Victor® The BlackBox™ Gopher Trap - 1 Trap

Model #: 0625

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  • Choker loop-style gopher trap
  • Plastic and galvanized steel construction for superior strength and durability
  • Moving parts are kept completely below the ground for safety
  • Can be used in all soil types

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Victor® Black Box™ Gopher Trap

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 choker 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 comes fully assembled and comes 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

  • 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
  • Can be used in all soil types
  • Fully assembled
  • For clean and quick trapping
  • Non-toxic - no chemicals or poisons
  • Springtime is best for trapping
  • Reusable
  • Individually packaged

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Most Recent Customer Reviews

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Review posted on
March 15, 2018
I love the black boxes By Awful Gawlfer

I live near a vacant lot that the city had been working on to create a neighborhood park. Needless to say, the gophers in the vacant lot scattered throughout the area. When they reached my front yard they had holes in my flower beds as well as the lawn. It was clear there was more than one gopher. I already had one Black Box that that I had used before and each time it worked in 1 or 2 days when I placed it in the ground. So I ordered two more black boxes. I set the traps and checked them two days later. Two of the three traps eliminated two gophers. If there were more than two gophers, the rest left my yard. The black boxes have worked quickly every time I have used them. I had used the "old time" wire traps when I bought my house 40 years ago and they never worked. I found the black box when I visited my local hardware store. The clerk said that they were much better than the wire traps so I decided to try one. I must say that I was very pleasantly surpriesed that the black box worked, and how fast it worked. In the ensuing years, each time I used the black box, it has never failed to erase the problem.

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Review posted on
February 22, 2018
Worked like a charm By Jared

I've used the castor granules in the past, but it didn't deter these gophers. Bought one of these traps and caught one within an hour. I may be in the market for a few more.

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December 18, 2017
Wasted money. By Deanna

Gophers covered it up with new dirt. Have set out several and not caught any.

Response From Victor®
Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative

We recommend placing this whole trap in the gopher tunnel. One trap should be used on either side of the tunnel opening. There is a hole in the back of the trap that the gopher will be able to see sunlight through. When the animal comes towards the light to repair the hole, it will get caught in the trap. Having a trap on either side of the entrance ensures the animal is caught, regardless of what side of the tunnel it is in.

Our Consumer Relations Team is happy to provide additional assistance. Please feel free to contact us at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867).

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November 13, 2017
Best trap on the market By Pat

My son is good at digging and finding where the tunnel bifurcates to get proper placement of the Black Box. That gives a successful catch almost every time. Sure, sometimes the sneaky animal will back fill. The recent problem we have is lazy foxes. Instead of skillfully catching the pests for us, they dig up the full trap and take off with it (which is why i just ordered more) ! Cute ! I love that these traps can accomplish what i need without using poisons.

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October 13, 2017
these are amazing and i am ordering more. By Mimi

we are run over with squirrels coming to pecan trees...even when the nuts are still green on the tree....great job. ordering several more as they love the pomegrante .am ordering more.

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Review posted on
September 30, 2017
A very smart gopher - or so I thought! By Danjac

I was using everything I could think of to catch the critter digging a hole under my deck. I put out mouse traps, rat traps, and glue boards in front of the hole; but it would just dig another hole beside the traps, etc. What a smart gopher I thought! Finally I put this trap halfway in the newest hole and next morning it was gone and the other traps were disturbed but nothing was there, so I know something happened. I scouted in the tall grass about 50 feet away, and saw something squealing in the grass with the trap still on. It wasn't a gopher, but a huge rat! It was so big that it didn't even fit in the trap, but it was caught enough to disable the thing. My rifle finished the job. I have also caught several gophers since then. Great product!

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Review posted on
July 2, 2017
Gotcha sucker! By Ken

Unbelievable! I'm new to this trapping stuff, but my neighbor loaned me one of these and said that it is the absolute BEST mole (yes you heard right, MOLE) trap ever. Man was he right. I installed it like he told me and overnight "bang", gotcha sucker. These things are built like an armored tank, and safer to set than the conventional mouse trap. I'm buying a few of these for myself. Thanks Victor.

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Review posted on
July 1, 2017
one of the best gopher traps out on the market By gopher commander

I would first like to say that this trap is one of the best traps for gophers out there. I am an owner of a small business that traps gophers. when I first started I tried everything. This Is one of the best gopher traps out there. I like it so much that I bought 12 of these six packs to add to my collection of traps. My gopher trapping company is now ready to go out there and get the gophers.

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Review posted on
May 26, 2017
great By nickname
works great and much longer lived than wooden traps
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Review posted on
May 7, 2017
Still trying By Brance

I give a perfect rating for quality and easy of use of this trap. So far I haven't caught 1 gopher. I have gophers from hell. They are smart and just fill the trap with dirt repeatedly. I've tried potato, carrot and broc.. no bait seams to draw them in. I cannot complain about the actual function and sturdiness of the trap. I will continue my attempt. Dynamite is quickly becoming my next option since I've now done more damage digging holes looking for the tunnels.

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Q.Can you throw in a couple metal clips that go across the top. Lost some from traps I bought from you in the past. Thanks, David Noce

We apologize as replacement parts are not available for this trap, however we appreciate the feedback! The suggestion has been shared with our Product Managers.

Q.I have used my traps, the molded plastic black box type, successfully, but now they have become too springy to set. It doesn't appear that anything is bent. If I manage to set them, they will go off soon after. Two of my traps have become impossible to set, the two metal bits that have to be placed together just slip off each other. Help!

We apologize for this experience and would like to learn more about what is occurring. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team directly at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867).

Q.The quantity of the Blackbox Gopher Traps is a bit confusing -- are there 3 traps in a single box for $29.94 or just one?  If you indicate "1" in the quantity section of the order form, does that mean 1 box or one trap?

This is a bundle of three traps. The quantity of one will indicate one bundle, containing three traps.

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Gophers excavate soil from their tunnels, creating large, horseshoe-shaped mounds.  Gopher mounds are typically larger than Mole hills with the entrance hole at an angle to the ground surface.

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