We offer a local, professional and friendly mole removal service around the East Sussex villages of Wadhurst, Mayfield and Mark Cross.
Our aim is to rid your land of the unwanted and unwelcome visitors using traditional trapping methods, as we're aware of the impact that these pests can have on you and your surroundings we'll respond promptly and efficiently to any mole issues you may have.
.: Our methods
We only use traps, there are poisons that can be used, but the potential danger to other wildlife is in our opinion too great. There are various different models of trap and our favoured version is the Duffus or Tunnel Trap which has several advantages of other designs.
Once moles have made it into your land, the runs will remain for many years, even if the moles are removed, so the likelihood of having future problems is quite high. With this in mind we are happy to come out and not only catch the moles in the first instance, but to show you (if you want to know) how to find the runs and set your own the traps in the future.
.: Other methods
There are many suggested methods on the internet of ridding your garden of moles, including:
1) Sonic repellents that according to the instructions and advertising create an unpleasant noise that the moles hear and keep away from. They may be worth a try but I've been called to many gardens where they've not lived up to the promise. One well known retailer that carries these did for a while try selling them in their Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland outlets, until someone pointed out that moles had yet to make it across the Irish Sea.
2) Placing various odorous items in the run like mothballs. There's a very good chance this will work, and the mole in an attempt to get away from the smell, will close that tunnel and then dig a new one around the obstacle, creating another mole hill or two to let you know.
3) Flooding the tunnels with various liquids such a water, which will run down to the lowest part of the moles excavations while the Talpa (mole) pops up to one of the higher runs and carries on as before.
4) Humane traps, aren't really that humane, there's a risk of drowning should a mole be caught during heavy rain, and if you do release it back into the wild, it still needs about 200m of tunnel to feed it self, and seeing as moles need to eat every 4 hours that doesn't bode well for it's long term survival.
Mole in TN5, TN6, TN20,