The British Traditional Molecatchers Register offers this as its official perspective on modern molecatching in Britain:
With the withdrawal of Strychnine for mole control the demand for the Traditional Molecatcher has risen and will rise in the future. Many of the pest control companies are abandoning mole control work because trapping is too time consuming for them, and gassing is not totally effective, and can only be used in certain locations, and weather conditions. Not so with the Traditional Molecatcher, these individuals are not fazed by many of the jobs put before them. They are experts at mole catching and are aware of all the associated problems.
BONUS: The next British traditional molecatching training course will be given on June 4 in Haxey, near Doncaster, Yorkshire.
(Thanks to Edible Geography for bringing the traditional molecatchers to our attention.)