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Professional Malpas Mole Trapping and Control
Moles are subterranean mammals who commonly live in woodland areas. They are small tubular creatures with shortened rear legs and very strong muscular front legs that they use for burrowing. Moles are wandering creatures who will also colonize suburban areas adjacent to their natural habitat if the opportunity to do so arises.
Moles are insectivorous and their diet normally consists of earthworms and other small invertebrate creatures that live in the soil. The "mole runs" are basically large worm traps, and are 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 by tunnelling through areas outside of 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 pups.
- Pups leave the nest after a further month and a half and find their own territory.
Moles can cause a variety of problems for landowners. They can cause a wide range of problems for farmers, from contaminating silage with dirt particles to excavating stones which can cause hundreds of pounds of damage to their expensive farm equipment.
They can also cause damage to lawns and plants in domestic locations by their incessant 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 then that Malpas mole trapping and control is such an important concern for many people.
- Chemical control - Often ineffective due to common misconceptions about moles. They can also be expensive and potentially damaging to the environment.
- Mole trapping - often a difficult 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 chemical treatments which cause death.
Malpas mole trapping is by far the most reliable method of mole pest control when carried out by experienced pest controllers. By identifying the extent and direction of mole runs correctly 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.