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General Mole Facts

The general population have vague recollections of what this particular creature looks and sounds like. Moreover, even experts can only pinpoint a few traits of this rodent because it spends most of its time underground. Keeping moles in captivity is dangerous because of the species insatiable appetite.

Specific Mole Facts

Mole in a molehillHere at Young's Pest Control, we have taken the time to conduct specific surveys which focus directly on the species behaviour and living environment. It was important for us to study the species before we began to offer Sale mole trapping and control and tailored mole pest control services.

Moles are indigenous to Europe, Asia, Southern Africa and North America. Around 30 species of mole are currently known to science; however, more species are thought to be out there. Many of the mole species display similar behavioural habits, with certain exceptions.

The common mole is found across the United Kingdom. Moles are insectivorous and feed on various species to supplement their yearning for food. Moles are generally 12 to 18cm in length and weigh between 60 and 130 grams. The mammal's teeth are serrated, which allows them to kill their prey quickly. Interestingly, their nose is comparable to that of a pig's and is completely bare, but for a few hairs located on the tip. These hairs are sensory devices that assist the mammal in its underground cavern. Many scientists have theorised that moles use electric and magnetic sensors in order to move and find prey. A mole inhabits a sensorial underworld dictated by touch and smell.

Many mole species possess minuscule eyes, which are usually located at the end of its nose. However, the eyes are often difficult to see because they are covered by fur. Moles' eyes can only recognise light signatures.

Moles have no ears; they have pinprick holes that covered with flaps of skin. Nevertheless, their hearing is generally superb and helps them when they are hunting. The mammal's head is long and flat and it is immediately followed by a rounded body. The body is masked in a thick, dark and soft hair. Each hair on a mole's body plays a pivotal role in it manoeuvring around its underground tunnels. They are thicker around the centre then they are at the end. In addition, the hairs protect the mole when it is moving and provide lessened resistance when they are scurrying around.

A mole possesses incredibly strong front legs, which face directly outward. Its claws are specifically designed for digging and excavating the soil. Contrarily, a mole's hind legs are very small, but they do help in propelling it through its networks.

A mole's main diet is comprised of earthworms, various insect species and grubs. The mole is active through the day and through the night. According to recent research, many mole species sleep and work in four-hour intervals. Incredibly, they can eat 70-100% of their own body weight in any given 24-hour period.

Method of Mole Eradication:


Mole moundHere at Young's Pest Control services, we are dedicated to humane Sale mole trapping and control. Therefore, once we have conducted an initial survey on a private or commercial property we will take the required action. When a tunnel or network of tunnels has been found, we will use small shovels to excavate enough soil in which to insert an appropriate trap. All loose soil should be completely removed and the trap should be inserted squarely; so, the trigger corresponds with the entrance of the tunnel. Furthermore, the lower part of the trap will be put delicately into the main part of the tunnel network.

Once the trap has carefully been laid, then pieces of mud, soil and turf should be used to close the hole up. Stones, slate or tiles can also be used so that all light is prevented from entering the network.

Gassing with Tunnel Systems

Gassing moles is often a contentious issue, but we make sure we use certified products that exterminate the problem immediately. Talunex Aluminium Phosphide can be used when the poison is illegal or prohibited. This insecticide can be administered in the form of pellets and is used for the permanent control of other vermin, rabbits, hares and rats.

If you are suffering from a mole infestation in your private or commercial property, then do not hesitate to contact us directly. We are experts in all areas of Sale mole trapping and mole pest control.