Traditional Mole Catching
I have been catching moles for many years using traditional mole catching techniques. As a professional mole catcher I believe in continuous professional development and have therefore taken formal training with the Guild of British Mole Catchers. My preferred method of catching moles is through the use of traditional moles traps such as putange, Duffus and Talpex traps which do not require the use of chemicals or gasses.
How long will it take to catch the mole?
A typical domestic job would involve:
Day 1 – Arrive and assess the mole problem, traps and then set and marked.
Day 2 – Arrive at the agreed time, check all the traps and remove any caught moles. If required the traps are reset.
Day 3 – Return to check the traps to make sure that there is no further activity as occasionally another mole can be present especially if catching is taking place during the mating season. If it is agreed that the activity has stopped then all traps are removed.
The above is an example, sometimes jobs can take a little longer however you will only ever pay the price the quoted price.
To discuss your mole problem with us you can contact us by using the form below or calling us on 07967821421.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
I have been asked many questions over the years about the life of moles. I have therefore put together some of the most commonly asked questions and their answers below:
We use a variety of traditional Duffus tunnel traps, Talpex traps and Putange traps to catch moles. We do not use aluminium phosphide gas.
A moles diet consists of earthworms and other insects. The moles tunnel is smooth and formed in a manner that ensures that when the worms and insects fall into the tunnel they become trapped enabling the mole to catch its food.
Moles breed in the from February to May, the gestation period is approximately 42 days. During this time it is common to see a lot more activities on the surface in the form of mole hills.
Apart from during the breeding season moles like to live a solitary life. A mole will defend their territory aggressively should another mole enter it’s tunnel network. During the breeding season a male mole will travel along tunnels which lead to adjacent tunnel networks in search of a mate. Whilst passing through the connecting tunnels the mole will clear out any debris which commonly produces a line of mole hills. When this is seen he is a ‘mole on a mission’, he’s just passing through.
Moles work on a 4 hour shift pattern. They sleep for four house and then are active for 4 hours. They continue this pattern both day and night.
Where do we cover?
I cover the following towns and villages and those in-between:
Arnesby, Arthingworth, Ashby Magna, Ashby Parva, Aylestone, Barwell, Bitteswell, Blaby, Blaston, Braunston, Braunstone, Braybrooke, Bretford, Brinklow, Brixworth, Broughton Astley, Bruntingthorpe, Burbage, Catthorpe, Chapel Brampton, Church Langton, Claybrooke Magna, Claybrooke Parva, Clifton upon Dunsmore, Clipston, Cold Ashby, Cosby, Countesthorpe, Creaton, Crick, Croft, Daventry, Desborough, Dunchurch, Earl Shilton, East Farndon, East Haddon, East Langton, Enderby, Fleckney, Boston, Foxton, Frolesworth, Gilmorton, Glen Parva, Glenfield, Great Glen, Great Oxendon, Guilsborough, Hallaton, Hanging Houghton, Harpole, Hinckley, Hothorpe, Huncote, Husbands Bosworth, Kelmarsh, Kettering, Kilworth, Kibworth Harcourt, Kimcote, Kingsthorpe, Lamport, Leire, Lilbourne, Long Buckby, Long Lawford, Lubenham, Lutterworth, Maidwell, Market Harborough, Medbourne, Monks Kirby, Moulton, Narborough, Naseby, North Kilworth, Oadby, Overstone, Pailton, Peatling Magna, Peatling Parva, Pitsford, Rothwell, Rugby, Saddington, Sapcote, Scraptoft, Sharnford, Shawell, Shearsby, Sibbertoft, South Kilworth, Spratton, Stapleton, Stoney Stanton, Sutton in the Elms, Swinford, Sywell, Theddingworth, Thurlaston, Thurnby Lodge, Tur Langton, Ullesthorpe, Walcote, Walton, Weedon, Welford, Wellingborough, West Haddon, Whetstone, Wibtoft, Winston, Wistow, Wolvey, Yelvertoft.