Don’t make mountains out of mole hills

Mole hills in your garden lawn can be frustrating at best and dangerous at worst and there’s very little you can do to stop them without professional help.

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Annoyingly, if you’ve had a visit from moles in the past it’s likely that they’ll find their way into your garden again as new moles will use the abandoned tunnels of previous mole visitors.

Not only do moles impact on the appearance of your lawn, they can be a health and safety issue too. Mole hills can be a trip hazard and the maze of tunnels they make can cause the ground above to become unstable and likely to collapse when people walk over them.

If you find a mole hill in your lawn we recommend following these tips to stop the moles making more holes:

Don’t make a mountain out of a mole hill! Call our professional pest controllers as soon as you notice mole hills, the earlier you deal with moles the less damage they’ll do to your garden.

Don’t pat hills down as this will encourage the moles to make more holes.

Stay off the grass near the mole hills, its likely to collapse the mole’s tunnels, again encouraging them to make more mole hills.

Fun Fact: Moles don’t come out of their holes! Mole hills are created when moles make shallow tunnels under the ground to catch earthworms and insects. The moles push the earth up to the surface to make more space to catch worms. Interestingly the earth that moles push up can be good for gardening!

If you find a mole hill in your garden or if you’ve had a long standing problem call us today on 01908 299518 to arrange a free survey to reclaim your garden.You can also send us a message here and we’ll get back to you.