Why do moles need to be controlled
Moles can have a detrimental effect on Agriculture. Where grass is grown for silage this can become contaminated from bacteria in the soil from molehills. In turn this bacteria (lysteria and clostridium) is then consumed by livestock.
In pastureland, more molehills means less area for grass. Also weed growth becomes more prevalent due to the mole spoils.
Mole tunneling also damages roots of seedlings and plants.
Machinery for agriculture and domestic uses can also be damaged by stones dug up by moles. In paddocks, the presence of moles creates a hazard for horses as they are at risk from injury if the tunnel system collapses beneath them.
In domestic properties the presence of moles is also unsightly in a well kept lawn. This can cause complaints from neighbours if the mole territory extends to their property.
How Can Countrywide Help?
Moles have been the target of numerous attempts of control over centuries. Up until recently, the highly controversial use of ‘strychnine’ was permitted. The only ‘accepted’ methods of getting rid of moles is now ‘gassing’ with the use of aluminium phosphide products or ‘traditional mole catching methods’.
Countrywide only employ traditional mole catching methods. We find them more effective, you can see the moles we’ve caught for you and most importantly the mole trap is the most humane method of killing a mole.
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