Mole catcher - humane mole control in Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire. Pest control - moles telephone 01428 609456
email help@the-mole-catcher.co.uk

Frequently Asked Questions about my mole control services

These questions crop up regularly. If you fail to find what you are looking for please contact me with your question.

Q: Do you undertake pest and vermin control for species other than moles?
A: No, I specialise in mole control only.

Q: Do you use toxic gas or poison to control moles?
A: No, the risk of 'collateral damage' to other species (and the environment) is too great. I use traps designed for one specific purpose only - the humane dispatch of the mole - the most effective method of mole control.

Q: Are the methods and traps you use humane?
A: Yes they are. The traps set are specifically designed and approved for humane dispatch of the mole. I maintain traps in full working order and as they get old (and therefore possibly weaker) I throw them out. In line with the Code of Practice of The Guild of British Molecatchers I inspect all set traps on a daily basis

Do you make a call out charge?
A: No.

Q: How much do you charge for garden mole control?
A: I am afraid that the answer to that depends on the number of moles and the area that requires clearing. Before I set the first trap, we shall have agreed a per mole charge on a reducing sliding scale that remains active for the initial clearance and a period thereafter to cover the eventuality of a new mole moving into the vacated territory. The one thing you can be certain of is that if I don't catch a mole you will not be charged. (Applies to an area within a 8 mile radius of Hindhead - travel and other charges will apply outside this area).

Q: Do you use traps to "live catch"  moles?
A: No. Quite apart from the unnecessary suffering that live-catch traps cause to the mole and the attendant legal and animal welfare issues raised by, say, introducing an animal onto another's land, there is the concern about what might be expected to happen to the traumatised and weakened animal once released. To release it into "the wild" would almost certainly guarantee its death by starvation, predation or, because moles are fiercely territorial, in a fight with another mole.

Q: Are you insured?
A: Yes.

Q: Are you a member of a professional body?
A: Yes. The Guild of British Molecatchers. I am a Level 3 Accredited Member (Currently the second highest level of accreditation offered by the Guild - I'm working on the highest - Master Molecatcher). Accreditation is endorsed by The National Pest Technicians Association. I am also an Honorary Member of the Guild.
Click here to read the Guild's Code of Practice.

The Guild of British Molecatchers

           Level 3 (Advanced)
Accreditation is endorsed by The National Pest Technicians Association.