Sweeney's® Mole Trap by Victor
Win the war on moles with one of the best mole traps you’ll ever have the pleasure of owning. This easy-to-set plunger mole trap features all steel construction for superior strength and durability and is powder coated, ensuring years of reusable applications. The trap comes fully assembled and is equipped with a safety pin for secure and safe operation. Learn for yourself why this is the most effective mole trap available on the market.
Where to set a mole trap
Selecting the proper area to set a mole trap is essential to successfully getting rid of moles in your yard. Traps must be set in active tunnels. To locate a tunnel with mole activity, walk on the tunnels to flatten them. Revisit the tunnels after 24-48 hours. Tunnels that have been raised are an indicator of mole activity and a good place to set the mole trap.
View video for instructions on how to set a Sweeney’s® Mole Trap by Victor:
How to set a Sweeney’s® Mole Trap
- STEP 1-Push down the area over an active tunnel with your fist to reduce tunnel size.
- STEP 2-Push trap down until the SPEARS are completely in the ground and the ACTIVATOR PLATE is touching the indented area. Make sure LEGS do not block the tunnel. Raise and lower the trap until the SPEARS move freely through the ground.
- STEP 3-With the SPEARS all the way in the ground, move the trap LATCH LEVER outside of the CATCH.
- STEP 4-While holding the mole trap down, pull upward on the HANDLE until the LATCH LEVER moves inside the CATCH. Slowly release the handle until the latch lever is "set."
- STEP 5-Trap is ready. Check to make sure ACTIVATOR PLATE is against the ground. It may be necessary to push the trap firmly until the ACTIVATOR PLATE is in contact with the ground.
Sweeney's® - Every Weapon You Need to Protect Your Lawn!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® Mole Trap by Victor
- Plunger-style mole trap
- All steel construction for superior strength and durability
- Powder coated for long lasting application
- Equipped with safety pin for secure and safe operation
- Spears are located below the ground surface, safely away from children and pets
- No chemicals or poisons
Made in the U.S.A.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review Ratespend your money elsewhereFeels flimsy and poorly made. Does not want to latch properly, nor remain latched once forced. Refuses to support its own weight without setting itself off. Very disappointed with this purchase.Response From Victor®Susan : Consumer Relations RepresentativeThis trap is designed to set easily set and trigger when tripped by a mole. We apologize that this was not your experience and would like the opportunity to learn more.
Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) for further assistance.
Review RateNo goodHave used for a week now any moles dig around the traps. I either have the smartest moles in Orlando or the traps don't work.Response From Victor®Kelly : Consumer Relations RepresentativeHello,
Thank you for taking the time to share this feedback. When placing the trap in the active tunnel it is important that only the top of tunnel is gently pressed down. The area around the trap should be undisturbed.
We apologize for this experience and hope that this information is helpful. Our Consumer Relations Team can be reached at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) with any questions.
Review RateAmazon Review, Best mole trap everLived up to the its expectations. Set it the first day, within 24hs. had one mole. Set again about 8hr. later got a second one.If set right this trap will get every mole you have.
Review RateAmazon Review, Worked right awayTried many techniques to get rid of a mole for about a month. Bought this as a last resort. Setup the product as instructed and mole was captured in under an hour after trap was put in place.
Review RateAmazon Review, Sweeneys Mole Trap Works GreatI'm on Amazon to purchase 3 more of these traps because my 2 local national hardware chains do not carry them anymore. There are 2 advantages of the Sweeney over others of the same type. 1)It does not rust like the others. 2) One of the spikes that support the trap in the ground (not the spikes that kill the mole) is turned sideways, making a wider path for the mole to come into, allowing him to be well under the "kill" spikes when the mechanism is sprung. Yes, the mole is killed, not trapped. And alas, the spikes just wounded one mole, and I had to finish him off. Ugh. But I digress. The trick with this type trap is to make certain that the portion of the tunnel where the trap is set is pressed down firmly so that the mole going through will actually push up the ground under the trap. Also, especially when the ground is hard, it is difficult to depress the support spikes deep enough so that the "trigger plate" is at ground level, a must if you want it to actually release as the mole goes through. To overcome this, I make a channel in the ground where each support spike will be located by pounding a chisel into the ground (and then pulling it out of course). Then you can easily depress the support spikes far enough into the ground so that the trigger plate is at ground level. One final clue. Before you pull your sprung trap out of the ground, depress the tunnel area where the mole came from. That way, if the trap spikes nabbed only a non-lethal part of the mole, you can stab him before he runs back through the tunnel. Ugh again.
Review RateAmazon ReviewThey work great. I now have seven and have killed 87 moles on my five acres in the last 21 months. There is a process I have learned by experience and it works well.
Review RateAmazon ReviewI have used this type of trap for years, and this one works just as well as any others I have owned.
Review RateAmazon ReviewI have tried poisons for the past 2 years with no luck (except a dead rabbit which I wish was avoided). I bought two traps and got a mole in less than 24 hours. These are easy to set and very effective - you just have to have some idea of how to set these before you go out in your yard. I watched some videos on youtube which were quite helpful. I definitely recommend this product.