Mole Trapping and Catching

The art of mole catching and trapping goes back to Roman times. Today we use the latest traps but continue to use the same knowledge and skills to locate our targets.

Mole traps and evolved over the years and we now have the most efficient traps available. Depending upon the situation we may employ anyone of the three main traps we use.

As traditional mole catchers we do not use gas to remove moles and poison is illegal. Catching moles by traps is still the most effective way to control these pests.

The mole catcher will survey the ground looking for signs of the mole (moleills and raised mounds above tunnels). With an iron probe he will locate mole runs and feeding tunnels, selecting the right tunnel is key to catching your mole. The type of soil and time of the year all affects mole trapping, in winter moles go deeper away from the frost.

Traps are set, often many more than you might first expect - moles do sometimes trigger traps without being caught so having several own and of different designs will increase success.

Mole traps are usually inspected about a week later, providing we have caught what we expect and there is no more molehills or fresh evidence of moles the traps can be taken up.

Unfortunately if your garden was suitable for one mole you may well find other moles find the area attractive also. Once you have had moles you will have a netwrok of mole runs under your garden/lawn which will make ideal living conditions for future moles to find and move into.