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Moles

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Moles

European (garden) moles can do considerable damage to turf, lawns, formal gardens, fairways, greens and sports grounds with their constant digging.  They can quickly establish themselves in a location due to their ability to tunnel up to 4 metres an hour, creating complex burrow systems. The eyesight of moles is generally poor, as is their sense of smell. They find food by their acute sense of touch and vibration.

Mole hills and ridges spoil lawns, bowling and golf greens and flower beds. Their tunnelling damages the roots of young plants and exposes stones and debris that can damage machinery. These factors are costly to gardeners and businesses that rely on their grounds, lawns, greens or gardens.  

FACT: Moles prefer to inhabit areas which are rich in insects and worms, as they are insectivores with around 80% of their diet being earthworms.

Taking prompt action at the first sign of moles will ensure your problem can be quickly treated.

Call Rentokil on 0800 218 2210 for help.

Rentokil’s Mole Control Solutions

Our BPCA certified Technicians provide safe, effective solutions to get rid of moles with as little disruption to your business as possible.

Professional trapping or fumigation with phostoxin are the most effective ways to control moles.  This chemical will decompose after use into a small pile of greyish powder. This has no residual effect on soil and will not harm plant life in the treated area.  

If you have a mole problem, we can promptly arrange a tailored treatment plan to effectively take care of it with the minimum of fuss.

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