Moles

THOUGH Rarely, if ever, seen, moles seem to have a place in the hearts of the british people. Perhaps due to old books and stories, we often don't see moles as pests. Unfortunately, they can prove highly problematic.

Moles tunnel using their large two front paws to scrape away the earth and feel along tunnels with their snouts and whiskers. Because of the absence of light within their living conditions, moles have very poor eyesight so very rarely will you see mole activity above ground.

In rural areas especially, moles can cause considerable damage to your garden/land by tunnelling through the soil. With heavy infestations, the ground can become unstable, and holes may appear not only damaging the foundations of your property but also creating safety risks.

Moles live a solitary existence, except for the mating season (between February and June). Each one creates an extensive network of permanent and feeding tunnels. That's when you’re most likely to notice the effects of garden moles on your land. 

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INFESTATION IDENTIFICATION

It really is all about molehills with this one.

MoleHills

Molehills are the name given to fresh mounds of earth that spring up overnight on lawns and other grassy areas. It’s unlikely that you will ever see moles as they rarely venture above ground.

NEW Molehills

Newly formed molehills will have loose, damp soil between the blades of grass, whereas the soil on older hills will have become flatter and more compacted.

MOLE TUNNELS

Distinctive raised ridges are also caused by the extensive tunneling of moles. Mole runs disturb roots and can hinder growth in crops, flowering plants and lawn areas.

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DOMESTIC SERVICES

There is little that can be done to prevent moles from entering an area. They often move in from adjacent woodland and banks.

However, getting them dealt with promptly will save money in the long run

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AGRICULTURE

Protecting Your YIELDS

If your business has a garden, agricultural or woodland area, it’s likely that you take pride in them as an attractive feature to your business.

MOLE CONTROL FOr BUSINESS

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SPORTS FIELDS

Moles can cause major issues with sports clubs. Not only do they create unsightly mounds on the turf, but they also can create trip and fall hazards. 

Don't take any chances with your athletes, get in touch today.

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GOLF COURSES

The last thing you want members to see when they're playing a few rounds of golf is mole mounds on the green. 

The earlier you get moles dealt with, the less they cost in the long run.

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AGRICULTURE

Moles cause a lot of problems for farmers, including contamination of silage with soil particles, making it unpalatable to livestock. They also create fall hazards for animals, as the mole tunnels weaken the earth.

TECHNIQUES EMPLOYED

SPRING TRAPS

Spring traps are placed in the tunnel system between molehills; they are marked with small flags for location later.

We re-visit within 24 hours of traps being set and reinspect all traps for either the pest caught in the traps or disturbance at the trap.

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