HOW TO IDENTIFY A MOLE PROBLEM
Appearance – Moles in are subterranean mammals that are notorious for causing extensive damage to property – especially lawns. They are solitary animals with brown or gray fur and range in size from 5-8 inches in length. Their large front claws and strong shoulders allow them to easily tunnel underground, where they will make their homes and feed on worms and other insects.
Behavior – You will know that you have moles by spotting signs of their underground tunnels: raised mounds of dirt above their tunnels. These are called mole hills. They are famous for quickly and efficiently ruining gardens and yards. If you spot the hills alongside finding your garden and yard being eaten and destroyed, then a mole may be taking up residence on your property.
WHY YOU MIGHT HAVE A MOLE PROBLEM
Moles like loose, moist soil. If you have a large yard with this type of soil, then you are more likely to have a mole problem.
Moles are also drawn to areas without a lot of foot traffic, such as a garden which may only be tended to weekly or a large yard where you may not always walk, and there is an abundance of vegetation for them to eat. Moles do not like to be bothered so the quieter your yard is, the more likely you may develop a mole problem.
REASONS TO TREAT YOUR MOLE PROBLEM IMMEDIATELY
Moles in should be removed as soon as a problem is evident since they can cause severe damage. Damage to your yard as well as gardens can end up being costly. Also, mole tunnels can compromise the sturdiness of the ground below you on your property, which could lead to unsafe conditions for you and your family.
Although moles are not protected by any law, they are tough to trap and remove due to their elusive nature and underground tunneling.
This makes mole removal a complex task. Trapping and other mole removal tactics are often easily effective but depend on the placement of the mole traps. Mole removal should only be handled by a qualified local wildlife removal professional. These professionals are familiar with the habits and know the most efficient way to go about trapping and removing them.