Moles
Mole tunnels, mole damage to your lawn, or mounds in your yard? Get rid of moles in your yard. Call your local Critter Control office today at 800 CRITTER for effective mole removal services. We practice safe and effective mole removal solutions in order to eliminate any mole problems you may be having.

Description

Appearance

Moles are small, elongated creatures about 6 inches in length and about 3 ounces in weight. They have black velvety fur and tiny eyes that are generally covered by fur, and no external ears. Moles have large, spade-like forepaws that are well adapted for digging. The webbed claws are turned in an out-turned position and make these animals especially capable diggers. Moles have small eyes to avoid being damaged and clogged while tunneling. While moles are not blind, they do have bad eyesight for which their nose makes up for.  

Habitat & Diet

Moles make subterranean homes for protection from predators, to rear young, and to overwinter in regions with cold weather. They prefer loose soils, including sand, and avoid clay and stony soils. Moles are often found in meadows, grasslands, and woodlands, and enjoy making homes in human landscaping, as the tailored and damp ground is ideal for digging. Moles are one of the most common and widespread of mammals, but rarely seen due to their tunneling habits. 

Moles diets consist of mostly earthworms. They also will feed on beetles and other insects, as well as the occasional baby mouse and shrew. A mole needs to eat the equivalent of its body weight each day. This is accomplished during the winter by storing earthworms during autumn.

Damage

Since they tunnel so close to ground surfaces, moles often leave behind unsightly mounds of upturned dirt and kill grass and other plants when they burrow into the ground. As infestations of moles grow, they are capable of more destruction and can totally ruin otherwise aesthetically pleasing fields, as well as destroy crop yields for farmers. Additionally, the mammals inhabit sports fields, rendering them unusable.

Control and Safety

Employing mole control methods can be tedious and expensive. Unless affected property owners have the time to monitor traps and plant boundaries to exclude the small mammals from the area, specialized services should be enlisted to eliminate mole infestations. Flooding mole hills is sometimes effective during the spring. However, adult moles are usually able to flee and later re-inhabit the area.

Trapping and Removal

Moles are difficult to trap and populations of the pest are hard to control. Individuals dealing with mole infestations should call Critter Control, as we maintain experienced workforces that specialize in mole removal. Let our trained technicians use their expertise to eradicate mole problems quickly and efficiently.

We can help you get rid of mole problems.  Call today: 1.800.274.8837.

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