The Dangers of Mole Infestations

Moles prefer loose, moist soil with plenty of insects to eat, so they’re often found in residential neighborhoods. In addition to worrying about the damage the pests cause to landscaping with their burrowing, homeowners with infested yards should also be concerned about the possibility of catching an illness from mole bites, feces, or parasites. The pests have sharp teeth, so bites are also very painful.

Mole Bites & Diseases

Since moles live underground, it is uncommon to see or come in contact with the pests. However, like most wildlife, moles attack if threatened. Since the pests can carry rabies, mole bites come with the added risk of disease transmission. Homeowners should never handle the pests, as this frightens them. Anyone who suffers from a mole bite should clean the wound and seek medical attention immediately.

Additionally, moles carry fleas and ticks in their fur. These insects bite and spread diseases, as well, including Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Lyme disease.

Control & Prevention

Most chemicals and baits are ineffective against moles and dangerous to humans and pets. The pests create vast networks of tunnels, so they are able to escape quickly when they sense danger. The best way to avoid mole bites and the transmission of disease is by trusting the safe and humane control methods used by the experts at Trutech.