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
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 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 RateCANT SET TRAP!!!
NOT easy to set. Impossible to set! I've spent a half hr., four times in the last 2 days trying to get this trap set and its mechanically impossible. I've read Victors response to hard to set traps but on 7/14/16 Susan said tab on trigger plate should be on outside of spring, but on 11/11/15 she said spring should be on outside of tab. Which is it? I could have killed at least 2 moles if I had a trap that could be set. Store won't take my dirty trap back for exchange. BIG waste of my time and moneyResponse From Victor®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience and appreciate the time taken to provide this feedback. The spring should indeed be outside of the tab.
This trap is covered by a one year replacement warranty. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) for additional assistance.
Review RateEasy set up
I ordered one trap to try and caught a mole in one day, on the first set! Ordered six more!
Review RateNot 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!Response From Victor®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
Hello June, We are sorry to hear about this experience and would like the opportunity to provide assistance. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) so that we can learn more and help get those moles caught.
Review RateDead 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.
Review RateSo Easy to use
These mole traps are so easy to set. Just push them into the ground stand on the tabs and pull up. Easier than the metal ones which had to be preset before putting in the ground and I didn't have the strength to set them but these are SOOOOOO Easy & I highly recommend !!! Now it's time to catch that pesky critter.
Review RateDeadset trap hasn\'t gotten one moleBought trap and found it will not trip no matter how deep set. Put 1 of different make on a run with a deadest 5 feet on each side. Different make tripped and killed mole. They went right by the deadest. Will shelve deadest and buy more of the other make.Response From Victor®Susan : Consumer Relations RepresentativeOnce the trap has been placed along an active tunnel, we recommend to raise and lower the handle until the spears can move freely through the ground. If the trap has been in place for several days without a catch, it can be moved to a different location along another active tunnel.
We apologize for this experience and hope this information is helpful. Please feel free to contact us at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) with any additional questions.
Review RateWon\'t work
I bought this today and it will not load. The cocking mechanism is faulty.Response From Victor®Susan : Consumer Relations Representative
To ensure that this trap sets properly, it is important that the small tab on the trigger plate is on the inside of the spring. We apologize for this experience and hope this information is helpful. Please keep in mind that the trap is covered by a one year warranty. Our Consumer Relations Team is available at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) to offer additional assistance.
Review RateEasy to use
These traps are easy to use. I use them for catching moles in the just below ground feeder runs. I caught 3 moles in the first 2 weeks. Watch the runs closely and move the traps to keep them in active runs. Most of all, be patient.
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