Moles Liverpool and Wirral
The european mole is a small burrowing animal that lives most of its life underground. It ventures above ground when it needs to find new territory or to find another moles tunnel network to breed. It is around 12cm long.
It feeds on earthworms, but takes insects and sometimes other small mammals. Prey items are caught in a network of tunnels the mole creates. The moles tunnelling creates a displacement of soil resulting in the characteristic molehills.
Moles present a huge problem for land owners. The tunnelling habit of moles spoils lawns, damages paddocks and destroys golf courses. Control measures have to be applied to keep land clear of moles. Controlling moles is carried out either by trapping or gassing. Trapping is the most affordable and effective method available. Traps are set in the mole runs to catch and kill any unwanted moles. The traps are checked regularly until the moles are removed.