Our black gopher trap is almost identical to the original black hole gopher trap. The only difference is that our Black Gopher Trap weighs 7.1 ounces and the original black hole gopher trap weighs 6.3 ounces.
Our Black Gopher Trap is the ideal choice to handle a wide variety of rodent issues. Use this trap for Gophers and Moles. 1. Locate an active tunnel. Fresh mounds indicate active mole or gopher tunnels. 2. Remove soil with trowel or spade to expose open gopher tunnel. 3. Install trap in open tunnel. Seal perimeter with loose soil ensuring no light enters the tunnel. 4. Check traps daily. Gophers are active at night and early morning hours. 5. Remove gopher from activated trap, reset and re-install. Non-activated traps indicate inactive tunnel. 6. These gopher traps and mole traps are more effective if 2 are installed in a tunnel back to back so the the gophers and moles can be captured in either direction. Why Gophers Pack Dirt in Trap: a. Trap improperly set in tunnel. b. Light leakage into trap. c. Trap too "stiff." Readjust trigger for tripping with just a slight touch. d. Maybe you have a smart gopher. If packing persists, stick a carrot in the vent hole and reset trap. Let's see how smart he is! 1. Lay trap on flat surface. 2. With left hand, depress spring down flush with top of trap and hold down. 3. With tight hand, lay "spring bar" across spring and insert end in "trigger bar" across spring and insert end in "trigger" hold. Gently release. 4. The trap is now set and ready to install in gopher tunnel. A Few Extra Trapping Tips: 1. Trap evening and early morning. 2. Cover gopher & mole trap with loose soil, sealing all light except vent hole on end. 3. Wash trap with water after use. 4. Set gopher & mole trap in fresh tunnel only. If no activity in a few hours, move trap.