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Mole Control

Moles have turned your lawn into a maze of raised trails of dead grass. They´ve destroyed your Weeping cherry tree, tossed around your Marigolds, evicted your spring bulbs from your flower beds, and upended a number of your plants in their endless search for food. Moles are illusive, moles are clever, moles have Enormous tunnel systems, and they seem nearly impossible to get rid of. They´re a hazard to your livestock, your pets, and You. You usually never even know you have a mole problem until it is too late…

You need to get rid of your Mole Problem

The Crittergetter is not your typical mole control product. It exterminates moles through the use of engine exhaust from a car, truck, tractor, mower, ATV, or nearly any other type of combustion engine, diesel or gasoline. Quite plainly stated: Exhaust Kills. Your problem mole lives inside a burrow. That burrow is a confined space. The Crittergetter will fill that confined space with a toxic gas that will lull your mole to sleep painlessly and permanently... that´s the end of your mole problem.

Concerned about how the Crittergetter may affect your environment? Read The Crittergetter – An Alternative to Poison to find out how the Crittergetter works and why common fertilizers, pesticides, and pest control products are markedly more harmful to your children, your pets, and you.

Mole Mound

The Crittergetter is the only proactive mole control product available. When applied properly, the extensive burrow system of the mole is no match for the Crittergetter because its use of high pressure exhaust makes it singularly capable of reaching the farthest reaches of any burrow. Nearly every other product on the market relies on an action from the mole to be effective; the Crittergetter takes the action to these unrelenting pests. Use the Crittergetter for your mole control needs and "bring the business" to your moles, before your moles give the business to you.

Not a mole? Have other critter issues in addition to moles? Not a problem. The Crittergetter is the lone product available where it doesn´t matter what type of critter you need to get rid of... the results are always the same; the Crittergetter turns the entire burrow into a toxic environment, regardless of the critter type.

A note regarding exhaust pipe sizing:

Vehicle exhaust pipes are sized as they are for a reason. Attempting to reduce an exhaust pipe to a 3/4-inch or 5/8-inch diameter will cause excess backpressure resulting Critter Moundin valve and catalytic converter damage. If the automakers could use pipes of these smaller diameters for their exhaust systems, they would have done so long ago and saved themselves a great deal of money.

Our use of engine exhaust for mole extermination is not a new idea. Savvy Farmers and Landowners throughout the U.S. have been successfully using engine exhaust and a far from perfected, inefficient mish-mash of incompatible parts, as an abatement technique for decades. The Crittergetter simply provides a properly constructed tool, made of the appropriately sized parts, to efficiently and effectively use this technique in one easy to use kit.

Unlike most poisons, baits, traps, toxic castor oil, and other products used for mole control; the Crittergetter is safe for use around both children and pets.

Mole curious? Scan to the bottom of this page to learn more about these relentless pests. For those interested in learning more about the Crittergetter, pest identification, and much more; the toolbar´s above and to the left provide links to resources and information specific to many types of burrowing animals including sections on damage prevention measures and specific animal habitats. In addition, for homeowners in cities and tight-knit suburbs lacking the access requirements to use the Crittergetter for their mole control needs, we provide links to alternative product manufacturers, alternative product retailers, and other informational websites that will help these individuals to get rid of their moles or other burrowing pests.


To order a Crittergetter simply follow the easy steps below.

  1. Measure your exhaust pipe.
  2. Tailpipe measurement example 1

    For this application an "Up to 3-inch" Homeowner Crittergetter or a 3" (7.6 cm) Original Crittergetter should be ordered.

    Correct way to measure an odd sized tailpipe

    This is the correct way to measure an odd shaped tailpipe. A "3-inch Plus" Homeowner Crittergetter or a 4" (10.2 cm) Original Crittergetter should be ordered.

  3. Determine the required length of your Crittergetter by measuring the distance from your vehicle to the burrow opening or mound. (For the average person, one large step equals about 3-feet.)

  4. Select a Crittergetter from our product selection below.

We have two versions of the Crittergetter: The Original and The Homeowner. The Original Crittergetter hose is constructed of very heavy gage 3-Ply Polyester Yarns, is tough enough to be driven over by a car on a rocky surface without being damaged, and was created with the intent of withstanding continuous vigorous use. For those who do not require the industrial strength and durability of the Original, we have the Homeowner Crittergetter. By forming a union between the Original Crittergetter hose and our lightweight plastic hose we can offer a product that is better suited to the majority of our users needs. Other benefits of the Homeowner Crittergetter as compared to the Original Crittergetter are as follows:


100% customer satisfaction is very important to us - If you are not satisfied with your Crittergetter for any reason, please return it! See our Return Policy for details.

