How To Set A Mole Trap! Mole Catchers Advice
How To Set A Mole Trap?
Need To Know How To Set A Mole Trap? – My name is Dean Gibbs (Owner) of DKG Pest Control LTD, I’m not an office type guy and still love mole catching! Its a passion of mine. I have been trapping moles for many years, as a little boy my granddad would take me down to the farm setting mole traps! The mole always seemed to end up in his mole trap and not mine I must ad!
I became a professional mole catcher in Berkshire, only a few years ago as its something I’m passionate about and pretty good at!
Since I started the work load I have received has sky rocketed to the stage that my farther is a full time mole catcher too! It is enjoyable to go to work in the morning now! We have noticed since the ban of “Strychnine” (a liquid poison for moles), the mole population in the UK has shot through the roof! As a result domestic gardens are being infested with moles more with every passing year. Our books show that our mole catchers (myself and Robin) are getting around a 300% increase in mole control clients and this year has broken all records! I have been catching around 70-80 moles per week! I will try my best to talk you through finding a good tunnel and how to set a mole trap!
1: Letting the mole get settled into the territory by letting the mole push up 4-5 mole hills! This will help stop the mole moving around as you set the traps resulting in a hole garden full of mole hills! Look for the freshest mole hills or hills that get bigger each morning. This will indicate the mole is using the tunnel on a regular basis. Take a cane and probe the ground between two mole hills to find a tunnel under the ground! Never set the mole trap on a mole hill as the are usually on a 90 degree bend or the tunnel will split 3-4 ways! This will make setting the trap correctly impossible! You will file the mole would fill the trap with soil and dig underneath the mole trap.
2: Once you have flocated a mole tunnel with the cane, put your finger in the hole the cane has made to feel what way the mole tunnel is going! Then place a mole trap on the florr over the mole tunnel. (along the tunnel with the hole in the middle of the trap) I used either the “Duffas” style mole trap or the “Talpex” mole trap!
3: Cut around the mole trap not making the hole much bigger than the trap itself! I use a brick trowel, but a knife might work.
4: Clean the bottom of the mole tunnel leaving NO!! loose soil and use your fingers to firm the bottom of the mole tunnel.
5: Set the mole trap and adjust the trigger to make it sensitive and easy to set off! Then carefully place it in the hole (try not to drop to much loose soil in the hole! Then gently push the mole trap into the base of the mole tunnel so the trap is secure and doesn’t wobble!
6: This is the important part! You now need to cover the trap without knocking soil into the moles tunnel, with the duffas style mole trap you can just lightly cover with soil, make sure all holes and gaps are blocked as if any light shines through into the mole tunnel the mole won’t go through! With the Talpex mole trap, if the tunnel is deep enough you can place a peace of board over the hole and cover the edges of the board with soil. If its a shallow tunnel you can put a bucket upside down over the hole!
I have refined the art of trapping moles over the years so only set 2 mole traps per mole but you might want double your odds and set 3-4 traps per mole!
I hope this is of help to someone! Mole catching is a real passion of mine, mainly because they are so hard to catch!
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If you have a mole problem and you are not in Berkshire – Hampshire – Oxfordshire – Surrey or Buckinghamshire
please look on the British traditional Molecatchers Register to find a local mole catcher!