Moles are most active during the winter and spring months.
The mole hills are the waste produced from their tunnelling activities. It is these tunnels that act as a form of trap into which worms fall to be found by the mole. Worms are the main source of food for moles although they also feed on other invertebrates including slugs and insect larvae.
Moles are primarily a solitary creature although during the breeding season they move between systems so it is not unusual to find more than one mole in a system during the spring months.
Apart from the deeper feeding tunnel’s in times of dry weather more shallow burrows can be seen. These do not necessarily produce hills and have the appearance of varicose veins on the lawn.
Two methods of control are available. These are trapping and gassing. In most cases trapping is the preferred method of control by Clear Round Pest Services although in some circumstances gassing can also be used.