Members of the Guild uphold the highest possible standards of animal welfare, showing these remarkable creatures the greatest respect.
Our members inspect traps daily,never use poisons or gas and offer a " benchmark " level of mole control in Britain.
Only the members listed on these pages are full professional members of the Guild of British Molecatchers in current good standing.Many members have worked to achieve the MASTER MOLECATCHER accreditation to provide the highest professional level they can offer.
Accreditation that has been fully recognised by UK Rural Skills and those people are identified accordingly.
Many people may make such claims to holding MASTER MOLECATCHER accreditation,check your molecatchers status on the listing page for your area.
To find a Guild registered professional molecatcher in your area simply click on the appropriate region of the map.
Current UK animal welfare regulations increasingly emphasise that a target species should be controlled in a way that protects it from unnecessary suffering. Here at The Guild of British Molecatchers recognise this and Members on Joining agree to adhere and work to this code of working practice.
The Guild of British Molecatchers has combined with UK Rural Skills to provide an independently evalvated and quality assured training course and online assignments.
From our training you will benefit from Certification from a National body.
Enhanced status of training using UKRS recognition and accreditation.
Confidence that your training meets minimum standards in terms of compliance.
Uk Rural Skills ( UKRS ) mission is to enrich rural communities by providing affordable accredited training and certification through high quality,professionally delivered training courses.
The Guild of British Molecatchers fulfils this criteria with a friendly engaging,professionally delivered training courses.
THE GUILD CREST
What does it Represent
Membership of the Guild is a badge of quality and peace of mind for your customers and prospective clients. In these challenging times it becomes even more important to stand out from your competitors.
When money becomes tight, customers need every reassurance that they are getting value for money as well as a quality service.
Potential clients recognise the Guild emblem and feel more confident in choosing you over your competitors.
Accreditation is available to all members and is now approved and supported by UK RURAL SKILLS. Get the recognition you DESERVE !
Following the completion of a successful mole treatment often the dead mole is left with the client. Whether this is contained in a bio-degradable bag-such as a dog waste bag or simply left in an agreed location,it may cause concern to the client as to " what do I do with it "or " can you take it away "?
Whichever the situation,it is necessary to know what the requirements are to this.The Guild have contacted DEFRA to clarify,and was informed:
Where wild animals are killed and require disposal they are deemed to be directive waste,and waste management controls apply. The carcasses of vermin poisoned by routine baiting ( this could include a mole,trapped and killed as a pest ) should be disposed of without delay to prevent contact with other wildlife.Small numbers of carcasses can be disposed of on site.
Although the Animal By-Products Regulation ( ABPR ) does not apply to dead wild animals,( unless thought to be diseased or used as game trophies ),and places landowners under no legal obligation as regards their disposal,owners or property on which there are dead wild animals are advised to contact their local authority for advice on appropriate disposal methods.
The reference to small numbers of carcasses being disposed of on site allows for dead moles to be buried or burned.