How To Trap A Mole
Pests can cause a lot of damage to your property, whether inside the house or outside. Pests that are found outside the house are usually found in the yard. Pests like moles, like to live below the ground, digging tunnels for their travels. Although moles do not cause harm to humans or spread disease, the tunnels they dig can cause your well-landscaped yard or garden to look ugly. A mole may be tiny but can dig a web of underground tunnels, within a short time. There are many options out there to get rid of a mole problem, but some can be expensive and can end up causing harm to other animals. The easiest and safest way to get rid of a mole problem is by trapping them. In this article, we discuss how to trap a mole.
When you want to trap a mole, you first need to identify the method to use to achieve your goal. There are many types of mole trapping equipment available in today’s market. Most of the mole traps can be very hard to use and expensive. You want a mole trap that is easy to use for someone who is not used to using such specialized equipment. Most mole trapping equipment will require you to dig up where are the moles have been sighted, and place the mole trap inside the tunnel. It is essential to consider the price of them mole trap you intend to use, since some may be expensive for no particular reason. You want a mole trap that is affordable and effective at the same time.
Before installing a mole trap, it is essential first to identify where the moles have been recently active. This is easy to do because there will be fresh tunnels, where they are currently active. The most effective time to install a mole trap is when the moles are the least active and farthest away from the tunnel entrance. It is essential, to avoid contaminating your mole trap with human scent, since which will be counterproductive. Moles are very wary of humans, and they will avoid anywhere with human scent.
It is important to confirm that the location you intend to install your mole trap leads to a mole tunnel. This can be done by digging into the tunnel a bit, to confirm the moles actually used that tunnel recently. Once confirmation is made, the next step is to install the mole trap, with the side to trap the mole facing the inside of the tunnel. It is essential that you do not handle the mole trap or the area around the mole tunnel, with your bare hands. This is because the human scent serves as a danger signal to moles. Using gloves when handling the mole trapping equipment ensures that no human scent is transferred to the equipment. Once the mole trap is set up, all you have to do is keep monitoring for trapped moles. Moles are usually most active in the morning, and this is when your mole trap might be able to do its work. After catching a mole with your trap, dispose of it and reset your mole trap in another location, until you have no more mole problem.