Moles are a harmless animal within its own environment. Moles can also of course cause considerable damage to commercial, residential and agricultural properties and landscapes. Moles create networks of tunnels and burrow systems through constant digging, they can cause significant harm to gardens, golf courses, sports complexes, farmers fields and other turf or lawns. In some care environments they can f course cause health and safety issues and sometimes they need to be controlled
For homeowners, this is also an issue as this can cause costly damage to lawns, plants and flower beds. Moles can also cause the exposure of stones and other debris which can pose a hazard (particularly for young children and animals or cause damage to expensive garden machinery). To the agricultural industry it can mean animals suffering from broken limbs but also rotten feed as the soil from mole hills contaminates meaning animals can become ill and suffer from food poisoning.
What do moles eat?
Moles primarily eat earthworms, spiders, grubs and other species that can end up within their tunnel networks. They’ve also been known to eat small animals. As moles spend most of their waking hours digging, they’re a very active creature. Due to this, they consume a large amount of food to keep themselves fuelled. Understanding this is important to understanding the reasons behind a mole infestation. They don’t target specific types of grass or certain areas, they’re simply attracted to areas that they know are sources of food. Damage such as burrow systems and molehills created by moles are a result of their foraging for food.
How much does Mole control cost?
Mole control can vary in cost, and we’re unfortunately unable to provide a fixed cost for this service. This is due to the fact that even a visual inspection may not accurately reflect the scope of an infestation. As with all pest control services, the cost of mole control will depend on:
- The size/scope of the infestation
- The location of the infestation
If you’ve spotted a mole infestation at your residence or business, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team by calling or booking a visit using the link. We’ll be able to provide you with a free, no obligation consultation and quote for mole control suited to your needs.
Invicta’s Pest Control Service Process
Invicta will contact you to understand what issues you are having on site. We will listen and understand the issues you are having and then recommended the correct cause of action to take. A site survey may be required to better understand what the best course of action is required.
We will agree a suitable time to attend with yourself and carry out the appropriate treatment for the pest you are having issues with.
Appropriate follow up visits will be completed to help monitor and eradicate the issue. (Some pests may not require further follow up visits)
All our visits come with detailed photographic reports so you can understand exactly what we have done and what equipment we have used.