Appearance and Habits
Moles are found throughout mainland Britain where there is suitable soil for tunnelling. They tend to prefer woodland, grassland so can be found
on golf courses, parks and lawns. They are approx 12-16cm in length and covered in black velvety hair with large spade like front feet turned
outwards for digging. Their eyes are small and hidden among their fur, they do not have visible ears. The most obvious sign of the presence of
moles are moles hills (heaps of loose soil) on the surface of the ground. They feed mostly on earthworms but also on other invertebrates including
slugs and insect larvae.
The breeding season lasts from February to June and there is usually one litter per year. The young develop are born blind and without fur, they
develop rapidly and leave the nest at 5 weeks old.
Treatment and Control
To easiest way to check if moles are still present, is to level the hills and check after 2-3 days for the formation of new hills. If the underground
tunnels can be located it is possible for traps to be used although this is usually best left to the professional.
Please call Enviro-Tec for a free survey and quotation.