Moles

Contrary to popular belief, moles are not rodents. They are rather more closely related to hedgehogs and shrews. That doesn’t make them any less of a hassle for humans, though. The solitary and subterranean mammals are found all around the United States and can destroy yards, gardens and farm fields with their tunneling.

Ext. Damage - High
Small Mammal
Threat - Low
Waste Lvls - Low
Overview
Tracks
Sounds
Scat

Appearance

Moles have velvety grey or brown fur, are typically 5 to 8 inches in length and they weigh from 3 to 5 ounces depending on the species. They are cylindrical and have short but strong front limbs with remarkably large paws and long claws for digging. Their hindlimbs are much smaller. They have long snouts, but barely perceptible eyes and ears.

Biology

Moles live for about 2 to 3 years. Their breeding season is from winter to early spring with males tunnelling through foreign areas in search of a mate. Gestation lasts a month to 45 days and they give birth to 2 to 5 young in March and April. The young will leave the nest in search of new territories after 30 to 45 days.

Behavior

Moles live underground, digging networks of tunnels and chambers. They eat earthworms and underground larvae and adult insects.

Diseases

There are no important diseases associated with moles.

Damage

Moles can be beneficial as a natural control method for dangerous and invasive insects. The problem comes when their tunnels damage lawns, gardens and fields. They can also find their way under porches and patios. This damage can often require costly repairs to landscaping.

Trapping & Removal

A lot of times, trapping and removing a mole is the necessary solution. While some animal control operators employ rodenticide to combat moles, we have found that rodenticide is both highly ineffective and poses a significant threat to pets and other inhabitants of your landscape.

At AAAC Wildlife Removal, we can guarantee that our professionals will not only thoroughly resolve the problems generated by mole occupation, but they will do so in the most humane way possible.

Also, please take note that moles like to die in strange places, and dead moles can be found in crawl spaces and even in basements. If a dead mole is not promptly dealt with, the body can cause further damage to your building while attracting other pests. If you encounter a dead mole on your property, contact a wildlife professional who can remove the body and then clean and deodorize the area. If you need assistance with mole control or removal, we are just a call away! The professionals at AAAC Wildlife Removal are your mole control specialists.

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