European Mole (Talpa europaea) Cylindrical body approx 14 cm long although females are typically smaller than males,very small eyes hidden behind fur, dark grey. But obviously they spend the majority of their time underground in a forever growing network of tunnels, so what will you see…. the large mounds of earth destroying your lawns and gardens. Mating occurs in spring with gestation period being approx 4-5 weeks litter size from 2-7. As with most pests they breed quickly so don’t wait and see, Call Wiltshire Pest Services.
There are Albino European moles, said to be quite rare although Wiltshire pest services have caught many of these over the past few years in Wiltshire.
How to Identify Moles
• Mounds of soil.
• Raised tunnels on the surface of the ground
• Ground sinking beneath your feet
• Gassing-Wiltshire pest services are trained to gas moles.There are strict rules as to where this can be carried out, speak to us for more information.
Useful tip/interesting fact
Moles can excavate 20m of tunnels a day!