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.
Moles breed in March and the female mole comes into estrus for only 24 hours, once a year. At the beginning of March, male moles become active and 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 and then gets him out of her run. An average mole litter will consist of 4 young, although they can have up to 7 as the female has 7 teats. They produce their young only once a year.
Moles are excellent diggers and can move 540 times their own body weight in earth each day. This makes them the ultimate digging machine, as 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, 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, and hair on its tail, which acts as a feeler gauge, for the top and sides of the tunnel.
Moles mostly eat worms, 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 farms, schools, golf courses, sports fields, where the hazard of a mole hole is dangerous for businesses. If you have mole hills appearing in your green areas and require garden mole removal then please give Pest-Tech a call and we can carry out a mole treatment to remove them.
If you need our Garden Mole removal services then call to arrange an appointment. Contact Us
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