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Answer Mechanical Mole Trap

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Answer Mechanical Mole Trap is a child and pet friendly plunger style mole trap that is poison free! Instantly eliminates moles, gophers and voles

Target Pests

Moles gophers voles

For Use In

Outdoors. On new surface tunneling when there is visible surface runs from digging. Works more efficiently in damp soil.


1) Make depression with hands in the center of an active tunnel. The trigger pan will sit 1/2 to 1 inch down into the depression.

2) Position the trap over the depression, straddling the tunnel. Push trap into soil until the trigger pan lays flat on the depression. Lift trigger latch and push trigger pan into the tunnel depression.

3) Hold frame firmly and pull up quickly on the setting tee. The latch will slide into position inside of the pan lip, holding the plate and spikes above the tunnel.

The tunnel portion beneath the trigger pan must be partially blocked, and trigger pan must rest on the blockage.

Coverage Area

Each Answer Mechanical Mole Trap is 4.125" x 5.25" x 14.75".

Time to Kill

Instantly kills pest on contact.

Answer Mechanical Mole Trap



Homeowners, pest control DIYers, and property management companies will be surprised to know that when it comes to DIY pest control, there a plethora of ways that can be used to combat your backyard or household pests.


 Whether you’re suffering from roaches, ants, rodents, or other small pests, at Solutions Pest and Lawn we offer various ways to combat these pests.


You’re not only limited to using chemicals and spray applications, in our store you can find a number of repellents, bait, and traps that could prove just as effective as chemical-based solutions.


In fact, often times when it comes to mole control the most common options are repellents, baits, and traps.




In order to control moles and voles that might endanger your lawn, by uprooting patches of grass and creating burrows in your garden, mechanical moles traps are an efficient way to combat these pests.


There are three types of mechanical mole traps you can use when dealing with these pests: Harpoon traps, Scissor Traps, and Choker Traps.


Harpoon traps come equipped by sharp spikes that clamp down on the tunnel spearing the moles as they pass through their burrows.


The Scissor traps work by grabbing the animal from both sides, very much like scissors would be used to cut paper.


And the choker traps, come with loops that tighten around the mole’s body trapping them and choking them as they pass through their tunnels.


In our store, you can find many mechanical mole traps that work equally well when dealing with these pests. One of these traps is the Answer Mechanical Mole trap, a mechanical harpoon trap that works wonders on these small animals, and prevents them from tearing your yard or turf into pieces.




Manufactured by JT Eaton, that since 1949 has been providing the pest control industry with innovative solutions when it comes rodent control, you get high-quality products tailored to exceed expectations.


It’s created from galvanized steel, which increases its durability and makes it extremely efficient at killing moles.


Because it’s made from galvanized steel, its adaptable to most soil conditions and will clamp down effectively wherever there is mole activity.


As a mechanical mole trap, it has no poison, or uses chemicals of any kind, giving you peace of mind that the only ones affected by this trap are the moles and not your turf or soil.


It can be cleaned and used many times if you happen to suffer from not just one mole in your backyard, but several.


It requires no sort of baiting as it simply adjusts to the top of active surface burrows and clamps down as moles pass by.


It’s also good to be used on moles, voles, gophers, and other similar size pests.


It uses a sensitive and effective spear system that will harpoon your pests instantly as soon as they pass by.




This product can be used in most soils due to its galvanized steel construction and is good to be used on home lawns, commercial turfs, and golf courses, and anywhere where moles may appear and have created tunnels or burrows.




Before using this product make sure to read all labeled instructions, precautions, and warnings to use this trap correctly.


Before placing this product in the ground, you must first locate active mole tunnels and surface burrows that have been recently excavated. To ensure that the tunnels and burrows are active, simply try poking around with a long stick in the top of these surface burrows. If you poke the tunnels with the stick and the dirt beneath these burrows and tunnels give away easily with no effort, then you have found a mole tunnel.


Come back in two days after you have poked holes in these tunnels, and if the holes have been patched up then you can conclude that these are active tunnels and that moles and voles are actively using them.


Where you decide to use these traps is equally as important as when you decide to use these traps.

Usually trapping in the spring and fall seasons when mole and vole activity is most active is ideal or after a warm rain has fallen on your turf or lawn.


Also for best results, you should set your traps later in the afternoon or early in the evening.


Once the surface burrows have been identified and proven to be active, set your trap by carefully leveling the surface burrow and injecting your trap into the ground with the safety in place so you can insert it deeply into the burrow without fear of springing it on yourself.


Once the trap has been inserted deep into the ground and on top of the burrow, making sure the trigger pan touches the top of the surface burrow, release the safety and allow the spikes to penetrate the tunnel. You can move the spikes up and down to create small holes and to make sure that when the trap is sprung, the spikes won’t be obstructed as they spring downward.


Set your trap and walk away. You have successfully inserted and placed your mole trap.


TIP: You can put a small bucket over the trap to avoid tampering, or to prevent children and pets from coming near the trap.


If after has a few days the trap has not been set off, you can conclude that the surface burrow where the trap was inserted has been abandoned, or the trap was improperly set, or the surface burrow was disturbed too much and deterred the mole or vole from using it. 




There are a lot of options in the pest control world when it comes to mole and vole control.


This mechanical trap is ideal because it uses no poison, and is made from galvanized steel, which makes it extremely durable and efficient in most types of lawns.


Good to be used on moles, voles, gophers and other small animals that might be disturbing your lawn, this great mole trap that can be used alone or as part of your mole pest control program.


Order yours today and start hunting those pesky moles!


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Final solution for moles
Works great. Easy to set up and very effective. And safe for the squirrels we don't want harmed by other mole removal methods.
September 15, 2018
7 months ago
Not effective
Not happy with them. This product is only effective if you can actually see the tunnels that are being used. Putting them in line of existing tunnels has not proven adequate. They keep moving.
August 17, 2017
over 2 years ago
Response from Solutions Stores
Yes, it does require you to make depression with hands in the center of an active tunnel. The trigger pan will sit 1/2 to 1 inch down into the depression. It will not work if you do not place where they area active, because the mole is not attracked to the trap, they are only moving through the trap.
August 18, 2017
Pest Guide Staff

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