How to catch a mole: traps, equipment and instructions

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Which Mole Traps should you buy? Tunnel, Talpex or Putange ….

Mole traps vary hugely and mole catching is easy, once you know how. BUT … if you’ve arrived here you probably have a garden or paddock and want to trap your own moles, and don’t really know where to start, or how to set about it. Of course we also supply many “professionals” with their stock-in-trade.

We sell both the best equipment and, just as importantly, the knowledge you need. Our “method” has proved extremely reliable since we started supplying mole catching equipment. With a little bit of homework, you can be setting traps in half an hour or so, and perhaps catching moles in the first 24 hours. And you’ll be doing so correctly and humanely, because setting traps for moles is subject to the law – at least in the UK .

Mole Catching Kits
The Manual

Mole Traps

We only stock three types of trap, the tunnel (or “Duffus”) trap, and the genuine Talpex Trap; to these we have added the French-style Putange Trap after some very promising results coming in from our customers.

There are many tunnel traps on the market, and with 50 years’ experience behind us, we have tested a lot of the others. We think we sell the best tunnel trap in the world, which is robustly made in England of top-quality stainless steel with correctly set springs. You can buy a trap for a pound or two less, for sure, but you probably won’t discover how to use it and it may well let you down.

The Talpex trap is a type of scissor trap, and there are many copies of it. But we haven’t found one as good as the original genuine trap made in the Netherlands. We long ago stopped using the conventional scissor trap; they work, and while some people get on well with them, we found we caught more with tunnel traps.

The French pursue excellence in their food and wine, and we think they might have already found it in their traditional Putange mole trap. Once you’ve got used to handling them, you too might get on famously with them. Some of our professional customers are reporting very positively, and as with all traps, please read our instructions and advice for the best results. You will need a setting key or pair of pliers too.

Mole Run Probes

We also have Mole Run Probes specially made for us, and they are an essential bit of equipment for finding mole runs. We wouldn’t go out to set a mole trap without one.

With every purchase of mole traps or probes, you will also get the link to our detailed videos, which clearly explain how to use them. We beg you to look at them too, because mole traps have strong springs. For your fingers’s sake, please learn how to handle them with complete safety!

The Mole Catching Manual

This is a 40 page online e-book, together with access to all our videos, and you can purchase this separately. You might have got some traps and are struggling, and the Manual could save you hours of time and frustration. The answers to the commonest questions we get are in there.

Mole Catching Kits

Our kits comprise traps, probes and the Manual and are aimed at the beginner. You only need a kit to get started (except a spade and some markers), and they are very popular. They have helped hundreds of people, and even started many into becoming a paid mole-catcher.

We also supply a specially adapted Mole Catcher’s Spade, which is an ordinary border spade with the blade ground to a point and sharpened: this makes life a lot easier.

You will catch moles quickly and efficiently with good equipment and our clear instructions, and that is what we provide.