Moles

Moles are a common pest and they can be a serious nuisance to property owners all over Britain.

Known for damaging lawns, gardens and sports grounds, moles dig their tunnels to create unattractive molehills and ridges.

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Additionally, their tunnelling process damages the roots of young plants and can leave stones exposed. The exposed stones can cause garden machinery to become damaged and create a safety hazard.

While the natural habitat of moles is woodland, they are comfortable in gardens, pitches, grasslands, bowling greens or anywhere that crops are growing. If you have a mole problem on your hands, then call the experts at Whelan Pest Prevention for an efficient service.

We have over 15 years of experience in dealing with mole problems. Our dedicated professionals have access to the latest equipment and methods to ensure that your pest infestation is cleared quickly and doesn’t reoccur.

Issues Caused by Moles

Mole problems can happen quickly and escalate fast. This is because moles have litters of up to seven pups. As they grow into adults, each and every mole will look to establish its own tunnel network.

Digging at speeds of up to four metres per hour, this can obviously cause significant damage. While there is little that can be done to prevent moles from gaining access to your property, eradicating the problem once they have arrived is what Whelan Pest Prevention specialises in.

While people may be able to deal with small mole problems on their own, any larger outbreaks will require professional pest control services. Our mole team is on standby to visit your property for an inspection and eventual eradication of the issue.

You will find our services to be fast, effective and offering the highest levels of safety. All team members are diligent professionals who will always be friendly and accessible. They will talk you through all of the work that they will be carrying out at your property.

How Do I Identify Bedbugs?

It’s generally easy to spot bedbugs as an adult measures roughly 5mm in length and around 1.5-3mm wide. They have a flattened, oval-shaped body which is light brown in colour. If a bedbug has recently fed, its body will be darker and rounder. The best places to check for bedbugs are in the seams of mattresses, in the crevices of the bed frame, behind furniture surrounding the bed, or where the walls meet the floor.

Depending on the severity of the infestation, you may also notice dark staining on the mattress. This is caused by the bedbugs’ excreta. Bedbugs also secrete an unpleasant odour which will leave the room smelling musty and uninviting.

Common Warning Signs

Seeing moles is unlikely because they very rarely come above ground. In the off chance that you do see one, it’s important to exercise caution. This is because moles have very sharp teeth and will attempt to bite you when aggravated.

The first sign of an infestation is the presence of new molehills or ridges that have been caused by their tunnelling process. Moles generally dig two types of tunnels. The shallow tunnels are just below the ground surface and are created when they search for food. They can be seen as a raised ridge in your lawn or a flower bed.

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Deeper mole tunnels go as far as 40 centimetres underground. The tunnels themselves can’t be seen but molehills will be noticeable because of the amount of soil being cleared as the mole digs. The tunnel areas are usually lined with leaves and grass in order to create a nest.

Moles are most active in the autumn and early spring as they don’t hibernate. This is because they cannot put on body fat and therefore have to eat throughout the winter. They mostly feed on worms and supplement this diet with insects and their larvae as moles need to eat their weight in food every day.

On top of our well-established domestic services, Whelan Pest Prevention is available to work for commercial customers as well. If you are the representative of a company looking for pest control services – whether for moles or a different kind of intruder – we are here to help.

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