Minnesota Wild Animal Mole Management

August 9, 2011

How to Get Rid of Moles

 Mole Control

Can’t figure out why your home or office flowerbeds are all torn up?  Sounds like you may have a mole problem!

Moles (Scalepus spp.) are not rodents, but relatives of the insectivores (insect eaters) such as shrews and hedgehogs.  In their search for food, moles burrow in lawns, meadows, stream banks, and open woodlots, creating elaborate underground tunnels.  They feed mainly on earthworms and insect larvae (grubs).  Only rarely seen above ground, moles are 4 to 9 inches long, including the tail, with long dark gray or brown fur.  Eyes are tiny, like a pinhead, and the tail and feet are usually pink.  They have no visible ears.  There are seven species of moles in the United States, and some species may be protected by law.

As they burrow, they sometimes damage plants, but the major problem with moles is the mounds and ridges that disfigure lawns.  As they tunnel just below the surface, moles raise the sod up with their front digging feet, looking for food or new tunneling sites.  They can push up surface tunnels at the rate of a foot per minute if the soil is loose.  They prefer loose, moist soil shaded by vegetation.

Not sure if you have moles in your yard?
Common characteristics of mole yard damage are torn-up flowerbeds and torn-up grass roots from inconvenient burrowing habits leaving your yard a mess!  It is important, however, to properly identify the source of this yard damage before setting out to trap the moles you think you have in your yard.
If you have a nuisance mole control problem, the best solution to remove the moles from your property is through mole trapping.  The use of mole traps to trap moles is the most effective way to eliminate mole invasion problems.  Environmentally friendly mole traps can be used for humane mole trapping.  If moles are causing property damage and giving you a headache, calling a Wild Animal Control Specialists ensures humane and effective removal of the animals and to be sure they will not return.

Animal Control Experts specialize in getting rid of moles and can help keep those moles away.  Though time-consuming, using traps is the most effective method of control.  Through effective and efficient mole control techniques, you can eliminate your mole control problems in no time, using only humane animal handling techniques and mole control strategies.

Moles are animals that spend majority of their life burrowing tunnels through your yard in search of food.  One mole is capable of tunneling 60 to 80 feet in just a few hours.  Though they do not actually eat root systems, they can unintentionally destroy your lawn, bushes, or garden due to their tunneling.  What these animals actually eat is grubs, insects, and worms that they run into while burrowing.  Moles are quite prolific, having 2 to 3 liters per year and these numbers can swell rapidly.

If moles are causing property damage and giving you a headache, calling a Wild Animal Control Specialists ensures humane and effective removal of the animals and to be sure they will not return.

These pests can be hard to remove, and even harder to discourage from coming back.  Animal Control Experts have been dealing with these animals for years, and know the tricks in removing moles.  They can ensure the moles will be removed or deterred from coming back on your property.

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