Mole Control Hertfordshire | Molecatcher

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BED BUGS, CLUSTER FLIES, COCKROACHES
FLEAS, HORNETS, LADYBIRDS, MOTHS, WASPS
GLIS GLIS, MICE, RATS, SQUIRRELS, FOXES, MINK
MOLES, PIGEONS & RABBITS.

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MOLE CONTROL / MOLE CATCHING

HERTFORDSHIRE & BEDFORDSHIRE

MOLE CONTROL HERTFORDSHIRE

Mole Control Hertfordshire – We provide reliable and traditional mole control throughout Hertfordshire to rid you of moles. We use traditional mole trapping methods to control moles as opposed to gassing them as it’s more humane to the mole and reliable.

Moles can quickly create long tunnels under the surface of the earth, the entrances to these tunnels can be identified by the mole hills that appear in garden lawns and flower beds. If you have a problem with moles in your garden or place of work, get in touch with us now to arrange an appointment.

On our initial visit we will survey the grounds and look for mole activity, once complete we will position traps as necessary. These traps will be checked on our second visit where any caught moles will be disposed of and if necessary the traps can be re-set if it seems likely there are more moles that still remain.

PEST TREATMENT

Before/During The Visit

  • Avoid inserting/applying any ‘mole deterrents‘ to the site to be worked on.
  • If you have already inserted ‘mole deterrents‘ please remove them as soon as possible and plug the hole they come out of with soil or turf, but do not push down.
  • Please try to keep off the area of mole activity, it also helps if you do not remove any mole hills or mow over them.
  • Although technicians are very happy to engage in conversation it is important that they work in silence during the installation of the traps.

After We Visit

  • It is important that areas where mole traps have been set are left as quiet as possible, installed traps must not be inspected by the anyone other than the technician.
  • The location of the traps are marked with a ‘pin’, please do not remove these or mow over or in between them.

IMPORTANT: If you have gardeners, please advise them of the above requirements.

  • For their own safety and to not affect the chance of successful trapping, dogs must be kept from digging on the areas where traps are set. If this does happen or it appears that a fox or badger has dug up any traps please contact us immediately.

MOLE FACTS

  • COMMON SPECIES

    The common/garden mole (Talpa europaea) is commonly found throughout Hertfordshire and the rest of the UK. Moles are mostly small, dark furred animals and have small eyes with very poor eyesight but are rarely blind, despite a life spent mostly in the dark.

  • DIET

    The mole feeds on earthworms that have become trapped in its tunnels or sometimes stores the catch for later on. Moles have saliva that contains a toxin that is able to paralyse the worm and so this makes the feeding process easier.

  • HABITAT

    Moles are extremely efficient diggers, they dig long tunnels under the ground at a variety of depths. The mole will create a shallow run just below the surface, it can use this tunnel for feeding when worms are close to the surface of the soil. The mole will also dig other tunnels which are deeper underground and more permanent, these tunnels are used when the worms can be found deeper and less food is present in the shallowed tunnels.

  • BEHAVIOUR

    As well as leaving mole hills around the lawn, moles often cause damage to the roots of plans which can damage or even kill the plants. The moles don’t feed on the plants or intend to cause them harm, the damage is caused by their digging and tunnelling where they can scrape the roots of plants whilst looking for earthworms.

  • ACTIVITY

    Moles are rarely seen as they spend so much time in their tunnels, when they do surface they usually do so at night. Moles start to breed in the spring, there is usually an increase in visible activity around this time. Moles do not hibernate and are present all year round, although they are usually more visible during the spring and winter. The female moles use a nest chamber that is lined with leaves and grass to give birth to between three and four young.

MOLES (Talpa europaea)

Moles (Talpa europaea) are very common throughout Hertfordshire and the rest of the UK. They are small mammals that are well known for living in tunnels underground. Moles can quickly create long tunnels under the surface of the earth, the entrances to these tunnels can be identified by the mole hills that appear in garden lawns and beds.

Moles are mostly small, dark furred animals and have small eyes with very poor eyesight but are rarely blind despite a life spent mostly in the dark. The most powerful sense a mole has is its sense of smell and so it is important to keep this in mind when placing mole traps. Moles have long, curved claws which they use to burrow underground where they hunt and feed on earthworms. The saliva in the moles mouth contains a toxin which can paralyse small animals such as earthworms. This means the mole is able to eat its catch successfully and also store it to eat later.

The mole doesn’t present any danger to humans and is only considered a pest because they dig under lawns resulting in mole hills. For this reason, moles can be a gardeners worse nightmare but getting rid of moles doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Call us now to arrange an appointment.