Why Moles are a Nuisance
Moles can be a pain because of the damage they cause to lawns and gardens, parks, and golf courses. They are only small mammals but can cause problems in their search for food. Moles live underground and are classified as insectivores and eat insects, worms and larvae.
The issues they can cause are due to several reasons. Mole tunnels run underneath gardens and lawns,
and this can mean they destroy the roots of plants damaging them as the moles dig. In order to trap
insects and other creatures they dig up to the surface and this is where we get mole hills. Not only does
this create mounds of earth on top of the lawn, park, or golf course, it looks rather messy and can leave
the grass patchy.
How to Spot a Mole Infestation
A mole infestation is unlikely. They do not live in large groups and so most of the time you can be
dealing with one mole, maybe two. They create complex tunnels underground, so the likelihood is that
you will only know about a mole problem when they break the surface of your lawn or your grounds and
If soil is rich and full of a plentiful food source, then this is where you run the risk of a mole infestation
and larger numbers of moles arriving on the scene. Whether you are dealing with one or several of
them, the issues and damage they can cause means that you want to look at getting rid of moles. On
parks and football or sports grounds, moles have been responsible for causing injuries, particularly to
ankles, due to the holes and hills they create - one is even rumoured to have killed a king of England!
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DEALING WITH MOLES
What you can do
Removing a mole is not always an easy process. While not nocturnal they stay out of sight a lot of the
time. While you may not want to deprive your garden of moisture it can be a good idea to reduce how
regularly you are watering your lawn. Moles particularly like damp soil, not only is it easier to move
through but it brings more insects to the soil. More insects mean more food and potentially more moles
in your yard.
There are some DIY mole repellents people suggest will prevent moles, but they are not proven to work,
and some people claim they just don’t work at all. We don’t recommend castor oil, but this is one such
DIY method that you will find online. A better solution would be to get a cat, but they can also prove to
cause their own issues!
What we can do
As a professional pest control company, our only legal option is to kill the moles. When you need help
dealing with troublesome moles then Pest Interceptors are here.