Our mole control services capture moles using industry-leading methods, preventing damage to lawns, fairways, historic sites, formal gardens and sports grounds, with minimal disruption to the landowner.

Our experience in mole control, catching moles and installing effective deterrents extends to multiple business types across the UK. Our BMCR and NPTA accredited mole catchers use humane methods of capture and, if deemed necessary, humane methods of extermination.

Moles can cause significant damage to lawns and plants by digging a complex tunnel system underneath the soil leading to molehills. Moles live for up to 3 years, and once established in a location, can tunnel up to 4 metres an hour, making it important to resolve the problem fast.

Whilst moles don't pose any health risks, they can be a nuisance and tricky to catch as 20m of new tunnels can be burrowed every day by a single mole. Typically our technicians opt for trapping moles as it’s usually the most effective way to remove moles. Other techniques, such as netting, gassing, sonic deterrents are generally less effective, cause plastic pollution, move the problem elsewhere or cause more distress to the mole.

We can control and deter moles on recreation grounds, playing fields, football pitches, tennis courts, golf courses, agricultural land for farmers and land agents, leisure facilities, businesses, restaurants and pub gardens, schools and colleges and local authorities.

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Mole Control

We use humane traps
whenever possible

All of our mole traps are effective in eradicating moles, and we will always favour more humane eradication methods where possible. We use a series of traps including:

  • Putange Trap
  • Duffus Tunnel Trap
  • Scissor Trap
  • Talpex Trap

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Our Clients

Working for multi-national, national and independent companies, governmental and non-governmental organisations, our experience spans agencies, commercial, emergency services, education, factories, food, film and TV, healthcare, hospitality, industrial, leisure, local authorities, manufacturing, property & retail.

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Metropolitan Police
Topps Tiles
Pizza Express
Little Chef
Dogs Trust
British Airways
JD Sports

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Frequently asked questions

When are moles most active?

Mole activity is usually greatest in late winter and early spring.

Moles are most active during the day when they are foraging for food like worms or other insects. Due to the nature of their behaviour, it is very rare to see a mole on a lawn surface or within flower beds. However, they may still be active at night, but only if their food sources are becoming scarce.

You may also see moles while they're moving through their tunnels during wet weather or in the summer or early spring when the ground is moist.

What's the best way to identify mole damage on a recreation ground?

The first sign of mole activity is the excavated soil on the surface of lawns and flower beds (molehills). These molehills are connected to their tunnels, which are typically about 2-4 inches in diameter. Once you spot a molehill, it is likely the burrows underneath are fairly extensive and action should be taken as soon as possible to prevent further damage. Moles tunnelling through the soil can disturb the roots of seedlings and other small plants in flower beds and vegetable plots.

What attracts moles to an area of land?

Moles live their entire life in underground places so they tend to stay close to areas offering ideal sites for breeding, feeding and grazing. There are at least two environments moles like: open fields with short grass and areas near woods full of downed leaves where they can find lots of prey.

The mole also likes to stay near the edge of a property and are commonly found around trees, shrubs, fence rows or gardens on your property.

What are moles?

Moles are small mammals that live underground. They often create intricate tunnels and mounds (also known as molehills), which can be a nuisance on fields, lawns, land, recreational grounds and playing fields. However, moles play an important role in the ecosystem by helping the soil retain water and aerate it.

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Prompt professional service with a genuine 24/7 response. Staff go above and beyond and are a pleasure to deal with.

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They're our one-stop maintenance company from Plumbing to professional cleaning. Really easy to deal with.

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They're our 'go-to' in emergencies. When one of our stores are not trading due to floods we call them to get us up and trading again. 

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The team at Complete Environmental Services always do a great job at our routine maintenance. They are excellent at their job and friendly.

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Helpful and friendly team with great customer service. Really pleased with what they do for us on a regular basis.

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Excellent service and great personal engagement & feedback by the technician who took responsibility and ownership of the remediation work. 

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Brilliant service. Had a visit from Aaron this morning and he couldn’t have been more helpful. Can’t recommend him highly enough!

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Why Choose Us

We're ready to help in an emergency

We’re ready to help
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When you need a specialist cleaner or an urgent property repair in an emergency situation, we're ready to help with our rapid response call outs any time of the day, any day of the week - all year round.

Fast emergency response

Fast emergency

We're quick to respond. Our team is strategically positioned throughout the length and breadth of the UK, and enabled us to achieve a 2-hour response time (or better) in 98% of call-outs during 2020.

Fully accredited & insured for your assurance.

Fully accredited & insured
for your assurance

We're accredited members of the nation's most respected industry certification bodies and fully insured with £10m public liability and £10m professional indemnity.

We’re fully accredited

Safety and legal compliance are engrained in everything we do, and for your reassurance, we're accredited members of the nation's most respected industry certification bodies including BPCA members, Safe Contractors Approved, Biokil Crown Approved and an Altius Approved. Fully insured with £10m public liability and £10m professional indemnity you can be confident you’ve contracted your problem to a competent and responsible supplier.

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