CINCH Traps Mole Trap Kit

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4.5 out of 5 stars Rating: 4.6

16 Reviews | 5 Q&A

Product Overview

CINCH Traps have been a favorite solution for professional trappers, ranchers, farmers, and homeowners for more than 100 years. Every CINCH Trap is manufactured in Oregon where they take product quality and service very seriously. Each Mole Trap Kit contains 2 traps, 2 flags, and an instructional brochure. The traps come in small, medium, and large sizes.

Small: 1.5 in. diameter tunnel size

Medium: 2.25 in. diameter tunnel size

Large: 3 in. diameter tunnel size

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Features and Specs

Target pests Moles
For use in Lawns, Gardens, Sports Fields, Golf Courses, Ranches, Farm lands
Application Find the fresh mound or trail. Use a spade shovel or tunneling tool to remove the top soil and the plug of dirt from the mole or gopher hole. Making sure the tunnel is exposed and debree free. Activate the trap and place the cinch arm in the tunnel system. Leave the tunnel open to draw the gopher or mole to the trap. When the trap goes off it will give a clear visual with the spring arm sticking up in the air. Then open the cinch arm up and slide the trap out of the tunnel, leaving the gopher or mole in the tunnel. Bury the gopher or mole up.
Pet safe Yes, when used as directed.
Material / Construction Metal wiring and galvanized steel plate.
Special Features This easy to use trap makes removal of gophers and moles a Cinch. With the studies done we can judge the distance from the trigger to the cinch end, so the rodent is in the trap when they go to push the dirt and plug the opening. This making the effectivness exact to getting rid of the gopher and mole.
Parts Included Each Kit contains flags to go with the traps and a instructional brochure.
Shipping Weight 1.90 lbs
Manufacturer CINCH Traps


CINCH Trapping Tips:

After you have set your Cinch traps leave the hole open, air movement is important. In the event you have concerns about the open hole, just put a bucket or a small piece of wood over the hole leaving room for air movement.

If you think your trap has the scent from a predator you should clean them with soap and water and lightly spray with CINCH Maintenance Spray. This process will eliminate any scent on the trap. Predator (mostly dogs and cats) scent will alert moles and gophers to danger and they will plug the trap.

Using flags to mark your set is a great idea, especially when setting several sets. Always remove all traps from the area when doing ground maintenance. Traps and tractors do not work well together.

CINCH Most Asked Trapping Questions: 

Question- I received the mole traps, followed the directions, overnight the trap was sprung and I pulled the trap out it was empty. Thoughts?

Answer- Sometimes when you set the trap, if there is a bend in the tunnel the mole can get by and then can set the trap from the back and will back fill the hole with dirt. When you set the trap get a long dowel or stick and make sure the tunnel is straight, long and really cleared out. That way you know they won't be able to get around your trap. If they get around the trap they can push the dirt onto the plates which will set off the trap.

Question- Do I have moles or gophers?

Answer- There are several ways to identify what you have working in your yard. First, let’s look at the food source; moles eat bugs, grubs, and worms. Gophers on the other hand, eat vegetation, roots and grasses. Take a good look around your area to identify the food source. Second, let’s look at your above ground activity. Moles will have a perfect mound of soil; very seldom will you see any open holes. Moles will also leave a raised tunnel system just below the sod. Gophers will have a lower mounding of soil in a horse shoe shape; many times you may see an open hole in the center of the activity. Identifying you activity is important to achieve control. The Cinch mole and gopher traps are of different sizes and the proper trap is critical for your success.

Question- How do I know what size trap?

Answer- Find the tunnel, which means digging down past the mound and get to the tunnel that is parallel to the surface. That is the animals run or main tunnel. That is where you will be putting the trap. The jaws of the trap when set, should fit snug into the tunnel. It is better to get a slightly larger trap than your tunnel size than too small. Make sure the jaws are not resting at a bend in the tunnel, because then the animal can get around the trap as well.

