Mole Catcher Berkshire

Need a Mole Catcher in Berkshire?

DKG Pest Control Ltd have 3 BTMR APMC Registered mole catchers in Berkshire Hampshire & Surrey, using only traditional mole catching methods.
We’re able to quickly, safely and effectively remove any mole infestation without the use of gassing compounds or chemicals.
Mole catching is a fine art and can for the novice become very frustrating and costly, with the price of good quality traps starting at around £4/5 pound each and the electronic mole deterrents at around £25 each.

If the mole is disturbed without capture this can lead to the mole digging up even molehills and making the mole trap shy and very hard to catch.
If you have a mole in your lawn and live in Berkshire, Hampshire or Surrey we will guarantee to remove it, usually in the first night! We GUARANTEE to eliminate your mole problem no matter how bad the infestation may be or you don’t pay a penny, as DKG Pest Control offer a no mole no fee policy.  Most domestic properties tend to have 1-3 moles, In this case 99.9% of the time the mole problem will be solved in the first night!  DKG Pest Control WILL attend at a time arranged with the client, a site inspection will identify how many moles are present and the client will have the opportunity to ask any questions they may have about the mole, mole traps, damage caused or how to deter the mole from returning.
Mole control really is becoming important as their numbers are booming, this year we have been so busy catching moles that we are struggling to fit the rest of our pest control treatments into the day! We are currently trapping around 30 – 50 moles per week! Click the link below to read more about the mole population increase. Mole population soars due to poison ban!
DKG Pest Control has a professional, registered mole catcher in Berkshire & a mole catcher in Hampshire. Berkshire D Gibbs #366 & Hampshire R Gibbs #453 Hampshire M Bergin #498

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To Contact A Local Mole Catcher Call Now on:
Berkshire
(01189) 680 841
Hampshire
(01252) 560 450
Surrey
(01932) 300 177

Why choose DKG Pest Control?

99.9% of all moles caught first night by our skilled mole catcher, with no catch no fee guarantee!

Small family run company that’s fully insured, licenced & trained.

Members of the BTMR, directory of excellence, countryside alliance & Ukpestcontrollers.org

Fast reliable service, we arrive when we say we will!

No vat to pay on our prices.

Mole Control Information

(Talpa europaea)

Appearance:
The mole has very distinctive looks. 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 16cm and weight up to 128g.

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

Habitat:
Moles live underground, tunnelling up to 20m a day, up to 18feet/minute and leaving mounds of earth on the surface – molehills. They also dig out large chambers, which they line with dry grass for resting. 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. Also in woods, fields, grassland and parks.

When will I see a mole?

Moles are rarely seen above ground. Sometimes you can see the mole working, you can see this 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 as other mammals of similar size, allowing 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 designed for digging. Their eyes and ears are almost invisible due to the living in dark tunnels, instead moles have lots of sensors over their bodies 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. 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 of 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.

 

The mole traps below are the traps DKG Pest Control use to get rid of moles from lawns, flower beds and fields.

This is a picture of the mole that caused all the damage to gardens, fields and flower beds. The mole is a lot smaller than people first imagine, they may be small but they sure make a mess.

The “Duffas” style mole trap is the most commonly used mole trap among the professional mole catchers, They can be set on deep or shallow mole runs in soft sandy soil or in hard stony soil too. The duffas mole trap has a very strong spring which instantly dispatches the mole. Click to see a video > Dean Setting Duffas Mole Trap > Dean Checking Duffas Mole Trap

The “Taplex Mole Trap” is used mainly on very shallow mole tunnels or on problem moles which have become trap shy to the Duffas style. The Taplex mole trap enables the mole catcher to back fill the mole trap after setting.

The “Scissor Mole Trap” has been around for years, this is the style of mole traps that the traditional mole catcher would have used, they are not used so much by today’s mole catcher, however some mole catchers that do still use them and they can be helpful on very deep mole tunnels.

These mole hills all popped up between 6 – 10am, just goes to show how quickly the mole can establish itself in a matter of hours!

This mole had damaged a large area in a horse’s paddock.

 

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