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About Us

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.

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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.

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MOLE CONTROL ON A GOLF COURSE

Moles are a frequent and damaging issue on golf courses, causing significant harm to putting greens, fairways, and tee boxes. Their extensive tunneling creates mounds of soil, disrupts the evenness of the playing field, and leads to unsightly turf conditions. More critically, these burrowing mammals can compromise drainage systems, leading to water blockages and even flooding. Therefore, professional mole removal is crucial for maintaining the quality and playability of golf course surfaces.

Moles thrive by feeding on insects, grubs, and earthworms, digging extensive tunnel systems that damage the root systems and destabilize the soil structure. This can cause divots and uneven terrain, which negatively impacts the game and the appearance of the course. Additionally, their tunneling can obstruct proper drainage, posing further risks to the course’s maintenance and playability.

For golf courses, professional mole control is essential. Experts in mole removal employ various effective strategies, including trapping, baiting, and the use of ultrasonic devices to deter moles from the area. Professional intervention ensures precise and effective removal, avoiding further disruption to the course.

Preventative measures are also vital following mole removal. Regular monitoring for new tunneling activity, maintaining the turf meticulously, removing potential mole attractants like excess debris, and controlling the population of earthworms and grubs can help make the golf course less appealing to moles.

Implementing thorough mole removal and prevention strategies is imperative for golf courses aiming to preserve their playing surfaces and ensure the best playing conditions. With professional mole removal services, golf courses can protect their turf from further damage and guarantee an optimal experience for players.

MOLE REMOVAL FOR FOOTBALL CLUBS

Mole removal is a critical part of a football club’s success. It is essential for clubs to ensure that the playing surface is free of moles, as moles can cause serious damage to the field, potentially leading to costly repairs and replacements. Mole removal is also important for the health and safety of players, as mole holes can create an unsafe playing surface and lead to injuries. Moles create tunnels and burrows that can cause significant damage to football fields. The tunnels and burrows are created by the moles digging into the ground and can often damage the grass, leaving the field unsightly and potentially hazardous.

 

The moles’ digging can also damage the drainage system, leading to waterlogging and further damage to the field. In addition, mole tunnels and burrows can create an unsafe playing surface. The uneven ground caused by the moles can lead to players tripping, slipping and twisting their ankles, resulting in injuries. This can be detrimental to a club’s performance, as the injured players will be unable to play. The financial costs associated with mole damage can also be significant. Repairs and replacements of the playing surface will be necessary if the damage is severe and leads to the field becoming unsafe or unsightly. The costs associated with this can be high and can have a negative impact on a club’s financial position. At professional football clubs, mole removal is essential for maintaining the quality of the playing surface and ensuring the health and safety of players. The removal of moles is a complex process and requires the use of specialist equipment and techniques.

 

Professional companies are often employed to conduct the removal, as they have the necessary skills and knowledge. The removal of moles is a critical part of a football club’s success. It is essential for clubs to ensure that the playing surface is free of moles, as they can cause serious damage to the field, potentially leading to costly repairs and replacements. In addition, mole holes can create an unsafe playing surface and lead to injuries. As such, mole removal is an important part of a football club’s operations and should be taken seriously.

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MOLE CONTROL ON SMALLHOLDINGS AND FARMS 

Mole removal is an important part of any smallholding or farm. By removing moles from these areas, it can help improve the land and make it more usable for farming or other uses. Moles can cause a variety of issues for farms and smallholdings, and removing them is necessary to ensure that the land is safe and productive. Moles are burrowing animals that create tunnels and ridges in the soil. These tunnels and ridges can be hazardous to the land, as they can damage crops, compact the soil, and create drainage problems. The ridges that moles create can be especially hazardous to fields, as they can interfere with the harvesting and planting of crops, as well as provide an obstacle for animals and vehicles. In addition to the physical damage caused by moles, they can also spread disease and pests.

 

Moles feed on insects, and they can transmit pathogens and parasites to nearby crops and animals. This can lead to crop failure, livestock health issues, and other problems. Mole removal is essential to the success of any smallholding or farm.

 

By removing moles, farmers can reduce the physical damage to the land, as well as reduce the risk of pest and disease transmission. There are several ways to remove moles from a smallholding or farm, including trapping and poisoning. Trapping is one of the most common methods of mole removal. Traps can be set in the tunnels and ridges created by moles, and when triggered, they will capture the mole. The trapped moles can then be removed and relocated to an area where they will not cause damage.

 

Poisoning is another method of mole removal. Poison baits can be placed in the tunnels and ridges created by moles, and when consumed, they will cause the moles to die. While this method may be quicker and more effective than trapping, it is important to use caution when using poisons, as they can be dangerous to other animals and people if not used properly. Mole removal is an important part of any smallholding or farm. By removing moles, farmers can reduce the physical damage to the land, as well as reducing the risk of pest and disease transmission. By choosing the right methods for mole removal, farmers can ensure that their land is safe and productive.

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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 them. 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 there is often a higher density of worms. Moles will often use existing mole runs created by their forefathers 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 Removal Necessity: How Moles Can Cause Destruction and Problems for Gardeners Moles are small, burrowing mammals that are found in many parts of the world. While they may look cute, they can cause serious destruction and problems for gardeners. Moles can create extensive tunnels and burrows in yards and gardens and can wreak havoc on landscaping and cause costly damage. For these reasons, mole removal is often necessary to protect gardens from destruction and to protect gardeners from the problems that moles can cause. Moles are typically solitary animals, and they spend most of their lives underground. They have strong forefeet and can dig quickly and efficiently. They use their tunnels and burrows for protection, and to search for food. Moles feed primarily on earthworms and insects and can eat their body weight in food each day.

 

Moles can cause destruction in gardens by digging and burrowing. They can create extensive tunnels and burrows that can damage plants, trees, and turf. The tunnels themselves can be unsightly and can make a garden look uneven and messy. In addition, they can undermine the roots of plants and trees, making them more vulnerable to wind and other factors. The tunnels and burrows can also be a hazard for people and animals, as they can cause them to trip or injure themselves. Moles can also cause problems for gardeners.

 

They can eat plants and vegetables, making them difficult to grow in a garden. In addition, they can damage irrigation systems, erode soil, and even eat insects that are beneficial to gardens. Mole removal is often necessary in order to protect gardens from destruction and to protect gardeners from the problems that moles can cause. In order to remove moles, it is important to understand their habits and behaviors and to take steps to discourage them from inhabiting a garden.

 

This can include eliminating sources of food and shelter, such as piles of leaves and debris, and making sure that the garden is well-drained. In addition, traps can be set to catch moles, and repellents can be used to discourage them from entering a garden. Mole removal is a necessary step for gardeners who want to protect their gardens from destruction and from the problems that moles can cause.

 

Understanding the habits and behaviors of moles, eliminating sources of food and shelter, and setting traps and repellents can help to remove moles and protect gardens from destruction and problems.

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