Best Used For:GophersMoles
Sonic Pulses Penetrate the Soil to Drive Moles and Gophers Away
Apply Sweeney’s® Solar Powered Sonic Spikes™ for low-maintenance, season-long protection against moles and gophers. When placed into the ground and activated, these waterproof spikes use the sun’s energy to emit high-pitched ultrasonic sound waves that only moles and rodents can hear. The shrill noise travels underground, irritating these burrowing critters and effectively driving them away.
Sweeney’s® Sonic Spikes™ work best in moist soil or clay.
Easy to Install and Low-Maintenance
Sweeney’s@ Solar Powered Sonic Spikes™ each have a solar panel, which eliminates the need to install or replace batteries. Simply dig a starter hole, then gently press the spike into the ground. Insert it until the bottom of the spike head begins to touch the ground in order to prevent tripping or running over it with a lawnmower. Slide the switch to “ON” to activate. The spikes must be used continuously for 7-14 days before successfully driving rodents out of the area. Remove spikes before ground freezes.
One Solar Powered Sonic Spike™ protects up to 7,500 sq ft
Model # S9014 # of Units 1 Coverage per Unit 7,500 sq ft Coverage Diameter per Unit 95 ft Power Source Solar Panel Waterproof Yes
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review RateNot happy at all
Worked great for a couple of weeks. Gophers went away, so I turned it off. When they came back, I turned it on, but soon it wouldn't turn off no matter what I did -- kept beeping regardless of where the on-off button was. After a few days, it finally went off. Now the gophers are back and it won't turn on, no matter what I try.Response From Havahart®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this unusual experience and would like the opportunity to learn more.
This product is covered by a one year replacement warranty. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) so we can better understand the situation and make this right.
Review RateProduct don't work
Bought two of the sonic spikes for my front yard and the moles are running right next to the I can hear that there are working but they are not repelling at all. I have pics to prove my claim. Can't get my fifty dollars back either because I don't have receipt.Response From Havahart®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience and would like the opportunity to learn more.
Moles and gophers will start to move away from the area after 7 - 14 days of continuous use. They may initially move closer to inspect the source of annoyance.
Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) for additional assistance. This product is covered by a one year replacement warranty.
Review RateVictor represents quality....they will make it right.
I bought 5 of these for a dirt ditch that is infested with gophers and only two worked. I called customer service and they told me to charge them for 3 to five days. So, I did and after 5 days one of the 3 started to buzz, so I took them back to Lowe's and picked up 2 to replace them. I check to see if they worked before I picked them up and both did, at the store. I installed them in a hole that I have made and turned them on and one did nothing. Let me say that Victor products have always stood by there products they sell and they are good. I have bought serval of the same type as the one's I purchased from Lowe's and they worked great. A couple are still working after 5 years and no gophers! All I want is the same quality product that I purchased victor's in that past. I believe in these solar repellants because the work... I will go on vacation for two week and when I get back I will check the one's I have installed and then make another review. I would like to see a waterproof battery compartment on these just so I am not running back and forth to Lowe's..Response From Havahart®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for the time taken to provide this feedback. We apologize for the experience. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) for additional assistance. We look forward to the opportunity to make this right.
Review RateDon't waste your money nor time, they don't work!
These were recommended by my tree guy so I thought I'd try them. I purchased a 2 pk. installed per the directions. At the time I had about 3 mole mounds in the back yard only. After about 2 months I didn't see many new mounds, maybe 2 or 3. However the third month 1 or more have popped up weekly. I then purchased another 2pk. after installing those about a week and a half I began to see more mounds. I now have about 15 to 18 mounds in my yard! It looks horrible and seems to attract them instead of getting rid of them. Terrible product to be so expensive.Response From Havahart®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
Victor® has a long history of producing high-quality and reliable products. We apologize for this experience and would be happy to provide assistance.
Each spike covers up to 7500 square feet of area. Moles and gophers should start moving out after 7-14 days of continuous interaction.
Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) for additional assistance.This product is covered by a one year replacement warranty.
Review RateThey attract the moles and gophers
I purchased two solar spikes 2 months ago and after about 3 good weeks I didn't see anymore mounds. However, got back from vacation for a week and lo and behold 5 new mounds in the yard. I purchased 2 more spikes and placed further back in the yard 4 days ago and this morning 3 more new mounds! My yard looks worst now than before I put them out.Response From Havahart®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
We appreciate the time taken to provide this feedback and apologize for the experience.
Moles and gophers will begin to move out after 7-14 days of continuous use. If a new family of these rodents arrives to the area, they will need time to be repelled as well.
Feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) for additional assistance.
Review Ratedo the spikes really work
Its unknown if the Sweeney's Solar Powered Sonic Spike works at this time. After putting 12 spikes in the ground the moles are digging like crazy. I'll try the product for a month but, if it doesn't drive the moles away and my yard is still getting dug up by the moles I hope Sweeney's will refund my money. Has anyone gotten a refund from Sweeney's if their product didn't work? I have 12 spikes in about an acre. I think that should be enough to drive away the moles if the product really works. I'll give the review rate 1 until I know for sure if it works or not.Response From Havahart®Susan : Consumer Relations Representative
When these spikes are first placed in the yard, moles may initially dig closer to the product to investigate the source of the disturbance. Once they figure out that the unpleasant environment is there to stay, they will be ready to leave! A decrease in activity is normally seen within 7-10 days.
Our products are backed by a 30 day return policy. If not satisfied with a product, please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867).
Review RateWaste of money. Does not work.
Does not work. Out of 8 spikes purchased, only 2 are working less than 6 weeks after purchase. If it were possible to give 0 stars I would.Response From Havahart®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience and would like the opportunity to learn more.
A full solar charge will last up to 5 days. The amount of time needed to keep a full charge will depend on how much sun the placement provides. This product is covered by a one year replacement warranty. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) for additional assistance.
Review RateGround Squirrels are impervious
The spikes do not work for Ground Squirrels. Took 4 days for one of them to charge up but when time is of the essence, that's not a good feature. Searching the site, I see no products that reference "Ground Squirrels". They are prevalent all over Oregon/Washington/Idaho. Wish there was a product for them buggers. My only option is a varmint rifle but I can't discharge a weapon inside city limits. :-( Buying one Deadset just to see if I can get 'em.Response From Havahart®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience and appreciate the feedback.
This product is effective for moles and gophers. We do not currently have a product designed for ground squirrels, but will share this suggestion with our Product Managers.
Feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) with any additional questions.
We have had a lot of success using solar spikes. Could be 5 but sometimes they make a beeping sound which annoys me too.
Review RateSound is missing from both
An i supposed to be hearing this sonic noise at 30 sec intervals? Because i hear nothing???Response From Havahart®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience and are happy to help.
The battery in the solar-powered spike may need to be charged up in the sunshine before the unit will start working. We recommend allowing 3-5 days to gain a full starting charge.
Please give our Consumer Relations Team a call at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) for additional assistance.