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Mole Trapper - Sammamish Area
« on: March 27, 2019, 12:22:20 PM »
Anyone specialize in moles and  in the Sammamish area?  Let me know.  Elderly couple needs a hand.


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Re: Mole Trapper - Sammamish Area
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2019, 01:13:31 PM »
You do know it is illegal don't you? While other members of the forum seem to be OK with bragging about their prowess at trapping moles I doubt anyone with a business is going to put themselves in the cross hairs of enforcement by putting that out on the forum. DFW may turn a blind eye to homeowners but businesses that have trapped moles for hire have been ticketed.
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Re: Mole Trapper - Sammamish Area
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2019, 01:24:11 PM »
How do people legally get rid of moles?

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Re: Mole Trapper - Sammamish Area
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2019, 01:51:59 PM »
Legally?  They don't!
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Re: Mole Trapper - Sammamish Area
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2019, 01:54:36 PM »
How do people legally get rid of moles?

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Re: Mole Trapper - Sammamish Area
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2019, 08:51:15 PM »
Bruce, I was expecting a WCO to reply if there was one in that area that handled moles.  Are you saying they cannot be nuisance trapped?
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Re: Mole Trapper - Sammamish Area
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2019, 09:07:15 PM »
Bruce, I was expecting a WCO to reply if there was one in that area that handled moles.  Are you saying they cannot be nuisance trapped?
There are no legal traps I know of that will catch moles. You cannot get a Special Trapping permit for any traps that are mole traps. If you are successfully trapping moles you are committing a Gross Misdemeanor.
I know of two WCOs convicted under this statute. Besides the fine you will lose your WCO permit if convicted.
Even at that, I know there are some that do it. I would not expect them to post about it though. 
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Re: Mole Trapper - Sammamish Area
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2019, 05:16:41 AM »
Yep, never really thought through the legality of the mole traps for WCO work.  Knew that guys had got in trouble but equated it to not having the permits in place.   

I have seen foot holds work for them, but it was a frustrating endeavor.  I bet those Koros could be successful.
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Re: Mole Trapper - Sammamish Area
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2019, 05:40:11 AM »
You do know it is illegal don't you? While other members of the forum seem to be OK with bragging about their prowess at trapping moles I doubt anyone with a business is going to put themselves in the cross hairs of enforcement by putting that out on the forum. DFW may turn a blind eye to homeowners but businesses that have trapped moles for hire have been ticketed.
How many times have you seen private home owners ticketed for trapping moles? Have you elderly friends get a trap on Amazon like that was talked about in an earlier thread and get rid of them. :twocents:

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Re: Mole Trapper - Sammamish Area
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2019, 07:34:59 AM »
Yes there are legal traps for moles.

It's the body gripping ones that are illegal.

Anyways you can get the illegal ones at any hardware store. I guess people from Oregon are buying them  :P

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Re: Mole Trapper - Sammamish Area
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2019, 08:15:29 AM »
Yes there are legal traps for moles.

Which ones you talking about?  i'd be interested in a Washington legal Mole trap that is effective.
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Re: Mole Trapper - Sammamish Area
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2019, 08:43:35 AM »
This is a law that it's never going to be enforced it's only there to make bunny Huggers feel good about themselves. Go buy yourself a gopher Hawk Kit from Ace Hardware and kill all the moles you can seeout there.

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Re: Mole Trapper - Sammamish Area
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2019, 09:22:16 AM »
That's NOT what Bruce is saying guys, he's saying a person running a business WILL get jammed up.  He's not talking about individual homeowners.  If a WCO advertisaed mole removal, he would 100% pop up on their radar and would get a citation and would lose his WCO License.
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Re: Mole Trapper - Sammamish Area
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2019, 11:53:08 AM »
You do know it is illegal don't you? While other members of the forum seem to be OK with bragging about their prowess at trapping moles I doubt anyone with a business is going to put themselves in the cross hairs of enforcement by putting that out on the forum. DFW may turn a blind eye to homeowners but businesses that have trapped moles for hire have been ticketed.
How many times have you seen private home owners ticketed for trapping moles? Have you elderly friends get a trap on Amazon like that was talked about in an earlier thread and get rid of them. :twocents:
I have never heard of a home owner getting a citation for this. WCOs I have. Would you advertise on a public forum you were breaking the law? A lot more than a fine at stake here for a WCO. They could lose their livelihood.
Yes there are legal traps for moles.

It's the body gripping ones that are illegal.

Anyways you can get the illegal ones at any hardware store. I guess people from Oregon are buying them  :P
It is technically conceivable you could use a cage trap. Never heard of it being done successfully. Clue us in if you know of a legal method that works.
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Re: Mole Trapper - Sammamish Area
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2019, 12:19:20 PM »
Perhaps this is the answer.   :chuckle:



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