What are moles?
Moles are not rodents; they are a type of insectivore. They live almost their entire lives underneath the ground in tunnels that they create. They feed on a variety of insects including earthworms, ants, beetle grubs, and others that can be found living in the ground.
What do moles look like?
The mole’s body was created for digging; they are short and stocky and have large front feet with rounded large claws. Moles have brownish black velvety fur and a short tail that is bare. Moles have poor vision, very small eyes, and they have ears but no external openings; their head is round and they have a pointed nose. Adult moles grow to be about 6-7 inches in length, this includes their tail.
Why do I have a mole problem?
Moles live underneath the ground and are active year-round; the tunnels that they create are both shallow (hunting and traveling) and deep (burrowing and living). Moles are commonly problematic for homeowners whose property is adjacent to fields, golf courses, or forest land. Moles may invade your lawn as they travel from those other areas.
Are moles dangerous?
Moles are not particularly dangerous to people. They are rarely seen by homeowners because they live most of their lives underground. Since moles feed mainly on insects, they do not cause damage to bulbs or the roots of plants; however, the tunnels that they create can be unsightly and cause significant damage to grass and lawns.
How can I get rid of moles from my home?
Getting rid of a mole infestation can be a frustrating task and is one that is best left up to a professional that has mole control experience. An expert will be able to find and humanely get rid of and control moles living in your lawn. If moles have invaded your lawn, contact the professionals at Springer Professional Home Services today to see how our mole control services can help to eliminate them.
How can I prevent problems with moles?
Moles live, breed, and feed outdoors so controlling and preventing them are difficult tasks. They are also difficult to control because they create and abandon tunnels often making it hard to determine when there are actually moles living under your property. The best way to prevent problems with moles and other pests is to partner with a pest control company and acquire year-round pest control services for your home and property.