Question- I set two traps one in each direction, and the animals covered them with dirt, and the trap wasn't sprung. What am I doing wrong?

Answer- The animal is getting around the trap, or the animal is using a different tunnel that leads to the same mound. You will need to dig around and find the alternative tunnel that the animal is using and set a trap in that tunnel as well.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars

    A trap that Works

    By Bud on 04/22/2013

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    Over the past ten years, I have purchased anything and everything related to trapping and killing moles. I have tried gas bombs, smoke bombs, flares, animal hair, human hair, solar mole chasers, battery mole chasers, poison worms, poison injection gel, drove a tractor with rippers all around the area over and over, then flooded the entire field with water. I tried using a hose hooked up to my exhaust pipe. I bought numerous windmill mole chasers. I bought buckets of pellets and granules (bait) that did not produce any results. None of these things did anything, (other than waste several hundred dollars on products that do not work). I once spent several hours sitting in a chair waiting for the mole to pop his head out. I was happy to get one or two of them in a week. Now, with this Cinch trap, I was able to kill nineteen (19) of them in less than 48 hours. Nineteen times the trap snapped and nineteen times I had 19 confirmed kills. A 100% kill rate! The moles hate to have an opening in their tunnel system, so they will try to plug it within an hour or so. Using six traps, I killed 12 of the moles in less than 12 hours. Simply amazing! Finally something that really works.

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    26 of 27 people found this review helpful

  • 1 of 5 Stars

    A Big Bust

    By Allison on 10/07/2013

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    Wish I had something nice to report, but the CINCH traps turned out like every other attempt to rid our yard of moles ~ a big bust. We actually purchased six of these units; 3 medium and 3 small. Set them again and again with zero luck. Even watched videos on how to set them to make sure we were doing it correctly, all to no avail. Each time it was the same thing: the mole would push the dirt up and fill the hole without tripping the trap. What a huge disappointment and utter waste of good money. I'm forced to give this product one star because I wasn't allowed to submit this review without one. Otherwise, I'd give it ZERO stars.

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    11 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Mole cinch traps

    By Stebo on 12/30/2014

    After weeks of using various mole traps to no avail I ordered a pair of cinch traps. Caught the little bugger in less than an hour.

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    11 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    These traps work!

    By Janet on 01/22/2015

    After weeks of using other types of traps we bought a pair of cinch traps. We've caught eleven pocket gophers in about a month. These traps really do work.

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    10 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Medium cinch traps

    By S. on 01/09/2015

    After weeks of trying to nab a pocket gopher that was ruining my backyard with Victor plunge and out o'sight traps I got him in less than an hour with the cinch trap.

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    7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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What's included in CINCH Traps Mole Trap Kit?
CINCH Traps Mole Trap Kit ontains 2 traps, 2 flags, and an instructional brochure. The traps come in small, medium, and large sizes. 

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mole removal

Do I have to remove the remains with this trap?

You do not have to remove the remains of the mole from the trap, however at that point you would be making the reusable trap a disposable trap and would need to get a new one for each time you intend to try to catch a mole.

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Exactly what does a CINCH Traps Mole Trap Kit consist of? One trap, two traps, or a dozen?
CINCH Traps Mole Trap Kit contains 2 traps, 2 flags, and an instructional brochure. The traps come in small, medium, and large sizes. 

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On "Bud's" review he failed to mention which size he purchased. Can you or Bud provide that info?
The previous customer ordered both the 1.5" and the 2.25" traps. We are not sure which size he had the most success with. Sorry we could not be more specific.

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3 of 5 people found this answer helpful

If moles are now tunneling around the traps, should I change traps?

I've used CINCH Traps Mole Trap Kit for over 10 years always catching my moles.


CINCH Traps Mole Trap Kit do work great, but if you see the moles are tunneling around, it may be time to try another alternative like Talpirid bait or Giant Destroyer gassers.

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