Mole Traps

A place to discuss DIY pest control
Gibby
Posts: 719
Joined: Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:39 am
Location: Elgin, SC
Grass Type: Tahoma 31 and Princess 77
Lawn Size: 10,000sq/ft
Mower: JD 220E

Re: Mole Traps

Post by Gibby »

I am having no luck with the Victor Out O'Sight... Seems where ever I put it they go the opposite direction, even on tunnels less than 2 hours old...

Would this work with propane?


Easyluck
Posts: 111
Joined: Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:54 pm
Location: Nashville, TN
Grass Type: Bermuda front / Fescue back
Lawn Size: 12,000 sqft
Mower: Rotary

Re: Mole Traps

Post by Easyluck »

If they are going the opposite direction then they are searching food and probably not building an underground highway.

You set your traps on the highways. These are typically long and straight trails. Moles use these trails to travel back and forth. To find which trails are active, poke dime sized holes in the trail and mark the location. Come back the next day and if the hole is filled in then that is an active trail. Set your traps and you will have better luck.

pyperdoon
Posts: 9
Joined: Wed May 01, 2019 7:01 pm
Location: Vancouver, BC
Grass Type: northern mix
Lawn Size: 1700 sq feet
Mower: Fiskars, electric

Re: Mole Traps

Post by pyperdoon »

Finally caught one in my back yard using a Trapline trap! Thanks for all the tips and advice everyone.

User avatar
Topic Author
Ware
Site Admin
Posts: 9472
Joined: Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:56 pm
Location: Alma, Arkansas
Grass Type: Bermuda
Lawn Size: 7,500 sq ft
Mower: Toro GM1600
Contact:

Re: Mole Traps

Post by Ware »

pyperdoon wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:44 pm
Finally caught one in my back yard using a Trapline trap! Thanks for all the tips and advice everyone.
Congrats!

Mrotatori
Posts: 311
Joined: Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:37 am
Location: CT
Grass Type: KBG reno of 4000 SQ fall 2018
Lawn Size: 1 acre
Mower: John Deere l110

Re: Mole Traps

Post by Mrotatori »

finally caught the mole that has been wreaking havoc through out my lawn. I tried earlier in the spring and summer to no avail. I have been trying to catch him again for the past three weeks. Today, I set the trap, and within three hours, it got the scissors. Bye Bye Mr. Mole.

Image

User avatar
pennstater2005
Moderator
Posts: 5379
Joined: Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:16 am
Location: Western PA
Grass Type: Northern Mix
Lawn Size: 15,000 sq ft
Mower: Husqvarna YTH18K46

Re: Mole Traps

Post by pennstater2005 »

Mrotatori wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:15 am
finally caught the mole that has been wreaking havoc through out my lawn. I tried earlier in the spring and summer to no avail. I have been trying to catch him again for the past three weeks. Today, I set the trap, and within three hours, it got the scissors. Bye Bye Mr. Mole.

Image
Sweet! Always a nice sight :twisted:
"Perfection, like infinity, is unobtainable, even at places like Augusta. It's the journey toward the goal that holds all the fun, joy, and reward." - dfw_pilot

Lawn Fertilizer Calculator

Credit

Mrotatori
Posts: 311
Joined: Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:37 am
Location: CT
Grass Type: KBG reno of 4000 SQ fall 2018
Lawn Size: 1 acre
Mower: John Deere l110

Re: Mole Traps

Post by Mrotatori »

after catching a mole about a week ago, I thought that was it for moles in my yard. The mole that I caught I buried back in to the ground. To my surprise, the next day another mole decided to take over my lawn, along the same route. Set up two more traps, and today I got him. I hope this is it for the moles in my lawn. This one decided to pose for the camera.

Image

User avatar
TommyTester
TLF Supporter
Posts: 501
Joined: Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:49 am
Location: Lakeville Minnesota
Grass Type: Northern Mix/PR
Lawn Size: 9000
Mower: Troy Bilt 42' Hydro Rider
Contact:

Re: Mole Traps

Post by TommyTester »

Mrotatori wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:31 am
today I got him.
Nice catch!

User avatar
daniel3507
TLF Supporter
Posts: 513
Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:37 am
Location: NE Oklahoma
Grass Type: Common Bermuda
Lawn Size: 1800sq ft
Mower: Rotary

Re: Mole Traps

Post by daniel3507 »

Moles are starting to drive me crazy. They are doing a number on my lawn already. Put out some poison worms yesterday and set my Out-O-Sight trap. I haven't had any luck with it yet but am still trying. Also ordered a couple of the Traplines.

GrassAndWater12
Posts: 51
Joined: Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:22 am
Location: Savannah GA
Grass Type: Centipede
Lawn Size: 5500 sq ft
Mower: John Deere JS28

Re: Mole Traps

Post by GrassAndWater12 »

I’ve been trapping moles for a few years now with great success. But this year I will find the highways, set a few traps, and they don’t use that highway again. But if I move the traps they will go back to using the highway where the traps used to be. Do I have the worlds smartest moles or do you think they are smelling something? I’m always careful to use gloves and have always killed many of them but this year they are just outsmarting me. I have two plunger type, and one scissor. I am pushing the tunnel down where the trigger will be and have even dug holes to get farther down with no success. Any suggestions?

Post Reply