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​​2015 Total # of Moles Trapped was 482


2016 Total # of Moles Trapped was 938


2017 Total # of Moles Trapped since Jan 1 is 1,320

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At TRapper’s Wildlife Control we take pride in our Mole Control.  Mole Eradication Is our Goal for our clients Lawns in our professional Killing Mole Removal service.   Yard Moles, Lawn Moles, and Pest Moles, are what many people refer to the animal that digs up their yard.   Moles in my yard is the common statement people make when they call about Getting rid of Moles or to Stop Moles in my yard or lawn.  There are many ways people look to control moles and some of these are mole traps, mole poison, and mole removal devices such as vibrasonic, repellent, repellex, Mole Eliminator Trap, solar repeller, motomco, mole bait, molemax, garlic, etc.  Trapping moles is what we do when our clients got moles.  Mole damage comes in many forms such as mole runs, gopher mounds,  (commonly mistaken for mole mounds), and mole tunnels.  There are many things people hear about controlling moles that are really a myth such as grub control, insect control, get rid of grubs, getting rid of grubs, and stop grubs in my lawn. In order to get rid of moles, control moles, and eradicate moles one must not get caught up in some of the other home remedies such as mole out, molex, mole away, moletox, talpirid, mole worms, mole poison worms, windmills for mole control, mole gel, kaput, and mole med.  Trapping moles is the most effective method of control using traps such as the mole spear (plunger) trap, mole out of sight trap, and the nash loop mole trap.  A true mole professional must know his mole biology.  Professional mole removal, professional mole control, professional mole eradication, we do them all @ callthemoletrapper.com .   Mole problems generally show up as mole trails or a single mole trail. People offer refer to Joshua “TRapper” Jones as the Moleman and the mole chaser.  We strive at keeping moles out to eliminate moles.  They are referred to as mole pests and many times it takes yard pest control and lawn pest control to get the job done.  Some other types of mole control that doesn’t work is electronic mole control, milky spore mole control, castor bean mole control, and other mole control home remedy or remedies. People just simply don’t have the mole facts they need to make an informed decision.  We are a mole killer and it is our job to kill moles.  Killing moles is what we do as a mole pro. They are known sometimes as a little lawn wrecker, lawnwrecker.  They are sometimes mistaken for gopher tunnels.  People hate moles digging in my yard as they make gopher holes or mole holes.  Hire TRapper’s Wildlife Control to effectively remove moles to have an effective mole control.  Moles eating my plants, moles eating my bulbs are what we often hear of moles doing however they are strictly insectivores, not eating any plant matter.  Earthworms make up 80 to 90 Percent of the mole food source.  Earthworms are the main reason for the mole activity in your yard.  Scientific study shows Earthworms as the primary food source of the Mole. 

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Mole Removal Service Details:

Once the property is set up with traps, we will monitor the traps at least once per week, taking dead caught moles out of traps (can show you the mole caught if you desire), and resetting traps as mole activity dictates.  When there is no more NEW damage in the lawn, we will pull the traps, walk down any old mole runs, and then if at any time you see new mole damage, you call, text, or email TRapper's Wildlife Control and we will return to reset the traps.

Mole Removal Package:

$75 per mole for first 4 caught


$50 per mole after first 4

No Risk  Mole Trapping Service

  • NO Set Up Fees

  • NO Payment Until Moles Are Caught

Guaranteed Mole Catches!!

Most moles are caught within first 24 hours after TRapper is done setting traps

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http://www.ipm.iastate.edu/ipm/hortnews/1998/4-3-1998/moles98.html


Mole Problems Surface Early
This article was published originally on 4/3/1998
Byline: 
by Jim Pease, Donald Lewis, Department of Animal Ecology

It might be the weather. It might be growing intolerance. But here it is early April, and "mole rage" is already widespread throughout the state.

That means it's time to brush up on the mole facts. Not the faulty assumptions, mis- statements, erroneous conclusions and blatant lies that pass for information about this common landscape nuisance.
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The worst offense committed in the name of mole control is the great landscape lie that insecticides will cure the problem. This mistake has been going on for a very, very long time and it seems to be constantly perpetuated by several things. One, many people want to believe there is a simple cure for complex problems. Two, there is a hint of logic to the gross oversimplification. Three, chemical control for moles is part of our folk-lore (as in, that's how we did it in the past). And finally, there is a great profit motive on the part of "pesticide peddlers" to sell insecticides and insecticide application services, even unnecessary insecticides that waste homeowner time and money and needlessly contribute to pesticide over-use.

The full story on moles is in ISU Extension Pamphlet Pm-1302b, "Managing Iowa Wildlife: Moles." Below are discussion points about moles. The handy checklist makes a convenient guide for answering questions about moles.

Mole Musings...

