Gopher holes popping up is probably one of the last sights you want to see in your yard. With the Victor® the Black Box Gopher Trap, you can be prepared when the worst happens. The trap is constructed of weather-resistant plastic and galvanized steel to offer superior durability for use in the outdoors. 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.
Effective and Versatile
This convenient choker loop-style trap quickly and effectively kills nuisance gophers before they can continue wreaking havoc on your property. When properly placed in the runway, the trap will snare the unsuspecting gopher in the spring-triggered loop. To offer versatile placement, the Black Box can be used in all soil types, including sandy soil.
Easy to Set
For your convenience, the trap comes fully assembled and ready-to use and features an easy-set design that you can activate with just one click! Once the trap is in place near the gopher activity, simply press or step down on the set lever until you hear it click. The click indicates that the kill bar is now active.
To offer peace of mind, when installed properly inside a gopher tunnel, all the traps moving parts are located safely below ground away from children and pets. It’s a great alternative to convention wire claw and box traps, as well as chemicals and poisons.
How to Use
Remove and expose the active mound or tunnel. Peel back the lawn to preserve it for use after catching the gopher.
Remove just enough dirt to fit the trap. For best results, position two traps back to back.
Set the trap by using two thumbs or by stepping on the set lever until it clicks into place.
Place the traps in the tunnel. Trap opening must be level with the bottom of the tunnel.
Cover the trap with loose soil so it appears as if it is part of the runway.
After the trap has fired, remove the gopher if desired.
Victor® the Black Box Gopher Trap Product Details
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Worked like a champ on a squirrel that broke into my greenhouse.
Feb 27, 2020
I used this to eliminate a squirrel and it worked within minutes after bating it peanut butter and dried fruit. Up to this point I had tried everything to do a catch and release, but nothing worked because the squirrel was smarter than I. He even had the nerve to taunt me through the widow, called me stupid and inept. But i had the last laugh with the help of The Black Box.
I don't recommend this product
I have used these gopher ...
Apr 27, 2023
I have used these gopher traps in the past and been very successful with them. I needed more and found that the traps had a new design. Hesitantly I purchased 2 of them. The trigger seems to be too far back and needs to be pushed quite a bit more than what it should to trip the trap. DO NOT BUY THE 626 model. All you will catch is dirt that the gopher will push into the trap.
I had near 100% success rate with the old 625 trap. There is no way to "hair trigger" these and the gophers have to push the trigger nearly 1/2 inch to spring the trap I'm now only catching NEW gophers at 25%. Once they get wise (one miss), success is down to near zero percent. Please make the old traps available again... Please!
This model simply does not work, too many moving parts to trigger it. Caught one gopher then afterwards was always plugged up with dirt. I put the 625 model in and catch right away. Go back to 625 model. I modified these to be like 625 and started catching again
I had your old black box gopher trap, and I loved it. Then I asume I caught a gopher at night, and a predator took off with trap and a meal. So I bought this new model. It is as good at catching gophers as the old one, but it must be a bit longer. Instead of crushing the ribcage (instant death) it crushes further down, so the gophers stay alive and I have to drown them to relieve them of their pain. I hate that. Please bring back the old model, so much better.
Trap is easy to set but experienced user can't catch anything with it.
Jul 31, 2021
626 Trap is easy to set, but mine is unable to catch any pocket gophers. I have completely cleared hayfields of hundreds of pocket gophers with earlier style 625 traps. Would buy the earlier version but can't find them anymore.
Purchased two of these from amazon to replace my Victor 0625 traps that are no longer functional after many years. After one use with no success the trap will no longer reset and latch properly. When I set the trap there is a lever that holds the trap in the set position and this slips and will not work. After cleaning thoroughly and wasting an hour of time I'm returning both traps.
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