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Our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Moles

Frequently asked questions about moles:

There are estimated to be 35-40 million moles in the UK. Moles found in the UK are the European mole.

Gassing or trapping moles will get rid of moles in your garden.

The lifespan of a European mole is between three to five years.

Moles are burrowing mammals that are regarded as pests in the UK as they can problems for farmland and gardens.

Moles are antisocial, solitary animals and often live alone except to breed.

Moles are most active just after sunrise and again just before sunset and will rest between periods of activity for up to 3 hours.

Moles aren’t blind, but they do have poor eyesight. They use little movement and scent sensors on the tip of their nose to find prey and other moles.