The Easy to Set Mole Eliminator by Wire-Tek

The Original Mole Eliminator® - made in the USA

This amazing, patented mole trap eliminates pesky moles from lawns and gardens. The mole eliminator has proven its worth in lawns, gardens and golf courses all over the U.S. The original Mole Eliminator® is made in Indiana, U.S.A., and is the most effective mole control device available. It's easy-to-use design makes it safe for operation where tunneling moles create havoc. No tricky triggers. No more silly ineffective methods such as grub removal, mole "chasers", castor oil or mole "bait". This trap works

Here's what customers have to say:

"I have tried everything from poison worms to pellets to sonic spikes and nothing worked. After placing 3 mole traps around my yard, I caught 11 in the first 2 months and 2 more since. I am purchasing 2 more to set up in different places around our yard and have recommended them to a number of people, even someone in one of the large “box” stores looking at the same failed solutions I tried in the past. I even called a mole removal company which was about $180 to come out to the house and set up the traps, then $70 per mole they caught!!!! No way was I going to spend $1000 to catch the moles I have already killed on my own for about $100!!! This product absolutely works!!!"

Ian M.   7.28.2016 – Cincinnati, OH


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The Mole Eliminator is made in the USA
No. Traps Price per
1-2 $30.50
3-5 $29.50
6-11 28.50
12+ Contact us for bulk order pricing

* Shipping: Mole Eliminator Steel Mole trap, weight 4lbs each
Shipped using Standard UPS Ground Rate
(sales tax added for OH residents)

How it Works


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Consumers love the "Original Mole Eliminator" because it is easy to set, utilizing a simple foot stepping motion to safely set, underground, across a mole tunnel. When a mole returns through a burrowed tunnel it raises the trigger device and the spring-loaded jaws snap shut, ensuring a quick and humane kill. No bait is used and there are no holes to dig. Complete operating instructions are included with each trap.

What makes this a better trap?

This is the easiest trap to set on the market today. Just use your foot and step down. Jaws are opened and the trap is set underground. No fussing with setting triggers and harpoons and risking injury to fingers!

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US PATENT NO. 7104005

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Some silly, ineffective methods and things that we've heard don't work...

Fumigation products are readily available, but difficult to set properly, and because of the complexity of mole tunnels, rarely succeed at full control. Some toxic fumigants are potentially dangerous and require license to use.

Repellants/spraying the lawn with castor bean oil. Limited effectiveness and repeat treatments are necessary. Keep in mind that castor beans are poisonous to humans. The poison Ricin is derived from castor beans. Grub repellents have shown only limited effectiveness and must be constantly re-applied. Grubs are only a small part of a moles diet, less than 1/4, which consists of primarily of earthworms and other insects. Eliminating grubs takes a great deal of time and patience. The moles may even become more active as they search for alternative food sources.

Poison bait. Moles are insectivores and don't feed on bulbs or baits. Many insecticides are also harmful to people, pets, and non-target wildlife.

Ultrasonic and vibration devices, one even calls itself a molechaser and that is exactly what you end up doing. Chasing the moles around your yard. These devices attempt to repel moles by creating sound/vibrations that moles find irritating. Most consumers find that moles are highly adaptable creatures. They just end up moving around the yard or deeper underground. Trapping remains the most effective method of removing moles.

The chewing gum myth is a favorite. There are numerous stories about placing sticks of chewing gum in the mole tunnels and holes. It had to be a specific brand though. The moles allegedly eat the gum and it binds them up and they die of constipation. This has not been proven but points should be awarded for creativity.

Tips for Trapping Moles

Locating Active Tunnels

Locating an active feeding tunnel or "run" is half the battle. To locate active mole tunnels, flatten out tunnels. Check again in several hours or the next day. Tunnels that resurface are most likely the active tunnels. Surface feeding tunnels may be used by the moles for a limited time. The mole(s) travel back and forth in the tunnel, devouring insects/grubs that they find or that fall into the tunnel and get trapped. As the tunnel becomes less fruitful they make new tunnels.

A truly active "run" is often straight and may come from or lead to, a sheltered burrow, like shrubs, hedges or trees; the short tunnel section that is visible on the surface leads to areas deeper underground. Active tunnels often have moist, turned up soil.

Set your traps in these locations.


Handling the Trap

Moles possess a highly developed sense of smell. We recommend that you either, wear gloves while handling the trap or rub your hands thoroughly in the soil before handling, in order to keep human scent to a minimum. Many gardeners wear gloves but after handling gardening chemicals or oil and gasoline from the lawnmower, the gloves possess a strong scent of their own. For more information on the care and maintenance of the mole trap see the instructions.

Positioning the Trap

Center the trap in line with the mole tunnel, so that both points penetrate the active mole tunnel. (A common mistake is to place the trap with the points "straddling" the tunnel, this is not correct.)

Setting the Trap

Step down firmly on the lever as shown in the video example. Stepping down on the lever causes the trap jaws to open underground, and the mole tunnel to collapse. The trap is now set. When the lever pops up the mole trap has fired. Avoid the temptation to stomp down on the tunnel or run after setting the trap. You want to tunnel to remain open so the mole can get to the trap.

Moles can be pesky. If you don't have success right away the most probable cause is that the tunnel is inactive. See the instructions about releasing the trap moving it to a new location.

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