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It often sounds like the admission of a reforming alcoholic... 'My name is Mr Smith, and I have a mole problem'. It's a phrase we hear daily and often not from customers seeking professional help but from those who seek the knowledge of how to get rid of moles themselves.
Learning how to get rid of moles efficiently has taken many professional mole catchers years of practical study and unless you are prepared to take the time to do this the only viable option is to hire a professional mole catcher. When you take into consideration the amount of damage a mole can create, and what it can cost to repair, the fees paid to a moleman are surprisingly low.

Mole removal by the use of specialist traps can only be done efficiently, as well as humanely, by experienced trappers. Yes, you can buy the sizeable scissor-type mole traps from garden centres and agricultural outlets, and you may be lucky enough to catch the odd mole, but while you are doing it the continuing trail of damage could have been prevented by getting in a professional. Most professional mole catchers can catch your moles within a few days of setting their traps. This is not always the case, of course, on occasions it can take longer, especially when an aspiring moleman has had a go at mole removal and only succeeded in warning their mole that something is out to get him. We call the result an 'educated mole' and they can be challenging to catch.

The typical scissor type mole trap.

A mole does not know what a trap is, but they can be very wary of anything new placed into their runs. Remember these little dark tunnels are the mole's environment, it will remember every twist and turn and side tunnel, every wet patch, every place there might be a meal waiting. To suddenly come across a strange un-remembered obstacle must be un-nerving for the boldest of moles.
An in-experienced operative will not know how and where to place traps to catch the mole correctly. Sometimes the mole detects a problem and instinct says beware, on occasions they get foul-caught in trying to avoid the trap and die a lingering death.

We frequently arrive at gardens where a do-it-yourself gardener intent on getting rid of moles himself (or herself) has created a landscape suitable for the filming of a documentary about the Battle of the Somme.

In most cases as described above, repairing the area damaged has to be paid for alongside the fee of a professional mole catcher to come along and deal with the problem.
Ask yourself this question: if your pest problem was a squirrel chewing your loft insulation up, would you be prepared to have a go yourself?
Or would you feel happier having it dispatched humanely?
Now ask yourself this question: Is a mole's need to die humanely any less than a squirrels?

If you need to get rid of a mole and you don't know how to trap it properly, we urge you to defer to a professional mole catcher who will remove it quickly and humanely.

Why catch moles?

Attitudes towards pest species change frequently, and a growing proportion of the population have a no-kill policy toward any animal, for some, this is absolute and unquestionable. While everyone has the right to their own opinions, some people cannot live with a small nuisance trashing their lawn which has cost a lot of money to maintain, who can blame them?

With an average of 200 meters of tunnel per mole, digging is an activity that a mole must undertake to survive. The damage a single mole can do has to be seen to be believed.
While some seem to think that the humble mole is a cute, cuddly creature that causes no harm, in reality, they are a predatory creature that will defend its territory to the death and are also cannibalistic.

In a domestic situation, the mole is just a nuisance which causes aesthetic damage, although costly.
For farmers, the matter is a little more serious.

Listeriosis is a bacterial disease which infects sheep, cattle and many other animals.
What's this got to do with moles?
The Listeriosis bacteria is present in soil which moles bring to the surface as molehills.
Farmers cut grass to make silage which they use in winter to feed sheep and cattle. If molehills are present at the time of silage making, any soil from the mole hills is picked up and mixed with the grass. If conditions are right, the bacteria can multiply within the silage over time and cause problems.
Many sheep die each year from Listeriosis.

Mole Catcher UK - Mole Catcher Services

Getting rid of moles in your lawn, paddock or fields need no longer pose a problem. Mole catcher UK will put you in touch with a specialist mole catcher, or moleman as they are otherwise known, working in your area.

Welcome to Mole Catcher UK, please take a moment to read through our information pages on moles, the different control methods mole catchers use and our opinions on the various mole deterrents you could already be wasting money on.

