Many people think that moles are a type of outdoor rat or mouse, but they’re not even related to rodents. Moles are related to hedgehogs and shrews, an entirely different species. These strange subterranean carnivores spend most of their lives underground and only eat worms, grubs, spiders, slugs, snails, beetles and other insects. Moles are often blamed for eating the roots of plants, but in fact their tunnels leave the roots exposed and the plants die.
Moles will grow to about six inches long. These animals are not blind, but they have very tiny eyes and huge front claws which allow them to literally swim through loose soil and mulch. An adult mole can dig up to 80 feet in just one day!
Mole activity can be identified by raised surface ridges and scattered mounds of soil, known as molehills. These molehills are a result of the soil excavated during their tunneling efforts. The ridges and mounds can disrupt the smooth appearance of lawns and gardens, indicating the presence of these subterranean mammals.
Sometimes tunnel depressions will appear as the ground caves in. Vegetation that’s uprooted or damaged can also be attributed to moles foraging for insects and earthworms. Their distinctive tunnel systems might lead to soft spots or uneven surfaces when stepped on.
“I’ve lived here for over 20 years and never had moles. And now suddenly,there are moles everywhere. What’s going on?”
Unfortunately, moles don’t understand boundary lines. These are more than likely babies from one of your neighbor’s moles down the street. Moles will give birth to anywhere from 2 to 6 babies in May. These babies become independent within only one month, and by the age of 6 weeks they will leave the nest to travel in all directions and find their own territory, which just happens to be your yard. Suddenly there is a population explosion of moles!
These animals will only come together during mating season. Moles are extremely territorial, so they try to avoid each other as they know if they do meet, its a fight to the death! This can be good news for the homeowner since if you only have one area of mole damage, your probably only have one mole.
At Apex Wildlife Control, we stay on the cutting edge of mole control and maintenance technology for our clients!
Using a special compressor made just for this purpose, our technician will inject Carbon Monoxide into the ground which will quickly fill a 200 foot long mole tunnel. Any moles in those tunnels will be humanely euthanized within 2 to 3 minutes. By injecting this gas underground, there is no danger for children or pets, and no damage to your lawn or garden. We do not utilize any poisons or pesticides.
If you are sick and tired of seeing ugly tunnels and hills in your beautiful lawn, give Apex Wildlife Control a call today! Our skilled technicians are ready to help!
We also perform wildlife trapping in Bartlett TN for rats, mice, squirrels, skunks,
opossums, raccoons, armadillos and much more.
So if you have some little visitors you need evicted from your home or property,
give Apex Wildlife Control a call today.
We are happy to help!