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Garden Invasion Report

Posted by on Dec 1, 2019 in BH postcode, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Dorset, garden invasion, mole, mole activity, mole control, mole removal, mole trapping, Molehills, moles, moles in your garden, pest control, Poole, professional mole catching specialists, Ringwood, Verwood | 0 comments

    THE SUSPECT: The European Mole – “Talpa europaea” Length: Typically between 13 and 16 cm.                                                       Weight: Up to 128g.                                 Colour: Moles have short black-brown fur. Identifying features: Large, clawed ‘spade-like’ front feet, a long, pointed, fleshy nose and very small eyes. Breeding: The normal litter for a female mole can be up to 7 and the average lifespan of the mole is between 2 and 3 years. Diet: Moles are carnivores (worms, insects, beetles, etc.) THE EVIDENCE:                                     ...

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FAST FACTS – MOLES

Posted by on Aug 29, 2019 in BH postcode, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Dorset, mole, mole activity, mole control, mole digging, Mole problem, mole removal, mole trapping, mole tunnels, Molehills, moles, pest control problem, Poole, professional mole trapping, Ringwood, rodent, Verwood | 0 comments

The latin name is Talpa europaea and they are mammals. The male mole is referred to as a “boar”, the female is a “sow” and a group is called a “labour”. Moles are capable of digging through up to 15 metres of soil an hour! Most of a moles’ life is spent underground. The first signs of mole activity or mole digging are molehills, which is the excavated soil from their tunnels. The mole has poor eyesight and no ears, relying on extreme senses of smell and touch. Moles are carnivores. The saliva of a mole can paralyze worms! Continuous tunnelling by moles can undermine plant roots causing...

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Midsummer Madness!

Posted by on Jul 31, 2019 in Ants, BH postcode, birds, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Dorset, fleas, mice, mole, mole removal, mole trapping, Molehills, moles, moths, pest control, pest control problem, pest control service, pest prevention, Poole, Rabbits, Rats, Ringwood, rodent, Verwood, Wasp Control, wasp nest, wasp nests, Wasp Removal, Wasps | 0 comments

We are now over half way through the summer and with record breaking temperatures and even flooding, the environment is certainly changing. Already this year we have seen vast numbers of flying ants on several occasions, with numbers so large that great swarms even appeared on weather radars giving the false impressions of rain clouds! Birds were in the news when licences for culling were suspended (and indeed are still in doubt) giving the chance for some species numbers to swell rapidly, which could have a dramatic effect in the future. Nesting birds can also cause problems, not only with...

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MOLES – Talpa Europaea

Posted by on Mar 1, 2019 in BH postcode, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Dorset, mole, mole activity, mole control, mole digging, Mole problem, mole removal, mole trapping, mole traps, mole tunnels, Molehills, moles, pest control, pest control problem, Poole, professional trapping, Ringwood, rodent, Verwood | 0 comments

If someone asks you if you have ever seen a mole, the answer would most likely be no! If asked the same question about molehills, then the answer would probably be a resounding yes! Many gardeners fear finding these tell-tale signs of mole activity as it can only mean that damage and distress will follow. Molehills are caused by a mole, or moles, digging feeding tunnels to catch food. The digging of these tunnels can affect many areas including gardens, lawns, flower beds, vegetable plots and surrounding areas damaging roots and plants in the process. The mole activity can last all year...

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MOLES AND THAT HOT SUMMER

Posted by on Sep 13, 2018 in Ants, BH postcode, birds, Bournemouth, Christchurch, fleas, mice, mole, mole control, mole garden invasions, mole invasion, mole population, Mole problem, mole removal, mole sensors, mole trapping, mole trapping specialist, mole tunnels, Molehills, moles, pest control, pest control problem, pest prevention, Poole, professional mole catcher, Rabbits, Rats, Ringwood, squirrels, Verwood, Wasp Control, Wasp Removal, Wasps | 0 comments

What a summer! The weather has been very hot to say the least and many people have enjoyed the sun and reaped its benefits. Nature has had to adapt to the very dry conditions to preserve valuable moisture, none more so than the mole. A very hard-working animal that few have ever seen, but its results are everywhere – MOLEHILLS! As the ground dried out, these industrious creatures were forced to new areas to feed on their primary source of food, worms. Molehills started to appear everywhere very soon in the season as the heatwave took hold and the ground became parched. It is generally...

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MOLES AT LARGE!

Posted by on Feb 18, 2018 in BH postcode, Bournemouth, Broadstone, Christchurch, Corfe Mullen, cranborne, Ferndown, Fordingbridge, mole, mole activity, mole catching expert, mole control, mole prevention, Mole problem, mole removal, mole runs, mole trapping, mole tunnels, Molehills, moles, Poole, Ringwood, Verwood, Wareham, West Moors, Wimborne | 0 comments

The weather may be damp, cold, wet or warm, it does not matter to the mole, everywhere you look at the moment there is evidence that the mole has already been there! There has been a population explosion again with more to come and more and more areas are falling victim to this industrious creature causing damage, grief and possible expense. Molehills can be found just about anywhere, from grass roadside verges, paddocks, playing fields, golf courses, gardens, fields and even on roundabouts on busy roads. In towns including Ferndown, West Moors, Verwood, Christchurch and in the centre of...

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