The NoMol Mole Trap (4 Pack) is an economical and effective mole trap that sits right in the mole tunnel. It's a completely safe trap tool that is placed below the ground surface to catch moles, voles and even shrews. This mole trap is very easy to set up and can easily catch and trap unwanted pests that may damage lawns, backyards, gardens and other outdoor settings. Package includes four traps, four wooden stakes and a detailed directions for use sheet.
Note: Always use gloves in setting up mole trap for safety purposes.
IMPORTANT TIPS: Burying traps in the soil for several days eliminates manufacturing and human scents. Wearing gloves while handling the trap is recommended.
Locate a tunnel or mound that indicates recent mole activity. (During dry periods, moles often stay inactive)
With a hand trowel, dig a circular or oval hole in the grass/sod 6-8 inches in diameter and deep enough to reach the base of the tunnel.
Carefully clean out each direction of the tunnel until the trap it can be freely inserted. Set the two traps by squeezing the coiled end and placing the ring perpendicular, about 1 ¾inches from the end of the tongs.
NOTE: Failure to clean the tunnel adequately may cause the trap to become sprung and plugged.
Place one of the SET traps in one direction in the tunnel with tongs pointing downward.
Secure trap by placing a ¼’ thick dowel through the opening of the coiled spring and into the soil so that the tip is visible about the ground but deep enough so that it is secure.
Repeat steps 4 and 5 for other tunnel, inserting the second trap.
After both traps have been properly set and inserted, take grass/sod patch removed in Step 2 and place it diagonally over the trap and opening of the tunnel. The grass blades should point toward the trap. Repeat the procedure for the other trap. Fill the hole with loose dirt.
Check the traps every 2-3 days or after a rain. Remove the loose dirt and then lift the sod to see if each trap contains a mole or if it is snapped. If the trap(s) are not snapped, then cover as indicated in step 7. If snapped, reset and recover.
I have trapped moles for several years and have tried pretty much every mole trap there is. I haven't given up on this trap but so far, I haven't caught any moles with them. The Trapline mole trap has worked better for me.
No early success in my sandy Florida soil. The tunnels kept collapsing. Then I figured out a solution. I found that I had good luck by smashing the main tunnels and soaking them with a hose. When the tunnel re-appeared, I set the traps - 1 in each direction. The wet soil was much more stable. I have now caught 3 moles in rapid succession. Also, the new traps can be hard to set due to the lack of friction between the jaws and the trigger. I used a small file to grind down a small amount of surface area on each. It did the trick. I have tried the worms and the castor oil granules before. They were no help.
Very easy to set! I had a very strange tunnel mound that looked like a volcano. I just got my NoMol traps in the mail and was excited to try them. I set them yesterday and caught something in one day. I didn't expect to catch a crawfish in the middle of my yard! Wish I could upload the picture!