The Mole Run Probe is an essential piece of equipment when dealing with moles. In order to trap moles, you need to know where their runs are located and this can take time (as a rule, moles create their runs in very circuitous routes). This well made and robust run-discovery probe provides a unique and labour saving addition when locating a Beagle Mole Trap or any other mole trap. It allows you to quickly locate mole runs so that you can set traps with the minimum of fuss and effort.
You wake up to an mole invasion on your hitherto beautifully manicured lawn! So out with the traps and on the attack!
You know that you have got to place your traps between a couple of mole hills (you would be amazed as to how many people think you should place a trap in the mole hill which in reality is only a spoil heap on a cul de sac!) but what you soon realise is that two hills are not necessarily joined by a tunnel between them, running on a straight line. You must appreciate that when a mole is tunnelling it is actually foraging randomly for sustenance, usually worms, so it can be all over the place between two hills. Therefore locating the precise direction of the tunnel is of primary importance.
So you need a probe.
Now I will admit that in the past I have used anything that comes to hand, a bamboo cane or stick that in hard ground usually breaks. A long screwdriver, or a straightened out coat hanger or even my late grandmothers knitting needles. Or even just a piece of straight metal rod of reasonable diameter. But there is nothing like a decent piece of kit designed and made for the job, Let me explain.
You need probe of the right length and strength so that it is not back breaking and is not going to bend or break under pressure.
A decent comfortable wooden handle and a metal shaft 65cms and 50mm thick is ideal for most purposes.
But here is the key to it..
The bullet head: Literally it looks like one. Pointed at the tip of 7mm diameter and 50 mm length welded to the end of the 50 mm shaft. When pushed into the ground when it locates the run it gives instantly and is not restrained by the friction of a single shaft.