The EasySet Mole Trap is a simple and effective way to get rid of moles in your garden. A single ‘plunger’ action is used to arm it and with little effort the trap is in place and ready to work. We’ve had customers report catches in as little as 2 hours whilst many more claim at least or two moles caught with 24 hours.
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- Easy to set
Simply by pressing down on the plunger
- Small size
Only 12cm long
Injection moulded from engineering plastics, with galvanised steel springs and killing loops
- Simple design
High power spring mechanism and bi-directional trigger
- Highly Effective
Crimped killing bars for increased point pressure, to ensure a quick clean kill every time
- Easy to see when it has been triggered
The plunger handle will revert to ‘up’ position
- Less fiddly
No need to bury the trap body with soil or turf to keep light out of mole run
The Beagle EasySet Mole Trap is patent pending in the UK (Application number: GB1219668.9)
How many do you need?
- For a small garden (approx. 30’ x 15’) with a few mole hills, you are best off with 2.
- Medium to large gardens (approx. 60’ x 60’) will benefit from 3 or more, as this will increase your chances over a larger trapping area.
- For very large gardens, golf-courses, or fields, think in the region of 5-10 traps.
Also available as part of the all-in-one Beagle mole catchers Mole Catchers Kit.
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The campaign against moles can be tiresome. As with any conflict, you need to be sure of your tactics and deploy your campaign with skill and finesse if you are to succeed. Here’s how to increase your chances of success, in three simple steps. For the fastest results, set multiple traps in the same area. No previous experience or nasty chemicals are necessary.
Locate the run
First, select two relatively fresh mole hills that are between 1m and 3m apart. Gently push a probe into the ground, prodding at 3-5cm intervals in a straight line perpendicular to the line joining the two mole hills, and 50cm from one of the mole hills. When you hit a run it will be obvious as the probe will ‘give’ suddenly.
Set the EasySet Mole Trap
Use a small spade to dig out a section of turf the same size as the trap, making sure that the hole is aligned with the run. Use a small trowel to clear any loose earth from the run and then tamp down the base of the run with a tamper. Arm the EasySet trap by pushing the plunger down. Place the trap in the hole, carefully pressing down on the casing and plunger until the serrated wire hoops are seated firmly into the base of the tunnel.
Ensure that any gaps around the sides of the casing are sealed with earth since any gaps will admit light and an air flow that the mole may sense. Remember, there is no need to ‘bury’ the trap. Before leaving the trap, make sure that it is well marked and is not a hazard to anybody else. Check the trap every 24 hours. If it has been filled with earth, clear it out and reset it. If the trap is empty, reset it. If, after 72 hours, you have not caught anything, move the trap to another location. If you have caught a mole, bury him there and fill the hole with turf. Continue to set the trap until no more mole activity is seen.
Watch our helpful step-by-step video on how to use the EasySet Mole Trap.
The main issue with any subterranean equipment is the chance of it becoming jammed or damaged from the ingress of moisture, soil, grit and stones. Even when not being used, dust can gather in the trap’s mechanism and affect its operation, and we therefore recommend that you follow these care instructions:
Before each use
- Check that the trap triggers easily and quickly. If it does not, it can sometimes help to repeatedly depress and release the plunger to ‘exercise’ the springs and effectively loosen things up a little.
After each use
- Thoroughly clean your trap by washing out in a bucket of warm soapy water, then rinse.
- Repeatedly depress and release the plunger to ensure it triggers easily and quickly.
- Allow to dry and store in a dry, dust-free environment.
The innovative design makes it the simplest trap on the market to use. You just have to depress the ‘plunger’ to set the trap, position it in the mole run, and off you go!
Medium to large gardens will benefit from 3 or more, as this will increase your chances over a larger trapping area.
For very large gardens, golf-courses, or fields, think in the region of 5-10 traps.
Firstly you need the essential probe to find the line of the tunnel…
Then you need a spade – to excavate and expose the line of the tunnel…
Then you need a small trowel to clear the tunnel of loose soil and prepare it to receive the trap…
Now you might say I’ve got all this gear and can find it in my shed, but on the other hand is it suited to the job? The probe might be an old metal clothes hanger straightened out. The spade might be too wide and the trowel the wrong shape for poking up the tunnel and getting loose soil out…
Here at Beagle Products we have been thinking about this and have designed some gear especially to accompany our acclaimed EasySet Mole Trap. We believe there is nothing quite like having the right gear to do the job.
Have a look at our full range of mole catching accessories or even consider the full Mole Catchers Kit, which has everything you will ever need to rid your garden of moles!
All of this is complete rubbish. Moles do have a good sense of smell, but scientific research has shown that these smells will not deter them. The only scents that they will avoid are those of other moles or those of predators such as weasels.
Sonar devices may deter moles initially however their range is very limited (only around 10m) and moles often return once they get used to the sound.
The plant in question is Euphorbia Lathyris. Research at the University of California has shown that plants have no effect on moles; rather they simply tend to grow in soil that does not provide a good habitat for moles.
Using mole smokes to line the tunnel with castor oil or other unpleasant substances may cause the mole to stop using these tunnels, however this will usually lead only to another digging spree as the mole digs alternative tunnels around the now uninhabitable ones. This will simply lead to even more mole hills.
Our traps have crimped killing bars for increased point pressure, to ensure a quick clean kill every time, therefore the mole is not subjected to any prolonged suffering.