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CINCH Traps-Medium Mole Trap Kit: Two Mole traps with tunnel marking flags and instructions- Made in America
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- Description: This two (2) trap set is ideal for trapping moles.
- Very durable, simple to set and highly effective mole control. Detailed instructions included.
- When purchasing the right sized CINCH Traps. Easily measure the diameter of the mole tunnel system and match this to the correct size of trap needed.
- The CINCH end of the trap opens to approx. 2.25” in diameter.
- This kit comes only with the traps, flags and instructions.
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|Manufacturer Part Number||CTR_MoleKit_C17.72-CA|
|Package Height||5.1 x 7.2 x 14.7 inches|
|Shipping Weight||1.55 pounds|
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This is the dimensions of the trap L=12", W=7", H=4". This size of trap is for tunnels approx. 2 1/4 inches in diameter.
This CINCH Mole trap is ideal for killing moles. CINCH mole traps have been made in the USA since 1909, and are tested and approved by the U.S. Forest Service. Whether you're a homeowner, farmer, or professional trapper, CINCH mole traps are the ideal traps for ridding your lawn of pesky moles.
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This mole trap gives you what you need for an affordable price to take your mole problem on by yourself. Professional exterminators can cost hundreds of dollars, and mole runs criss-crossing your lawn can cause incalculable amounts of neighborhood embarrassment. This product comes with two mole traps, an instructional brochure to describe how to use the trap, and two marker flag to place inside the mole run.
Mole Killing 101:
Using CINCH mole traps is simple. Find a mole mound by following a mole run till you come to a conical mound of soil not much over a foot in diameter. Each mound is connected with another in a line by the mole's underground runway system.
Once you find a mole mound, dig down below the surface (usually about 6" to 8") and you will find 2 tunnels in either direction. Set the traps up "back to back" so it can kill moles coming from both directions.
Please consult the instructional brochure on setting the CINCH trap. After placing the CINCH trap in the mole run, place the marker flag by the mole run and check back daily. While it may take several days for the mole to come investigate the disturbance to his run, the CINCH trap will stay active till the mole comes down the runway. Once the mole activates the trap, the jaws will spring shut and choke the mole.
Cleaning up the mole is easy. Lift the CINCH trap out of the ground, walk to your garbage, and release the trap. No mess and no touching the mole. And remember: mole coats used to be fashionable in England!
Top Customer Reviews
This trap by its design goes into the mole tunnel and 'meets the mole halfway'. The mole feels safe cruising along its tunnel until it trips the trap and then it's too late. The design looks funky, it is tricky to set until you get used to it and you do need to dig down and fully expose the entrance and exit tunnels to get the traps in. But within 48 hours of setting these I had finally caught the mole that had been out-smarting me for half a year. And you know when you've caught them- they come up when you pull out the trap. Carry it to the compost pile or back 40, open the trap from the other end and drop the mole. Don't have to touch it.
There are several videos on YouTube that show how these work. Apparently the forest service uses these for maintaining park properties. I can understand why. They work.
I started to watch videos on You Tube about gopher trapping. I saw several people having success with Cinch Traps. I liked how the traps can be set and left above ground. Not much digging at all! And I noticed that the holes were left open. No light blocking issues, so no wood or carpet pieces. No bait, either. I decided to try them out.
I went to the Cinch Traps website and I saw the recommendation that California residents should use the mole sized traps. I ordered two Cinch Mole Trap Kits. It took only three days for them to arrive and I excitedly got them out. Boy, the traps are STRONG. I was afraid that I wouldn't have the strength to set one. I watched some videos on how to set the traps and realized that the ground setting style was the way I could do it. Put on gloves, lay the trap on solid ground or a piece of wood, and it is pretty easy to do. But they are powerful, so be very careful where you place your hands. Do it exactly as they suggest.
Since I have used these traps, I have killed fifteen gophers, including four yesterday. It is so much easier! I see a new pile of dirt and then dig it out to find the tunnel. It doesn't have to be the main run - just the most recent hole. I make sure the hole is open and clear using a longer weed puller tool (about 12 inches long). Then I set the trap and place it in. I make sure the cinch fits nicely in the hole and the large plate is above ground. And that's it! I love coming back to the trap later and looking to see if it's been triggered. You can tell without any digging - just look at the plate and see if the big metal arm has been released. The dead gopher is so easy to remove, too. Just pull the trigger arm over like you are going to set it again and the gopher slides right out. It's a powerful and quick kill, too. I bury the gopher right where it died and then move on to another recent dirt pile in another part of the yard.
I am a 45 year old first grade teacher and mom who is feeling very proud of gopher killing successes. I won't use another type of trap again.
I've watched several YouTube videos on how to find "active" tunnels and how to set the traps. You definitely have to be careful setting the traps, but once you get the hang of it, it is easy. It is important to make sure the triggering mechanism (section sticking out of the tunnel) is clear of anything that could prevent it from triggering. I have a small dog, so once I set the trap I cover the area with a large plastic container and put heavy rocks on it to make sure my dog or other neighborhood dogs don't accidentally trip the device.
I would highly recommend these traps and have put them away for now until I need them again in the future.