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It's that time of year in the Midwest. I've had real good luck with these traps over the past few years, catching more than 20 moles each year.

Listing says the price is normally $16 but most times I've checked on them they were at $20, so $11 is a good price.

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A lot of my success has to do with these traps honestly. Before I found these I was just using the old spring loaded spike traps and they didn't really work for me. I'm don't think I've ever had a mole set one of these off and get away.

Here's some tips:

-Buy several traps so you can set multiple in one area. This will up your odds significantly. Even if I have moles working in multiple spots in my yard, I will try to focus on one area at a time using multiple traps, get them quick, and move on.

-Set them on long straight runs, those are their highways. I tend to have good luck putting them right where you start seeing the mound, where the tunnel comes from deeper underground and starts disrupting the surface. The spots that look like a bowl of spaghetti are them looking for food, and they probably won't revisit those.

-If they've been working a while it may be hard to know which tunnels they're frequenting. Some people say to step on a few areas, leave it overnight, see which ones they push up again, and set your traps there. If you have multiple traps like I suggest below, I say just set them and if you don't get anything in a day or two, move them.

-Don't stomp the runs down until you catch them. They may just push up the old ones runs, but they may make new ones instead, which is no good.

-Most likely there's only one mole working in any given area, but occasionally I will get two.

Tips for these traps specifically:

-If the ground is moist you may be able to just push it in and step on it to set it. I typically take a spade and make two cuts across the run jaw-width apart to make it easier. Even though these are well made with heavy plastic, and I've gotten some good miles out of mine, I have broke the teeth off a couple trying to set them in hard dirt. Side note, these have a replacement guarantee on them so if you break one, they'll refund your purchase price.

-Before you push it in the ground, stomp down the run where the trap will be and use your thumb to make a dimple where the trigger lever will be. This will help to avoid false triggers. I normally pull up on the whole trap slightly after I get it set for the same reason. I can probably count on one hands the times over the years that it went off errantly doing it this way.

Hope this helps, good luck!
While I would generally agree with this sentiment, you should be better informed.

My parents live in a semi-rural area and the moles will not just destroy your lawn but the burrows will create soft spots in the lawn which can collapse when you walk on those spots and cause serious injury, especially to the elderly.

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Thanks time to get trapping!
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It's that time of year in the Midwest. I've had real good luck with these traps over the past few years, catching more than 20 moles each year.

Listing says the price is normally $16 but most times I've checked on them they were at $20, so $11 is a good price.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B012RDR...UTF8&psc=1
Teach me your skills, my lawn is getting rekted by gophers and mole 😭😭😭
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While I would generally agree with this sentiment, you should be better informed.

My parents live in a semi-rural area and the moles will not just destroy your lawn but the burrows will create soft spots in the lawn which can collapse when you walk on those spots and cause serious injury, especially to the elderly.
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I have two mole traps with 4 paws and a tail. One of them took out this mole on trash day, so got bonus points. Big Grin
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Teach me your skills, my lawn is getting rekted by gophers and mole 😭😭😭
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I have two mole traps with 4 paws and a tail. One of them took out this mole on trash day, so got bonus points. Big Grin
I think my mole is gone, last fall I noticed all these bumps in the backyard, with trails. I realized it was a mole, by the time I was going to do something about it, found it dead. I think the neighbors cat might have got it. Not sure. Anyway, do they come back? Is there usually more than 1? Also for a smallish sized backyard , would you put 1 on each side? Like how many do you have? Do these have bait.. thanks for the help.
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Teach me your skills, my lawn is getting rekted by gophers and mole 😭😭😭
A lot of my success has to do with these traps honestly. Before I found these I was just using the old spring loaded spike traps and they didn't really work for me. I'm don't think I've ever had a mole set one of these off and get away.

Here's some tips:

-Buy several traps so you can set multiple in one area. This will up your odds significantly. Even if I have moles working in multiple spots in my yard, I will try to focus on one area at a time using multiple traps, get them quick, and move on.

-Set them on long straight runs, those are their highways. I tend to have good luck putting them right where you start seeing the mound, where the tunnel comes from deeper underground and starts disrupting the surface. The spots that look like a bowl of spaghetti are them looking for food, and they probably won't revisit those.

-If they've been working a while it may be hard to know which tunnels they're frequenting. Some people say to step on a few areas, leave it overnight, see which ones they push up again, and set your traps there. If you have multiple traps like I suggest below, I say just set them and if you don't get anything in a day or two, move them.

-Don't stomp the runs down until you catch them. They may just push up the old ones runs, but they may make new ones instead, which is no good.

-Most likely there's only one mole working in any given area, but occasionally I will get two.

Tips for these traps specifically:

-If the ground is moist you may be able to just push it in and step on it to set it. I typically take a spade and make two cuts across the run jaw-width apart to make it easier. Even though these are well made with heavy plastic, and I've gotten some good miles out of mine, I have broke the teeth off a couple trying to set them in hard dirt. Side note, these have a replacement guarantee on them so if you break one, they'll refund your purchase price.

-Before you push it in the ground, stomp down the run where the trap will be and use your thumb to make a dimple where the trigger lever will be. This will help to avoid false triggers. I normally pull up on the whole trap slightly after I get it set for the same reason. I can probably count on one hands the times over the years that it went off errantly doing it this way.

Hope this helps, good luck!
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I think my mole is gone, last fall I noticed all these bumps in the backyard, with trails. I realized it was a mole, by the time I was going to do something about it, found it dead. I think the neighbors cat might have got it. Not sure. Anyway, do they come back? Is there usually more than 1? Also for a smallish sized backyard , would you put 1 on each side? Like how many do you have? Do these have bait.. thanks for the help.
I'd say if you had one you can have more. No bait needed with these, you just set it and wait for the mole to come back through. Tomcat also makes poison grubs, I've never tried them, mainly because I want to see that they're taken care of.

I actually have 6 of these traps, but I live in a rural area with a bigger yard and frequently have moles working in different areas at the same time. If you have one working throughout your back yard, yes I would recommend setting a couple traps, it will only increase your odds. At the current price, it makes that much more palatable. I left some other tips in a reply above if you're looking for more advice.
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I think my mole is gone, last fall I noticed all these bumps in the backyard, with trails. I realized it was a mole, by the time I was going to do something about it, found it dead. I think the neighbors cat might have got it. Not sure. Anyway, do they come back? Is there usually more than 1? Also for a smallish sized backyard , would you put 1 on each side? Like how many do you have? Do these have bait.. thanks for the help.
I wouldn't be the right person to ask about persistent mole problems. I have them on a very rare occasion and the two cats get them before they can multiply. They'll actually dig them out if they're close to the surface and they're very quick at finishing the job.
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I deal with moles every year. Usually watch for the tunnel being made, pop it out with a shovel and dispatch it. Sometimes I get 2 in one year. But this one is tough. So I'm in for 3. Thanks.
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These traps work amazing. I used to routinely get 15-20 moles a year at my old house. I would also set them for neighbors and they would get moles. We had a huge mole problem and I tried spike traps, hoop traps, pellets, and poison worms. These traps are the only thing that worked consistently and quickly. On a few occasions I would set the trap and it would catch a mole before I was 20' away going back in the house. They do break over time but I still get moles with one set of pinchers. Buy this if you have moles.
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