Ed Heerkens, from Aardvark Pest Control, based in Wigan, UK, revealed that wet conditions created ideal breeding conditions for the mole’s staple food, earthworms. The damp soil also brings worms to the surface and moles pursue their food through the creation of new tunnel systems, creating fresh molehills on the way.
Aardvark Pest Control has seen drastic increases in demand for mole control from farmers and households compared to previous years; a trend which has affected many pest controllers across the country. Ed said “Moles in farmer’s fields are an important pest because they cause contamination of hay, destined for use as farm animal feed, with harmful bacteria. Molehills can also damage farm equipment, and an excessive amount of mole hills can even prevent farmers from harvesting crops altogether. This means that farmers want the moles removed before they start breeding”. March and April is the peak breeding time for moles, Ed said “30 breeding moles in a 500 acre plot will typically result in over 200 adult moles within 2 months. Left unchecked these will make an absolute carnage of fields.”
Aardvark pest control has an excellent success rate when it comes to clearing land of moles. Clients in the North-West of England include farmers, households and Industrial estates. They also act as a mole control service company for the county council.
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