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#6228702 - 04/28/18 08:47 AM mole traps?
spjones Offline

Registered: 02/25/11
Posts: 151
Loc: alberta
whats the preferred mole trap?


#6228742 - 04/28/18 10:23 AM Re: mole traps? [Re: spjones]
Jim Bethell Offline

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1108
Loc: Woodhull, Illinois 74
Victor out of sights

#6228780 - 04/28/18 12:29 PM Re: mole traps? [Re: spjones]
Bob Jameson Offline

Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 3480
Loc: SW Pa
I haven't used Victor O/S traps in many years. Some still use the O/S traps and prefer them. Each individual has his trap preference.

Once I mastered the trapline mole traps I have never set an O/S trap since. All mole traps work you just have to find the most effective way to set each one and they will all produce for you. I learned years ago how to use all of them but have settled on Albano's mole traps.

Try a couple of each and see which ones perform best for your needs. There is a learning curve for each type of trap.

We would not have enough room in our trucks daily during our mole trapping season to carry all the O/S mole traps needed for the number of traps we need to set per job in our part of the US. We set 30 to 60 traps per job and in some cases many more.

A 5 gal bucket will hold enough trapline traps for several jobs with far less weight and bulk in our vehicles as well. You set 2 traps per location. Doubles are very common here.

#6229110 - 04/28/18 11:01 PM Re: mole traps? [Re: spjones]
RF Wildlife Offline

Registered: 08/29/10
Posts: 42
Loc: CT
Albano's mole trap is faster to set can carry a ton more. OOS faster to check and lawn mowers will only run over one.
I use Albano's unless I get a mole that keeps digging under them then I use an OOS.
RF Wildlife

#6229789 - 04/29/18 08:42 PM Re: mole traps? [Re: spjones]
Jason Turner Offline

Registered: 01/25/15
Posts: 181
Loc: Arkansas
Love the MTP by Jameson. I am still working to eliminate dig unders in soft soil.

Edited by Jason Turner (04/30/18 06:16 AM)
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Wildlife Removal, Etc.

#6230893 - 05/01/18 05:24 PM Re: mole traps? [Re: RF Wildlife]
traprjohn Offline

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 7558
Loc: Central NC
Originally Posted By: RF Wildlife
Albano's mole trap is faster to set can carry a ton more. OOS faster to check and lawn mowers will only run over one.
I use Albano's unless I get a mole that keeps digging under them then I use an OOS.

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#6230936 - 05/01/18 06:39 PM Re: mole traps? [Re: spjones]
Getting There Offline

Registered: 09/29/12
Posts: 1014
Loc: West Michigan
Trapline Product traps
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#6231053 - 05/01/18 08:26 PM Re: mole traps? [Re: spjones]
AJE Offline

Registered: 01/22/16
Posts: 3504
Loc: WI - Wisconsin
I love the tall old fashioned kind where the teeth slam straight down into the ground. The new Victors don't have near the spring strength that they used to though.
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#6231142 - 05/01/18 09:23 PM Re: mole traps? [Re: spjones]
Ken Smith Offline

Registered: 08/28/16
Posts: 973
Loc: Oklahoma,USA
I'm no mole trapper.. but I am going to order my first batch of trapline mole traps that Bob was talking about above.
I have an out of sight trap; it was set off many times and never a catch.

I definitely chalk this up to user error, however seeing how I was unsuccessful time and time again I decided to recruit the knowledge of a veteran gopher and mole trapper. His recommendation was the very same as Bob's.

He sent me this link.

I would recommend these traps just based off of professional reviews.
I will check back in after I clean up my mole issue
Galatians 4:16 KJV
Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?


#6232370 - 05/03/18 11:41 AM Re: mole traps? [Re: Ken Smith]
MikeTraps2 Offline

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1401
Loc: Ames, IA
We use the Albano Mole Traps and they work great for us!
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure

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#6232426 - 05/03/18 01:49 PM Re: mole traps? [Re: spjones]
AR Swampboss Offline

Registered: 11/11/10
Posts: 168
Loc: Arkansas
another vote for Steve Albano's traps. but I will add watch some video and read up on proper setting.
The key for me was learning how to find the travel runs. Also set lots of traps

#6234645 - 05/06/18 03:14 PM Re: mole traps? [Re: spjones]
TRapper Offline

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1301
Loc: Central IA
I use out of sights exclusively. Killed over 12,000 moles with out of sights. Up to over 300 this season so far since march 1st

I average 3-5 mole traps set per yard in a standard residential neighborhood. If u have to set alot of traps to catch a couple moles then you need to invest more time learning a moles tunnel structure...

Edited by TRapper (05/06/18 03:16 PM)
"Mole Trapper"