Most common in the Northeast in mid Atlantic, moles have dense black fur, small eyes, no apparent ears, a hairless snout that extends in front of the mouth, and large fossorial front paws adapted for digging.
At Pest-End, our wildlife specialists are trained in various mole control techniques, utilizing both poison baits and mole traps for effective removal of the population on your property. If you’re experiencing an issue with moles on your property, schedule a free inspection with one of our specialists today.
Moles spend a majority of their time under ground in borrows from which they rarely emerge. Moles are insectivores and prefer areas with loose, moist soil. Manicured lawns provide ideal conditions for them to thrive. Moles typically dig tunnels five to eight inches beneath the surface of the ground in areas where they hunt and search for worms, grubs, and insects. Moles have insatiable appetites, eating nearly their body weight on a daily basis. Moles can create hundreds of feet of tunnel systems in a short period of time. Many of these tunnels are exploratory and may only be used once. The key to effective mole control is being able to locate the tunnels that are being used on a nightly basis.
Damage Caused By Moles
Moles can damage lawns, flowerbeds, and gardens when burrowing too close to the surface, destroying the root systems of plants. Their raised tunnels can also be a nuisance. Volcano shaped hills of soil from tunnel excavations that push through to the surface are also common on properties with mole activity.