Moles are solitary animals for most of the year, until they meet to mate with females. The tunnels and resulting molehills created by individual moles can be little more than a garden nuisance, but in greater numbers moles can cause severe instability of the ground and foundations. The size of the territory depends on food supply, which can be between 400-2000 square metres. Professional treatment is necessary to trap and control these pests. There are two ways to deal with moles, trapping or gassing. With trapping, traps are set in the runs. The draw back with traps is that often they have to be moved if the the mole starts tunneling in a different area. This trap treatment is often successful, but due to the erratic and unpredictable behaviour of moles, more than one attempt is sometimes necessary. With the gas, the mole runs are treated by putting a fumigation tablet within the tunnel. This method relies on moisture in the soil releasing the gas so is not suitable in dry conditions. Gas treatments are not always successful and if the mole is eradicated then the territory can be re-occupied soon after.
TREATMENT – After a survey and risk assessment has been carried out, our technician would decide on the best treatment to suit your situation. This will generally consist of a trapping programme, although in larger cases a fumigation programme can prove to be more effective.