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Sweeney's Mole and Gopher Plunger Trap S9011


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  • Chemical- and poison-free mole trap
  • All-steel construction for strength and durability
  • Plunges spears through active tunnel to kill moles
  • Weather-resistant design; comes fully assembled
  • Measures 14 x 5.5 x 4.25 inches (W x H x D)
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 5.5 x 4.3 inches ; 2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000UJTZ8O
  • Item model number: S9011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,683 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden)

Product Description

Product Description

From the Manufacturer:

Non-toxic Trap Kills Moles

Win the war on moles without the use of chemicals or poisons. This easy-to-set plunger mole trap features all steel construction for superior strength and durability and is powder coated for long lasting, reusable application. The trap comes fully assembled and is equipped with a safety pin for secure and safe operation.

Easily Locate Active Mole Tunnels

Before setting the trap, water the lawn to bring the moles food source (earthworms, grubs and insects) 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 plunger-style mole trap, make sure the spears can move freely through the ground when the trap is triggered. 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.

Guidelines for Setting Sweeney’s Mole Trap
  • 1. Push down the area over an active tunnel with your fist to reduce tunnel size.

  • 2. Push the trap down until the SPEARS are completely in the ground and the ACTIVATOR PLATE is touching the indented area. Make sure the LEGS do not block the tunnel. Raise and lower the trap until the SPEARS move freely through the ground.

  • 3. With the spears all the way in the ground, move the trap LATCH LEVER outside of the CATCH.

  • 4. While holding the trap down, pull upward on the HANDLE until the LATCH LEVER moves inside the CATCH. Slowly release the handle until the latch lever is “set.”

  • 5. Trap is ready. Check to make sure the ACTIVATOR PLATE is against the ground. It may be necessary to push the trap firmly until the ACTIVATOR PLATE is in contact with the ground.
Sweeney's - Every Weapon You Need to Protect Your Lawn
TRAPS
BAITS
SPRAY & GRANULAR
REPELLENTS
SONIC SPIKE
REPELLENTS
Mode of Action Spears the mole or gopher Poisons the mole or gopher Castor oil contaminates the mole or gopher's food source Penetrating sonic pulses repel the mole or gopher
Usage Instructions Locate active tunnel, place and set trap Locate active tunnel, place bait in tunnel Locate active area, spray/shake directly from container, water-in with hose Locate active tunnel, insert spike in tunnel
Safety Information No chemicals or poisons, safe to use around children and pets Safe to use in lawns, golf course, and other non-crop areas. Do not use around children or pets No chemicals or poisons, safe to use around children and pets No chemicals or poisons, safe to use around children and pets
Reusable or Disposable Reusable Disposable Disposable Reusable
Batteries Required N/A N/A N/A Yes (Sonic Spikes Only)

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions:

My mole trap was tripped but there’s no mole, what happened?

When you set the trap make sure the trip plate is level with the surrounding ground. You need to depress the raised tunnel roof for this to take place. When the mole travels through the tunnel it pushes the dirt up against the trip plate which then sets off the trap.

Why am I not catching any moles with my trap?

It’s sometimes hard to know exactly what is going on. You might be dealing with an immature, smaller mole or a vole, which are the size of mice and small enough to escape the mole trap spikes. Assuming you do have moles, try setting two mole traps on one tunnel which often increases success rate.

From the Manufacturer

Trap and kill moles effectively without the use of chemicals or poisons. Designed for easy activation and equipped with a safety pin for secure operation. Each trap is powder coated for long-lasting, reusable application and boxed individually, fully assembled, with complete operating instructions.

Customer Reviews

I followed the instructions on the box and NOTHING!
Nomdeplume
The mole(s) continue to borrow through their tunnels tripping the trap.
L. Paul Joseph
Very difficult to put in the hole without setting it off.
Cook

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By K. Galbraith on May 22, 2010
I have had a huge problem with moles in my yard and had no clue how I was going to get rid of them. I hated the thought of putting out poisons so I purchased this trap just to see if it would work. I have never used a mole trap before but figuring it out was very easy. I already knew where the active tunnel was so I pressed down on it and inserted the trap into the ground. I lifted it up and down several times to make sure debris was out of the way of the spikes. After I set it I went in the house and about 15 minutes later I noticed it was tripped. I went out and dug and sure enough I had a mole. Talk about quick results. I can't figure out why others are having trouble with it, but my experience was good and I would recommend this product to someone wanting to get rid of moles.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Lonteen on June 24, 2009
I felt compelled to write a review for the Sweeney's Mole Trap because it has rid my yard of pesky moles. Both times I have used it I have impaled a mole within 24 hours. I didnt even have to move it around in different spots to get my kills either.

