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#1 bird

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 03:01 pm

just bit of info , how long do you leave them down, before checking , ?  it only in my garden, norm in   along the borders  lawn/flowerbed   i get the runs , been doing not to bad  getting them , norm i  leave for a week , then check .



#2 goldfinger

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 03:56 pm

Myself two days normally, its usually enough time to do job.


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Posted 02 August 2017 - 04:51 pm

Myself two days normally, usually for enough time to do job.

 

 ok thanks,  will check them every 4-5 days     :thumbs:

 

 

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 05:33 pm

just bit of info , how long do you leave them down, before checking , ?  it only in my garden, norm in   along the borders  lawn/flowerbed   i get the runs , been doing not to bad  getting them , norm i  leave for a week , then check .


The trap your using can be checked everyday as the top of it is exposed and it's in your garden mate or do you mean before you move them as they've not caught ?
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Posted 03 August 2017 - 05:04 am

Sometimes they just keep coming. Popular wisdom says that the mole is a solitary animal, suggesting that one catch equals a clearance, but certain runs will yield surprising numbers of customers. I like to check everyday, where ever possible.
In fact, I get quite itchy when I can't get round to all my traps as frequently as I'd like. A trapped mole is just blocking the path of the others and I like to get reset asap, in hope OR expectation!
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Posted 03 August 2017 - 08:33 am

 

just bit of info , how long do you leave them down, before checking , ?  it only in my garden, norm in   along the borders  lawn/flowerbed   i get the runs , been doing not to bad  getting them , norm i  leave for a week , then check .


The trap your using can be checked everyday as the top of it is exposed and it's in your garden mate or do you mean before you move them as they've not caught ?

 

thanks  above :thumbs: , no just in my garden , and being honest ive caught fairw few  in the the 3 years ive been here, ive got both  tunnel traps , and the above and catch in both.No i ment just leaving in the ground, ans as said it not to bad as the buggers at moment use the runs n the border  from lawn -to flowerbed  yeh the above prob easier regards  checking as like you say you can see from above if its caught  any, i  will ceck every 4-5 days , as on average thats when another comes back.   :yes:



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Posted 11 August 2017 - 04:01 pm

Hi Ray - looks like you are getting on well with those Talpex traps mate. 

 

I read somewhere that a mole runs his complete tunnel system in 3 days but as said above if they are handy to check then more often is better as sometimes you can reset and catch multiple moles from one trap site.  If after a few days they trap stops catching and all activity has stopped then probably time to lift the trap.

 

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 06:38 pm

Sometimes they just keep coming. Popular wisdom says that the mole is a solitary animal, suggesting that one catch equals a clearance, but certain runs will yield surprising numbers of customers. I like to check everyday, where ever possible.
In fact, I get quite itchy when I can't get round to all my traps as frequently as I'd like. A trapped mole is just blocking the path of the others and I like to get reset asap, in hope OR expectation!


You live and you learn I've had four out of one site same trap same place and it's back in now looking for number five 👍

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 06:56 pm

I dig to tunnel then fill with ferret shit they seem to move off pretty quick

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 02:50 pm

Trapping's better than old wives tales .


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Posted 15 August 2017 - 01:10 pm

I took number five today and set it back any odds on number six showing up anytime soon ? all took with the talpex just of the hedge line running into the football pitch


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