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Professional Malpas Mole Trapping and Control

Full size moleMoles are subterranean mammals that commonly live in woodland areas. They are small tubular creatures with shortened rear legs and very strong muscular front legs for burrowing. Moles are wandering creatures who will also colonise suburban areas adjacent to their natural habitat if the opportunity to do so arises.

Moles are insectivorous, and their diet consists typically of earthworms and other small invertebrate creatures that live in the soil. The "mole runs" are large worm traps designed to help the mole detect, catch and store earthworms.

Mole breeding patterns

  • Moles usually breed from February through to May.
  • The males find females to mate with by making high-pitched squeaks and tunnelling through areas outside their usual territory.
  • The gestation period for mole pups is approximately one and a half months. They are usually born in litters of 3 or 4 puppies.
  • Pups leave the nest after a further month and a half and find their territory.

Moles can cause a variety of problems for landowners. They can cause a wide range of issues for farmers, from contaminating silage with dirt particles to excavating stones, generating hundreds of pounds of damage to their expensive farm equipment.

They can also cause damage to lawns and plants in domestic locations by their constant and extensive burrowing and excavation of earth. Moles are also known to eat plant roots which can cause the death of the plant.

It is no wonder that Malpas mole trapping and control is such an essential concern for many people.

Mole in a molehillMethods of mole control:

  • insecticide control - Often ineffective due to common misconceptions about moles. They can also be expensive and potentially damaging to the environment.
  • Mole trapping - often a complicated method of mole pest control for amateurs as the traps require knowledge to deploy correctly to prevent avoidance by moles.

Mole traps are available in both lethal and humane varieties, which is a benefit over the use of insecticide treatments which cause death.

Malpas mole trapping is the most reliable method of mole pest control when carried out by experienced pest controllers. By correctly identifying the extent and direction of mole runs and preparing the mole to run for trap integration, the pest controller can experience a near 100% success rate when the correct mole traps are used.