on the inside of the spike just below the release lever (which is on the outside of the spike) to stick out further to catch the metal pan. 2. If #1 does not work on its own then do #1 and at the same time when you pull the plunger up push it to the opposite side from the release and latch. This causes the metal pan to skew toward the latch making it much more likely to catch. I have found that the two that do not arm well the metal pan is perhaps out of alignment a bit or the latch does not protrude out as far. Thus, you need to get the latch out more (hint #1 pull up on the release when arming the trap) and get the pan closer to the side of the spike with the latch -- hint #2). If you are a glass 1/2 full kind of person (I am) then on the bright side the traps that are more difficult to arm will certainly trigger with very little below surface activity so you are sure to have them trigger as a mole clears its tunnel. Good hunting.

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