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Though moles are practically blind, they have an extremely good sense of awareness and smell. They are very territorial creatures that can dig up tunnels the size length of a car within a matter of an hour. As a result, they can cause serious damage to lawns and green areas within a matter of days if they are not adequately handled by a fully qualified moles exterminator.
Moles are not just a nuisance. They are extremely destructive creatures for a number of reasons. For one, you can't see them as they operate entirely underground. They are also extremely hard-working, meaning that within the space of a few days, they can build an entire tunnel system beneath your property.
If the moles are neglected and no course of action is taken against them, they could:
Cause severe damage to the aesthetic and functional use of gardens, sports grounds, golf courses, crop fields, and all other types of green areas
Undermine the structural integrity of your property by weakening the foundation below your property by digging their extensive network of tunnels
Increase your and your animal's health risks due to the fact that they carry diseases like rabies.
Massively increase your maintenance costs or lead to big financial losses if your business makes money from its green areas
The most obvious sign of a mole infestation is mole hills in your green areas. With that said, moles don't always dig up far enough above the ground to give you such a sign, so it's important to know all the other signs that could signal that you have a problem with moles. These include the following:
Soft or spongy ground (when you step on grass or soil, it should be firm)
An increase of dead or dying crops and plants
Tiny holes in the ground
An increase in other household pests that weren't previously an issue
Since moles reside underground, getting rid of them on your own is practically impossible. That's why our pest management service for moles is so popular amongst everyday people and commercial businesses in the agricultural/sports sector.
On the day of your mole removal appointment, our team of technicians will thoroughly analyse and inspect the area. That way, they can determine how big of a mole problem you have and what the best plan of action is.
Our team will then get to work, and at the end, they will let you know what was done, what you can expect, and how you can prevent other moles from coming to your property now and in the future.
As moles live and thrive underground, they are mostly attracted to areas rich in moist soil. Besides that, they also prefer areas that have an abundance of earthworms, grubs, and other insects they can feed on without coming out on the ground. If you happen to have loamy or sandy soil, it's not uncommon for moles to be attracted to your area as this type of soil is easier to burrow through.
While you can't remove the soil from your property, limiting their food supply is enough to deter the average mole instantly in a different direction. You can do that by using insecticides. Some other, more time-consuming but very effective ways of mole prevention include:
Maintaining a healthy lawn/garden by removing thatch, mowing regularly, and aerating the soil.
Use mole repellents like plant-based products or even castor oil.
Install fences or meshes to prevent moles from being able to access your lawn or garden.
Set spring traps and other trapping mechanisms to catch these pests and get rid of them
The cost to control moles and solve the pest problem on your property will depend on the size of your property and the level of mole infestation that you are dealing with. The larger the property and the bigger the mole infestation, the costlier the pest removal service will be. For more information, and to get a quote, please get in touch with our mole removal specialists who can give you a free, no-obligation quote.