Moles in your home or business
Bird Proofing, Moles & Grass Snakes:
Well its been a busy few weeks at PestUK, but I have managed to find the time this weekend to update the blog. The grass snake eggs I found have all now hatched and been put back into the wild in a more suitable location. And the hamster I found in the summer time has been bought a new cage and is now happily living on my kitchen table!
Recently I have been very busy going bird work again and have installed several large pigeon nets in Slough and Bracknell. It is the time of year that there is a short lull before people stop getting wasps and start getting rodent problems, so it is always good to do this time of work at this time of year!
However in this interim period I have found myself very busy with mole call outs again. I have several mole contracts in Berkshire and they have started to call me out abit earlier than usual. A mole contract is a great idea if you have horse fields, playing fields or similar that you need to keep protected by moles. At PestUK I do two types of treatments for moles. The most common treatment that I carry out is trapping, but I am qualified to use phostoxin gas aswell!
Later today I am going to have a look at a woodworm job in Surrey to see the severity of the problem. Woodworm treatments can be expensive, and often in my experience unnecessary, as in the summer months we usually have several calls a year for woodworm that are actually caused by ants! I am going to have a look at this job later as I believe that is probably the case here. If you are concerned about woodworm in your property please give us a call and we can come out and give you a survey to assess the situation.
Also in Virginia Water I recently shot a fox that was causing problems in an urban area. It was so bold that it was venturing through a catflap and coming into the house and stealing the cat food! Needless to say I set a live trap in the garden and a week later caught the fox. I came out and humanely dispatched it using a firearm within a few hours of receiving the call to say that it had been caught.
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Last week we received a call from a lady in a rural location who was concerned about moles ruining her garden. There were easily 40 moles hills all over her lawn. Apparently the gardener had already tried to catch the mole but with no success, which was the reason that the problem had got so bad. If traps are placed by someone inexperienced, it can actually exacerbate the problem due to the moles noticing the traps and building more tunnels around them. I set- up about 16 traps in the runs and knocked down the hills. I popped back over the weekend to check the traps, there were no new hills, and I discovered 5 moles in the traps which I removed! Five Moles is actually quite a few considering that they are a solitary animal, but due to the rural location this was not unreasonable. Needless to say the client was very happy with the result, and the gardeners will have to now go over the ground with a roller
Moles are one of the most difficult pests to get rid of without experience. There are a variety of traps that can be used to catch moles, and gas tablets can also be used dependant on the location of the problem. Personally I almost always use traps, it is slightly more expensive than using gas due to an additional visit being necessary, but is much more effective. I have not failed to catch a mole with traps in the last 8 months or so, and while as a company we do not guarantee mole treatments for obvious reasons, I would like to think that I must be one of the best mole catchers in Berkshire. The specific type of traps that I use are not available to the general public. We are lucky in England that we only have one species of mole, in the USA they have several different species! Do not feel bad about calling us to catch moles on your land as they are certainly not rare (current estimates stand at 9 million moles in England alone). While most people phone us due to lawns being damaged, even more importantly , moles are incredibly dangerous in livestock paddocks as the feeding tunnels are only a few centimetres below the surface, and a horse/other livestock can easily fall over and need costly veterinary attention.
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