for Trapping Moles
Locating Active Tunnels
an active feeding tunnel or "run" is half the
battle. To locate active mole tunnels, flatten
out tunnels. Check again in several hours or the
next day. Tunnels that resurface are most likely
the active tunnels. Surface feeding
tunnels may be used by the moles for a limited
time. The mole(s) travel back and forth in the tunnel, devouring insects/grubs that they find or that fall into the tunnel and get trapped. As the tunnel becomes less fruitful they make new tunnels.
A truly active "run" is often straight and
may come from or lead to, a sheltered burrow,
like shrubs, hedges or trees; the short tunnel section that is visible on the surface leads to areas deeper underground. Active tunnels often
have moist, turned up soil.
Set your traps in these
Handling the Trap
Moles possess a
highly developed sense of smell. We recommend that you
either, wear gloves while handling the trap or rub your
hands thoroughly in the soil before handling, in order
to keep human scent to a minimum. Many
gardeners wear gloves but after handling gardening chemicals
or oil and gasoline from the lawnmower, the gloves possess
a strong scent of their own. For more information on the
care and maintenance of the mole trap see
Positioning the Trap
Center the trap in line with the mole
tunnel, so that both points penetrate the active
mole tunnel. (A common mistake is to place the trap
with the points "straddling" the
tunnel, this is not correct.)
Setting the Trap
Step down firmly on the lever as shown in the video
example. Stepping down on the lever causes the trap jaws
to open underground, and the mole tunnel to collapse.
The trap is now set. When the lever pops up the
mole trap has fired. Avoid the temptation to stomp down on the tunnel or run after setting the trap. You want to tunnel to remain open so the mole can get
to the trap.
Moles can be pesky.
If you don't have success right away the most probable
cause is that the tunnel is inactive. See
the instructions about releasing the trap
moving it to a new location.
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