Victor Mole Trap Plunger, Model# 0645
They work if you know how to use them.
My boyfriend and I have 4 of these set in our backyard. He has been using them since he was a teenager, I am a beginner with these. After watching one youtube video about how to set them I had no real problems. They can be a bit tricky since the trigger mechanism is fairly sensitive but I set the traps and go out to the yard with 2-3 of the 4 tripped a couple times a week. It gives me great satisfaction to pull the trap out and find bloody tines :-)
The only "problem" that I have is the fact that I have to reset them so often because they work so well at killing the little buggers.
We have always used these traps, and we will continue to use these traps for as long as they're successful. They're great... if you know how to set them appropriately.
November 7, 2012
In several years of trapping, this worked only once for me. The most effective method I found is to insert a poison bait worm in the tunnel.
January 9, 2012
mole trap plunger type
I have set this type of trap all over my yard trying to stop mole,it will not trip . I find this type of trap to be a bad product, I would rate it a (0), it"s a waste of money....................................................................
October 19, 2009
Victor Mole trap
Works great, easy to set. No contact with animal. Just step down a portion of new tunnel and set trap according to directions and leave alone.
July 20, 2009
Junk. Keep looking for a better solution.
This trap is junk. The spring mechanism is too weak to push the spikes through the dirt AND a mole. The critters set this off about 10 times, it never caught a one. Most times it didn't even push the spikes all the way into the dirt. The spikes are quite short too. I switched to a scissors trap that you set by stepping on it, caught a mole within 24 hours and about four more in the next week. But really, I was fighting the mole problem until I treated the lawn with a grub killer. That took away their food supply and they haven't been back since.
March 23, 2009
Easy to set, easy to place, and effective
Forget digging to locate mole tunnels, placing a dangerous trap that misused could remove a finger, and carefully filling in the hole. This trap stays on the surface, sets easily in seconds, and is effective at eliminating the mole menace.
I keep three on hand to quickly place traps on new mole mounds increasing the chances of ridding my lawn of these unwanted guests..
August 12, 2008
Trap that mole!
This trap is well made and will probably last my lifetime! It is a great tool for trapping moles here in Colorado! It does take a little practice to master it.
January 16, 2008
Victor Mole Trap
Sorry to say this mole trap did not perform as well as anticipated, although
the moles were the most rapant we've seen in many, many years, I have
yet to kill one with either of the 2 traps I bought earlier this season.
Even though they were set with the most hair-trigger setting allowed, they
still were unable to put a dent in my mole population! I have used this same
product years ago, and felt my old traps were rusted and would ill-perform.
For a product made in the USA, I had higher hopes that it would do the job,
but I will try lubricating the motion mechanisms on my new traps, and hope
it will solve the problem, even though this was not advised by the manufacturer.
My rating of 3 stars actually is based on past experience with the exact same
manufacturer and trap I used 15 years ago - I hope this company did not cut
corners somewhere along the line to cheapen their product!
October 9, 2007