The Best Way to Get Rid of Moles
The most effective way to get rid of moles in your garden or land, is to use mole traps. In the UK, mole numbers are increasing due to EU regulations, which stopped more effective methods from being used, the best way we can now control moles is to use traps.
Our Suddenstrike Pest Control technicians are experienced and fully qualified in mole removal, we are members of the British Pest Control Association (BPCA) and the National Pest Technicians Association (NPTA), mole trapping is the traditional mole control method, and currently is the most common and most effective. The use of toxic gas may be used as an alternative method by other companies, however this is largely ineffective and cannot be used on domestic properties.
We cover a huge area every year, serving customers throughout Cheshire, Staffordshire and Shropshire, carrying out mole treatment for homeowners and farmers alike. Our technicians set mole traps across approximately 15000 acres of land each year!
Mole Removal Cost
If you’re looking for professional pest control at competitive prices, by fully trained technicians who know how to get rid of moles fast, then call us today on 01270 619 147. We can provide an instant quote for domestic and large scale mole extermination.
Suddenstrike have been providing pest control services for over 30 years, we use the best techniques and the best products on the market to eradicate and control your pest problems. From problems with moles in a garden, mole hills on your lawn, or large scale mole clearance on an agricultural farm, we can help!
Get in touch today for more information, advice or a free quote:
01270 619 147
Mole Deterrent and Mole Repellents
There are many methods and techniques that are claimed to drive moles away from your garden – and keep them away! Unfortunately these are unlikely to work in the long term, in fact some methods can initially look like they are working, only to eventually start attracting the moles back again.
Solar powered devices that emit an intermittent pulse or buzzing, is said to annoy moles and drive them away, however this may only be to another part of the garden. These vibrations will also attract more worms that the moles will feed on, and eventually bring them back. Long term effectiveness of this method has not been proven.
Netting can prevent moles coming to the surface of your lawn, and therefore preventing any of the damaging and unsightly mole hills, however this must be placed before turf is laid, and this may drive moles to other areas like flower beds, where they will still cause damage!
Natural mole repellents involves planting barriers that will deter moles, this includes daffodils, alliums and marigolds. Mole plant and castor beans are also good deterrents, however should be avoided around pets and children as they are considered poisonous. Although this method has been effective, it takes time and patience for the plants to grow, and the existing moles in your garden still need to be removed.
There are a number of repellents on the market that claim to deter moles, this is somewhat effective, however it will only deter the moles for a short period, in the area that is treated. The mole will move elsewhere, but likely will not move far, resulting in more tunnels and mole hills on your lawn.
Digging a mole barrier involves a trench of around 25 inches deep and 10 inches wide, around the area that needs to be protected from moles, the trench then needs to be filled with gravel. This is effective for smaller areas, however may not be practical for larger lawns and especially agricultural land, as it involves a lot of work.
Bottles and Windmills
This DIY method relies on the vibrations from plastic bottles placed over sticks in the ground, and windmills to drive the moles away. Whilst this sometimes seems to be effective initially, it can bring more insects and worms to the surface, encouraging the moles back to a source of food.
How to Get Rid of Moles
The most efficient way to get rid of moles is still proven to be mole trapping, no other method is proven or as effective, and this is why this is the only method we use to get rid of moles from your garden fast.
Due to their ability to create a network of tunnels relatively quickly, once you have had moles, you are very likely to have them again as they will reuse the same tunnels. Our advice is to keep on top of the mole control to avoid any unnecessary damage to your lawn or garden.
Please get in touch if you would like any further advice, or a free quote for garden mole removal, or agricultural mole control.
01270 619 147