Sankeys Pest Control

Mole Control


Piles of excavated earth from moles' tunnelling activities are the surest indication of the presence of this small woodland mammal.


Mole hills mean there will be a maze of tunnels beneath the surface.


If you are based in London or the South East and moles are causing problems for you at home, on agricultural land or sports fields then contact us to discuss possible solutions. We are an experienced pest control company established in 1975.

What Does a Mole Look Like?

Moles live beneath the ground in woodland, pastureland and other grassland areas, including gardens. They are between 15 and 20 centimetres long with soft coats of a black to grey colour, small eyes and a pointed snout. Moles have poor eyesight and spend most of their time underground living alone in tunnels.

Moles Living Underground

With their strong front limbs and with feet shaped like shovels, they are able to move their own body weight of earth in one minute. They can excavate up to 100 metres of tunnel in a night, meaning that a lawn with a number of molehills and ridges may be the work of only one mole.


As they move earth to make their tunnels, moles may chew through roots. They can also disturb roots, leaving the plants without access to water. Moles not only create their tunnels, but also spend time searching them for food, including beetles, insect larvae and slugs, to enable them to feed every four hours.


Each day they will eat about half their body weight. Moles are active for about four hours and then rest for the same amount of time, keeping this pattern through day and night. They are unable to store fat and so need to keep tunnelling and eating throughout the year. In the depths of winter and the height of summer they may burrow deeper in search of food and damage on the surface will lessen.


If you think you have a mole problem then our professional pest controllers will be able to help you.
Call us on: 0800 158 3885 or send us a quick message through our Quick Contact Form.



Moles Breeding


The breeding season is between February and June and the females have litters of three to five young once a year.


This is the time when they are most likely to come to the surface, looking for leaves and grass to make their nest.


The nest is called a fortress and from the surface looks like a large molehill.


The young leave their parents when they are fully grown at eight to nine weeks, either discovering a disused complex of tunnels or creating their own new one. They live for about three years.

Problems with Moles

Moles can cause damage in gardens, sports fields and agricultural land by disturbing the ground beneath the grass.


It may make maintenance, including mowing, difficult as the surface becomes uneven and mole hills are created.


The activity of moles results in unsightly lawns and playing fields, but the grass may also be damaged as the roots are disturbed and on light soil there is the possibility of subsidence.


For help and advice with unwanted moles, give us a call and we can discuss what action can be taken to resolve your problem.


To discuss the options available call us today on: 0800 158 3885 or fill in our Quick Contact Form.



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