GRASS ROOTS SERVICES (UK) LTD
GRASS ROOTS SERVICES (UK) LTD

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Important news!:

We no longer have a landline telephone number! Please contact us on:

07960 579468 

info@grassroots-services.co.uk

Don't forget to take a look at our Traditional Molecatching page if you are being troubled by the little gentlemen in velvet!

We have been trapping moles successfully for the past 5 years and our clientbase is growing slowly but surely! We offer our services throughout Kent and Surrey.

 

We are affiliated to the organisations below:

Our aim is to provide a traditional, poison-free method of mole control anywhere in the South East. Call outs to more distant moles may be subject to a mileage charge.

We use a very humane mole trapping method which has been in use for centuries. Whether you have a single mole in your lawn or a serious problem wih moles in your paddocks or orchards, we are here to help.

You may gain an insight into why trapping moles using the traditional, tried and tested methods is the only really humane way by reading the summary below. Please give us a call on 07960 579468 or drop us an email WE OFFER A NO-CATCH, NO-FEE POLICY.

  

Moles & Mole Traps

Moles live almost entirely underground in their own tunnel system. Consequently a wide range of specialist  mole traps and mole trapping methods have been developed over the centuries, dating back to Roman times. The most effective and legal mole traps are those that kill humanely and instantly.

These mole traps must be set with care and skill to ensure the mole is trapped humanely and does not suffer. This is a legal requirement and can only be ensured by employing a professional mole trapper who understands mole habits, their environment and by using the correct, properly made and maintained mole-trapping equipment.

Reasons for Mole Control & Trapping

 

Moles cause considerable damage and subsequent problems:-

§       Lawn and garden damage

§       Damage to lawn mowers and agricultural machinery

§       Damage to water courses and banks

§       Airfields, golf links, race courses and amenity land damage

§       Agricultural damage includes land coverage, crop damage, with up to 30% crop yield reduction, weed invasion and pasture degradation, listeria, (causes skin disease to sheep & goats which is transmittable to man), and clostridium (makes silage go sour and reduces milk and beef yield)

§       Access tunnels into bird pens for stoats

§       Risk of injury with consequent litigation and insurance claims

Types of Mole Trap and Control

Strong well made and maintained mole traps are essential for the humane trapping of the mole. The modern mole trap is made of steel to stop odour retention which would be a possible danger signal to the mole. Steel also provides a strong and quick action to kill instantly and humanely, but this can only be ensured by the use of top quality and fully tested mole traps — not cheap foreign imports. We would recommend that anybody looking to purchase their own traps look here https://www.theflatpack.co.uk/merchantmanager/index.php 

The skill is to ensure that the mole traps are set properly, in the correct place so that the mole is not scared off. If he is suspicious the mole can avoid the trap or even block or spring it by back filling with soil.

A mole trap designed to catch the mole alive is both cruel and fraught with problems - the mole may starve, it will be highly stressed and it is illegal to place a pest onto land without permission or to move without a license.

Gassing must only kill the mole and no other animal species — which is impossible to guarantee. Explosives and poisons are illegal for killing any mole in the UK.

Mole repellents — physical, auditory and olfactory have proved to be ineffective. Some methods have been tested without positive results and other products are under scrutiny by the Advertising Standards Authority. Many of the 'old wives' chemicals and liquids are illegal to use as mole repellents.

This is why professional and humane traditional mole trapping methods are so important to the control of mole activity and numbers.

GO BACK TO 'PEST CONTROL'

 

 


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