Ways to Trap and Tips to Control Moles
Moles trapping is not an easy battle. There are over 25 species of true moles from the mammalian subfamily Talpinae and they are spread around North America, Europe, and Asia and there are also another additional 17 species of the Golden moles that belong to the Chrysochloridae family and they are normally found in the sub, Saharan Africa. These species have similar habits and many of these moles can become pests when they invade your garden, turf or the landscaped areas of your yard. Moles can cause cosmetic damages to your gardens and lawn and they can also kill some of the delicate annual plants by uprooting them up the ground and then creating air pockets around the roots.
This is the reason why we need to discuss the different ways that you can use to trap moles and find successful means to control them. It is important to note that moles are feed on earthworms and the most ideal place is the lawns because they are the best hunting grounds because worms will be close to the surface and then the grassroots support the extensive tunneling. Then the moles will dig several feeding tunnels. When they have formed the basic feeding network then they will keep calm and wait for the worms to come so that they can feed on them. When the worms start to work through the soil they will then drop into the tunnel and then the moles will feed on them.
The starting point when you want to control the moles is to control earthworms. However earthworms are significant in improving your drainage, and then help in the breaking down of organic matter and therefore eliminating the earthworms will damage your soil.
Therefore the best option is to trap the moles where you place the trap in the main entrance of the mole, then when the mole trips on the trap it is captured. Before you can catch the traps it is recommended by the experts that you first cover your hands with soil so that you can hide your body scent. There are also important things that you need to put into account. First, it is important for you to choose the area where you will place your trap. Then you need to ensure that you keep the trap correctly.
There are different traps that you can choose from and they are effective in trapping the moles provided that you place and position them correctly in the tunnel entrance, then the trap will catch the mole. You need to ensure that there is no light that will get into the mole run, and to ensure this you add soil or turf around the top of the trap. After you have successfully set the mole trap it is important that you do a follow up by checking them daily and position adjust then accordingly if you have not caught the mole. Keep repeating this until you can catch the mole and be able to enjoy the garden without the moles disturbing you.