Mole Pest Control
Essex & Suffolk Pest Solutions offer a full range of mole pest control services including mole removal to clients in Suffolk and Essex. Our mole eradication service is fast and effective and will remove moles from your home or business with the minimum of disruption.
Callouts for mole pest control in Suffolk and Essex are on the rise as people struggle to get rid of these garden pests. The mole population is increasing throughout Britain. Although the exact figure is hard to determine, there is estimated to be around 40 million moles in Britain. Part of the rise in the population of moles across Britain is due to the 2006 ban on the use of strychnine, once a typical form of mole control in Essex and Suffolk that was used in fields and gardens up and down the country.
Another reason for the population growth was the outbreak of foot and mouth disease. This meant that many pest control services could not get out to the countryside to control the mole population. As a result, moles are now popping up in gardens, fields and parkland and they can also be found in areas where they never used to be a problem such as grass verges, football pitches and bowling greens.
Our mole control service is discreet and confidential and if required, we arrive in unmarked vehicles. We can offer a guaranteed service and emergency same-day appointments.
All of our pest control services are carried out with strict adherence to current health and safety legislation. Our pest control operatives are CRB checked and qualified to at least BPCA RSPH Level 2 (Pest Management).
The European Mole (Talpa europea) is the only mole currently plaguing the lawns and grasslands of the British Isles. Although they look almost completely black in colour, their coats are actually many different shades of black to grey and silver. It is a popular misconception that the mole is blind. In fact, whilst their eyes are small and completely hidden by fur, they can still tell the difference between light and dark. A mole’s ears are small with no external flaps but their hearing is very acute, which is useful for detecting predators and other moles. Moles have a highly developed sense of smell and both male and female have a pair of scent glands under their skin, connected to their urinary duct, which they use to mark their territory. In the breeding season, this helps to identify the sex of any mole occupying a territory. Fiercely territorial, the mole does not hibernate but works continuously throughout the year, feeding on insects and worms as it goes.
Their short tails are covered in sensory hairs, which also appear on and around the chin, the face and the back of the ears. When the mole is working the tail is held semi-erect to brush the tunnel walls, picking up the vibrations of anything passing above or below ground. These sensory organs around the head act as a radar to detect food sources and threats.
Moles are solitary mammals, sharing the main runs under hedges and fences, but defending their own territories aggressively. Their territories will, however, often overlap so that when one is vacated, through death or capture, it is very quickly taken over by another mole.
The life cycle of moles
The mole’s solitary behaviour extends to its mating habits also. Male and female will unite, once, for a few hours around February, parting soon afterwards. The female will then build a larger than average nest, called a fortress and it is here, that she will give birth to a litter of between 2-7 but usually 3-4. Breeding takes place once a year.
Two weeks after birth, the young moles will have a coating of fur and 8 days later their eyes will open. At 5 weeks the young are self-sufficient and getting ready to leave the fortress to find a home of their own. This is a dangerous time for the young moles since they have to look for their new home by going above ground for the first time. They are sexually mature in the spring following birth.
A mole’s digging can seriously damage lawns and plant root systems, creating a series of unsightly holes in the lawn. Also, their tunnelling will undermine the structure of grasslands and paddocks making them a real risk to the safety of horses and other livestock. They are incredibly difficult to catch because, once they feel a vibration or sense a different smell, they make a rapid retreat deep into their network, obstructing the tunnel as they go.
For the reasons mentioned above, mole prevention is generally not something you can do yourself, as they are so hard to control.
You can use the traps sold in garden centres, but there is no guarantee these will be successful. Instead, you need to call in the experts for swift and effective treatment to stop mole infestations in your garden. The usual method of mole control used by Essex and Suffolk Pest Solutions is through special tunnel traps; however, and only when necessary, we can also use Phosphine: a toxic gas.
Domestic & Commercial Mole Control
If you have a mole infestation in your garden they can be very difficult to eliminate, so you need to call in the experts for mole control, such as Essex and Suffolk Pest Control. Moles are attracted by earthworms, which makes your garden an ideal hunting ground. They create a complex labyrinth of tunnels and then sit back and wait for their food. They have excellent hearing and have a highly developed sense of smell so they can identify a worm up to five metres away.
If your garden has been damaged by moles and you need mole control – Essex or Suffolk – just contact us on 01473 328092 and our team of pest control experts will be happy to help. We offer very competitive prices and all our work can be guaranteed so you can have absolute confidence in all our pest control solutions.
