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#2950734 - 01/15/12 09:32 PM Re: The Mighty Mole Trappers Thread [Re: LT GREY]
SteveAlban Offline
trapper

Registered: 06/10/10
Loc: Palo Alto, California
River rat is right, we professional ADC guys trap moles because people are willing to pay us to do it.

But why do our clients want to get rid of them? I trap both gophers and moles, and the gophers eat and kill plants, so there's no question about getting rid of them in a landscape. You really have to get rid of them, as they are so destructive. Moles don't eat plants, they eat worms and insects, but they can do a lot of cosmetic damage to a landscape. Personally, I don't care that much about mole signs in my own yard, but the cosmetic damage that moles do does matter a lot to some people. We professional mole trappers tend to wind up working for fairly wealthy folks who have put a lot of money into having a nice looking garden, and the simply don't want to see the disruption and dirt piles that moles cause. It's important to them, and that's what matters.
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#2950959 - 01/16/12 12:50 AM Re: The Mighty Mole Trappers Thread [Re: LT GREY]
Jerry Westin Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/17/08
Loc: Portland Oregon
Steve is right, in my own yard they can dig anywhere but my lawn. I have Cemeteries and Parks as my clients and not only do the
mounds look unsightly they cause major problems with mowing. Most people either catch their own moles or just let them alone, but the
few that call us usually have big bucks in their landscaping. That is why without a large population it would be difficult to trap moles and
make any profit.

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#3027329 - 02/20/12 10:34 AM Re: The Mighty Mole Trappers Thread [Re: Jerry Westin]
LT GREY Offline
trapper

Registered: 04/09/07
Loc: Central Ohio
Originally Posted By: Jerry Westin
Steve is right, in my own yard they can dig anywhere but my lawn. I have Cemeteries and Parks as my clients and not only do the
mounds look unsightly they cause major problems with mowing. Most people either catch their own moles or just let them alone, but the
few that call us usually have big bucks in their landscaping. That is why without a large population it would be difficult to trap moles and
make any profit.


x2 !

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#3029654 - 02/21/12 08:55 AM Re: The Mighty Mole Trappers Thread [Re: LT GREY]
Robb Russell Offline


Registered: 03/28/07
Loc: Gainesville, Alachua, Florida,...
Mighty Mole Trappers Night 2012

I can already tell you that if mole trapping is your thing then this Next Sunday Night is your night. I even have a few surprise guests so don't even miss a minute of this weeks podcast Sunday Feb 26, 2012 8 PM EST Podcast.
http://www.skinnymoose.com/wildlifepro/2012/02/21/next-sunday-is-mighty-mole-trappers-night-2012/

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#3032314 - 02/22/12 12:11 PM Re: The Mighty Mole Trappers Thread [Re: LT GREY]
Robb Russell Offline


Registered: 03/28/07
Loc: Gainesville, Alachua, Florida,...
Steve Albano of Trapline Products is one of my guests this Sunday night. I have the first podcast ready for download here http://www.skinnymoose.com/wildlifepro/2...s-podcast-2012/ I ever did with him and how he got into the mole trapping business. Listen and learn from his mole and pocket gopher trapping business story April 13, 2008
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#3040469 - 02/26/12 01:25 PM Re: The Mighty Mole Trappers Thread [Re: LT GREY]
Robb Russell Offline


Registered: 03/28/07
Loc: Gainesville, Alachua, Florida,...
Just a reminder we only do moles one night a year and tonight is the night.

Here is a list of all the podcasts we have done in the past. Tonight's podcast will be added to our mole trapping archive here. http://moletrapper.us/podcasts/
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#3041685 - 02/27/12 07:42 AM Re: The Mighty Mole Trappers Thread [Re: LT GREY]
Robb Russell Offline


Registered: 03/28/07
Loc: Gainesville, Alachua, Florida,...
My thanks to Jordan Budenski who stopped by and told us about his new trap attachment for the Victor OOS.

STAINLESS STEEL UPGRADE KITS FOR THE OOS THAT WILL VIRTUALLY STOP TRAP MAINTENANCE AND INCREASE CAPTURES WITH A MORE CONSISTANT TRAP PAN TENSION.

I was also joined by Stephen Albano , Alan Huot, David Mcleod and Mike Kerr.

Listen to the podcast here. http://moletrapper.us/podcasts/mighty-mole-trapping-night-2012/
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#3050645 - 03/02/12 10:27 AM Re: The Mighty Mole Trappers Thread [Re: LT GREY]
b fuller Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/04/11
Loc: UK

A few I got the other day from a couple of fields. I'm averaging 80+a week.

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#3051952 - 03/02/12 09:28 PM Re: The Mighty Mole Trappers Thread [Re: b fuller]
BUD25 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/26/08
Loc: southern Minnesota
awesome, duffus, and talpex traps of choice?
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#3052874 - 03/03/12 12:02 PM Re: The Mighty Mole Trappers Thread [Re: LT GREY]
SteveAlban Offline
trapper

Registered: 06/10/10
Loc: Palo Alto, California
Hey thanks for posting the pic B fuller. Look how many mole mounds there are in the background of the picture. Amazing.