Moles are mostly solitary. (1 acre land = approx. 3 moles) (It only looks like there are hundreds!)
The "Main Mole Meal" is earthworms supplemented with some insect larvae, centipedes, millipedes, and spiders
Moles eat more than their own weight in earthworms daily (HIGH metabolism!)
Having moles doesn't necessarily mean you have grubs
Applying insecticides for grubs will not solve the mole problem
Eliminating earthworms is neither practical or prudent. White grub insecticides do not control earthworms (fortunately!)
Moles DO NOT eat bulbs, roots, pets, or small children
Moles are active year-round
Activity near the surface occurs in early morning and late afternoon in the spring and fall and on cloudy, damp days of summer.
The rest of the year is spent in deep tunnels 6 - 24 inches under the surface.
Surface runways may be used only once
Main runways may be used for years
Moles are woodland/woodland edge critters
Well-drained, loamy soils are their favorite haunts
Moles are built for digging: They can dig surface runs at 1 ft. per minute!
Moles hear well, though they have no external ears
Moles see poorly (light/dark) as the eyes are covered with fused eyelids
Benefits of moles:

soil mixing
soil aeration
water penetration to deeper plant roots
some biological control of destructive insects such as cutworms

Problems moles cause:

disfigurement of lawns, golf courses, cemeteries
dislodge bulbs, roots, expose them to air
rarely, consume small plant roots

Mole control options:

Correctly identify the offending critter
Locate active, main runs
Decide if damage is worth the effort
Purchase and set mole traps, being careful to follow label directions.
If pit-fall trapping, relocate to a legal area at least several blocks away
Inspect lawn for grubs. Don't assume they are present. Treat with insecticide ONLY if white grubs are present
Maintain vigilance!

NON-Options (These "controls" do not work!)

Sonic, ultra-sonic and electromagnetic devices.
Repellents (early, encouraging results using castor oil repellent have not been consistent through further testing)
Chewing gum
Grain-based mole poisons
Gassing is only occasionally effective



This article originally appeared in the April 3, 1998 issue, pp. 34-35.Year of Publication: 
1998
Issue: 
IC-479(7) -- April 3, 1998
by Jim Pease, Donald Lewis, Department of Animal Ecology


~~There is No Way to keep moles out for good, they are always expanding their territories. Mole Baits (Poison) is ineffective...Only way to Guarantee a dead mole is to be able to see the dead mole...Trapping is the Guarantee of a dead mole.


The average 1 acre yard can have 1-5 moles active in it, they are territorial, solitary animals. One mole can cause 100 Feet of New Damage per day, dig an average of 18 Feet an hour, and travel over 80 Feet per minute in tunnel already built.

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Mole Article by TRapper

TRapper’s Wildlife Control we take pride in our Mole or Moles Control. Mole Eradicating Is our Goal for our clients Lawns in our professional Mole Control & Removal Extermination service. Yard Moles Control & Removal, Lawn Moles Control & Removal, and Pest Moles Control & Removal, are what many people refer to the Mole animal where they see damages in their lawn or yard. Moles in my yard is the common statement people make when they call about How to Get Rid of Moles, how to get rid of a mole or to Stop Moles in my yard or lawn. There are many ways people look to control or Exterminate moles and some of these are mole traps, mole poison, and mole removal devices designed to chase moles away, windmill for mole control, talpirid poison worms, moletox bait pills.
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Trapping a mole or moles is what we do when our clients got moles that are ruining or tearting up my or their yard or lawn. Mole damage comes in many forms such as mole runs, gopher mounds, (commonly mistaken for mole mounds), and mole tunnels and mole dumps. There are many things people hear about controlling and killing moles that are really a myth such as grub control, insect control, get rid of grubs, getting rid of grubs, and stop grubs in my lawn. How to kill moles is harder than one might think, it takes time and lots of experience to know where to set the mole trap.  In order to get rid of moles, control moles, and eradicate moles one must not get caught up in some of the other home remedies such as mole out, molex, mole away, moletox, talpirid, mole worms, mole poison worms, windmills for mole control, mole gel, kaput, and mole med.
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Trapping moles is the most effective method of control or abatement using traps such as the mole spear trap, mole out of sight trap, and the nash loop mole trap. A true mole professional must know his mole biology. Professional mole removal, professional mole control, professional mole eradication, we do them all @ CallTheTRapper.com. Mole problems generally show up as mole trails or a single mole trail. A Mole is a pest and they must have some form of control & Removal.  People offer refer to Josh Jones as the Moleman and the mole chaser when they have a problem mole or moles. We strive at keeping moles out to eliminate moles. They are referred to as mole pests and many times it takes yard pest control and lawn pest control to get the job done. Some other types of mole control that doesn’t work is electronic mole control, milky spore mole control, castor bean mole control, and other mole control home remedy or remedies. People just simply don’t have the mole facts they need to make an informed decision. We are a mole killer and it is our job to kill moles. Killing moles is what we do as a mole pro. They are known sometimes as a little lawn wrecker, lawn wrecker. They are sometimes mistaken for gopher tunnels. People hate moles digging in my yard as they make gopher holes or mole holes.
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Hire TRapper’s Wildlife Control to effectively remove moles to have an effective mole control. Moles eating my plants, moles eating my bulbs are what we often hear of moles doing however they are strictly insectivores, not eating any plant matter. Earthworms make up 80 to 90 Percent of the mole food source. Earthworms are the main reason for the mole activity in your yard. Scientific study shows Earthworms as the primary food source of the Mole.  At TRapper’s Wildlife Control we are your source for Effective Mole Control of the Eastern Mole.  www.CallTheTRapper.com Sorry, we do not have a mole relocation services at this time.    
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 Contact us today for a Free Consultation regarding your pest moles or voles problem.  CallTheTRapper.com  We Trap Moles and Voles  Although TRapper's Wildlife Control didn't have a booth at the Des Moines Home and Garden Show in February 2014, we support the ideas of the Mole Hunter Jeff Holper to resolving mole conflicts...The #1 solution to mole problems in your yard is trapping them and we specialize in doing just that.

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