Mole Run Probe
The Mole Run Probe is designed to save time when finding a mole run. Constructed in steel with a sturdy hardwood handle, the probe features a ‘bullet’ shaped end to provide increased feel when probing.
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Making it easy to find mole runs.
In order to trap moles, you need to know where their runs are located and this can take time (as a rule, moles create their runs in very circuitous routes). The best selling Beagle run-discovery probe provides a unique and labour saving addition to the EasySet Mole Trap family and allows you to quickly locate mole runs so that you can set traps with the minimum of fuss and effort.
Also available as part of the all-in-one Beagle Mole Catchers Kit.
Bullet Head allows for easier investigation
With a 7mm tip, the probe is able to press into the ground with less disturbance to your lawn. When it locates the run, it gives instantly, thus allowing you to locate runs in a fraction of the time.
For more information on our Mole Run Probe see our blog post, Probing for Moles.
There are many things you can used to find your mole run, a bamboo cane, a stick or even a long screw driver. At Beagle, we have found through experience that using a probe of the right length and strength so that it is not going to bend or break under pressure does make the job of locating a mole run much easier.
But the main reason why our probe is so successful and popular with our customers is the unique bullet shaped head.
Pointed at the tip of 7mm diameter and 50 mm in length welded to the end of a 50cm shaft. When pushed into the ground when it locates the run it gives instantly and is not restrained by the friction of a single shaft.
Take a look at our video to see how the Beagle mole run probe makes the job of finding the run much easier.
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.
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.