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The Mole Trap SuperCat is effective and reliable

The SWISSINNO Mole Trap has the following features:

  • Quick and easy to set up and no great strength is needed.
  • Catches moles in both directions.
  • Gives a clear above-ground visual signal when it has been activated: the ‘wings’ drop down to the sides of the trap.
  • Safe for users and pets.
  • A serious weapon for use by hunters and professional pest controllers.
  • The trap integrates into the mole's tunnel network and needs no bait to work successfully.
  • When the mole nudges the set trap, it slams shut with great force and kills the mole instantly with a powerful blow.
  • It is efficient, effective, safe and environmentally friendly.

Potential damages caused by moles.

What significant damage moles can cause many affected people notice only too late. Therefore, here are some of the most common damages by moles:

  • Damage to drainage systems, watercourses, dam banks and coastal defences through tunnelling in flood banks etc.
  • Damage to grass airstrips, over-run areas around tar macadam runways, amenity and sporting grassland etc. Moles are a nuisance and a threat to safety by caus1ng unevenness and a risk of subsidence.
  • Damage to mowing and baling machines caused by molehills.
  • Reduced quantity and quality of silage, which can be spoilt and rendered unpalatable by contamination with the soil from molehills. Detrimental effect on animal production
  • Threat to hygiene in animal husbandry as the soil excavated by moles exposes foreign bodies including the causative agents of diseases, e.g. listeriosis or botulism, which might be ingested by grazing animals e.g. sheep, cattle and horses.
  • Damage to buried cables e.g. road traffic signal cables.
  • Trigger underground security systems.
  • Disturbance of archaeological strata.
  • Secondary use of mole tunnels. Weasels may use mole tunnels to gain access to game-bird rearing pens.
  • Moles and their tunnels can also be precursors of infestation by voles and field mice.

Control moles effectively

The SWISSINNO mole trap means you can combat moles in the garden, without the use of poison or pesticides. Like all our SuperCat products, the mole trap is extremely effective and rapidly achieves results. 

Once the mole trap is positioned and correctly installed in the passage system, the trap is active and catches the first mole as soon as it passes the trap. It does not matter from which direction the mole goes into the trap, since it is accessible from both sides. So you can combat moles without luring them with a bait.

Professional pest control 

Our intensive development and many years of experience have allowed SWISSINNO to develop an optimal mole trap, which is also used by pest control professionals. 

The trap works simply and effectively, kills moles quickly and is immediately ready for use again. Since it works without bait, poison or chemicals, our mole trap is extremely practical, environmentally friendly and requires no maintenance. All you have to do is check whether a mole has been caught and if this is the case, it must be removed and the trap re-set.

Professional accessories for the best application of the mole trap!

  • 24 cm long locating probe in steel
  • Hole digger cutting tool for 6 cm diameter hole made of reenforced plastic.

FAQs

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions

How to use the Trap properly.

Es lohnt sich beim Aufstellen der Falle mit größter Sorgfalt zu arbeiten und die folgenden Punkte genau zu beachten. Eine nachlässig aufgestellte Falle fängt nichts und im schlechtesten Fall wird der Maulwurf fallenscheu und kann nicht mehr ohne weiteres gefangen werden.

  1. Geeigneten Tunnel mit Suchstab finden.
  2. Tunnel etwa 10 cm weit öffnen und Gangverlauf prüfen.
  3. Gangöffnung mit loser Erde auffüllen.
  4. Falle in die lose Erde stecken, Gangrichtung beachten.
  5. Falle 3x schnappen lassen.
  6. Seiten der Falle mit loser Erde abdecken.
  7. Nachkontrolle nach 2-3 Tagen.

1.) Geeigneten Tunnel mit Suchstab finden:
Gut geeignet sind Gänge in einer Tiefe von 5-15cm, mit waagrechtem geradem Verlauf und ohne Verzweigung. Solche Gänge findet man leicht zwischen den Maulwurfhaufen. Dazu mit dem Suchstab in Bereich zwischen zwei möglichst frischen Haufen in den Boden stechen. Wenn man ohne Widerstand einbricht hat man einen Tunnel getroffen.

