Mole Pest Control

Why are moles a problem?

Positive Environmental are experts when it comes to mole control. Whether you have a mole problem in the garden on your farm, golf course or amenity land, we will:

People, animals, can be affected when the tunnels created by moles give way.

Moles make a mess of lawns and gardens. Their tunneling and burrowing activities push up earth from below your lawn to make mole hills. Professional mole control solutions such as trapping and fumigation will help you get rid of moles quickly and easily before they destroy your lawn or garden completely.

Our mole catchers are often asked why moles dig up lawns and gardens in the first place. The answer is in their search for earthworms.

Earthworms are a primary food source for moles. The moles establish an underground hub just below the surface of a grassy lawn. They then push out a network of tunnels, using the grass roots as a support structure for the tunnels. Earthworms working through the top layer of the soil fall into these tunnels, providing moles with a tasty meal.

mole pest control

As every good gardener knows earthworms are great for aerating soil. It therefore makes much more sense to get rid of moles rather than the earthworms.

Positive Environmental are expert when it comes to mole control. Whether you have a mole problem in the garden, farm land, we will: -

  • Identify the extent of your mole problem. This includes a detailed search for moles in hedgerows
  • Determine the most appropriate mole extermination treatment: fumigation or traps
  • Arrange to revisit you to ensure that the treatment has been effective, and set more traps or apply more fumigation where activity is continuing
  • Give you information and advice on moles and their activities to help you spot a potential mole problem in the making

Our mole control service is available 24/7. We operate a fixed and fair price policy for the best value for money mole control service in Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and the West Midlands please get in touch today.

Aluminium Phosphide for controlling moles

Positive Environmental are able to offer the highly effective option of aluminium phosphide gassing of moles.

Facts on Moles

Damage caused by Moles Mole hills can spoil the look of a lawn, park or golf course. Stones can damage grass cutting blades and soil will spoil grass silage.

Territory

Each mole has its own burrow system, a network of firm-walled tunnels. The tunnels are about 5cm wide, 4cm high and may be over 70 metres long; they vary in depth from just beneath the surface of the ground to about 70cm. When digging close to the surface, the moles push the displaced soil up vertical tunnels and these form the familiar molehills. The territories of several moles may overlap, but the residents avoid each other if they can, except in the breeding season. If two males meet, they may fight fiercely, which can result in death.

Daily Life

Moles are active by day and by night, almost continuously digging their tunnels and searching for food. They are active for about four hours at a time and then rest for a similar length of time. A mole will die of starvation if it does not eat every few hours.

It finds food by running along its tunnels and eating up any earthworms, beetle larvae, slugs etc, which have fallen from the walls. A mole probably eats at least half its own body weight a day. When earthworms are plentiful, during autumn and winter, the mole makes stores of them, biting off their heads and pushing them into the ground for eating later. A mole can run backwards through tunnels and turn right round by doing a somersault! Its velvety fur lies backwards or forwards so that it does not become stuck against the tunnel walls when squeezing through them.

The eyes of the mole are very tiny but sight is not important to an animal that lives in darkness for most of the time. It does not have a good sense of smell or hearing but it is extremely sensitive to touch and can sense vibrations in the soil around it. Sensitive whiskers help it to find its way about and detect food and water; it is also helped by thousands of very sensitive, tiny hairs which cover its long nose.

Moles are sometimes seen above ground. They come to the surface to collect nesting material and to look for food when the soil is dry. Young moles come to the surface to look for new homes when they leave their mother’s burrow. Moles emerge mainly at night but they are still vulnerable to predators; some mammals find them distasteful but many are eaten by tawny and barn owls.

Breeding

Moles breed from March to May only. The male (boar) visits the female (sow) in her burrow and leaves straight after mating, taking no part in raising the young. The female builds a special chamber about the size of a football and lines it with dry grass and leaves. An extra large molehill, or 'fortress', usually covers the nest chamber. A food store will be close by. After a gestation period (time between mating and birth) of 30 days, a litter of 2-7 young is born. The babies are blind and naked at birth and do not grow fur until they are 2 weeks old. At about 3 weeks of age their eyes open. They grow quickly, feeding on their mother's milk, and are ready to leave the nest at about 35 days. They travel overland searching for territories of their own.

We have called upon the services of Positive Environmental over the past two years to help eradicate pest control, and so far the success rate has been 100%, even when we experienced a particular problem in eradicating determined moles who were particularly destructive. The work was carried out in a professional and courteous manner and we would have no problems in requesting continued assistance should the circumstances call for such.

Chris Towers
Ledbury
May 2015


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Since changing our contract to Positive Environmental we have been delighted with the quality of service provided. Their professional approach and their technical ability gives us total confidence in all aspects of the work they do, I can highly recommend them.

Nick Hitchings
Manager
Burghill Valley Golf Club
Herefordshire
February 2016



During all 4 visits I have found Mark to be extremely thorough in carrying out the gassing and levelling of all the mole hills and very honest and reliable in keeping us up to date with what he has done here at Hopton Court.

Thank you for all your help and I am sure Mr Higgins will be very happy with the top field and meadow area which are now mole free.

Alistair Melville
Head Gardener
Alfrick
Worcester
April 2016

Our mole catchers are often asked why moles dig up lawns and gardens in the first place. The answer is in their search for earthworms.

 

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