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bodger

I'm going to set some mole traps today.

Its a job that I've been putting off for months and months. I quite like moles but we seem to have one or two too many at the moment.

I think I've got about half a dozen traps out the many I used to have when I trpped them as part of my pest control business. I'll have to root them out and get them dusted off today. I havent been able to set them this week, because I've been creosoting chicken sheds and the smell has been on my hands.
I don't know about the moles detecting the scent but I've actually been having to sleep with my hands under the bed clothes.
welshboy

The mind boggles !
Bazzer

Don't sound like it's his mind Bodger Boggles with.
bodger

I'm already fairly well preserved.
Bazzer

So are Prunes mate!
matt the rat

Bodger; if you want top quality traps, that can be used straight out of the box with no 'tweaking' or weathering, try the flat pack co.

https://www.theflatpack.co.uk/merchantmanager/index.php?cPath=3

I use these traps exclusively now, running 150+ traps at a time.

The price is sensible too ;)
bodger

Hardly one small step for man and certainly not one giant leap for mankind but I caught the mole this morning thats been terrorising our back garden.
It was a bit unusual though, in as much as the animal was still alive and kicking. The trap had caught it by the front paddle. I've caught a few hundred moles in my time, but this is the first time that its happened.
Bazzer

Front Paddle?
bodger

The front appendages of a mole look like paddles. They use them to paddle the soil out of their way.
hopefullbry

Hopefully get my 4x4 quad runinng next week to get out on the farms for the moles. Just made a load of markers out of ss, just need some bright  ribbon/ tape to attach to the markers.

Bry
bodger

Yup I'm forever losing mine.
Moley

What traps do you use bodge?
BTMR

Molecatching

One of our members would be happy to make their services available to you - if that would help. Just look up your nearest one on our website.
Regards
BTMR
www.britishmolecatchers.co.uk
bodger

As a one time pest controller, I used to make part of my living catching them, so it would be a bit of an embarressment actually employing someone else but thanks all the same.
BTMR

Fully understand.   Good luck.

Regards
BTMR
matt the rat

Welcome to the forum BTMR.

I'm a full time pest controller, and a significant amount of our turnover comes from mole trapping.

I've been considering joining the BTMR, but I'm at a loss to understand the reason for the high membership fee.

Is the BTMR a trade body?  An organisation?  Or a business?

I can see that you have a website, and put potential customers in touch with members, but what else does that 75 get you?

Perhaps you could explain what exactly you get for your money when joining?  There are quite a few amateur and professional mole catchers on this forum who may be considering it too.
pestie

im with you matt i to have been thinking about joining but as you say 75 is alot of money
mole trapper

75       every time i read that it kills me, better off getting 2 seperate parish mags with 6 months advertising in both for that, instead of maybe getting your money back you would "should" get at least 12 jobs.
Or/ aswell get yourself on the guild of mole catchers FREE, picked up a couple of jobs from there, funny enough picked up a rabbit job through there today.
Moley

It would be interesting to see what benefits mole catchers get from being a member. The average punter with a mole is more likely to ask friends and neighbors who they use rather than look for a national register which they probably don't know even exists.
hopefullbry

Haven't set a trap in 3weeks here     its so wet  i seen the moles going  about  in submarines.

And my quad all all ready as well to get going          
pestie

mole trapper wrote:
75 every time i read that it kills me, better off getting 2 seperate parish mags with 6 months advertising in both for that, instead of maybe getting your money back you would "should" get at least 12 jobs.
Or/ aswell get yourself on the guild of mole catchers FREE, picked up a couple of jobs from there, funny enough picked up a rabbit job through there today.


funny that mole trapper someone else said more or less the same thing to me today so i think i be keeping my money in my pocket for abit longer

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