Mole Infestation Control
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WHY DO SO MANY PEOPLE USE THE PEST INTERCEPTORS TO DEAL WITH THEIR GARDEN MOLE PROBLEM?
The Pest Interceptors are experts at mole catching, mole riddance, mole trapping. Whatever you want to call the process of getting rid of moles, the Pest Interceptors are experts at stopping the moles infesting your land. The Pest Interceptors are so good at mole catching that they even make tutorials for amateur mole catchers, and less skilled pest controllers. To watch and to learn from them on the Pest Interceptors YouTube channel, click here
When it comes to a Mole infestation, regrettably, the only legal option of mole removal is to eradicate the moles by using specialist mole traps. (Moles can actually be gotten rid of with highly toxic gas instead of traps, but as you probably know, the Pest Interceptors always use the least toxic method to get rid of your pests, and, gassing moles is highly toxic and is very expensive. It is also illegal to use near houses or waterways. So not really an option.)
Here at Pest Interceptors, we pride ourselves on our considerate and compassionate approach to animals. Employing us as your pest controllers, to attend to the moles lurking within your garden or sports grounds means that the works will be thoroughly and efficiently completed. As with all creatures we attend to, we use the most humane, legally compliant and compassionate means of getting rid you of your infestation of moles.
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HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET RID OF GARDEN MOLES?
It usually only takes 2 visits, over a 7 day period, for our expert mole catching skills to take effect - although, on rare occasions, it may take longer to rid you of your garden mole activity. (Honesty is always our policy.) Moles are nearly always caught by the 2nd visit, we would estimate that 85% of moles are caught in this first week. This does leave 15% though, of these, most are caught on the 3rd visit, but that does leave the very rare, the 1% mole, the 'S.A.S. trained' mole, the mole that keeps people awake at night. These, rare, 1% of moles will require extra work/time/patience/types of mole trap/different techniques, etc. to catch that mole. But we will catch it. We always catch the mole in the end.
This quick video shows you how it 'nearly' always goes. 2 visits - Mole gone.
Should the removal of the moles take longer than expected the Pest Interceptors will keep going until you and your property are mole free. As just stated, it is rare to require a third visit, even rarer for a forth, but, as we are always super honest with you, our customer, and we are always upfront about anything that might not go quite according to plan, we feel we should make you aware of this here. The Pest Interceptors are always really busy and we don't want to keep coming back, travelling, finding and clearing tunnels, resetting mole traps, etc. nearly as much as you don't want to keep paying us, but sometimes, on rare occasions, it can happen. We are experts at mole catching, but, we really like all our customers to understand the process and any pitfalls that can occur, no matter how rare that is. An informed customer is a happy customer. We like happy customers.
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IS THERE A GUARANTEE or WARRANTY?
Once we are happy that you have mole-free land, we will offer you two options:
1. A standard FREE 2 weeks cover (a guarantee), that if a new molehill pops up in the 2 weeks of cover, we will return and re-lay the traps. If we have missed a mole, a new molehill will appear, usually within days. But we give you 2 weeks cover for your peace of mind. So basically, we give you a two week guarantee after the mole/moles are caught. After the 2 weeks is passed, you are back on your own.
2. Option 2, an add on, but it may work out to be a more cost-effective way of keeping your land, or garden, mole free. This is a 12-month warranty. This cover provides you with unlimited call-outs from the first day we declare that you are mole-free. As moles are gotten rid of quickly (usually we will be out to put mole traps in your land within 24 hours of your call!), this will mean that the moles will have very little time to repair the tunnel systems. As the tunnel systems slowly disappear (through disrepair) so do the scent trails that attract other moles into your garden. The more time the tunnel systems are kept mole-free, the faster the tunnel systems disappear. Once they have disappeared, you have a lot less chance of re-infestation.
Your Pest Interceptor will happily advise on the 2 options when on site, the technician will also give you a price for the 12 month warranty on his first visit. The technician will need to look at many variables, such as soil type, the local areas mole population, etc. to advise you properly and give you (and us) a fair price. (This is why we can't quote for the 12 month warranty over the phone.) You will never be put on the spot, or, put under pressure by a Pest Interceptor, we just give you the facts and you decide what you want to do, the decision on what cover you want to take won't be needed to be made until the day we say we have now caught your moles. (Please bear in mind that this is usually on the 2nd visit.)
CAN I JUST IGNORE THE MOLES IN MY GARDEN?
Of course you can! Moles aren't going to kill your plants (they are insectivores, so have no interest in plants or roots). Moles won't kill your grass lawn either, but they will push up unsightly molehills on a regular basis. The tunnels can cause dry patches in lawns in hot weather too.
Moles, due to their subterranean lifestyle, have very few natural predators, so, once they've set up home in your garden, they will usually be there for many years, feeding on food sources, and digging constantly with their front paws as they search for worms and insects. As the tunnel system expands you will see more and more unsightly molehills and mole surface tunnels appearing. Even once the tunnel system is fully constructed you will still see new molehills appearing as they clear soil and stones that have tumbled into the moles tunnel system, being pushed out above ground to form new mole hills. So please be aware of these stones when mowing your lawns as you don't want broken windows or broken mowing blades due to the stones that the moles have brought to the surface.
If you are unlucky enough to have a female mole you will get male moles digging 'surface runs' just under the surface of your grass as they look for the female. These 'surface runs' are made very quickly, I was lucky enough to see one being made once, it was like a rat under a carpet! If the female mole is found and mated with, she will then go on to produce up to 6 new moles that will be setting up their own tunnels and homes not too far away!
WHAT IS A MOLE INFESTATION?
If you see a molehill appear on your lawn, or, on your pristine sports pitch, you have a mole infestation. Once a mole has decided to put in the hard work of tunnelling and pushing up a molehill, it's usually staying there for good. A molehill is simply the excess soil, from subterranean deep tunnel systems being constructed under your feet, being pushed, by the mole, to the surface. This is usually the first sign you have a mole problem.
CAN LARGE AREAS SUCH AS FIELDS, PADDOCKS, SPORTS FIELDS BE CLEARED OF MOLES?
Moles can get in some really problematic places. The Pest Interceptors have cleared large areas of silage for farmers, horse paddocks, cricket pitches for cricket clubs, football pitches for football clubs and other sports clubs. No job is too large for the Pest Interceptors. The first mole clearance job that the now CEO of Pest Interceptors, Christan Hems, ever did, was on a horse paddock. The paddocks in question where like the surface of the moon back then. Now, some 10 years on, there is only the occasional mole to deal with. Here is a video of him catching a mole there recently.