As much as moles (Talpa Europea) try to be unobtrusive below the ground, unfortunately the damage they do to foliage and lawns makes them a pest that needs to be dealt. Apart from the infamous molehills, made up of excess soil from digging a network of tunnels, the tunnels themselves can cause a tripping hazard if and when they collapse under you.
When not looking for food the generally solitary creatures dig two types of tunnel. The first is immediately beneath the surface by males looking for females in the breeding season (from February to June). The second are between 5-20cms beneath the surface and are mostly for feeding. The tunnels can be several hundred meters long – that’s a lot of ruined garden!
The solitary creatures need controlling and that is where Pure Pest Solutions can step in to quickly eradicate the issue. Your pest controller will pay a minimum of two visits to your property. The first will involve a full appraisal of the situation including the extent of the damage and a report on how we will put things right. Finally an appropriate number of traps will be safely set in the ground to humanely kill the offending moles. On his return he will then collect the traps with the deceased moles and remove them. If it appears likely there are more, the traps will be reset and another visit paid shortly after to fully eradicate the pest.