Mole Control can be difficult, some moles are rodents like rats and mice and some true moles that are mammals. Mole control is essential for people with landscaped gardens, vegetable patches or people with pets and kids. The mess and damage moles can cause to gardens is not worth their biological value in many cases.
Pest Control Johannesburg has designed a service to treat any mole infestation regardless of size or the level of infestation. We have once off treatments for that garden with 1 or 2 moles. Mole Control service on a contractual basis for golfing estates or security estates. No body likes a bunch of mole heaps ruining a fairway or green. Its equally as frustrating waking up over the weekend and all your vegetables or flower bulbs have been chowed up.
Here are a few common culprits our Mole Control team deal with regularly.
- The Golden mole (Family: Chrysochloridae) Unlike its larger counterpart these moles are not actually rodents. These moles are small burrowing mammals. They have thick fur toughened skin and strong short legs with tough claws for digging in dirt. They are blind although they have small eyes that are usually covered by fur and skin. They feed off insects that are usually live in shallow soil. These moles are commonly referred to as runner moles as they may nest deep under ground their tunnels are usually not deeper than 10cm. This makes them extremely difficult for our Mole Control staff to treat often needing follow up treatments. Because the tunnels are shallow, the chemical used escape or dissipate.
- The Dune Mole (Bathyergus suillus) these moles are rodents unlike the Golden Moles / Runner moles, they are of the larger species of rodent found in Southern Africa with some weighing in at more that 1,3 kg. Males are much larger than females. The Dune Moles feed mainly off roots thus causing extensive damage to grass, vegetables and flower bulbs.
Specialized Mole Control staff identify species of moles and treat accordingly.
If you think you may hove moles in your garden, give the Mole Control team a call for a free no obligation quotation. Our mole exterminators have tips and tricks on discovering tunnels and possible nests. They can differentiate between species and treat them accordingly. The staff at Pest Control Johannesburg are friendly, willing to help and full if industry specific advice they are willing to share.