These are very well made and durable, but did not suite my needs.
I got these traps based on some online comments describing wild success. However, I did not fully understand how they work when I ordered them. They work by cutting two slots in the tunnel from above. You lower the trap into the slots and it rests on top of the tunnel. The trap has two wire loops that are supposed to reach to the bottom of the tunnel and a trigger that rests on top of a section of the tunnel that you collapse.
Unfortunately in my yard the tunnels are not visible, only the hills. Also the critter needs to actively digging to set off the trigger (reopening the tunnel that was collapsed). I tried this trap, but I had to dig holes to find the tunnel. I put the trap in the hole in line with the tunnel, but had no success.
I ordered a "cinch trap" from Gophers limited instead. These work by putting the trap into the tunnel opening at the hill. Then the critter sets it...
As my review title indicates, I have tried just about every other mole trap including poisons and other mechanical traps. All I did was follow the directions and had a fresh kill every morning for a week. I loved it so much I bought one for a friend and even left my original with a note for the new owners of my house when we moved to a less wooded area. HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT.
My husband has used this mole trap for over 20 years and we finally had to replace our original because he ran over it with the lawn tractor. Not more than an hour passed when we caught the first mole with the new trap. He likes this type because there's no blood and if the mole's not dead he just drowns it in a bucket of water. Don't feel sorry for them. We bought 2 this time so we can have more control when they enter from the front and back of the property.
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