Moles are truly fascinating and specialist mammals who cannot only survive but thrive in the harsh environment they live in. They are specialists in their field (excuse the pun) and have evolved their body and actions to make the very best of their often inhospitable environment.

Many people have never seen a mole some have only seen "Moley" character in Wind in the Willows and believe they are as large as a cat. Most of my clients find it hard to believe that such a small animal can cause so much damage to their land.


Vital Statistics of a mole - 

6 inches long,  Approx 60 to 80 grams in weight,   Lives for approx. 2 - 5 years


Moles have a cylindrical shape which enables them to travel through their tunnel system and dig through soil extremely efficiently. They are very muscular at their front end which enables their specially adapted front paws to propel through the soil. The front paws have an unusual feature in that they have a second thumb. This thumb is a sickle shaped bone which sits alongside the regular thumb and gives added width and strength for digging and shifting soil.

There is much deliberation about how much soil a mole can shift in its effort to build a tunnel system Distances of 10 feet an hour to 65 feet a day have been mentioned, the truth is moles will only dig their tunnel systems to make themselves safe underground from predators and to hunt for worms and insects which drop into the tunnels from the soil above.


​If a mole is moving into virgin land where no tunnels exists he will have to make extensive excavations to enable enough chance of catching food before he expires through exhaustion. If however a mole moves into an area with old existing tunnels he will be able to reuse these tunnels as long as there are no existing resident moles.


The tunnels are not just for feeding in they also provide a labyrinth of safety and opportunity for the mole. The sleeping quarters are included in the tunnel system this is often lined with dry grass and used by females for nesting and giving birth. There will also be a food larder constructed which will hold a supply of earthworms for times when worms are more scarce.  Some worm larders have been seen to contain over 200 worms each worm has its head bitten off to prevent escape but ensuring it is still alive for up to 2 months !!


Can you imagine finding your way around in complete darkness being able to work around roots and stone? The snout of a mole is covered in tiny highly sensitive hairs which enable him to know exactly where he is in the tunnel and also important when trapping them any changes in air flow. The tail of a mole is used upright whilst the mole is working in his tunnel system This can detect anything out of place on the roof of its tunnel and also detecting vibration above the soil such as predators and humans walking nearby. 

Just call Michelle at Queen Bee Pest Management for expert mole control with results.




MoLe catcher - mole control

lincoln, gainsborough areas

Professional Mole Catcher

Queen Bee Pest Management carries out mole control in the Lincoln and Gainsborough areas. We offer schools, farms, parish councils, sports grounds, commercial and domestic clients a professional mole trapping service.

 

We offer No Mole No Fee which means you pay only when your troublesome moles are caught - all prices up front. Our service is reliable and prompt only using traditional mole traps.  We never use poisons or gas and can therefore ensure you and your family and pets are protected.


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 Queen Bee is DBS checked, fully insured and a registered supplier with Lincolnshire County Council we catch moles with great success. Our loyal customers choose Queen ​Bee for their mole control  For quick results at competitive pricing call us today. No call out fees or visit charges - just mole control.

Mole Trapping Pricing 


I have been professionally trapping moles for many years and have always offered No Mole No Fee which means if I do not catch your moles you do not pay a penny. Many customers like this way of working as it guarantees the land is left mole free and they pay for results rather than visits.


How It Works:  Most small domestic gardens have only one or two moles present, what often looks like a family of moles running amok is often a busy lone mole especially if its been left a while. We charge reasonable rates for small gardens in our area. So most of the time you could be mole free for a lot less than the cost of replacing your turf.


Large gardens, caravan parks, playing fields, business grounds, etc. Call for an individual quote as the more moles you have the cost per mole is reduced. 


Word travels and I often get asked to travel further afield  mole catching. If I can help I will, but remember the further you are away the more time spent travelling to you which will add to the price charged per mole. We only charge for moles caught on your land so if we do not catch your mole you do not pay. 

If you are after a mole catcher for your land and would like to talk further just get in touch