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EasySet Mole Trap Trowel

Run Clearing Trowel

4.20 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)


The Beagle mole run clearing trowel has been designed specially for use when excavating mole runs and is also good for general gardening as well.

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Once you have dug your hole to set your mole trap, you’ll have excess soil and stones in the run to remove. The EasySet Run Clearing Trowel is designed to do just this.

Its small and narrow shape is the perfect shape for scooping out soil and poking up tunnels to clear the approach. The ideal tool for tidying up the run after excavation and when setting your traps. The handle also doubles as a tamper for smoothing out the base of the tunnel before placing the trap.

It also makes a great general gardening tool for planting and weeding. It can easily be sharpened to cut off small roots and other obstructions.

  • Excellent strong general purpose and planting trowel
  • Small narrow profile
    The ideal size for removing soil and stones from the mole run before setting your trap
  • Sturdy construction
    Rounded steel blade and hardwood handle
  • Ergonomic design Shaped handle so that you can hold the trowel in the correct position to easily get down into the run.

Also available as part of the all-in-one Beagle Mole Catchers Kit.

  1. 3 out of 5


    Equipped with a pointed, reinforced steel head, it’s capable of slicing through the stoniest of ground. For those hefty gardening tasks, use this for ground clearing, unearthing roots and stones or trench digging.

  2. 5 out of 5


    I was give this trowel for my birthday along with the trap as I have a very troublesome mole in my garden. they work brilliantly together – you do need to clear the run of soil so that the mole is able to run through into the trap, and this does that job perfectly. also a nice little trowel.

  3. 4 out of 5


    very good trowel. sturdy, sharp end . well made.

  4. 4 out of 5


    excellent for clearing the mole runs. just the right size. very pleased

  5. 5 out of 5


    In my view this is an essential piece of kit. I have been looking for a narrow trowel for ages to do just this job. I think Beagle must be the only people that do a trowel specifically for clearing mole runs. fantastic.great tool

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Yes! We are very proud that the best thing about our trap is that absolutely anyone can use it and can successfully rid their gardens of unwanted moles.

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!

For a small garden with a few mole hills, you are best off with 2.

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.

We find that many of our customers have used the traditional traps in the past but they are no longer catching the moles. Our trap is often more effective because the moles are less likely to detect the crimped wire hoops and there is little or no risk of it becoming jammed or blocked by soil, which is so often the problem with other traps.
We do recommend that in order to keep the trap in tip top condition it is regularly cleaned in warm soapy water and rinsed thoroughly. Then ‘exercise’ the mechanism a couple of times before using again. Please read the full care instructions in the Help tab on the EasySet Mole Trap page.
It is possible to catch moles with nothing but your EasySet Mole Trap and a regular garden spade, however trapping moles is a totally different procedure to any other form of animal trapping. You have to find the mole tunnel, excavate a hole, and effectively bury the trap. At Beagle we do believe that this does require some essential supporting equipment in addition to the 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.

There are many myths that say such things as “you must not touch the trap with your hands”, “you must bury a new trap in the ground for three days before you catch moles”, “you must wear gloves”, and “you must not store the traps near oil, petrol, etc.”

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.

Many people claim that there is no need for traps as sonar devices, plants or even caster oil can repel moles. However each of these approaches is fundamentally flawed and unfortunately will not rid your garden of these pests!

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.