You’ve Got Questions — I’ve Got Answers

Check out the list of common questions below and let me know if you’d like more information.


Do you use poisons or gases?

No.  We use traditional trapping methods only.  These are tried and tested methods that do not impact the surrounding environment.

Live trapping of moles can result in moles slowly starving to death and we do not undertake live trapping. 

What happens to the trapped mole?

Once set, traps will be inspected frequently and any caught moles removed.

Trapped moles can either be buried on site to decompose naturally or I can remove them and dispose of them for you.

Is the process safe for pets and children?

While the traps are in place there is a possibility that children or pets may get fingers/paws trapped.  The sensitive traps are likely to go off before they can do any harm but for the sake of safety you will be advised to keep  children or animals away from the area until the traps are gone.

Will moles return?

Moles live a solitary life but if a set of tunnels becomes vacant it is possible that another mole will seize the opportunity and move in.  This can be a particular problem where your property borders ground where moles are not controlled.

Are you insured?

We are fully covered by public liability insurance to the value of £1,000,000.  Certficates can be provided on request.

Can I still cut the grass?

Mole traps and mowers do not go well together and both will be damaged if they come into contact.  Cut the grass by all means but steer a wide berth around traps.

Do moles spread disease?

As moles bring earth to the surface this may contain bacteria (Listeriosis) that can be dangerous to sheep.  The bacteria may also contaminate silage making it toxic for cattle. 

Moles (along with rats and mice) are primary hosts for Leptospirosis (Weil's desease) which can be transmitted to humans. 

Do mole deterrents work?

The short answer to this is 'no'.  There are devices on the market which claim to deter moles with vibration.  The large numbers of mole hills that can be seen on road sides is evidence that moles are not concerned about vibration.

Mole tunnels can be up to 40 inches deep so any physical boundary around your property would have to be extensive.