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

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.

Granular & Spray Repellents
Sonic Spike Repellents
Mode of Action
Ease of Use
Usage Instructions
Safety Information
Kills; Spears or pinches the mole or gopher
Locate active tunnel, place and set trap
No chemicals or poisons, use with caution around children and pets
Kills; Poisons the mole or gopher
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
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
Locate active tunnel, place spike near tunnel
No 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
  • Reusable
  • Weather-resistant

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Sweeney’s® Deadset® Mole Trap - 1 Trap is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 55.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy set up I ordered one trap to try and caught a mole in one day, on the first set! Ordered six more!
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from dont work they don't work I returned them
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from mole traps do not set easy terrible
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not sensitive enough the moles went right under I think the moles were laughing as they dug the tunnel right under all the of the traps!
Date published: 2016-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dead Set == Dead Mole I purchased 6 of these units because moles were literally destroying my yard. I live on 3 acres with 1/2 of that woods so moles are pretty common in the wooded area and frequently migrate to the yard. A professional extermination company charges either $300 bucks for a couple of months of trapping or $60 per mole caught. My purchase of 6 traps cost me about $90 bucks. I set the traps and immediately caught two moles and then it got dry and activity stopped for several weeks with no new catches. After a 4 day rain I redeployed the traps on new active runs and within 48 hours I caught two more. The traps work great and are easy to set and seem to work well. Here are some random thoughts. 1. I have read some complaints about the plastic prongs not being sturdy, if you follow the instructions and set the traps in moist ground (or water before deploying them to encourage the moles to seek food near the surface the traps can be inserted into the ground easily. 2. Out of 6 traps 2 of them are difficult to set. The trigger mechanism does not catch easily when pulling up on the plunger. I have found that lifting or jiggling the release lever helps the trap pan to catch the latch. Some times on the two hair trigger traps out of the 6 might take a dozen attempts to arm the trap. 3. It is imperative that you smash the mole run down at the location you set the trap and that you get the trap pan pushed flat against the ground as it is the vibration and movement of the pan when the mole tries to clear its run that triggers the plunger. 4. If you want to verity that you have caught the mole you really need to dig up the run about 4 inches on each side of the trap as just pulling the spikes out of the ground will not result in any confirmation that you caught anything as any blood will be wiped from the spikes by the dirt. If you are squeamish or just don't want to look at a dead mole then just pull the trap out of the ground and redeploy in another area of the run. It is likely you will get no further activity on that run as moles are loners except for the spring during mating season. Thus, there is usually only one in a given small area. If the redeployed trap does not trigger in a couple of days and you see no more activity in the runs then you can be pretty sure you got him the first time. Leaving it in the run is just like burying it in the back yard. it will decompose in a few weeks. 5. I really like that you can tell at a glance if the trap is triggered. 6. The spring and plunging mechanism seems pretty strong but you want to make sure you plunge the spikes into the ground several times when setting the trap to make sure that the spikes will travel easily into the earth to do their work. I could not be happier with this purchase. The traps really do work as advertised if you follow the recommended instructions (there is a good video on the manufacture's web site). I would definitely recommend these traps and I would also recommend that you purchase more than 1 as the price of 3 of these is cheaper than paying an extermination company to catch a single mole. I also recommend more than one as I like to set 2 or 3 traps in a long run just to increase the chance of getting one quickly. Purchase these traps and you won't be disappointed.
Date published: 2016-10-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Plastic ground supports broke off after first use The plastic legs broke off one of the units when removing from ground after first use!
Date published: 2016-10-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from mole traps work nice, however 2 of the 9 I ordered dont work at all. They wont allow you to set the trap.
Date published: 2016-09-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from not yet I have bought 5 of these traps so far ( 1 didnt work ) and still no results the jury is still out whether they work or not as of right now NO
Date published: 2016-09-10
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Can I just buy one trap?

Asked by: Randy822
Yes, single traps can be purchased at the web address below. http://www.victorpest.com/sweeneys-deadset-mole-trap-s9015
Answered by: Consumer Relations
Date published: 2016-11-03

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

Asked by: Henry
If the trap is not setting, please check to make sure that the spring is on the outside of the metal tab on the trigger. It will not set if it is on the inside.
Answered by: Consumer Relations
Date published: 2016-10-25

just received two traps.  One works fine and the other one will not stay in the up locked and ready position? Any tricks on how to lock it in up position for use?

Asked by: William69
I had 2 of 6 that are hard, but not impossible to set. I have found two things that help. 1. Jiggle (technical term) the release lever on the side while setting the trap. Or generally pulling up on the release lever will cause the latch just below it and on the inside of the plastic prong structure to "jut" out enough to catch the metal pan. 2. While doing #1 tilt the plunger handle to the opposite side from the trigger release and latch which causes the metal pan to push to the opposite side (the side with the trigger and latch) where the metal pan catches on the latch to arm the trap. I have found that 4 of my 6 arm on the first time pulling the plunger up and 2 do not. It has taken me up to a dozen attempts to arm the two more finicky traps but using this technique has always resulted in success.
Answered by: MoleHunter
Date published: 2016-10-07

On my second brand new deadest. Neither got a mole and both lost their kill spikes from the center shaft after one use. Poorly constructed? Followed directions exactly. What now?

Asked by: Donf
We apologize for this experience and would like to learn more. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-800-800-1819 x 458 for additional assistance. The traps are backed by a 30 day return policy and covered under a one year warranty for replacement.
Answered by: Consumer Relations
Date published: 2015-11-09

I have broken both plastic spikes. Are replacements available? This is the best, easiest to set mole trap I have ever used and would hate to give it up. Are replacements available, if so, where? I am not interested in paying shipping charges.

Asked by: Bman
Replacement parts are not available for this product. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1 800 800 1819 x 458 for more information on the one year warranty.
Answered by: Consumer Relations
Date published: 2015-11-02

One of the plastic support pegs on my trap broke and the other one is pointing inward. . How can I get a replacement set.

Asked by: Fred
This trap is covered by a one year warranty. Please contact us directly at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) for additional assistance.
Answered by: Consumer Relations
Date published: 2015-10-31
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