What factors influence when you use the duffus and when you use the talpex, and which trap do you use more often?
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#3052881 - 03/03/12 12:08 PM Re: The Mighty Mole Trappers Thread [Re: BUD25]
b fuller Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/04/11
Loc: UK
Originally Posted By: BUD25
awesome, duffus, and talpex traps of choice?
Yes BUD, i try to use the duffus types firstly on the agricultural jobs at this time of year, then follow up with the talpex for any 'difficult' critters.

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#3052892 - 03/03/12 12:14 PM Re: The Mighty Mole Trappers Thread [Re: SteveAlban]
b fuller Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/04/11
Loc: UK
Originally Posted By: SteveAlban
Hey thanks for posting the pic B fuller. Look how many mole mounds there are in the background of the picture. Amazing.

What factors influence when you use the duffus and when you use the talpex, and which trap do you use more often?


Hi Steve, i got 38 out of that field alone, theres well over 600 mole hills in that one field. Never seen anything like it.

On a 'domestic' job when theres going to be one or two moles i generally use the talpex mainly, but with the odd duffus, but on agricultural stuff i hit 'em real heavy with the duffus, each one fine tuned, then any clever 'trap-fillers' are dealt with by the Talpex on the next trip round. Duffus are very very good traps and you can catch a mole in each side. At this time of year doubles are common. I have done four jobs today, two farm jobs and a private freebie for a friend and lifted 8 traps on another place that had 5 moles in them.
IMO the pro's of Duffus type are:
Cheap to buy.
easy to set.
can double catch.
light to carry.

cons: can be backfilled by the suspicious mole.

I will post some more photies when i get onto the next big job this week.

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#3056582 - 03/05/12 09:43 AM Re: The Mighty Mole Trappers Thread [Re: LT GREY]
LT GREY Offline
trapper

Registered: 04/09/07
Loc: Central Ohio
Steve, how about re-posting your video on here about HOW TO SET ALBANO TRAPS.
I get a pm every few weeks from trappers asking me how to set one..
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#3056699 - 03/05/12 11:01 AM Re: The Mighty Mole Trappers Thread [Re: LT GREY]
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"Professor"

Registered: 12/22/06
Loc: Lower Alabama (Daleville)
Steve is probably busy setting and checking traps. Here is the link to a couple of his videos- http://www.traplineproducts.com/moles.html
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#3074487 - 03/14/12 12:14 PM Re: The Mighty Mole Trappers Thread [Re: LT GREY]
b fuller Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/04/11
Loc: UK
Another day, another dollar.

Busy at this time of year with the phone red-hot. First job was an airport, just the final lifting of the traps, i got four moles, so that's that for another year. Then onto a dairy farm where i got a good haul yesterday.Managed to trap a few more including two in the Talpa's. Then straight onto a place with a million and one mole hills. The trap to moles ratio was poor and we only lifted 8 moles out of 30 traps! But theres always tomorrow i guess, every day can't be a good one for numbers.
Heres a few piccys, that's if anyones interested. Bobby.




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#3078897 - 03/17/12 09:26 AM Re: The Mighty Mole Trappers Thread [Re: LT GREY]
LT GREY Offline
trapper

Registered: 04/09/07
Loc: Central Ohio
Very nice !

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#3079393 - 03/17/12 06:50 PM Re: The Mighty Mole Trappers Thread [Re: LT GREY]
Nic Pallo Offline
trapper

Registered: 06/09/10
Loc: Finger Lakes Region, NY
Nice indeed!

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#3080335 - 03/18/12 01:27 PM Re: The Mighty Mole Trappers Thread [Re: LT GREY]
ponyboy Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/23/11
Loc: New York
I would like more info on pricing. I read the whole post and may have missed pricing options. PM if you like.

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#3080591 - 03/18/12 05:25 PM Re: The Mighty Mole Trappers Thread [Re: ponyboy]
Mike K. Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/11/10
Loc: SW Missouri
Pricing - only you can price your services. This topic is kind of redundant like many others and there is info in the archives that may help you estimate what you should charge. Only you will know the true cost of doing business once you start. For starters, if you are going to work from home, your initial costs will include equipment, insurance, vehicle/fuel/maintenance, advertising, cell phone(s), office supplies/equipment, educational materials, memberships and various software, contracts or forms. Then you have to factor in the demographics and competition for your area and try to conclude what you can reasonably charge in order to compete, draw a fair wage and grow your business. Then there are taxes, accountants, attorneys and aspirin as needed for all the headaches you will get. ;-)
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#3080601 - 03/18/12 05:36 PM Re: The Mighty Mole Trappers Thread II [Re: G Hanold]
warrior Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/28/07
Loc: Georgia
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Yeah, I figured that. What I'm curious about is in everything I've studied they must raise a tunnel or make a series of mounds if tunneling more than a few inches deep. What do they do with their diggings to get under the approx. 60ft. of paved parking lot?


In my almost a decade of time doing nuisance work I have seen a grand total of one job that had mounds but this is in Alabama and Georgia.


Edited by warrior (03/18/12 05:36 PM)
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