Expert Pest Control Services

Mole Control, Eradication and Extermination Throughout Essex, Suffolk and the Surrounding Areas

Ecoguard Pest Solutions offer a full range of pest control services to both home and business clients throughout Essex, Suffolk and the surrounding areas. We provide first class solutions for mole control providing a fast and effective mole eradication solution using the latest techniques and technologies to ensure we rid your garden or business of these pests. We can deal with and are happy to cater for both small and large scale problems.

Our work is carried out by our highly trained and qualified technicians who always follow the strict health and safety legislation while utilising the most humane and eco friendly approaches available to us.

About Moles

Moles are small mammals adapted to a subterranean lifestyle (i.e., fossorial). They have cylindrical bodies, velvety fur, very small, inconspicuous ears and eyes, reduced hindlimbs and short, powerful forelimbs with large paws adapted for digging. The term "mole" is especially and most properly used for "true moles" of the Talpidae family in the order Soricomorpha found in most parts of North America, Asia, and Europe although may refer to other completely unrelated mammals of Australia and southern Africa that have also evolved the mole body plan; it is not commonly used for some talpids, such as desmans and shrew-moles, which do not quite fit the common definition of "mole". Moles have been found to tolerate higher levels of carbon dioxide than other mammals, because their blood cells have a special and unique haemoglobin protein. Moles are able to reuse the oxygen inhaled when above ground, and as a result, are able to survive in low-oxygen environments such as underground burrows. A mole's diet primarily consists of earthworms and other small invertebrates found in the soil, and a variety of nuts. The mole runs are in reality 'worm traps', the mole sensing when a worm falls into the tunnel and quickly running along to kill and eat it.

Appearance

  • 15cm in length. 75–130g in weight.
  • Slate–grey ‘velvety’ fur.
  • Short palm–like front feet used for digging. Also known as common or northern mole.

Mole Life Cycle

The average lifespan of a mole is about 4 years but some species of mole have been known to live until they are 6 or 7 years old. Due to their small size, moles are preyed about by mammals, birds and reptiles when the moles are above ground. They commonly have 1 litter per year with 3–4 young.

Mole Treatment

We catch moles quickly, efficiently and humanely. We are experts and we only offer to trap moles using traditional mole trapping methods. Lethal trapping is the only sure way to deal with problem moles both humanely and effectively. We do not offer any form of live mole trapping, nor do we use any form of poison or gas. We believe that when and if, small mammals come into conflict with our homes and businesses in Essex and Suffolk, that dealing with them using the most humane methods available, is our only option. We give the task of mole control sufficient time, pay due diligence to our surroundings, and the needs and sensibilities of our clients.

Remember at Ecoguard Pest Solutions we always use the latest technologies and treatments available meaning they are most humane and environmentally friendly products.

We work in the following locations: Ipswich, Felixstowe, Woodbridge, Framlingham, Stowmarket, Bury St Edmunds, Sudbury, Colchester, Manningtree, Harwich, Clacton, Maldon, Chelmsford, Witham and Braintree. Work further afield will be considered on a job by job basis.