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Defenders Mole Tunnel Trap
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- Two-way trap with traditional proven design
- Suitable for use in frosted ground and wet weather conditions
- Low-cost control of moles in garden, farm and country locations
- Setting instructions and barcode on each trap
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Defenders Mole Tunnel Trap can be used to catch and control moles. To use the product: Depress setting arm until it touches tunnel. Swing setting hook over setting arm. Move the base of the trigger ring to a perpendicular position so that the hook at the top engages with the setting arm. Repeat process at the other end of the trap. Place trap in mole run so the run guides are seated at the bottom of the run. Cover the mole run to exclude all light. Check daily.
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First gently stamp down any mole runs then the next day inspect them to see which have been re-dug/disturbed. Chances are these are the main tunnel(s) the mole uses. Next using a trowel dig away the turf/earth until you find the tunnel, clear away any excess soil and using the "T" of a spade handle firm down the earth in the tunnel where you are going to place the trap. When the soil is firm set and place the trap, put back a little soil around the sides of the trap and replace some of the turf ensuring the springs on the trap will still be able to spring. Then maybe cover with a roof tile or tray from a flower pot or even a bucket to keep the light out. Check the trap every 24 hours or less. If after a few days it doesn't look like you're having any luck then you probably haven't got one of the main runs - just start again by stamping down any runs as before.
By the way don't bother setting the traps with gloves (unless protecting fingers of course) or leaving the traps out so they lose their "scent" as mole have really poor sense of smell apparently. Either way I didn't use gloves and set the traps from new and caught it pretty much straight away.
Why not 5 stars ? Because you need a really strong , careful pair of hands to set them and I found with this batch that I had to adjust the trigger mechanism with pliers to get them to "set" .
Otherwise no complaints . A good product at a keen price .
I much prefer the upright jaw type. They're easy to set. If you cover the hole you've set it in at ground level to exclude light you leave the top of the trap's legs sticking out and can easily see if it's sprung. Finally, you don't have to handle the deceased to remove it from the trap.
Never had any luck with pincer type traps in the past and do consider these to be in a different league. Once they have 'weathered' a bit, I expect even better success.
Watch your fingers while setting these traps [or any other type]! However, while being sensitive, have not had any real problem setting these traps up, contrary to some other reviewers. Some have needed a slight adjustment with pliers to either make them easier or harder to trigger, which is no big deal. There is certainly a knack to it, as there is to doing many things, and the springs are nice and strong.
In my limited experience tunnel traps are the most efficient of the various mole trap types and this one fits the bill. However there are a couple of words of warning.
Firstly don't buy this type unless you have strong and nimble hands. You need to depress the sprung loop at the same time as slipping the spring retaining bar under the trigger, or 'mumble pin', and also pulling the trigger forward to engage it. Having done so release the pressure slowly so as to confirm the trigger is held in place and isn't going to slip off, spinging the trap while your fingers are still in it. **** Never to be attempted with gloves on ****
This particular version is very solid, so on the up side should last a long time. On the down side the spring is even stronger than the other makes I've got making it that much harder to set.
So why the loss of two stars? Well this bring me to the second word of warning. The spring parts are shiny and slippery and the spring retaining bar wouldn't stay under the trigger, it kept slipping out. I had to put a small kink in the end of the retaining bar in order to keep it from slipping off the trigger. Even with that modification it's very much a hair trigger and goes off at the slightest pressure, as two moles have already found out to their cost.
So, buy this product if you have strong hands and don't mind having to modify it slightly, it's a good trap at a good price.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Have used these traps before and found them to be very effective, unless we have a very intelligent MOLE. Used in conjunction with claw/scissors traps they are a good product.Published 1 day ago by Mary Walls
Not used them yet but they look identical to the ones used by a professional mole catcher. Prompt delivery - so far so good.Published 2 months ago by Mr. Lawrence C. Cooper
Very good at catching moles, easy to set up. Originally bought scissor trap but were ineffective. These tunnel traps do the businessPublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
The best trap I've used. As long as it's fitted in a used tunnel at the right depth you can get fast resultsPublished 6 months ago by Shellbo
This is the only way to catch moles! Don't bother with any other type of trap. Tunnel traps are made by several different manufacturers and Defenders are as good as any, well made... Read morePublished 7 months ago by John M
does the trick, though a little fiddly to set the trap without watching out for your fingers!!Published 7 months ago by chris taylor