The first one I got, the trap had been triggered but there was no mole to be found under the ground. I pulled out the trap and saw blood on one of the spikes and knew I had got him. The second one I got I found the lifeless body of a mole under the ground beneath the trap.

This is truely a GREAT way to rid your yard of moles. I read bad reviews of the different types of poisons and electronic pulse thingys and decided to go right for the trap and I am glad I did.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By missy doodle on June 6, 2013
We have always used the Victor Plunger Style Mole Trap in the past and had great success. When our Victors finally went bad we saw the Sweeney and thought it was the same style as Victor and bought 2. Well, we never caught one mole in a years time. They just don't set as easy as Victor and don't seem as strong. Very poor attempt to copy the Victor design. This year we have already bought 2 new Victors!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By I. Rosado on April 10, 2013
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This is an absolute nightmare to set! I can see where it might work, but you need hands of steel or a special tool of some kind to pull the trap spikes up and set into the catch. It is just about impossible to get it set correctly as you try to set it. Thee must be better design than this badly engineered mechanism
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Linda I. Caldwell on July 4, 2012
I'm on Amazon to purchase 3 more of these traps because my 2 local national hardware chains do not carry them anymore. There are 2 advantages of the Sweeney over others of the same type. 1)It does not rust like the others. 2) One of the spikes that support the trap in the ground (not the spikes that kill the mole) is turned sideways, making a wider path for the mole to come into, allowing him to be well under the "kill" spikes when the mechanism is sprung. Yes, the mole is killed, not trapped. And alas, the spikes just wounded one mole, and I had to finish him off. Ugh. But I digress. The trick with this type trap is to make certain that the portion of the tunnel where the trap is set is pressed down firmly so that the mole going through will actually push up the ground under the trap. Also, especially when the ground is hard, it is difficult to depress the support spikes deep enough so that the "trigger plate" is at ground level, a must if you want it to actually release as the mole goes through. To overcome this, I make a channel in the ground where each support spike will be located by pounding a chisel into the ground (and then pulling it out of course). Then you can easily depress the support spikes far enough into the ground so that the trigger plate is at ground level. One final clue. Before you pull your sprung trap out of the ground, depress the tunnel area where the mole came from. That way, if the trap spikes nabbed only a non-lethal part of the mole, you can stab him before he runs back through the tunnel. Ugh again.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By L. Paul Joseph on June 27, 2012
I purchased this trap based on it's mid-evil appearence, thinking to myself that the design is simple and makes perfect sense. However, after following the instructions on the box; this trap hasn't killed one mole.

The mole(s) continue to borrow through their tunnels tripping the trap. I then use a spade shovel to dig up under the trap just in case the mole isn't dead and just impaled.....BUT NOTHING!
I'm actually causing more damage to my yard than the mole is from all the false/missed trips.....I would not recommend this trap and I'm here to purchase a new one.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By MacDaddy on October 16, 2010
Bought this at Menards for two dollars cheaper. Had a serious mole problem. This sucker was tearing up the yard. I found his main tunnel going back and forth between the woods and the house. Did a lot of reading. Placed two traps on his tunnel, after pushing the ground back down. I set the trap as it is supposed to be set. Leaving him room to go underneath and push the dirt up again. One day later, and I got him. No more tunnels! Pulled them out and stored them for the next guy, if he dare comes. I am telling you, if you set the trap correctly and wait a day or two with a fresh tunnel, you WILL get him.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gregory Menta on June 1, 2014
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Not big enough for texas Gilphers. Had 3 of them build homes right around it. Cheap construction, weak spring. Seen one walk right out of it...
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