The 'Trap Shy' Mole
For most jobs I attend I would expect to catch the offending mole on the first or second day after setting taps. Occasionally though some moles seem unusually wily and avoid the traps, often back filling them with mud to render them useless. There is always a common thread with these 'super moles' - people have already attempted to catch them! The first time a mole meets a trap should be the last, there should be no opportunity to 'learn a lesson'. A badly set or poor quality trap means a mole escapes that first encounter and now knows to avoid anything looking like a trap. These 'trap shy' moles are now much harder to catch than they should be. The best advice is to leave the mole alone and employ a professional to deal with it cleanly and efficiently and avoid creating a 'super mole'.