Local Mole Catcher UK

Local Mole Catcher UK

DKG Pest Control offer a very effective local mole catching service to clients with a single mole damaging their garden or large farms with 100′s of moles. We have two registered mole catchers working full time, this means we are able to set mole traps the same day that your call come in!
Dean Gibbs mole catcher number Berkshire 366 & Robin mole catcher number Hampshire 453 our both members of the British traditional Mole Catchers register and the Association of professional Mole Catchers and strictly follow their code of practice!

Our mole catchers only use high quality mole traps to ensure the mole is dispatched quickly and humanely. We are often asked if we can gas the moles as people believe it will be cheaper! It’s not, gassing compounds cost a lot to buy, the ppe cost a lot to buy, there is a ton of paper work to be done and it’s not always very effective!
We also get asked if we can catch the mole humanely and release it elsewhere, this is not possible as one the moles are very hard to catch in these humane traps and end up trap shy, two the moles are territorial and may be killed by another mole if we release it near its territory or it mistakenly enters another moles tunnels and finally no one would let us release these damaging moles on the land!

Local mole catchers (skilled ones) are few and far between these days, moles had been poisoned so heavily by farmers that the population of moles were kept fairly low. However since the ban of this mole poison, the mole population has grown so much that there is such a problem with moles we can have two full time local mole catchers working with us! Our mole catchers look after all manner of properties from 3,000 acre farms, golf courses, playing fields and small gardens! In recent years the mole numbers have been increasing by huge numbers, Click the link below to read more about the mole population increase. Mole population soars due to poison ban!

If you would like to speak to some of our existing clients this can be arranged any time!
DKG Pest Control Cover Berkshire – Hampshire – Surrey – Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire for mole control! If you are not in one of these counties then please consider using a BTMR registered mole catcher by visiting the site here BTMR.

We are not a large franchise company! We are just a small family run company with 3 staff members! If the calls we receive are out of our area we have a handful of trusted companies we pass work onto for no financial gain!

To Contact A Local Mole Catcher UK Call Now on:

For DKG Pest Control Berkshire call
01189 680841

DKG Pest Control Hampshire call
01252 560450

 

 

 

Mole Control Information

(Talpa europaea)

Appearance:
Moles are very distinct looking. Moles have a rounded body, velvety black –silvery grey fur, spade-like front claws, a short furry tail, tiny eyes and a pink pointed snout. An adult mole can reach up to 162cm and weight up to 128g.

Distribution:
Moles can be  found throughout mainland Britain, but are not in Ireland. Moles will be found wherever the soil is deep enough for tunnelling. Moles are often considered pests by gardeners, golfers and farmers.

Habitat:
Moles live underground and can tunnel up to 20m a day, up to 18feet/minute and leaving behind mounds of earth on the surface – molehills. They also dig out large chambers, which they line with dry grass for resting and breeding. Once made, mole tunnels are often used by several generations.

Where will I see a mole?

You might find molehills throughout the garden – they are especially conspicuous on the lawn and in flower beds. Moles like to follow ditches and hedge lines, you will also find Moles in woodland, fields, grassland and parks.

When will I see a mole?

Moles are very rarely seen above ground. However sometimes you can see the mole working this can be seen when the mounds of earth start moving in the centre as the mole pushes more earth to the surface. Molehills usually appear throughout April, May, June, July, August, September and October.

Habits and Biology:
Moles contain twice as much blood and red haemoglobin than other mammals of  a similar size,  this will allow  the mole to breathe easily in its underground tunnels where there is higher levels of carbon dioxide. Moles have developed very strong powerful front limbs with large paws which are designed for digging. Their eyes and ears are almost invisible due to the living in dark tunnels, so instead of these moles have lots of sensors all over their body  in the form of whiskers helping them find their food. Moles are active by day and by night, almost continuously digging their tunnels and searching for food. They are active for about four hours at a time and then rest for a similar length of time. A mole will die of starvation if it does not eat every few hours.

Breeding Habits of a Mole:
Moles are solitary animals, and will only come together in February when the male moles are allowed to move into the female moles territory for breeding. They remain together for only a few hours, after which they once again go their separate ways. After mating the female gives birth to a litter of up to five young during the summer.

During April and May the young are born in an extra-large molehill, built by the mother and known as a fortress. This is usually on high ground. There are usually 4 baby moles in a litter, and they are both naked and blind. At 14 days the young have fur and their eyes open after 22 days. After 5 or 6 weeks they leave the nest and move above ground in order to find their own territories. For even more information click here. The average life span for a mole is around four years.

A Mole’s Diet:
Moles diet consists mainly of earthworms and insect larvae. However have also been known to eat lizards and tiny snakes. A 5oz mole can eat approximately 50lbs on earthworms per annum.

 

 

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