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Moles are small, insectivorous mammals. Although they are similar in size and appearance to common burrowing rodents like voles, gophers, and mice, moles are not rodents and do not possess large front teeth. The creatures spend nearly their entire lives underground, living alone in elaborately constructed burrows.

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Some of the most distinguishing mole characteristics include their long, pointed snouts and broad forepaws. Though they appear to lack eyes, the organs are simply hidden in their fur and may even be covered with a thin membrane of skin. Moles are velvety gray to dark brown in color, and they generally grow about 6 inches long. Their large hands are slightly webbed and tipped with sharp claws that make them proficient diggers.

DIET

As insectivores, moles typically eat invertebrates found within the shallow layers of soil. Their diet commonly includes earthworms, grubs, beetle larvae, and ants. Moles eat 70 to 100 percent of their body weight every day in order to acquire enough energy to power their intense digging activities. Occasionally, they eat seeds for sustenance but rarely consume bulbs or tubers.

HABITAT

Cool, damp soil and areas of loosely packed dirt where worms and grubs can be found in abundance are preferred mole habitats. They are unable to live in hard, compacted soil or areas with dry, sandy dirt because these terrains are not suitable to digging and lack their favored foods. Their burrows consist of a series of interconnected deep and shallow tunnels, as well as comfortable dens lined with plant matter.

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ENTRY INTO HOMES OR BUSINESSES

ENTRY INTO HOMES OR BUSINESSES

Large populations are rare, as no more than three to five moles inhabit the same acre of land. Even so, they are capable of digging tunnels up to 100 feet long in a single day, and their voracious appetites mean they are constantly on the move in search of food. Well-kept lawns, golf courses, and public parks often have the perfect soil consistency and harbor plentiful populations of grubs and worms.

PROBLEMS & DAMAGE

PROBLEMS & DAMAGE

Gardens, farmlands, grassy fields, and golf courses all suffer the effects of mole infestations. Since they excavate dirt near the surface, moles often create tunnels that deform landscapes. Additionally, the roots of grass and other plants become damaged as moles scoop away soil in search of food.

PREVENTION & EXCLUSION

PREVENTION & EXCLUSION

Keeping moles out of yards and gardens often entails modifying the landscape to make it inhospitable. This can be accomplished by removing access to food sources like worms, grubs, and larvae in the soil, or by compacting the soil with a heavy roller to make digging too difficult. Moles can be kept away from garden plots by installing fencing buried at least a foot into the ground, as well.

TRAPPING & REMOVAL

TRAPPING & REMOVAL

The use of mole traps is a valid control option but requires the knowledge and expertise of wildlife professionals. Property owners facing mole problems should not hesitate to contact the mole removal personnel at Trutech, who can remove troublesome moles in the most efficient and humane ways possible.