Homeowner Crittergetter

Homeowner Crittergetter

Priced From: $29.99
Reasonably priced two day shipping available

Up to 3-inch Homeowner Crittergetter - 50 feet long - Suitable for exhaust pipes from ¾-inches to 3-inches

3-inch Plus Homeowner Crittergetter - 50 feet long - Suitable for exhaust pipes from 2-inches to 4-inches

50-foot Hose Extension/Replacement - Available for both Homeowner Crittergetter Models

Coupler - Available for both Homeowner Crittergetter Models - one coupler is required per extension

See all 6 Homeowner Crittergetter Products

Original Crittergetter

Original Crittergetter

Priced From: $36.86
Reasonably priced two day shipping available on select items

2-inch Crittergetter - Suitable for exhaust pipes from ¾-inches to 2-inches

2 ½-inch Crittergetter - Suitable for exhaust pipes from ¾-inches to 2 ½-inches

3-inch Crittergetter - Suitable for exhaust pipes from ¾-inches to 3-inches

4-inch Crittergetter - Suitable for exhaust pipes from 2-inches to 4-inches

The Mole

The mole is often confused with the gopher and the vole due to habitat overlap and similar eating habits - Control methods differ for these three species; many people misidentify their target and often...

Id Your Mole

The average mole is about the size of a chipmunk, the exception being the shrew mole that is approximately the size of a small mouse. They are found to weigh anywhere from ¼ ounce to 6 ounces. The mole has very small eyes and ears, both of which are hidden in its fur and have limited sensitivity. It is believed the mole can detect the presence or lack of light but that it cannot see. It is also believed that most moles, except the Star-nosed mole that has...

Mole Geography

  • Eastern mole — found from southeastern Wyoming, South Dakota, and central Texas east to Michigan, Massachusetts, and New England, south to the tip of Florida, and north to Ontario.
  • Hairy-tailed mole — found in the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada.
  • Star-nosed mole — also found in the northeastern United States and...

Where Moles Live

Moles exist in a wide range of living conditions: they are found in geographical elevations ranging from lowland coastal areas, to mountains in excess of 8,200 feet amidst a wide array of soil types and ...

What Moles Eat

The only mole that is believed to eat underground plant matter is the Townsend´s mole; all other types are believed to be strict insectivores. Any damage done to plant life would most likely be incidental rather than deliberate or intentional: any plants or bulbs “unseated” during the travel of the mole appear to have been done so by accident. Visitors to the mole burrow are typically the cause of damage to plant life found in the...

Mole Facts

  • The mole is often confused with the gopher and the vole due to habitat overlap and similar eating habits — Control methods differ for these three species; many people misidentify their target and often use improper techniques in their abatement efforts.
  • Moles are not rodents, they are ...

Mole Damage

The mole pushes soil it expels from the burrow out onto the surface vertically through its tunnel: in doing so the atypical mole mound shape that resembles a volcano is formed. The damage the mole causes to plant life is in most cases incidental and unintentional as most moles are...

Mole Damage Prevention

Because the mole is such a wide-ranging animal due to its food requirements, it is sometimes fairly difficult to prevent some of the damage the mole creates. Preventative measures should always be taken to protect new plants that are placed into a mole habitat. Yes, its true that most types of mole will not tend to create extensive damage to trees, shrubs, or other small plants, as the gopher would, but they can still cause quite...

Mole Control Methods

Please see our Resource Directory for links to retailers who sell many of the Mole Control products mentioned below...

Moles are frustrating, especially when combined with your landscaping. What seems to make the damage done by these animals worse is the intelligence displayed by them when attempting to stop them: Moles seam to learn to avoid and overcome traps, they hide and barricade themselves away from danger, they adapt to noise, and they learn to shun baits and poisons. Often adding even more frustration, is the common error of confusing your mole with some other sort of perpetrating animal, which typically causes the use of inappropriate products, and in turn, ineffective treatment. Considering all of these contributing factors, it's a wonder anyone is ever able to gain any sort of control over these animals. Use of the Crittergetter removes much of the contradiction and confusion created due to the differing types of treatment required for each individual critter, and unlike traps, poison baits, and most other pest control methods, the Crittergetter does not rely on any action from the mole or other pest to be effective. By delivering a fast moving, burrow-end reaching, 'non-pest specific' pressurized carbon monoxide gas, the Crittergetter, unlike many other products, will be effective regardless of what type of burrowing pest it comes up against because its quick delivery does not allow any critter the time to hide.

A note regarding critters who are surface tunneling - surface tunneling is when a tunneling critter travels around at a shallow depth, slightly raising the ground - creating a trail that is easily followed. When these animals (Moles, Voles, and Gophers) are engaged in this type of foraging activity the Crittergetters effectiveness may be diminished due to the shallow nature of these tunnels allowing the gasses to escape. Have Faith! The Crittergetter has been used successfully against this activity. The velocity of the exhaust in the small tunnel is great enough to keep any loss to a minimum - the path of least resistance is down the burrow, not pushing through broken soil! However, it may require a couple of applications using the Crittergetter to eliminate this critter.

Your results using the Crittergetter and its immediate effectiveness during use will depend largely on how established your critter has become. In the situation where a burrow opening is at the end of a large burrow system persistence is the key - Reapply if necessary - Once you have eliminated a long time resident, newcomers will be much easier to control.

More straight forward and easy to understand information regarding pocket gopher, mole, and vole control can be found at our partner site: Gopher Guide. Don't forget to check out their honest and direct evaluations of many of the gopher, mole, and vole abatement products available on the market today.

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