The 8 Best Mole Traps

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This wiki has been updated 25 times since it was first published in April of 2018. If you’ve spent a lot of time, energy and money on your lawn, but are now playing whack-a-mole instead of enjoying the fruits of your labor, then you need one of these traps. We've included several types for various soils, and none require any poisons. They're pretty powerful, though, so watch your hands when you set them, and make sure you keep curious pets and kids away. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Wire Tek 1001 Eliminator

2. Nash Choker Loop

3. Harris Easy Set

Editor's Notes

September 29, 2019:

We've kept a range of traps at this time, but we continue to omit mole poisons and ultrasonic repellers. The former are dangerous to pets and not legal for public sale in some areas, while the latter have not been conclusively proven to work. As for what does work, the Wire Tek 1001 Eliminator and the Nash Choker Loop remain on top. We've also added the Harris Easy Set. It is an easy-to-handle model, like the Eliminator, making it a good option for those who worry about pinching their fingers. The Harris model is less expensive than the Eliminator, though, as it is more plastic than heavy-duty metal. No matter which you choose, you should consider wearing a sturdy pair of work gloves, both when you're setting it and when it comes to disposing of the mole.

Special Honors

Trapline Standard Compared to most others, the Trapline Standard is positively tiny, but don't worry, as this works in your favor. It slides neatly into a tunnel and doesn't require mounding any dirt, so moles are likely to run right into it with no idea that anything is amiss. Each is made for repeated use, too.

4. Cinch All-Purpose

5. Wildlife Control Supplies NoMol 4-Pack

6. Black Hole Rodent Trap

7. Victor Out O’Sight

8. Tomcat Professional

Melissa Harr
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