Sweeney’s® Sonic Spikes™ Mole & Gopher Repellent - 1 Pack

Model #: S9012-1

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  • Item #S9012-1
  • Proven to Repel Mole and Gophers
  • Spike Covers up to 7,500 Sq. Ft.
  • Reusable
  • Waterproof
Cannot Ship To: CO, HI, NM, PR

Model #S9012-1

Effectively Repels:


Sonic Pulse Penetrates the Soil Driving Moles & Gophers Away

Use Sweeney’s® Sonic Spikes™ for season-long protection against moles and gophers. When placed into the ground and activated, these weather-resistant spikes emit high-pitched ultrasonic sound waves that only moles and gophers can hear. The shrill noise travels underground, irritating these burrowing animals and effectively driving them away.

Sweeney’s® Sonic Spikes™ work best in moist soil or clay.

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Easy to Install

Insert 3 D-cell batteries into the unit using the convenient removable battery sleeve, and securely tighten the cap. The unit will start to create vibrations after just 15 seconds so that you know it’s working. Dig a starter hole into the ground, and insert the Sonic Spike™ so that the cap is flush with the ground to prevent tripping or running over it with a lawnmower. The spikes must be used continuously for 7-14 days before successfully driving animals out of the area, and they will last for 4-6 months on one set of batteries. Remove spikes before the ground freezes.

One Sonic Spike™ protects up to 7,500 sq. ft.


Model # S9012-1
# of Units 1
Coverage per Unit 7,500 sq. ft.
Coverage Diameter per Unit 95 ft.
Power Source 3 D-Cell Batteries per Unit (not included)

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Most Recent Customer Reviews

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Review posted on www.havahart.com
August 8, 2017
Could be decent product but low quality By mole man

Rather than a liberal return-failed-unit policy, they should work on initial quality instead. Bought 3 in quick succession because each failed right out of the box. Just shoddy manufacturing requiring extra trip to store for replacement...which doesn't work either. Two of my old ones buzzing away but can't get enough working ones to accomplish what I need. Liberal exchange policy is NOT the answer for bad, low quality manufacturing.

Response From Havahart®
Patty : Consumer Relations Representative

We apologize for this experience and appreciate the feedback. This will be shared with our Product Managers.  Please give our Consumer Relations Team a call at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) for further assistance.

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Review posted on www.havahart.com
July 26, 2017

I bought two of these spikes. One worked, the other did not (no sound). I bought a third one. It didn't work. I called customer service. The person I spoke with told me to turn the switch "ON" and leave it for 3-5 days so it could charge. The spike would then emit the sound. It has been two weeks and still not sound. Not buying a fourth!

Response From Havahart®
Susan : Consumer Relations Representative

We apologize for this experience and appreciate the time taken to share this valuable feedback.

At Sweeney’s®, we strive to ensure that each consumer is satisfied and would like an opportunity to make this right.  Our products are backed by a 30 day return policy as well as a one year warranty.  Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) for further help.

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Review posted on www.havahart.com
June 13, 2017
A good product that seems to work. By Mike

I tried castor oil concoctions, worm baits, and poison, and moles always came back. After hearing how my son drove squirrels out of his attic with a sonic device, I bought two solar powered spikes for moles. I haven't see a trace for 4-5 weeks. In fact bought 2 more to protect other areas of the lawn. Question: The first two I bought didn't make any audible noise. The second two emit a high pitch squeal on a regular basis. Higher than the 400 Hz emission that is used to deter moles. What is "normal" operation? Thanks for making a great product.

Response From Havahart®
Lauren : Consumer Relations Representative

Hello Mike,

Thank you for sharing this feedback. The spike should emit a sonic pulse every 30 seconds, sounding like a long, drawn out beep. Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) for additional assistance.

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Review posted on www.havahart.com
April 4, 2017
Worked for us....Problem solved By LondonEye

We live direct beyond the canal with a big gopher problem. I tried every trick out there from mothballs, smoking bombs, Gopher pellets. Nothing helped. Then I bought the Sweeney Gopher Spike. I waited for a fresh hole, removed the dirt till I found the tunnel. Then I placed the Spike direct into the tunnel.....Problem solved.Thank you Victorpest. I wish only the company would change the quality of the Spike. It last only for the season

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Review posted on www.havahart.com
September 3, 2016
SUX By Heinzh
I have had two of these in the ground for a weeks and the beasts have new tunnels within inches of the stakes. They work so poorly that they only Repel me and nothing more.
Response From Havahart®
Tara : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, we apologize for this experience.

Moles and gophers may initially dig closer to the sonic spikes to investigate where the noise is coming from. They may try to cover them with dirt, however you should see them moving away within 7-10 day

Our Consumer Relations Team can be reached directly at 800-800-1819 ext 458. Please feel free to contact us for further assistance.
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Review posted on www.havahart.com
July 30, 2016
Horrible Investment - Totally Useless! By MSG1229
I purchased two twin-packs of these spikes and installed them according to the box instructions. I was fine for about two weeks, then an onslaught of moles has turned my nice yard into a maze of tunnels. All 4 spikes are still beeping, but are doing nothing to keep moles out of my hard. One tunnel runs right past a spike - quite spiteful! I wish I had never purchased these things. Very frustrating.
Response From Havahart®
Susan : Consumer Relations Representative
Moles may dig up to the spikes when they are first installed to investigate the source of the disturbance. A decrease in activity should be seen within 7-14 days. We apologize that this was not your experience and would like to learn more.

Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) for additional assistance.
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Review posted on www.havahart.com
June 5, 2015
Actually Works but be patient By
After battling gophers for couple of months on my back lawn, I decided to give this product a try as it was on sale at local hardware store and I had tried just about everything else. It seems to be working. I bought the solar powered one which seems to be a good idea based on some other comments about battery life. At first I thought it was not operating but then came to realize it only "beeps" about every 30 seconds, not constant. Also, as mentioned on the box it takes some days to become effective. The first day I had a hole near the same area, the next two days- holes but about 5 feet away from original area, finally after about 5 days and now for about a week- no holes. Hoping it continues to work and my back lawn can get back to normal.
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June 3, 2015
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April 3, 2015
undependable By
One out of four did not work. After two seasons they all but one quit working. VERY DISAPPOINTED.
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Review posted on www.havahart.com
September 25, 2014
Helpful hints for Spikes By
My spikes worked but it takes longer than 5 days. It took about 21 days to work. What would help if the company showed how to setup the spikes up (ex. how fare apart and locations). Also you must move them as the gophers start to leave. The hardest thing is to get the spikes in the ground. It would be very helpful if they had a tool go with it. Good Luck
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