Posted on 17th May 2018 at 05:58
This week we have been helping a customer with an extensive mole problem on a large residential property on the outskirts of Newbury, Berkshire. The property sits in over 100 acres of land and their gardens have recently been inundated with moles, leaving unsightly mole hills all over the property.
We have been visiting the property regularly over the past two months to find any active mole hills so we can trap and remove the moles. As moles are subterranean, they spend the majority of their lives underground burrowing through an extensive network of tunnels which pushes all of the waste dirt to the surface. This results in large clusters of mole hills, which can be rather unsightly not to mention very destructive.
As we are coming to the end of the moles breeding season, which runs from February to the end of May, it is common to see an influx of mole activity popping up almost anywhere. Moles are solitary creatures, however their breeding season is a time where they will come together to seek a mate and it is common to see an increase in mole hills.
Male moles will leave their territory and tunnel further afield in search of a female. The gestation period for the females is around 6 weeks and they commonly have between 3-5 pups within a litter. The pups will then leave the nest around 4-6 weeks later in search of their own territory.
Thankfully for our customer, we have almost finished the treatment and there has been a noticeable decrease in the number of mole hills throughout their lawns. We will continue to monitor the site to ensure any future mole infestations are dealt with promptly and efficiently, to limit the damage that they can do.
If you have a mole issue and would like help in dealing with it please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Abbey Pest Control, we cover Reading, Newbury, Wokingham and all surrounding areas.
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