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Mole Control - Trapping Techniques

Our comprehensive Mole Control - Trapping Techniques course is aimed at learners who wish to develop their skills in controlling moles using physical methods. The training will give you the knowledge to be able to plan and carry out mole control. It will provide you with a full working knowledge of both preventative and curative methods to be able to plan, implement and monitor a control programme that is appropriate to the specific situation using efficient and safe methods and with due regard to the environment.

The training will cover the biology of moles providing an understanding of the reasons why they need to be controlled, legislation associated with moles that you need to be aware of when controlling them, the types of non-chemical methods available to control moles and when it would be appropriate to use each method, this will be encompassed with practical activities during the training. 

The training is suitable to learners new to trapping moles or anyone who wishes to develop their skills further in the techniques used to trap moles effectively. 

This is an assessed course, on successful completion you will recieve a certificate of training from a nationally recognised awarding organisation.   

Anyone wishing to use metallic phosphides (aluminium phosphide) should take The Safe Use of Aluminium Phosphide for Vertebrate Pest Control training and Level 2 Award in The Safe use of Aluminium Phosphide for Vertebrate Pest Control

Who is it for?

Our comprehensive training is aimed at anyone who wishes to control moles using physical methods either commercially or as an interest.

This training will appeal to people in agriculture, horticulture, sports management and related industries where moles may pose a nuisance causing damage to crops and turf. 

What will you get from it?

  • Identify moles and the typical symptoms of the damage caused.
  • Identify the degree and source of the infestation for moles.
  • State the legislative obligations and responsibilities relevant to the control of moles.
  • Describe the lifestyles, habit and habitats of moles.
  • Plan, implement and monitor an effective control programme for moles.
  • Select and carry out the most appropriate methods of mole control, in line with current legal guidelines and recognised good practice.
  • Ensure that all control operations safeguard humans, creatures, plants and the environment.

Course sessions:

  • The importance and biology of moles
  • The legislation associated with mole control
  • The use of physical methods in mole control

The things you need to know:

Duration: 0.5 Days
Notional Level:
Assessment type:
Pre-requisites:
Delivery method: Classroom/Practical
Max no of learners: 8
Cost: Cost is determined by your training provider. To find your nearest provider visit the ‘Where can I get qualified’ tab
Cost: Cost is determined by your training provider. To find your nearest provider visit the ‘Where can I do this course’ tab.

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