How to Build a Live Mole Trap
If a mole moves in to your garden you can use peaceable methods to evict it, with a live mole trap you build yourself. First step is a proper ID to be sure you have moles, and not gophers or other furry, four-footed garden "companions". In our video Tricia explains how to distinguish between the above-ground mounds of moles and gophers. Remember, moles "swim" through the soil, creating ridges at the surface -- a ridge is the telltale sign of a mole. Then, the dilemma. If a mole is doing too good a job of aerating your soil, and is instead creating underground channels that will add excess air or even water, then you have a decision to make -- will you repel the mole, kill the mole with a scissors trap, or do catch-and-release with a live trap? If you're a fan of the Mole character from The Wind in the Willows you'll want to go for our mole repellents or a live trap.