Emerald Mole Control South Ockendon provides professional mole control service for all domestic and residential customers.
The European mole is a fantastically well adapted mammal, contrary to popular belief the mole does not hibernate, he may have to tunnel a little deeper during cold periods primarily because his main food source (earth worms) tend to move deeper during cold weather (and during hot dry periods too).
Many people have never seen a mole and often assume (because of the number and size of the mole hills he produces) he is larger than he really is, in fact he averages between 4oz and 6oz and rarely exceeds 6".
Moles need to eat their own weight daily, relying mostly on earthworms, but will also eat slugs, beetles, spiders, centipedes, and leather-jackets, in fact they will even eat dead birds / mice if they stumble across them. The mole needs to consume around 50lbs of food per year!!
He will not however, eat any of your plants. The first signs of moles on a property are molehills, these are the excavations made by the mole during its tunnelling activities There will normally be a system of permanent tunnels about 30-60cm below the surface which are unlikely to be detected from above.
It is the shallow, feeding runways which trouble gardeners.
Moles are highly territorial and generally live alone in an extensive tunnel system. Molehills are created as the animals extend and repair their tunnels, which act as traps to catch their main prey, earthworms. One mole can produce a considerable number of hills, particularly where food is in short supply. Between five and eight young are born in the spring and these disperse, generally in very shallow tunnels in midsummer to try to establish their own territories.
Mole numbers have increased dramatically since 2006 and are now estimated to be in excess of 30 million moles in the UK
If you have moles in garden South Ockendon or mole hills contact Emerald Pest Control before the problems get out of hand.
We deal with small and large scale mole infestations. We use traditional mole control skills along with more modern controls; all the methods that might be needed to get rid of moles and molehills in gardens.