Moles & Mole Biology


"Talpa europaea"

The European mole (Talpa europaea) belongs to the Insectivora, weighs about a 100 - 150 grams and needs to eat about 50 grams of insects a day to maintain its high metabolic rate. The mole does not have a winter hibernation period, contrary to common belief, and is quite a solitary animal (although a great number of moles can be present in fields). Moles feed mainly on earthworms and other invertebrates caught in their tunnel systems.

Wigan field full of mole hills

Mole hills are the most obvious sign of mole activity. The garden mole causes unsightly damage to lawns which is usually a reason why a mole catcher is called to homes. However, mole activity in agricultural land can cause serious mole damage to livestock and crops. When grass is used for silage, soil contamination can spoil feeds, making it less palatable for livestock and increasing the risk of soil-born diseases. This is the main reason for agricultural mole control.


Reasons to hire a mole catcher

Garden mole

catch from a large rural garden

Gadgets such as ultrasound or magnetic repellents currently available are a waste of money and should be avoided as a deterrent, there is no solid scientific proof that they get rid of moles.
Also, the live trapping of moles for release elsewhere is cruel in practice, because moles panic and often die of exhaustion. The best option is to get a traditional mole catcher to remove moles efficiently!


Mole trapping for Wigan, Preston, Lancashire and Merseyside

I use an arsenal of different mole traps including the Duffus / half barrel mole trap (UK), Putange mole trap (French), Talpex mole traps (Dutch), Trapline mole trap (US) and Fenn mole traps (UK) to get rid of moles. The use of a particular type of trap depends on specific circumstances, but the aim is always to catch moles ASAP, before they do anymore damage!

In an agricultural setting I simply charge per trapped mole with no callout, survey or hidden charges, and a very competitive rate per mole caught. For domestic mole control there is a simple flat fee.


There is a NO MOLE = NO FEE guarantee!

We also offer a "bulk" discount if the mole control survey suggest that a large number of moles are present in an agricultural setting and you can discuss your budget, so we keep catching moles until we hit your set budget. Alternatively we can offer customized scheduled re-visits to nip mole invasions in the bud, work at an hourly rate, or per land area covered (as opposed to a charge pMole caught in trap in Ormskirker mole) for farms where a large number of moles are present. We catch moles in Wigan, St Helens, Ormskirk, Skelmersdale, Liverpool, Preston, Manchester, Bolton and surrounding areas. Call 0800 644 0134 or 0796 88 45 888 for price enquiries or to discuss your mole control requirements.

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