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Old 04-02-2014, 11:50 AM
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I didn't anticipate being in the mole business, but, ended up with several properties that have them. I just ordered 24 Trapline traps and am anxious to see how well they do. I hope to be successful, to these owners.

Even better? In conjunction with trapping charges, I get to roll their yards for additional charges. It all goes toward the bottom line.
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Old 04-02-2014, 03:54 PM
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I use mole chasers.

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Old 04-02-2014, 08:08 PM
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"Don't follow the directions on the package. I will do my best to explain how to employ this product.

First of all, if you have to, stamp down all mole runs in your yard. Ordinarily, you don't want to do this, because it just encourages the mole to dig new runs, thus doing more damage. But you need a current picture of where the mole is active in your yard.

The next day after you have stamped down all the runs, observe any new runs. You are looking for long straight runs. Long straight runs are like mole highways. The curvy short runs are hunting roads. The curvy runs are less traveled. Hunt the highways.

Open the trap and set the safety catch. Set the trap down next to the run where you want to place it. Take your foot, and stamp down the mole run just where you want to place the trap. Should only be about your foot's width. Don't push down hard. You want the ground you stamp down to be level with the rest of the yard.

Now take a straight blade shovel and create a notch on either side where the trap blades will go. You don't have to go real deep. Just a couple inches. Wiggle the shovel if you have to, to create those "pockets" for the blades of the trap to go into.

Carefully place the trap into the notches or pockets you just created until the trigger of the trap is level to the ground." By
Geoffrey Klos
These traps are the best method I've ever found... period.
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We NC guys are at a disadvantage. I've been told and tell my customers that we can't use talprid due to an endangered species.

So I'm assuming you have some sort of trapping license? I'd be curious to learn more info on what and how you are doing mole/vole service.

As many calls as I get about them I wish I had a way to get rid of them at a close efficient means.....I could be very rich!! Haha
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this is what .22 sub sonic ammunition and some free time is for
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Old 04-05-2014, 05:31 AM
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I have a friend who is a Certified Damage Control Agent, we work together to trap moles in the late winter early spring.I've never heard of a star nose mole in this area. I think most wildlife officers don't even know anything about moles and really don't care what you do to them.
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Old 04-08-2014, 09:28 AM
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The grub killer stuff does work. Now, y'all go back to playing.
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Old 04-13-2014, 10:09 PM
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The Trapline product is 100% effective! Once word gets around the area I work in, they should provide a nice little revenue boost.

The client where I got two moles, Thursday, had someone come in with a percussion rig. All he did was blow up the property and make the mole runs even more damaging. I'll stick to what I'm doing, as it's unobtrusive.
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Old 04-14-2014, 09:09 PM
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I agree with ducnut, the trapline product is in my opinion simply the best. I have used many other traps and the trapline gets them everytime, not to mention I feel is easier to set up as well.
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Old 04-15-2014, 09:50 AM
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I agree with ducnut, the trapline product is in my opinion simply the best. I have used many other traps and the trapline gets them everytime, not to mention I feel is easier to set up as well.
Absolutely! It's nice to just go out with a posthole digger and simply pull a plug, insert the traps, and put the plug right back.

All I hear is "We've done everything!". Then, I set the traps and come back to deceased moles, the next day. It makes one look pretty good, thanks to Trapline.
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Echo SRM225 trimmer
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