Garden Mole Control & Removal
Moles have some very distinct habits. They feed primarily on earthworms, insect larvae, and slugs. They are present in most areas below an altitude of 1000m. Unfortunately, moles can cause damage to lawns through their extensive tunneling, leading to unsightly hills and mounds. Additionally, they can cause damage to farm machinery such as combine harvesters by throwing up stones. Livestock can also injure their legs in tunnels dug by moles. Moles are solitary creatures, except during their breeding season which is from February to June
Garden Mole Damage.
Garden moles can cause a variety of damage to lawns, gardens, and crops, including:
Tunnels and mounds: Moles dig tunnels underground in search of food, which can cause raised ridges or mounds of soil on the surface of lawns and gardens. This can make the surface uneven and unsightly.
Damage to plant roots: Moles can damage the roots of plants by tunneling around them, which can cause the plants to wilt or die.
Trip hazards: Raised mole tunnels can create trip hazards for people and animals, particularly in areas where the ground is uneven.
In addition to the physical damage caused by garden moles, there are also some health and safety risks associated with their presence. These include:
Tripping and falling: As mentioned, raised mole tunnels can create trip hazards that can cause people and animals to fall.
Disease transmission: While garden moles are not known to carry diseases that are harmful to humans, they can be carriers of fleas, which can transmit diseases such as typhus and plague.
Garden Mole Control & Removal.
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Garden Mole Life cycle.
Garden moles are small, burrowing mammals that live underground and can cause damage to lawns, gardens, and crops. Their lifecycle typically involves the following stages:
Breeding: Moles typically mate in the spring, with males and females coming together for a brief period to mate. Females give birth to litters of three to five young, who are born blind and hairless.
Growth: Moles are born in underground nests, where they remain for the first few weeks of their lives. As they grow, they begin to venture out and learn to hunt for food, which primarily consists of earthworms and other soil-dwelling invertebrates.
Independence: After a few weeks, the young moles become independent and leave their mother's nest to establish their own territories. They begin to dig their own tunnels and burrows, which can cause damage to lawns, gardens, and crops.
Maturity: Moles reach sexual maturity at around one year of age, and can continue to breed throughout their lives. They typically live for two to three years in the wild.
Death: Moles are susceptible to predation by predators such as owls, foxes, and domestic cats. They may also succumb to disease or other environmental factors.
Controlling garden moles can be challenging, as they are highly adapted to living underground and are difficult to detect. Some control methods include the use of traps, repellents, and exclusion techniques such as burying mesh or gravel beneath lawns and garden beds to prevent moles from burrowing.
Mole Control Treatments.
There are several mole treatment options available, including gassing and trapping programs.
Gassing involves the use of aluminum phosphide tablets, which are placed in mole tunnels and release toxic gas when they come into contact with moisture in the soil. This method can be effective in killing moles, but it can also be dangerous to people, pets, and other wildlife if not used properly. ServLabs is a specialist and licensed to carry our gassing and in the safe use of these chemicals.
Trapping programs involve the use of traps that are designed to capture moles. These traps are typically placed in mole tunnels and baited with earthworms or other food sources. Trapping programs can be effective in reducing mole populations without use of chemicals, but they can also be time-consuming and require regular monitoring to ensure that the traps are working effectively.
Other control measures include habitat modification, such as reducing soil moisture and improving drainage to make the environment less hospitable to moles, and exclusion techniques such as burying mesh or gravel beneath lawns and garden beds to prevent moles from burrowing. These methods can be effective in reducing mole damage without causing harm to the animals.