Pest Control: Garden Moles
Pest-Tech are experts in garden mole removal and mole control. We provide traditional and modern methods of Mole Control in Maidstone and throughout Kent. Moles can do a lot of damage to your garden lawn and if its your pride and joy then you wont want moles in it and they will need removal quickly.
We can very quickly reduce numbers and effectively rid your property of garden moles.
What You Need to Know About Garden Moles
Moles Live a Lonely Life. Garden moles are reclusive creatures and have a life span of about 3 years, although they can live up to 5 years old.
Moles have two sets of tunnels. They have upper and lower runs, if the weather is wet then the worm’s head to the surface so the moles will be using the upper tunnels. In the summer months when it dries out the worms move lower so the moles will follow.
Breeding Activity Of A Mole
Garden moles breed in March. The female mole comes into estrus for only 24 hours, once a year. At the beginning of March, male moles become active. They come to the surface to try and sniff out a female mate, through the pheromones she releases. When the male mole finds the female, she will allow him to mate with her. She then gets him out of her run. An average mole litter will consist of 4 young. They can however have up to seven as the female has seven teats. They produce their young only once a year.
Moles in the Ground
Moles are excellent diggers and can move 540 times their own body weight in earth each day. This makes them the ultimate digging machine. They create a labyrinth of run systems under the ground. Moles are the only mammals that spend most of their lives under the ground. It is a myth that they are blind, although their vision is very poor. This is because they spend their lives underground in the dark; they are sensitive to light and can detect it. They do not have external ears, but hear through sound travelling down their nose, into internal ears, situated above each shoulder. The mole has sensory hairs on the side of its paws in order to feel. They also have hair on their tail, which acts as a feeler gauge, for the top and sides of the tunnel.
What Moles Eat
Worms are what moles mostly eat , which makes them insectivores. They have to eat about 20 worms per day, which is equal to half their body weight, in order to survive. They will also eat larvae and grubs in the summer months. They are most active in the autumn and winter because they have to retain their own body weight and temperature.
As well as removing moles from gardens we regularly service other sites. These include farms, schools, golf courses, sports fields, where the hazard of a mole hole is dangerous for businesses. If you have mole hills or activity appearing in your green space and require garden mole removal service then please give Pest-Tech a call and we can carry out a mole treatment to remove them.
If you need The Maidstone Mole Catcher to remove your garden moles, then call to arrange an appointment.
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