Mole Hills

How to get rid of Molehills

The British Mole Invades many lawns and gardens in search of food in the form of earthworms.  Moles will only eat enough worms to satisfy their appetite however any surplus worms are prevented from escaping by biting off their heads and then storing in a special part of the tunnel, known as the ‘Moles Larder’.

Moles are very active animals, working both day and night, and only stopping for short periods of rest.  The damage to your lawn unless treated promptly can be substantial. You can always tell where moles are tunnelling, because every few metres they rise to the surface with a heap of freshly excavated soil (mole hills).  This can make them unpopular with gardeners and green keepers.

Moles dislike noise and vibration and strong smells. Moth balls have been recommended but we have mixed reports about their efficiency. We can treat your lawn to encourage the worms (food source) to borrow deeper and avoid the tunnels. Without a regular supply of worms for food hopefully the moles moves away to hunt for food elsewhere. Traps and poisons are not the answer but profitable for the mole catcher. If you kill one mole in our experience another one replaces it until the food source is gone!

Handy Tip:  Luxury Lawns now offer a humane trap & release service to all our customers.