Moles can be highly destructive because of how much they dig. For this reason, you may want to remove the moles from your home using a mole trap, which is the most effective way to eliminate moles. However, not all mole traps are the same and there are several features you'll want to look for.
A spear plunger trap involves a trigger pan that pushes the mole up into a spear above. The spear penetrates and kills the mole. To be effective, it has to be placed on top of a hole that the mole actively uses.
A body clamp trap is placed inside the tunnel. There are usually several placed throughout the tunnel. When the mole crawls over the pin, the mole then is slammed. This trap is sometimes chosen because the mole dies very quickly.
Ease of Use
Scissor traps are also placed on top of an active mole hole. The blades snap and kill the mole. This is one of the most popular types of mole traps because it is easy to use and it can be monitored from far away.
You will want to choose a mole trap that will not require a lot of digging or that will ideally require no digging at all. This will allow you to avoid disrupting your property as much as possible. Also, you'll want a device that you only need to buy once without needing to replace it.
A mole trap needs to have safety measures in place so that children and pets won't be injured while using it. This is based on the design of the trap, with some only being capable of killing a small animal like a mole. One of the safest types of traps for a trapper is the choker trap. However, it is not as effective as the other traps. It ensnares the mole and then chokes it.
You might want to choose a trap that works on not only moles but also gophers. Some traps have large scissor jaws that are able to trap and kill a variety of small pests. They are triggered when a mole or gopher steps on a lever.
Gophers can be difficult to kill and if they aren't eliminated, they can not only create holes on your property but will also kill the grass by separating the roots. However, with the right traps, you can eliminate moles.