It really wasn't that dangerous, not on the amounts used for say half a jam jar of worms. It was so easy to get rid of moles with strichninehydrochloride. Without checking think that was the proper name, it worked because it was both taste less and ouderless. The strike nine was just because of the name, never seen a half eaten mole in a trap myself? Like so many things, if only one had stockpiled it ....another example of the stupid do gooders ruining our farming.Some decades ago you could buy stryctnene from a chemist. I have a vague memory of going on a course on how to use it for mole control. I bought some from Boots. The method was to put some in a jam jar and add some worms, they wriggle a lot so I guess it's an unpleasant experience for them! I only did it once it's extreemly dangerous stuff. Banned now of course ang quite rightly so.
Dalton pest services trapped some moles for me a few weeks ago. He’s A good and guy and I would have no hesitation in recommending him.Google. Daltonpestservices. He covers the Cardiff area. He is very good. his mate traps with us. If your on Facebook his has a closed group. A A mole control and they share tips and advice on trapping.
Be hundrea good mole catcher will always leave a few, no point in catching them all he'll have nothing to do next year
My mole mans £5 a moleTraps cost a fiver, mole catchers £8 a mole, have a go ,you might be a natural. You’ll never know unless you try.
I was discussing this with the fella I got in to help out last year. He said most people got up to a certain bill, like £500, and said that was enough. Fair enough financially, but if that means you leave half of them behind to breed again, then you might as well not have bothered at all imo.a good mole catcher will always leave a few, no point in catching them all he'll have nothing to do next year
Good point; pay by results, not quite sure what the bounty is on moles, dead or alive.Thank you, but how are they rated.
Anyone can say their the best at anything these days, so I'm trying to understand how they are rated before taking the plunge?
Yes, definitely too wet. Went for a walk and the ground is saturated.We had a mess here, bought 40 traps from a local who was giving up , watched some YouTube, talked to some “experts” and had a go. Caught 98 this year, clears some bad patches up but plenty more to do.
I really enjoy trapping the little sods, it’s quite fascinating.
Definitely too wet at the moment, grass harrows in spring are your friend
It’s almost addictive once you get started.Well, looks like the business expenditure may break even in 5 weeks at this rate, not a bad ROI for a newbie
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No failed traps or traps filled with mud this time, however due to the amount of runs between each area - I may be selecting some that are not main runs, but all in all, fairly happy with the new learning.
It’s almost addictive once you get started.
I don’t worry about finding main runs particularly. Regularly used feeding runs seem to be just as good, particularly if they’re just starting on a patch and there is a nice straight line of mole hills out into a field.