Moles are small mammals that have dark brown fur and large shovel shaped front limbs that are used for digging, very small eyes and no external ear flaps. The breeding season is between February and June usually with one litter of between 2-7 young. These are born in underground nests.
Signs of infestation:
The primary sign of a mole problem are the characteristic mole hills created by the tunnels. They can leave ridged tunnels all over a lawn. They are not necessarily harmful, but can ruin your lawn.
The average life span of a mole is around four years.
On average a mole requires 200 metres of underground run to obtain sufficient earthworms to live; approx 20 are needed daily.
Moles eat earthworms and this is what attracts them to your lawn.
Trapping is usually the best method for dealing with moles. EX-PEST prides itself in the control of moles using traditional methods with a variety of different traps.