Mole Eradication Services in Edinburgh
Moles are a common household pest, who invades homes and gardens all over the UK. Our team of experts are on hand to assist with any mole problems you appear to be facing, from specialist advice to total mole eradication. A mole is a small brown mammal who feeds mostly on worms and grubs. While they are not dangerous to humans, they pose a threat to the wellbeing of our lawns and gardens. They cause significant damage which may be costly to replace, by digging tunnels beneath the surface of our gardens, which they use to store food. Contrary to common belief, moles do not feed off of our garden plants and shrubs, however their tunnels may disturb plant roots which leads to distress.
Mole Eradication FAQ
The obvious sign you have a mole residing at your property is the raised, volcano shaped swellings within your lawn and garden. You should check your garden for their tunnels and surface ridges which will indicate the moles activity. These intricate tunnels are likely connected to deeper pathways, located anywhere between 3 and 12 inches beneath the surface. In some cases, moles may dig as far as 40 inches below ground. The mole will use the tunnels daily to travel between its nest and food sources, with an average tunnelling rate of 15 feet per hour. It is better to catch a mole invasion as early as possible to prevent extensive tunnel construction, resulting in a more efficient eradication procedure.
The damage a mole can cause to a person’s property is not only an annoyance but can sometimes lead to a costly repair. Within commercial premises, these mammals pose a threat to livestock and produce due to undermining the soil. The financial aspect of the mole’s destruction can affect places such as golf courses and parks massively, if left unchecked. It only takes one mole to completely burrow its way through a garden which leaves the home or business owner with hours of repair work to resolve.
Typically, moles will reside within your garden and not make their way into your home. However, this is not unheard of nor impossible. If your property has poor foundations, shallow levels or open cavities, the mole may gain uninvited entry. You will likely hear the scratching and digging of the mole as it begins constructing tunnels within the floors and walls of your property. Although, moles are usually quite frightened of humans, as well as loud noises and will likely try to get away from us if they feel threatened. It is always advised you do not try and touch the moles if you come into contact with one, instead call a professional immediately.
If your home is situated near woodland and forestry, you are at a greater risk of falling victim to a mole invasion. The mole will gain access to your property and construct its intricate tunnels in the search for food. The main reason the mole is attracted to our garden is to locate a food source. If no food is available to them, they won’t find your garden attractive and will seek residence elsewhere. To limit the moles activity in your yard you can use safe, repellents for grubs, earthworms and mole crickets which will result in a limited supply of food for the mole. Eventually the animal will have no choice but to retreat elsewhere in the search for a stronger supply of meals. Moles are also attracted to damp, moist soil which is a strong point for earthworms. Limit your gardens moisture intake by not over watering, as it is important to remember most lawns only require 1 inch of water per week. This can either come from an at home watering system or from natural rainfall.
What should I do if I notice I have a mole problem?
You should always contact us at the first signs of a mole invasion. It is important to target the mole as early as possible to restrict further construction of extensive tunnelling. It is quite difficult to trap a mole yourself, and we advise against the use of harsh repellents and chemicals yourself as they can be quite hazardous if used without professional advice. Our expert team of pest controllers are trained and experienced with the eradication of garden moles and are happy to advise prevention methods of further invasions. Our technicians will pay a visit to your property in order to assess the extent of the mole invasion and locate whether the activity is present or if the mole has deterred away from your property.
Our qualified professional controllers are equipped with proper training and experience required to catch nuisance pests from your garden. The eradication process can be quite tricky, due to the array of sensory organs and challenges that garden moles possess. This is why it is always advised to leave pest controlling to the experts, who will carry out the removal procedures as humanely and effectively as possible. We have direct access to the newest products on the market, so we have a variety of methods we can use in mole removal. Our specialist technicians strive daily to improve the effectiveness of our procedures with long lasting results. We will inform you with necessary tips and aftercare to prevent a future invasion from returning.