You asked: How long do you leave a mole trap?

Do mole traps really work?

Most experts agree that trapping is the most effective way to control moles in a garden. Although trapping moles is not difficult, it does require a general understanding of the mole’s tunnel system and learning how to use the right trap effectively.

What is the fastest way to get rid of moles in your yard?

Fastest way to get rid of moles

  1. Mole trap: A mole-specific trap is considered the most effective way to get rid of moles. …
  2. Baits: Moles feed upon earthworms and grubs. …
  3. Remove the food for moles: Moles feed on various garden insects, such as earthworms, crickets, and grubs.

How many mole traps do I need?

Obviously it is difficult to advise on how many traps are needed without actually visiting a site, however as a rough guide we advise that a small garden will require 2 traps, a medium garden at least 4 traps and a larger site (field or pitch) 6 traps. If you think you need more than 6 please give us a call!

What do you bait a mole trap with?

Bait the trap with a strong-smelling lure such as peanut butter. While the mole won’t eat the peanut butter, it’ll sense its presence and is attracted to the fragrance.

How do you empty a mole trap?

GRASP the top lever and slowly pull upwards with a rocking motion until the trap is completely removed from the ground. HOLD onto the frame of the trap with one hand on each short side. POSITION the top lever against your body. PUSH the lever against your body just enough to release the mole from the scissor jaws.

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Are mole traps cruel?

Animal experts branded it a “cruel and barbaric” device which is similar to the illegal gin traps once used to trap rabbits and foxes. … Ross Minett, director of Advocates for Animals, said: “These traps are absolutely barbaric and the producers of Beechgrove Garden should be more responsible.