What we do and how we do it:
Here Is What You Can Expect From Our Mole Control Service:
- When you call our office you will speak with someone who knows what they are talking about. In fact, they have probably been out to numerous homes catching moles..
- We will place out as many traps as are needed to control the moles in your yard.
- We will come back in a day or two to check these traps and remove any caught moles. We will then look for any signs of new activity and bait these runs to eliminate any remaining moles.
- The best part is we don’t have any contracts or anything you only pay for the moles which we catch . We will also visit and treat for any new mole activity and press down any inactive mole runs.
- Should another mole decide to invade your yard before we return for our next visit, just give us a call and we will come out free of charge.
You may see the following signs of mole activity:
The first sign of mole activity is heaps of excavated soil thrown up on the surface of lawns and flower beds (molehills).
Moles tunneling through the soil can disturb the roots of seedlings and other small plants in flower beds and vegetable plots.
Many reasons are thought to be responsible for the apparent increase in the mole population. Foot and Mouth Disease in 2001 prevented a lot of rural mole control, so moles for one year were not controlled. Hardly a major factor I think.
Milder winters and cooler, moist summers have been favorable to more visible mole activity. Climate change is perhaps benefiting the mole.
We will place out as many traps as are needed to control the moles in your yard.
We will visit once in a week to check these traps and remove any caught moles. We will then look for any signs of new activity to eliminate any remaining moles.
Moles can be trapped in almost any season and most weather conditions. There is no specific time when they are easier to catch. Moles dig in the same way at any time of the year, but they do tend to be more active during the spring, summer and fall.
Setting the traps takes about an hour. This usually takes around 40 to 50 minutes.
Unfortunately there is no one type of mole trap that is 100% perfect for every soil type and moisture content.
Many mole catchers swear by one type and swear at another.
From meeting and talking to many mole catchers over the years I have come to the conclusion that a mole catchers preference of trap stems from what they were taught to use or learnt to use years ago. Most find it difficult to adapt to using another style of trap, stating they cannot catch moles with other types.
Also the type of ground in the area a mole catcher normally catches will have a bearing on the type of trap that they use.
I use different types of mole trap for good reason, so I can catch moles anywhere, in any soil type and any moisture content.
These traps are completely safe. The jaws of the trap, when set, are below the surface of the soil, so all that is exposed are the handles of the trap.
Note: at the customer’s request I can cover them with a buckets, if necessary.
A mole-specific trap is considered the most effective way to get rid of moles. The animal gets trapped and killed in the trap. Both above-ground and below-ground.
There is a relatively high risk of another mole appearing in the majority of gardens and lawns that I visit.
However some properties will not have another mole for years. Then one will suddenly turn up when you could very much do without it, like just after laying some turf!
Your location and surrounding mole population is the main deciding factor to the increased likelihood of another mole.
Moles can be caught in less than half an hour, sometimes minutes if the mole was nearby when you set the trap. Normally a trap will have caught within 12 to 24 hours, Sometimes a trap may not catch till the 2nd or 3rd day. It’s actually common for moles to go dormant and inactive, on rare occasions, it take up to few weeks to catch all the moles, if there is more than one.
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