Pest Advice - moles
Arriving from almost thin air you wake up one morning to mole hills. It only takes a couple of days to turn your perfect lawn into a scene from the "battle of the Somme".
Earthworms attract moles. Lawns are an ideal hunting ground the worms are near to the surface and the network of grass roots supports extensive tunnelling. Establishing a centre the mole or moles will work out digging several feeder tunnels. Once the basic network has been formed they sit back and wait. With an excellent scenic of smell and hearing they can detect a worm up to 5 metres away. As the worms work through the soil they drop into the moles tunnel and become another tasty meal.
Trapping is often the best method for young inexperienced moles. This method requires a lot of skill and knowledge or experiance. Fumigating is another method often used, which involves finding the run then using a licenced gas placed into the tunnels via specialist equipment.