Suffolk & Essex Pest Solutions provide tailor-made pest control contracts, which includes ongoing monitoring and pest control to prevent any future infestations. This means we can detect and prevent pests before they become a problem, which will save you money in the long run and protect your business’ reputation. If you need mole pest control service, Essex & Suffolk Pest Solutions offer a wide range of pest control and pest extermination services including mole control – Suffolk and Essex – for homes, businesses and agricultural organisations. Our service is very quick and effective and we remove moles and other pests with the minimum amount of disturbance. We also offer proactive pest control contracts for companies, which involve continuous monitoring to prevent any future pest infestations.
Why are Moles a Pest in Domestic Situations?
Moles are extremely destructive creatures, which is why mole control in Suffolk and Essex is so vital. These creatures burrow into the ground, damaging plant root systems and wrecking the appearance of pristine lawns.
They are incredibly difficult to catch because, once they feel a vibration or sense a different smell, they make a rapid retreat deep into their network, obstructing the tunnel as they go.
Why are Moles a Pest For Commercial Organisations?
The underground tunnels moles create vary in depth; some are not far from the surface and some are deep into the ground. They can damage the structure of fields and paddocks, which compromises the safety of horses, cattle and other livestock.
They can also ruin the appearance of fields and wreck crops. Some molehills are a foot high, which can cause problems for farm machinery.
Companies that would need mole control include farms, private homes, retirement homes, historic buildings, parklands and nurseries. Mole control, Suffolk and Essex, also covers school playing fields, football and rugby pitches and bowling greens.
How Are They Treated?
For the reasons mentioned above, mole prevention is generally not something you can do yourself, as they are so hard to control.
You can use the traps sold in garden centres, but there is no guarantee these will be successful. Instead, you need to call in the experts for swift and effective treatment to stop mole infestations in your garden.
The usual method of mole control used by Essex and Suffolk Pest Solutions is through special tunnel traps; however, and only when necessary, we can also use Phosphine: a toxic gas.
How Essex and Suffolk Pest Control Can Help
If your garden has been damaged by moles and you need mole control – Essex or Suffolk – just contact us on 01473 328092 and our team of experts will be happy to help. We offer very competitive prices and all our work can be guaranteed so you can have absolute confidence in all our pest control solutions.
Callouts for mole control in Suffolk and Essex are on the rise as people struggle to get rid of these garden pests. The mole population is increasing throughout Britain. Although the exact figure is hard to determine, there is estimated to be around 40 million moles in Britain. Part of the rise in the population of moles across Britain is due to the 2006 ban on the use of strychnine, once a typical form of mole control in Essex and Suffolk that was used in fields and gardens up and down the country.
Suffolk and Essex Pest Solutions provide tailor-made pest control contracts, which includes ongoing monitoring and pest control to prevent any future infestations. This means we can detect and prevent pests before they become a problem, which will save you money in the long run and protect your business’ reputation.
Contact us now for friendly and effective assistance with mole pest control.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ABOUT MOLE PEST CONTROL
What causes a mole infestation?
Moles require a lot of food to survive. They most commonly appear in the late autumn, when a garden or patch of grass is well-watered and moist with rain. The increased moisture in the soil compared to the drier summer months will result in a larger number of worms, grubs or larvae present in the soil. These are ideal food sources for moles! The presence of moles is often an indicator that your soil is healthy, and rich in nutrients.
How do I get rid of moles?
Moles will remain residents of your garden until there is no longer a reliable food source for them to enjoy. Improving drainage in your garden or watering your soil less frequently will reduce the amount of food available to them, and they will be forced to relocate. Applying mole and bug repellents will help to deter moles and the food that they eat. Additionally, moles have a strong dislike for daffodils and marigolds. Planting flowers in this family will help to naturally repel moles. Keeping your grass mowed will also help to create a less comfortable environment for moles and make them more likely to relocate.
How often should I check mole traps?
It is recommended that owners check their mole traps frequently, at least once every 24 hours. This will prevent any unnecessary harm to the moles that results when they spend a long and unnecessary amount of time in the trap. Mole traps should also be cleaned frequently. To do so, submerge your mole trap in boiling water. Refrain from using any detergent, as the scent of this will deter the moles and make your trap ineffective.
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