You might not hear it spoken about as regularly as other pest control services, but mole control is something that we’re approached for frequently, especially in the more rural villages. Many people are under the assumption that mole infestations are unlikely to cause issues for businesses and homeowners, but this is unfortunately not the case.
Moles can cause considerable damage to commercial, residential and agricultural properties, which mole control aims to reduce. Due to the fact that moles create networks of tunnels and burrow systems through constant digging, they can cause significant harm to gardens, golf courses, sports complexes, farmers fields and other turf or lawns.
For homeowners, this is an issue as this can cause costly damage to lawns, plants and flower beds. It can also cause the exposure of stones and other debris which can pose a hazard (particularly for young children and animals or cause damage to expensive garden machinery). For businesses, this can mean damage to turf, lawns, fairways/greens for golf courses, sports pitches and more. To the agricultural industry it can mean animals suffering from broken limbs but also rotten feed as the soil from mole hills contaminates meaning animals can become ill and suffer from food poisoning. So, whilst it might not be considered by most, mole control is something that homeowners, businesses and farmers alike should take seriously.
Our team members have had extensive experience in mole control for all types of properties. Get in touch with us to find out how we can help you.
What do moles eat?
Moles primarily eat insects such as earthworms, spiders, grubs and more. They’ve also been known to eat small animals. As moles spend most of their waking hours digging, they’re a very active creature. Due to this, they consume a large amount of food to keep themselves fuelled. Understanding this is important to understanding the reasons behind a mole infestation. They don’t target specific types of grass or certain areas, they’re simply attracted to areas that they know are sources of food. Damage such as burrow systems and molehills created by moles are a result of their foraging for food.
How to get rid of moles in a garden
To get rid of moles from a garden, many people will opt to use over the counter products such as solar mole repellents or even try some old wife’s tales. These mole control products are designed to be applied to the affected area through creating an unwelcome environment. Ultimately, these products are unfortunately more of a ‘hopeful’ approach. You may read that it works for some but any professional literature will describe how they are not proven to be effective means of control, it is by no means a solution.
To get rid of moles in a garden, we’d always recommend getting in touch with a professional such as Complete Pest Control. Not only will they be able to effectively remove your mole infestation humanely, they’ll also be able to help you protect against future outbreaks.
Do moles hibernate?
No, moles do not hibernate. It’s a common misconception that mole activity ceases during the winter months, however this is unfortunately untrue. Due to the fact that their burrow systems are usually deep underground, they’re able to escape the cold and operate year round. This makes mole control a key activity in all seasons.
Areas we offer mole control
We offer mole control to Shropshire and the North West of England in areas such as:
Mole control cost
Mole control can vary in cost, and we’re unfortunately unable to provide a fixed cost for this service. This is due to the fact that even a visual inspection may not accurately reflect the scope of an infestation. As with all pest control services, the cost of mole control will depend on:
- The size/scope of the infestation
- The location of the infestation
If you’ve spotted a mole infestation at your residence or business, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team using the button below. We’ll be able to provide you with a free, no obligation consultation and quote for mole control suited to your needs.