How to Set Metal Mole Traps

Written by joshua bailey
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Moles can turn into quite a big problem for you and your lawn. As it creates its tunnels, grass, soil and other plants are uprooted that are in the path of the mole. Another thing to realise is that moles usually are not solo tunnel diggers. This means if you have one mole, you more than likely have another mole. Metal traps are very effective at trapping moles, and if you do not mind the way in which it actually works, usually crushing or skewering the mole, it is your best option.

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  • Metal mole trap

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    Find one of the mole's tunnels. Even if it normally would not come back to this tunnel, moles will come back to blocked tunnels to try and reopen them. Push your finger on top of the tunnel to make a slight depression. This depression, when pushed up by the mole, will trigger the trap by pushing the pan up.

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    Place the trap over the depression. There are four legs of the trap that need to be inserted into the ground around the tunnel. These legs will anchor the trap so it does not move when the mole is captured. Sink the legs into the ground, and pull the trigger back until the pan is lying on the depression you created.

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    Grasp the trap with one of your hands and pull up on the trap setter. This will set the trap so that when a mole is directly under the pan trigger, the trap will spring, catching the mole.

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