Mole Mounds

The presence of mole activity in a well-manicured lawn has resulted in despair for many a gardener.

The tell-tale signs of mole hills suddenly appearing as if by magic and the perpetrator long gone usually results in the mound being flattened and reseeded only for another to appear the next day just a few feet away. A week later and that pristine lawn which was once the pride and joy of its owner now looks like a battle ground.

This is not the work of hordes of invaders but that of one busy individual which has taken up residence.


Moles are solitary animals and extremely territorial. Even males and females only tolerate each other for a short time when they come together to mate before returning to their own feeding grounds.

In agricultural environments the presence of large numbers of mole hills can result in damage to the cutting blades of machinery at harvest time and represent financial loss to the farmers.

There are two primary methods of control, these being the trapping of individual animals or the use of Phosphine gas. The use of gas is largely restricted to agricultural locations and away from premises by specialist qualified technicians. This ensures that trapping is the preferred method of control in the vast majority of situations.

We are able to advice or undertake control in both domestic and agricultural locations.