Moles are small, insectivores and can be found in underground interconnecting tunnels. Though it controls some insects, it causes considerable damage to lawns.
One of the most effective and practical method to control mole is trapping method. This method is more powerful in the spring, fall and after the rain. It is very difficult to locate the moles during summer and winter season since they are very energetic in deep soils.
Kinds of Mole Traps
- Choker Loop
It is noticeable to set the traps in active surface burrows. The active runs can be situated by walking down the run, spotting the location, and examining to see if the tunnel is reopened within 24 to 48 hours. The most useful trap locations are the stable/deeper tunnels since it may be used by the moles numerous times daily.
Look for a steady reopened tunnel that follow a straight line or the one which connects two heaps or two branching tunnels in order to recognize the main runways in a yard or area. Main runways frequently pursue fence rows, footpath, brass tacks, or other man made borders. Occasionally, most important runways will arise along woody perimeters of a grassland or lawn. Indirect tunnels in the lawn are rapidly put up by moles and may not be used again. Tracing these traps may not be helpful.