Thames mole catchers was founded in 2001 as our specialist approach to moles and mole catching techniques became the main focus of our wildlife and pest management strategy.
With a large portfolio of sporting grounds, gold clubs and council parks the demand for our services related to mole catching has increased year on year.
Despite what people think we do not hate moles, they are an incredible creature but its astonishing to see the amount of damage just one individual can cause to gardens and agricultural grounds.
Thames moles operate a "no catch no charge" policy on all mole treatments and in some circumstances we will provide a free site inspection of the grounds so we can get an understanding of the mole population and territory in order to provide an effective strategy to get rid of the moles for good.
A large percentage of our contract portfolio is made up of various sporting grounds in and around the Surrey area. The importance of mole control in sporting facilities cannot be understated as serious injury to athletes can occur due to the trip hazards caused by mole hills, mounds and tunnel collapse. In addition to injury their is the financial and aesthetic costs to pitches, courses and lawns as moles can destroy an area of ground very quickly.
WHEN MOLES CREATE UNSIGHTLY MOUNDS IT PREVENTS THE GRASS FROM GROWING THROUGH.
Our policy with respect to sporting grounds is to implement a contract of the sporting ground or club where regular inspections are undertaken to insure that the grounds are kept mole free throughout the year, we often stitch in a wildlife management contract to include rabbit control where burrows are a nuisance in addition to other pests and vermin.
MOLE CONTROL ON A GOLF COURSE
Golf courses often have major issues with moles and there tunnels especially when they are causing disruption on the fairways and teeing ground. Lawn care is the utmost priority of a golf course greenkeeper and we work alongside many Green Keepers and Groundsmen in insuring that the courses are keep free from moles and other destructive wildlife like foxes and geese. If you need wildlife management on a golf course, then please call us now and we can provide a free site inspection of the grounds to provide a proposal based on your specific requirements.
MOLE REMOVAL FOR FOOTBALL CLUBS
With the high costs of player acquisition in our premier league teams one injury could be catastrophic for the club, we therefore understand the important role the head Groundsman plays in ensuring that the training grounds and the grass is in the best possible condition.
Thames Moles already help two premier league clubs with their wildlife management programmes in insuring that the grounds are free from moles year round, we will provide a full proposal and recommendations after we have carried out a FREE site inspection of the football club.As with our existing contracts we are CRB checked and very discreet.
MOLE CONTROL ON SMALLHOLDINGS AND FARMS
Thames moles often get called out to smallholdings in and around the surrey area as they are concerned with the number of moles on there land. Moles can cause a myriad of problems to a smallholding and often more serious issues to farms where agricultural machinery is being used. In smaller properties of an acre or two a one-off treatment is often all that it takes to rid your property of moles and on occasion yearly seasonal treatments may be necessary.
On working farm the disturbance of stones caused by the moles creating tunnels can often get caught up in the working parts of machinery so not only is there the cost of repair, but also precious time lost during harvest time. Of course, serious injury can and does occur yearly with accidents related to moles. Irrigation and drainage can also be disrupted by tunneling moles.
DID YOU KNOW? The very first mole catchers were written about back in the 18th century and the Romans used clay pots filled with water to get rid of the. It would be great to see these traps in action!
The modern day mole catcher uses metal traps to catch the mole population of the garden as this is the only practical solution available to us, there are many products online that claim to send an electro-magnetic pulse through the ground as a deterrence but they are just a gimmick and certainly do not work.
The size of a mole population depends entirely on the quality of the soil with clay soil particularly favored as their is often a higher density of worms.
Moles will often use existing mole runs created by his fore fathers and will maintain these burrows over the years if left alone.
At one time mole catchers could also make money from selling moleskins. At the peak of the trade America was importing over four million moleskins a year from England. It took over one hundred good pelts to make both front parts of a waistcoat. The skins were also made into coats, trousers and hats.
The damage that Moles can cause!
Mole activity wreaks havoc on garden lawns, golf courses sporting grounds and farmland. Molehills can trip up valuable racehorses and cattle.Another danger caused by moles is the unearthing of stones which can cause damage and more to farm machinery. The fens and other waterways are in constant danger from moles tunneling and causing flooding so management of the resident mole population is very important.
"Quick and efficient , no more wasps"
"Very polite and got rid of my pesky mole, thanks Jim!"
Pete Moran ,Bracknell
"I have used Jim for my mole management on my farm and he is always a pleasure to work with"
Kevin Downer, East Grinstead
"Glad to see they got rid of my moles, will certainly recommend" Leigh Brookes,Tadworth