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This video shows how to set a mole trap. The brand I am using is called “out of sight”. This is the only trap I have found to work well and consistently for trapping moles in your yard and grass. I have trapped hundreds of moles with them. They are easy to set and durable. They last up to ten years if treated properly. Any and all comments are appreciated as I’m not sure if this video is helpful or not.

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  • Mr151josh
    October 4, 2011

    Surfarosa25 I completely understand. Most likely those “other lawns ” have
    used alot of chemical control. The advantage of this is that they probably
    used something to kill grubs. If you are in a colder winter climate you
    need to buy grub control with the ingredient imichloproid. This chemical
    kills the grubs that normally survive through our cold Michigan winters.
    Anyway I think your on the right track for now with the outofsight trap. If
    you have any questions you can reach me at nbr2hunterr@

  • RatterSlim
    June 6, 2012

    Hiya thanks, I enjoyed this. I catch moles here in England – I appreciate
    this video is for illustrative puropses, I was wondering if you wear gloves
    when doing it for real, or whether you find it unnecessary? Best wishes,
    and keep up the good work. Blinding little critters, arent they?

  • Mr151josh
    June 8, 2012

    Great spelling that one mad me laugh when I read it. Still LAUGHING OUT
    LOUD …murderor!!! SLOL

  • Mr151josh
    June 12, 2012

    Oops my phone spelled insulting as insuring I guess we all make mistakes.
    Still no excuse for trolling.

  • J Tripp
    July 24, 2012

    Kill em all!! Kill all them little bastards lol. Good video. Fuck all these
    douchebags crying about the value of a MOLE’S life.. there is no value.

  • Mr151josh
    September 17, 2012

    @smeddy2 I have seen a dog go after a mole it is pretty cool. I hope your
    having good results with the trap. I guess I forgot to mention they might
    be available online. If you don’t mind me asking how much did you end up
    paying for it on eBay??? Be patient with trapping sometimes it takes a few
    sets to get the hang of it. Also keep the dog cause I doubt your gonna find
    a dog that catches moles on eBay. Also look into grub control cause that’s
    the true reason miles are coming into your yard. Gru

  • Mr151josh
    November 23, 2012

    Dragon master has no videos posted so he must be a professional film
    critic. Thanks for the input please subscribe.

  • Maenergy
    December 20, 2012

    This method works. Both times I`ve used the trap. 100% hit. Thanks for good
    advise.

  • Mr151josh
    February 25, 2013

    @pxmastr thanks for watching. Not so many thanks for the comment though.

  • dd6d
    November 20, 2013

    Thanks for your mole-trapping videos. With three traps set following your
    advice, right down to rubber gloves, I got one mole within two hours,
    another within forty hours.

  • Lucas Brandon
    November 30, 2013

    Brand is Victor – model is called Out O’ Sight. Box is yellow with a
    little red highlights. Great video! Thank you.

  • jeff haechler
    January 28, 2014

    great video. found a awesome way to find the mole and attract him as well.
    Put a moth ball in each hole and wait to find them pushed out of the hole
    than you know where to set the trap in an active hole. When you set the
    trap put a moth ball under the trigger on the mound of dirt. The mole will
    be attracted to pushing the moth ball out and get caught in the trap. They
    cant stand the smell of moth balls.

  • cranebeg
    April 10, 2014

    Have you tried the ‘Trapline’ mole trap & if so is it as good as this?

  • Ed Olender
    April 11, 2014

    I have em in very sandy soil that would collapse(running sand) if I tried
    this method.
    Any suggestions ?

  • Dastardly84
    June 1, 2014

    You don’t need to remove a plug from your yard. Find the mole run, have the
    trap set with the safety on and prongs still compressed and position the
    trap over the run and push down far as you can safely. Now in the middle
    where it pressed down push the dirt down a little so the trigger has some
    room. The spot where you pressed will be bumped by the mole and will
    trigger the trap. Place a bucket over the trap. You don’t want to really
    disturb the ground, the mole will know. I have had much success with this
    method. Like this if you want a video.

  • mmtubecomment
    June 13, 2014

    This trap/method works! Just caught a mole yesterday, following this
    method exactly.

    I’ve tried other traps at Home Depot and Lowe’s and none of them have
    worked for me.

