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The Trap Man Tunnel Mole Trap
How to catch a mole using the Trap Man tunnel mole trap. First determine which type of tunnel to set the tunnel mole trap in. If there are lots of mole hills visible dotted all over you've selected the right trap, the Tunnel mole trap.If the ground is being forced up in long meandering lumps just under the surface of the turf or soil, you need a Trap Man Old English scissor mole trap.
The Tunnel mole traps should be weathered or buried for a few days before use.
Setting the Tunnel type mole trap is a bit fiddly but once you've got the knack you will never forget, it's a bit like learning to ride a bike, once mastered never forgotten, although you probably fallen off a few times. Setting instructions are supplied via web link to purchasers.
Placing the Tunnel mole trap to catch your mole. First locate a fresh mole hill, dig down between this mole hill and its neighbor, carefully remove the soil above ground with a spade, dig down using a trowel to where the run levels to a horizontal main run push the set tunnel mole trap down, so that the mole can pass through the catching loops positioned at each end of the mole trap. Cover the trap with a small amount of fine soil and place a slate or similar item over the vertical hole to prevent light, don't backfill the hole.
Check on the trap daily by lifting the slate and looking down the hole if the mole trap is sprung you should just be able to see the catching loops sticking through the loose soil on top of the mole trap. If after 3 days if you're not successful remove the trap and try on another run using the same procedure as explained above.
The mole trap should be successful every 2nd time it is set if it doesn't either you're not setting it in the correct fashion or the mole has eaten its fill in you property and gone elsewhere. The more mole traps you set the better the success rate, ideally a minimum of 2 mole traps should be used.
Moles are fascinating little creatures and the occasional hill in the lawn is best scattered and ignored - after all, think of the improvement to the soil's drainage. However, there are times when they become a real pest, destroying a whole row of vegetables at a time or seriously affecting the use of a small paddock. When that happens, the only effective solution is to trap them.