Here you can find answers to common questions about MOLECAT. Just click on any of the questions below to see the answer.

  • What makes MOLECAT so different?

    MOLECAT is a technologically advanced patented pest control device that kills burrowing pests when they return to their opened exit hole. This is accomplished by using a controlled hot plasmic explosion which is directed onto the pest – rarely missing the intended target. The combined burst of hot plasmic gases, loud noise and abrupt air movement creates a shockwave that kills on contact – making the unit a quick and humane way to exterminate burrowing pests.

  • What are the benefits of MOLECAT over other forms of pest control?

    MOLECAT features include: Do-it-yourself convenience, easy set-up with no destructive digging. The no projectile extermination blanks are available in affordable Refill kits. MOLECAT is all mechanical (no batteries or electricity needed) and features two built in safeties which are released after anchoring securely into the ground. And no messy handling dead pests! They are simply blasted back down into their runs. Best of all, MOLECAT involves no chemicals which poisen our environment and can injure or kill pets. MOLECAT is an effective tool in maintaining your landscape. The firecracker "pop" fire sound MOLECAT makes will be music to your ears.

  • MOLECAT costs more than other forms of pest control. What sets your

    You are purchasing a state-of-the-art powder actuated, patented garden tool designed to kill moles, gophers and other burrowing pests on contact.
    Comparing MOLECAT to other products is like comparing a typewriter to a personal computer. The typewriter gets the job done, but the PC gets it done now! Likewise, MOLECAT doesn’t mess around – when the burrowing pest sets off the trigger, the explosion created effectively takes care of the problem. MOLECAT’s unique action with its advanced design and construction are patented. It is refillable/re-useable design allows it to be used for many seasons. Extensive testing has proven that by using it as directed it delivers consistent, effective results. MOLECAT is simply the best product on the market.

    When considering the costs associated with the damage a burrowing pest can cause, the expense of hiring professional exterminator, and the harm of chemicals, the value MOLECAT delivers makes it a real bargain.

  • Are my payments secured using your website?

    Yes. The MOLECAT site employs a Extended Verification SSL which provides the highest online security available today. We provide a highly functional and versatile online store and shopping cart that is safe to use. NO P.O. BOXES PLEASE.

  • What do I get with my order?

    The MOLECAT hard case kit includes: (1) MOLECAT unit with Firing Barrel, (10) .27 Caliber Extermination Blank Cartridges, (10) Scent Free bags, (1) Anchor, (1) Shell Extractor and full instructions.

  • Where can I purchase MOLECAT and the Refill Kits?

    See our ‘Retailer’ tab on this site for the store nearest you. Refill Kits are available through your retail store or can be ordered online at: www.molecat.com or by phone at 1-877-MOLECAT.

  • How do I make a payment to purchase MOLECAT?

    You can purchase MOLECAT by going online at www.molecat.com, or by calling the toll free number 1-877-MOLECAT. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover. Due to the nature of the MOLECAT kit contents, each kit ships UPS Ground so include your street address, NO P.O. BOXES PLEASE. Most orders ship within 2-3 days but, please allow up to two weeks for delivery.

  • How do you ship?

    We ship UPS using standard Ground schedules. UPS will not ship ordinance (.27 caliber cartridges) to P.O. Boxes so please include a street address when ordering. For non-ordinance replacement orders we ship by regular U.S. Postal Service and the shopping cart price includes shipping. Most orders ship within 2-3 days but please allow 2 weeks for delivery.

  • What is your return policy?

    If you are not satisfied with your MOLECAT purchase, notify us within 30 days of the original purchase date and we will refund your money. Sorry, we do not reimburse shipping charges. If there is a manufacturing defect we will repair or replace the unit at our sole disgression. Simply notify us by email (info@molecat.com) or by telephone (1-877-MOLECAT) and describe the problem.

  • How do I set up my MOLECAT unit?

    With a basic 3-stage set-up and easy-to-follow instructions loading and arming the unit is simple and safe. Please watch the how to set-up video on this website.

  • Do I have to do heavy digging when using MOLECAT?

    No. One of the benefits of MOLECAT is that no shovel is required to prepare the opening and install. Simply use a tablespoon or small trowel to open the exit hole, and then place MOLECAT trigger into the cleared opening.

  • How safe is MOLECAT?

    Any trap has a degree of danger. The recommended methods of caution and our safety tips must be followed when using the MOLECAT to benefit from its built-in safety features. Its unique, advanced patented design includes two safeties which prevent accidental mishap. You disengage them only after anchoring the MOLECAT into the exit hole.

  • How do the safety features work?

    With two built-in firing safeties it is designed for maximum protection when handling. The Safety Ring is the first safety which blocks the Trigger Wire and controls the triggering mechanism. The second safety is the Knob which controls the Hammer and prevents it from striking the blank shell.

  • Is MOLECAT easy to use?

    Yes. MOLECAT is designed to be safe, reliable and easy to set. It takes about 20 seconds to arm and set. There are several techniques for placing MOLECAT into the run (exit hole) and they are explained in the ‘Tips’ in the pdf ‘Care of Unit’ instructions on this website.

  • How do I know that my MOLECAT unit has fired?

    The Red Reset Indicator under the Knob appears after it has been discharged, indicating that the MOLECAT unit has fired and is ready to refill and re-use. Full pictured instructions come with each kit and you can view the online instructions at www.molecat.com

  • Do I have to handle the pest after it dies?

    No. The pest is simply pushed back into the hole by the blast. The body then becomes natural fertilizer for your yard. Another advantage is that the decaying pest becomes an underground deterrent to others who might otherwise take up housekeeping in that run. After the Red Ring appears simply remove the MOLECAT unit and fill in the hole.

  • Doesn’t the pest smell after being killed and left in the hole?

    No. The soil has the ability to conceal any odors. After firing you just fill the hole with the saved dirt mound.

  • How loud is MOLECAT when it fires?

    Upon firing, the unit makes the pop sound of a loud hand clap as the energy and noise from the percussive blast gets channeled down the exit hole. When anchored to the exit hole and covered with a bucket as directed, the soil acts as an effective, natural silencer.

  • How do I care for my MOLECAT unit?

    The occasional cleaning and oiling of the unit will keep it operating effectively and smoothly. See pg. 4 of Instructions covering the ‘Care of Unit’.

  • Is MOLECAT legal to use in Washington state?

    Yes. Initiative 713 makes body-gripping traps illegal in the State of Washington. MOLECAT is not a body gripping trap as it kills by a percussive blast – making it a legal pest control device. The MOLECAT is classified as a Powder Actuated Garden Tool by the U.S. Deptartment of ATF&E.

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