First I'd like to say the I have caught a mole with this trap. I must have got lucky that day. It's big, bulky, and the spring is too hard to work with. Just positioning it in the ground usually tears up everything. Most of the time while trying to place over a tunnel, I tear the tunnel all to heck and give up. The knives are so big and require so much room to move, I destroy the tunnel. I think the soil structure has something to do with that also. Anyway, I gave up and ordered the Talpirid Mole Bait.
SUCCESS!!!! FINALLY!!!! I have moles everywhere but, with a little patience and this BAIT, you can reduce the population greatly or run them off. Either way, who cares?? I now have grass where I rarely did. Dirt mounds aren't everywhere. The Bait Worms are the BEST!!!! Just do your best not to get your "scent" on the worms or the hole. BAIT WORKS GREAT!!! TRAP WORKS NOT GREAT!!