The mole is found throughout mainland Britain wherever soil conditions allow for tunnelling and foraging for food. Moles live almost entirely underground and are common in grasslands and deciduous woodland but will happily gain access to playing fields, golf courses, cemeteries and gardens.
They have a diet of mainly earthworms, but will also eat slugs and insect larvae.
Moles are solitary in their habits and generally only meet for the purpose of breeding between the months of February - June. The young leave the nest when they are five weeks old.
There are two main methods of control for moles, trapping or poisoning, although there are strict controls over the use of poison and this is generally not allowed in public areas.
If you have a mole problem the Council can give help and advice. We respond within three working days. Owners/occupiers of property/land have a legal responsibility to control pests on their premises.
Please complete this form which will be passed to the pest control team who will provide you with a quote within three working days.