Moles


Description.

The Mole (Talpa Europaea) is abundant throughout the mainland Britain. It has a cylindrical body of between 12-16cm from tip of nose to tip of tail. Males are larger than females. Their famous fur runs in both directions, so as to better enable travel in either direction of it's tunnels. The eyes are very small and are hidden within the dense fur, but are capable of detecting light. There are no external ear flaps but the sense of hearing touch and smell are all very well developed. Moles do not hibernate and are active all year. The presence of moles is instantly recognisable due to the spoil heaps or "Mole Hills" they produce when tunnelling.

Habitat

The mole is most commonly found in areas of permanent grassland; due to the higher density of prey species in such an environment. Therefore they commonly can be found on playing fields, golf courses, cemetery, parks and private gardens; not to mention farmland. One mole may inhabit and area of between 400-2000sq. meters. They are active for periods of 4.5 hours and rest in their nest or "Fortress" for 3.5hrs. Females will often have overlapping territories with other females and a male whose larger territory overlaps many females. Moles will swiftly move into a neighbouring vacant territory when opportunity arises.

Breeding

The breeding season last from approx. March to June and a female usually produces one litter of between 2-7 young per year after a four week gestation period. The young are born blind and bald and leave the nest just 5 weeks later. 

Control

Dead Cert Pest Control are proud to be members of The British Molecatchers Register and the Association of Professional Molecatchers and as such are experts in trapping moles. Trapping is the most humane and effective way of controlling moles. Dead Cert Pest Control offer a "no mole- -no fee" service, giving you peace of mind as to the quality of service provided.  


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