South Staffordshire Environmental Pest Control
Mole (Talpa Europaea)
The most obvious indication of mole activity is the presence of mole hills - random heaps of soil - across the ground's surface.
Each year mole hills appear on lawns, verges and fields across the County. Although the mole itself is only 12-16cm in length, they have the capacity to cause considerable damage to agricultural equipment on farms and contaminate silage with soil from the mole hills.
In gardens moles may tunnel under pathways, causing subsidence or total collapse; they also tunnel under plants, weakening roots and stems which can lead to plant wilting or death.
Tunnels beneath the grass can become a trip hazard for you but can be a serious hazard for animals: the collapse of tunnels can easily lead to ankle and leg injury of both people and livestock,
The most humane way of controlling moles is by trapping: there are several types of mole traps and we use only the finest quality traps on the market for this purpose. Selection of the trap depends on a variety of factors.
We do not condone gassing for mole control as this is a high risk activity for the technician and anyone/pets/livestock in close proximity; and we do not offer this service.
We offer a tradtional mole trapping service across South Staffordshire, based on the principle of "no mole, no fee".
Contact us today for more details on our mole control service: 01785 532011 or 01902 249016
The mole is a member of the insectivore order, feeding mainly on earthworms although it will supplement this with slugs or insect larvae.
An adult mole will consume around 40-50 grams of food per day, so they constantly create new feeding tunnels.
With spade like forefeet and the capacity to burrow 200 metres per day it's no suprise that your garden can be destroyed in a matter of days. Once you see mole hills popping up, it's time to call a mole catcher!
Male moles are called "boars" and the females are "sows". Moles are solitary creatures, only coming together to mate during the breeding season (February to June); resulting in 1 litter per year of approximately 7 pups.
Although pups are born blind and without fur, they develop quickly and will leave the nest at 5 weeks of age.
The eyes of the mole are very small and hidden amongst the fur, and although they are very capable of detecting light, sight and smell are less important to the mole as they depend on the sense of touch.
Since the Government ban on the use of Strychnine for the control of moles there has been a big increase in the population: the estimated total is 35-40 million in the UK.
At South Staffordshire Environmental we pride ourselves on the fact we only use safe and humane methods of mole control, and have been doing so for 20 years.
We guarantee a rapid solution to mole infestation whether this affects your garden, playing field, golf course or farm and can often respond the same day.
Call us on 01785 532011 or 01902 249016
South Staffordshire Environmental carry out a great deal of mole catching, mole control and mole trapping throughout villages such as Wombourne, Trysull, Seisdon, Penkridge and Shareshill.
Some of our clients who we work with on a regular basis are in Codsall, Pattingham, Kinver and Bobbington.
Our services for mole trapping, mole catching and mole control are not limited to just the South Staffordshire areas, we cover Staffordshire, North Staffordshire and Shropshire.
As we are centrally based we can cover Stourbridge, Kidderminster, Bewdley and other areas as required, please feel free to contact us to see if we cover your area 01785 532011 or 01902 249016.