 

2.) Tunnel etwa 10 cm weit öffnen und Gangverlauf prüfen:
Mit dem Lochschneider aus dem Zubehörset den Gang soweit öffnen, dass die Falle gerade in das Loch passt. Mit den Fingern oder Suchstab die Gangtiefe und die Richtung prüfen. Wenn der Gang an der Stelle gerade ist und nicht zu tief kann hier die Falle eingesetzt werden. Wenn der Gang nicht geeignet ist, die Öffnung wieder verschliessen und bessere Stelle suchen.
 

3.) Gangöffnung mit loser Erde auffüllen
Die Öffnung mit loser Erde, z.B. vom nächsten Maulwurfhaufen locker auffüllen, aber nicht festdrücken. Keine Steine oder ähnliches mit einfüllen, das könnte die Falle blockkieren. Es macht nichts, wenn dabei ein bisschen Erde in die beiden Gangöffnungen gelangt. Die Erde tarnt die Metallteile der Falle. Wenn man die Falle ohne diese Tarnung in die Öffnung steckt wird der Maulwurf die Falle in den meisten Fällen von weitem als Fremdkörper erkennen, die Falle verwühlen und einen Umgehungstunnel unter oder neben der Falle graben. Wenn dagegen ein Tunnel scheinbar mit Erde verstopft ist, löst das beim Maulwurf kein Abwehrverhalten aus, sondern er versucht den Tunnel zu reparieren und löst dabei zuverlässig die Falle aus.
 

4.) Falle in die lose Erde stecken, Gangrichtung beachten und spannen
Die Falle in die Öffnung stecken, leicht nach unten drücken und aufspannen. Beim Spannen drücken sich die Klemmarme der Falle in die Tunnelwand und der Auslöser geht nach unten. Wenn der Boden sehr fest ist klappt es vielleicht nicht auf Anhieb. Einfach nochmal spannen, und ein bisschen drücken bis der Boden nachgibt. Die Metallenden der Falle sollen satt am Tunnelboden aufsitzen aber nicht zu tief hineingedrückt werden.
 

5.) Falle 3x schnappen lassen
Durch leichtes drücken an den Plastikenden die Falle 2-3 mal zuschnappen lassen und wieder aufspannen. Dadurch wird sichergestellt, dass die Falle nicht blockiert ist und einwandfrei und leicht schließt.
 

6.) Seiten der Falle mit loser Erde abdecken
An den Seiten der Falle etwas lose Erde anhäufen um den Tunnel ganz abzudecken bzw. zu verschließen. Die Falle ist jetzt optimal gestellt.
Maulwurffalle Falle stellen 


7.) Nachkontrolle nach 2-3 Tagen
In den meisten Fällen ist der Maulwurf nach ein bis zwei Tagen gefangen. Von oben ist leicht erkennbar ob die Falle ausgelöst hat. Beim Herausziehen der Falle, die Plastikhälften der Falle so zusammendrücken, dass der Maulwurf festgehalten wird und sich aus dem Tunnel ziehen lässt. Wenn die Falle ausgelöst hat, aber kein Tier gefangen wurde, die Falle nochmal in einem anderen Tunnel aufstellen. Dazu am besten wieder nach den aktuellsten Maulwurfhaufen oder Gängen suchen. Wenn die Falle nach 2-3 Tagen nicht ausgelöst hat ist es ebenfalls sinnvoll, den Standort zu wechseln. 
Es kommt manchmal vor, dass ein Maulwurf erst nach vielen Tagen oder Wochen in die Falle geht, aber anstatt so lange zu warten ist es schneller die Falle besser zu platzieren.

What damage can moles cause?
How do you recognise a mole infestation?
How many moles live in a den?

Moles are loners apart from when it's mating season. The males are raised only by their mothers. From August onwards, the young animals leave the mother's den and migrate at night, preferably in the rain, and look for their own territory.

How many traps should one use in the garden?

In a normal house garden with an area of approx. 200–500 m², there is usually only one mole present and a single trap is sufficient.

How long does it take to make a single catch?

In most cases, the mole is caught after one or two days. If the trap, once set, is unchanged after two to three days, move it to another location.

