Commercial & Domestic Pest Control Services

Mole Control in Swindon & Wiltshire

How Do You Know if You Have Moles?

Very rarely seen above ground, the European Mole (Talpa europaea) are a common pest in the UK and they leave a trail of destruction behind them. They are voracious insectivores who have to constantly dig to satisfy their need for earthworms and insects. Using a particularly keen sense of touch and sensitivity to vibration the mole is able to track its prey hiding in the soil. If you have moles, it is easy to spot; however locating the mole is a different matter entirely. At Mission Pest Control we offer specialist Mole Control in Swindon and the surrounding areas. We are experts in their removal from gardens, sports grounds, farms and golf courses. If you need mole control in Swindon, then contact Mission Pest Control today.

Damage Caused by Moles

As well as causing unsightly mole hills a collapsed mole tunnel can also endanger livestock e.g. a horse breaking a fetlock. Mole tunnels also spoil flowers, vegetation and damage the roots of young plants and trees, leading to complications for other forms of nature which depend on all this for food and shelter. Molehills and their trails can also throw up stones and rocks which can damage agricultural machinery and equipment, causing a high cost to gardeners, farmers and businesses which depend on their grass and land for income and revenue. The majority of a moles diet consists of earth worms so they are likely to inhabiting grounds that are rich with insects and worms.

European Mole – Talpa europaea
The general characteristics of the mole are a pointed snout, very large and rounded front feet with stout claws, and a short, bare tail. They have velvety fur which is greyish in colour and because of their subterranean lifestyle, eyes and ears are small and somewhat concealed by fur.

What to do if You've got Moles

If you’re starting to see holes then give us a call before the issue gets out of hand. Removing moles needs to be done by a professional pest controller to ensure the problem is dealt with fully and  effectively. It’s important that you seek treatment immediately after identifying a mole problem as moles can tunnel up to 4 metres an hour and create extensive burrow systems, making them harder to control. 

Based in Swindon, Mission Pest Control is ideally located to provide mole control in the Wiltshire area including Amesbury,  Calne, Carterton, Chippenham, Cirencester, Corsham, Cotswolds, Cricklade, Devizes, Fairford, Faringdon, Highworth, Hungerford, Lechlade-on-Thames, Malmesbury, Marlborough, Melksham, Newbury, Purton, Royal Wootton Bassett, Shrivenham, Stroud, Swindon, Tetbury, Tidworth, Trowbridge and Wantage.

All work is carried out to the highest standards, and at very competitive prices. Our Technicians are fully qualified and can carry out a free survey and provide a detailed report, itemising our findings, recommendations and the cost of providing this service. Contact Mission Pest Control today to talk through your mole problems and to discuss a course of action.

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