    Some examples of traps that didn’t work:

    Ambro Mole/Gopher trap. It’s green and has sharp pincers that stab the
    mole from both sides. The mole has to walk across the metal to trigger it,
    and he’s too smart to do that.

    TOMCAT Outdoor Rodent Trap: Yellow and black plastic and twice the price
    of the Victor – Out of Sight. The design is similar, but rather than
    digging a plug you step on it and pincers open “around” the mole trail.
    The problem is, unless you dig the plug, it’s hard to be sure where the
    mole trail is, so, if this one works it’s pure luck. Plus, it’s more
    expensive and plastic.

    Some hints:

    Follow the method in this video exactly.

    Find the mole trail, or a recent mound
    Wear rubber gloves (so you don’t leave your scent behind)
    Dig the plug
    Make sure the hole left after removing the plug has both an IN and OUT
    tunnel (so you know it’s a main trail and not a sex chamber, that is, a
    hole with a single mole trail entrance)
    Clear the debris from both mole trail holes
    Dig the slots for the trap jaws perpendicular to the mole trail holes (if
    one hole is lower, dig the slot for the lower hole, lower in the ground)
    Make a firm mound of dirt in the center so that it touches the trigger
    Place the leaf
    Tear the plug and place the pieces as described in the video
    Fill in any excess dirt to block light
    Wait (It’s might take him a day or two to take that tunnel again
    Stamp down any new mound he builds (makes it more likely he’ll head down
    the trail to your trap)

    Victory is yours!

  • Mike Hadfield
    September 6, 2014

    Mr151josh

    This trap works great – thanks for the video.
    I used to do a lot of trapping but time constraints have all but ended
    that. However, I have had some success using a 110 conibear but making a
    set for that trap is a real pain and provides to many variables for escape.
    The Out-A-Sight trap is by far the best!!

    Thanks again!!

  • Erin McGaha
    September 21, 2014

    O-O

  • Erin McGaha
    September 21, 2014

    Nooooooooooooooooooooooo

  • Erin McGaha
    September 21, 2014

    I think I’m going to cry DX

  • Mr151josh
    September 25, 2014

    go ahead and waste your time trying that quick and lazy bucket method. I
    have tried it before its 50% success rate at best. most of the time you
    will get rocks or just plain miss the mole. Do the extra work and your
    guaranteed success will speak for itself. Also Dastardly84 stop
    advertising for your videos on mine. Learn how to use tag words better to
    drive traffic to your lazy methods.

  • T17odoubled
    October 9, 2014

    Thank you for the video and your successful method! I just tried using this
    trap for the first time following tour steps and am happy to say I got a
    mole on my first attempt! Thanks again! Very helpful!

  • Loodachris253
    October 14, 2014

    It’s been hit and miss for years until I got fed up and went searching for
    someone who knew what they were doing. Yard trashed nerves a wreck but
    after watching this video I had high hopes. Set the trap just like the
    video shows around 6pm one summer night, came home from work around 2pm the
    next day and I caught it! Figured maybe it was just luck I went to my
    neighbors and set a trap for him but this time it took 2 days to catch his
    but for one trap on 3 acres I call it skill now! Set one more trap a couple
    weeks later in a new hill and within 2 hours I got another one but this
    time I caught it’s foot and had to play whack A mole with a hammer to give
    it a dirt nap! Video kicks ass thank you for pointing out the easiest way
    to catch these things.

  • gsweater
    October 23, 2014

    Thanks for the video.

    Couple tips;

    For those having trouble getting it set in the first place – Note
    specifically where the pulling tines are set at @ 1:10. One of the boxes I
    have says to set the tines on the lower rung. This won’t provide the
    proper fulcrum pressure and the tines themselves will block you by just a
    hair of reaching the trigger with the pin – it must go around the springs.
    Another box I have shows it properly positioned around the springs – both
    were Out of Sight brand.

    Another tip – make sure your pin has enough clearance to pop up without any
    blockage on the side. I had a couple spring where the soil blocked the
    pin, thus not letting the jaws close completely – letting that little
    f##cker go on with his destruction for another day or two.

    Last thing, these types of traps last forever. There were two in our shop
    that we inherited when we bought our house. The tools in the area where
    they are stored are in the neighborhood of 50 years old (some cool stuff in
    there!). They were rusted but spring just fine. 

  • Lang Dimau
    December 6, 2014

    You can actually remove your moles completely at home, with out leaving
    scars