How can you tell the difference between a mole and a vole?
  • Voles, field mice, and moles often appear simultaneously in the garden.
  • Moles and voles can easily be distinguished from the typical heaps and passages relative to each animal
 Vole

Mole 

Erdhaufen 
  • Earth mound 
  • Flat irregular.
  • Usually penetrated by grass or roots.
  • 2-3 large mounds and several small mounds. 
  • Sideways passage.
  • Crumbly material is removed with the mouth or scraped.
  • High and round, only earth and stones.
  • Lots of fairly uniform mounds at regular intervals.
  • Passage goes from the middle downwards.
Burrow test

The burrow test can be used on the one hand to determine whether a tunnel is even in use, and on the other hand to distinguish whether it belongs to a vole or a mole. The burrow test involves opening the tunnel in question. Moles and voles do not like such openings in their tunnel systems. Voles react very quickly to this disturbance and close the opening within a few minutes. With moles, it takes considerably longer – hours or even 1–2 days – until openings are closed again. If there is no reaction at all, the tunnel is not in use.

Care of the traps:
  • The traps should be rinsed after use, solely with water. Do not use soap or a cleaning agent. 
  • The traps must never be oiled, even with odourless oil. Oil would impair proper functioning.
The trap has been messed up by burrowing. Why is that?

Then you probably forgot to fill up the hole around the trap with loose soil. The earth camouflages
the metal parts of the trap. If you place the trap in the opening without this camouflage, the mole
will in most cases recognise the trap from afar as a foreign object, will mess the trap up with its
burrowing, and dig a bypass tunnel under or next to the trap. If, on the other hand, a tunnel
appears to be clogged with earth, no defensive behaviour is triggered on the part of the mole, but
rather, it attempts to repair the tunnel, unfailingly setting off the trap in the process.

The trap has been triggered but no mole caught. Why would that be?

Check the hole after pulling out the trap. 

It could be that the mole was not pulled out with the trap and is still in the passage.

If a mole has set off the trap but not been caught, there is usually a new passageway next to or underneath the trap. In this case, reset the trap in a different location. When setting it up, ensure that the metal ends of the clamps are well seated on the floor of the tunnel.

After several failed attempts, the mole will usually completely ignore the trap. And then the trick with the earth will not help any more.

The trap is triggered very easily; pets, children or passers-by could also be the cause.

Can moles transmit diseases to humans and animals?

Moles are not explicitly known for being carriers of disease, but as with all other wild animals, unnecessary contact with the skin should be avoided.  For this reason, gloves should always be worn when setting traps, and the hands and arms should be thoroughly washed after working.

Tricks that help when a mole cannot be caught:

Moles are naturally suspicious loners and are not easy to catch. What's more, from time to time it can happen that an animal sets off traps, escapes, and then becomes trap-shy. You can find a few "insider tips" from professionals here.

It can help to open the passage using the hole cutter 15cm ahead of and behind the trap. The additional openings distract the mole from the trap. 

Another trick is to not only lay traps, but at the same time to damage the rest of the tunnel system as much as possible. Tread into all mounds and surface passages and damage deeper passages with the search rod. This massive disturbance can also distract from the trap.

The use of Solar Mole Repellers can also lead to improved success at catching. The disturbing noises distract the mole and make it more careless.

    If all this does not help, experienced trap-layers take a two-week break and try a different trap model.

    What significant damage moles can cause many affected people notice only too late
    • Therefore, here are some of the most common damages by moles:
    • Damage to drainage systems, watercourses, dam banks and coastal defences through tunnelling in flood banks etc.
    • Damage to grass airstrips, over-run areas around tar macadam runways, amenity and sporting grassland etc. Moles are a nuisance and a threat to safety by caus1ng unevenness and a risk of subsidence.
    • Damage to mowing and baling machines caused by molehills.
    • Reduced quantity and quality of silage, which can be spoilt and rendered unpalatable by contamination with the soil from molehills. Detrimental effect on animal production
    • Threat to hygiene in animal husbandry as the soil excavated by moles exposes foreign bodies including the causative agents of diseases, e.g. listeriosis or botulism, which might be ingested by grazing animals e.g. sheep, cattle and horses.
    • Damage to buried cables e.g. road traffic signal cables.
    • Trigger underground security systems.
    • Disturbance of archaeological strata.
    • Secondary use of mole tunnels. Weasels may use mole tunnels to gain access to game-bird rearing pens.
    • Moles and their tunnels can also be precursors of infestation by voles and field mice.
    Structure of a Mole’s Residence

    A.) Feeding tunnel

    B.) Earth molehill

    C.) Laufgang

    D.) Travel runway

    E.) Food storeroom

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