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Re: Mole trapping [Re: Getting There] #6582955
07/28/19 12:05 PM
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On occasion you will find a mole partially exposed above the surface after a capture. Most often they are still in the tunnel where the trap was set.

The way I set my traps I simply remove the precut sod piece look at the position of the trap and I can tell quickly if I have a catch. It all goes very quickly. I get many doubles with the two trap set up in our area. Other traps you can only get one per location or hope to catch them another day or in another trap elsewhere set.

Re: Mole trapping [Re: Getting There] #6586015
08/01/19 07:04 PM
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That is good info.

What's the most moles some of you have trapped in 1 year in a single yard? 'Course it depends on the size of the yard & perhaps geographic location. I got #11 yesterday in this particular yard. It's not a huge lawn, but is rural & mostly surrounded by woods. The moles seem to keep coming. The yard I'm talking about had zero mole activity until the 3rd week of June. In my area I don't see many moles in urban yards, but rural yards next to woods are often loaded. Sometimes they seem to come back strong after being heavily trapped the prior year though.

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Re: Mole trapping [Re: Getting There] #6586238
08/02/19 06:16 AM
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I don't trap any yard or lawn that long usually only do one or two trapping programs per season as needed.

I have done some golf course programs for a few weeks off and on. One local course I caught 109 moles in that program. That was over about 7 weeks. I would trap a week to 10 days at a time. I would go back in a couple of weeks etc. until things got cleaned out.

I was using OOS and spear traps back in those days in the mid to late 80's. Didn't know about many other mole traps at that time.

I have made refererence to this job in a previous post. I did 10 program for a retired doctor a few years back of Indian decent. Not the cowboy type Indian the kind that rides the elephants type Indian that chases the tigers etc. My first experience dealing with HIndu faith individual.

He wanted to beat me down on price right off the bat. That is another story in itself. smile He paid full price in the end.

I got 49 moles in his 2 lot property. That is the most I have caught in one of our initial 10 day trapping programs. I was checking daily since he was close. I suspected he may have a bad infestation due to all the sign I saw during my inspection. His property in the back was butted right up next to a wooded area and I could see some trunk line tunnels leading to his yard in a few spots from the woods. That means a constant flow of moles back and forth over time in this part of the country.


Re: Mole trapping [Re: Getting There] #6586248
08/02/19 06:39 AM
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22 moles has been my best. Av size lawn, but sprinkled. Bob, I will be checking the deep bedded traps today. Will let you know.


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Re: Mole trapping [Re: Getting There] #6593579
08/12/19 10:51 PM
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Maybe all the rain this year is why I'm seeing so much mole activity.


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Re: Mole trapping [Re: Getting There] #6600063
08/22/19 06:43 AM
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Do remember though bob has a communal mole not the eastern mole exclusively. Haha

Our average yard here is 3-5 moles in an acre...bobs species might have 10-30 in an acre

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