Answers to Frequently Asked Questions: Deadset Mole Trap
Q: How do I set my Deadset Mole Trap?
A: Before setting the trap, water the lawn to bring the moles food source (earthworms, grubs and insects) up near the ground surface.
- Locate active tunnels. Flatten tunnels by walking on them and then wait a day. If the tunnel rises up, it’s active.
- Push down area over an active tunnel with your fist to form an indention.
- Push unactivated trap down until spears and activator plate are flush with indented area.
- Raise and lower trap until spears move freely through the ground.
- Hold trap down with foot pegs and pull upward on the trap handle until activator plate is engaged.
- Check to make sure activator plate is in contact with the ground, push firmly if needed.
- Trap is ready to kill.
Q:Where should I place my mole trap?
A: Selecting the proper area to place your trap is key to successfully eliminating moles in your yard. Begin by locating 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.
Q:How do I know I've set the Deadset Mole Trap correctly?
A: Test the trap 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.