Mole Pest Control Service

Moles are a common pest in the UK and can be found anywhere that’s suitable for them to create their often complex underground tunnel networks – such as playing fields, golf courses, cemeteries, and gardens. Understandably, moles are particularly prevalent in rural areas where there is extensive grassland available for them to thrive in.

Whilst not making a mountain out of a molehill is generally good advice to follow, moles being active in and around your property can be irritating and damaging in equal measure – so it’s important they’re dealt with properly by qualified mole pest control technicians.

To help give you a better understanding about moles and the problems they can cause you, DALPEST experts have collated everything you need to know about pest moles – including the signs of a mole infestation, tips to avoid them entering your property, and what to do if you suspect you have a problem.

Moles are present throughout the year, although mole activity is usually greatest during late winter and early spring.

Owing to their living conditions and poor eyesight, moles are very rarely seen above ground. This means there is only one clear way to detect whether moles are present.

    • Molehills: Molehills are volcano-shaped mounds of excavated soil, usually found on the surface of lawns and flower beds, which moles eject from their underground tunnels. This tunnelling can also lead to the disturbing of plant roots.

How DALPEST deal with moles

To help catch and remove moles from your property, we use traps within their tunnels. It is vitally important this method is carried out by professional mole pest control technicians, such as DALPEST, as moles are able to detect disturbances in the tunnel network and will avoid the area if they sense something is not right.

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Tips to avoid encouraging moles in your property

Unfortunately, there are very few ways to prevent moles digging in your property as they live underground and feed off earthworms and bulbs in fertile soil. The best way to deal with a mole pest problem is to contact DALPEST to professionally deal with the situation.

What are the dangers of moles in your home and business?

Although moles are not dangerous animals themselves – they are mostly solitary creatures and are never on the lookout to bite humans or pets – there is a very small chance they can nibble you if they feel threatened. But due to their nature of living in pure darkness underground, it’s unlikely you will ever come across one.

More pertinently, moles can be very disruptive in gardens and farmland, causing great irritation to keen gardeners and farmers alike. It is also possible for large mole infestations – with complex tunnel networks covering areas between 400-2000 square metres – to make grounds unstable. This can affect property foundations and make the area a safety risk.

Facts about moles

  • Moles are small mammals with dense blackish-brown, velvety fur.
  • They are typically around 15cm long with a 4cm tail, weighing between 70-130g.
  • Their average lifespan is between three and four years.
  • Moles spend the vast majority of their lives underground, hunting for earthworms to feed on using their spade-like paws.
  • They can dig up to 20 metres of tunnels in a day, resurfacing occasionally to push excess soil out of their underground networks. This is what causes molehills.
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