The phrase, “Don’t make a mountain out of a molehill” is familiar to us all. But if you have ever watched moles slowly destroy your beautiful yard, then you will understand the frustration our clients feel.
While moles may seem harmless, these tiny creatures can cause enormous damage to your lawn and garden. Moles are carnivores which means they only eat meat in the form of grubs, worms, beetles, spiders and other insects.
These strange looking animals grow to about six inches long. They have very tiny eyes and ears, and huge front claws which allow them to literally swim through the soil. An adult mole can dig up to 80 feet in just one day! No wonder they can destroy a lawn so quickly!
Moles must constantly tunnel in search of food. A 5-6 ounce mole can eat up to 50 pounds of insects, worms, and grubs a year. These little guys have a super fast metabolism, and must eat constantly to feed this voracious appetite.
Moles produce two types of “runways.” One type runs just beneath the surface. These are feeding tunnels and appear as raised ridges running across your lawn. The second type runs deeper and is used to connect the nesting site. It is the soil excavated from the deeper tunnels that homeowners find on their lawns, piled up in mounds that resemble little volcanoes.
Mole activity usually increases in the spring when the ground starts to thaw and insects become active. Spring is also the time when female moles complete their gestation period. Typically in May a female mole gives birth to 2 to 6 naked babies in a cozy nest in one of the deeper burrows. Baby moles grow quickly. The babies can take care of themselves when they are only about one month old! By five to six weeks, pups leave their mother and their home tunnel. They are now independent and and are making their own burrows by late Summer or Fall.
Because moles are territorial, each baby will travel in all directions to find a new territory. Moles try to avoid each other as they know if they do meet, its a fight to the death!
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 Memphis 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!