March 2015

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Where are they all coming from?


The UK is currently experiencing a huge increase in mole activity. You may have noticed this yourself, either from receiving more enquiries about mole removal, or simply from seeing more mole hills in your own neighbourhood.

The mole population has doubled this year

Moles can ruin lawns and gardens, tearing up expanses of green grass and uprooting plants. Recent press articles (Daily Telegraph, Sept 4, 2014 and Daily Mirror, Oct 3 2014) have suggested that moles seem to be breeding all year round now, and the wet weather throughout 2014 forced many to venture further from their usual habitat – so moles are now also invading gardens in towns and cities, not just the countryside.


At Beagle, we have seen an unprecedented growth in demand for our traps in the past year.

The best solution to a mole problem

The only proven way to get rid of moles is to kill them with a trap. Most people find the old fashioned metal traps difficult to use and ultimately ineffective, so often resort to paying expensive outside mole catchers to do the job. But it needn’t be this way.

Beagle completely reinvented the Mole Trap and launched our business in 2013, creating an extremely easy and effective way for people to get rid of the moles in their gardens themselves – The EasySet Mole Trap.

Call us on 01233 927126 to request our trade price list. Further details of our whole product range are at


A Mole Catchers Assistant


Last April I wrote about my daughter, Polly, and her mole catching hound Biddy.Two dead moles within a couple of weeks! No need for any Beagle EasySet mole traps in her household!
What I haven’t admitted is that a few weeks later her older sister, Lucy’s hound ,a sort of mini Italian greyhound cross called Ted, not to be outdone by Biddy, also demonstrated its mole catching skills by excavating and killing a mole in her garden. Hardly support from the family for my new enterprise! So I have until today kept it quiet.
Anyway, a couple of weeks ago, my wife and I stayed with Lucy and she showed me a long mole run adjacent to her drive where she had had a Beagle EasySet in place for a couple of weeks.The ground conditions were appalling. Sodden and extremely soft and virtually impossible to probe the line of the run. I lifted the trap, which had not triggered but was totally blocked with soft mud. It triggered instantly without any problem and I reset it and replaced in what seemed like a tunnel but to no avail.
This week I received an email from Lucy to confirm that with Ted’s assistance they had caught the mole. My heart sank. Not another failure!
But I was wrong.Using Ted as a search engine, he located the position of the mole and started to dig! He was hauled off before getting covered in mud, the run was located and exposed and a trap was carefully set. Next morning one dead mole in the excellent Beagle Easyset Mole Trap. Phew!!!