To keep their prices as reasonable as possible time restraints and travelling costs mean most mole catchers try to work a set 'territory', but in spite of this are not always easy to find. Mole Catcher UK has been designed to put YOU the customer in direct contact with your local mole catching specialist who will help you get rid of moles.

Our simple to use website will put you in touch quickly - simply type the first part of your postcode into the box on the left, and we will provide you with details of your local mole catcher.
Or you can select your county from the drop-down list, and we will provide you with a list of mole catchers working in that county.

Get rid of moles

If you have found your way here, you will already be aware of the destruction moles can create, the mess they leave behind them and just how frustrating it can be to get rid of moles

There are various "quick fix" solutions commercially available on the market ranging from sonic repellents to humming windmills to smoke bombs. But do they work? The simple answer to this is no. If any of these "quick fix" solutions worked, the traditional mole catcher would be extinct. But the moleman remains with us, busier than ever still catching moles using traditional trapping techniques. If you have a mole digging up your lawn or devastating your borders, the best piece of advice you will be given is this: Don't waste your money on deterrents that will not solve your problem. Hire a mole catcher!

How do mole catchers catch moles?

Professional mole catchers use two basic techniques to catch or remove moles. The first and preferred method is trapping. Modern mole traps are vastly superior to their 18th and 19th-century ancestors, are more efficient and most importantly more "humane". Wherever possible, most mole catchers will use this method to catch offending moles.

Sometimes circumstances dictate that traps cannot be used. For instance in areas of busy pedestrian access or on in-use playing fields, cricket pitches or bowling green's traps present a tripping hazard or prevent play. In such situations toxic gas pellets are inserted into the mole runs, the substances which these tablets are made from are highly toxic and only available to certificated operatives who have undertaken the required specialist training to handle such materials. Not all mole catchers are approved to carry out this work.

Mole Traps

Mole catching by specialist rural tradesmen using traditional wooden, then metal spring type mole traps has been going on for centuries. Traps have evolved over the years and will continue to do so. Today's mole traps are vastly superior to those used a century ago. Modern materials, manufacturing processes and improved designs have all helped to produce the current range of mole traps available. The 'standard' mole trap (scissor type) available from many country stores will catch moles if appropriately used, but professional mole catchers go for more specialist type traps designed for varying ground conditions. The latest trap we have trialled and found excellent is the "Talpex mole trap" available from various retailers. But above all remember - it is not the trap that catches the mole, it is the skill and experience of the person setting it. A good moleman can catch with any trap.

Mole repellents

We are often asked "do mole repellents work?" Over the years there have been various weird and wonderful contraptions marketed claiming to prevent moles from digging up your lawn, so-called mole repellents. Commercially they range from the many and varied sonic mole repellers to vibrating mole windmills. On an 'old wives tale', or should that be 'old countryman's tale', basis, remedies go from mothballs or even ferret droppings put in their runs, to burying wine bottles up to their neck around the molehills so that the wind sounding over their necks sets up a discouraging sound. Then there are those who suggest pouring diesel, petrol or creosote into the mole runs only to find their precious grass burnt off by the chemicals involved. One local moleman has a customer who ignited petrol in mole runs near his greenhouses and set fire to the staging! The mole probably thought it most amusing. Our trade has seen a plethora of mole repellents tried, and the general conclusion is - NONE of them really work.

There is only one guaranteed way of removing a mole from your lawn... this involves the use of a humane killing trap.

Humane ways of removing moles

Forget the sentimental human side of nature for one moment and ask yourself "what is humane?" A humane death for a pest is without a doubt the best solution for everyone concerned, none of us want the mole to suffer, and the modern specialist traps we use are more than powerful enough to ensure a quick, painless end.

If killing a mole is not an option for you, Mole Catcher UK is not the answer to your problem, and we recommend going back to Google and searching amongst the sonic mole repellents and 'alternative' technology for inspiration. If you surf this path, we wish you luck in your battle with the mole. Should you discover a guaranteed effective solution that actually works without harming our little friend, please do let us know. However, if you consider an instant death without suffering is a good way to solve your mole problem, then you have come to the right place.

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