The last thing any keen gardener wants to see is the arrival of molehills! Garden moles can cause havoc to your garden. Mole tunnels deprive your plants or grass of nutrients, so they wither or do not have the vigor that they should. Moles do not eat roots, but they do damage them.
Sonic mole devices, moth balls and smelly liquids do not generally work, and from experience tends to increase the number of molehills as the mole digs to avoid them.
If you are not a skilled mole catcher, then now is the time to call one. If you wish to try your hand at mole trapping beware – failed attempts can make the mole VERY difficult to catch as they become spooked by disturbance.
What to expect from your mole catcher
Avoid “Charge per visit” services, you need a service based of actual results! A no mole, no fee is the traditional way of getting rid of moles.
Ideally, you need to get traps set as soon as possible before the mole does any more damage. We can usually get to you the next day, if not sooner, so the earlier you call, the better. We make appointments so we can arrive in convenient one-hour time slots so you are not kept waiting for our arrival.
On arrival, we carry out checks to make sure that setting traps is safe for your family and any pets. Then we check the damage and layout of your garden before selecting the mole runs where the traps will be set. The set traps will be marked if necessary to ensure they can be found again. If there are children or dogs that like to dig, the steps will be taken to ensure that they cannot get to the traps. The traps must not be disturbed in any way until we come to check them. On catching the mole, the traps are removed, assuming there is no evidence of further mole activity. If we suspect there is another mole, we will reset the traps until we have caught it.
Usually we work on a “No mole, no fee” system. However, for larger plots of land, or where moles are a very frequent visitor, it may be prudent to have regular mole control visits on a contract basis. This can be discussed once a site visit has been carried out.