Moles

Can’t figure out why your home or office flowerbeds are all torn up? Sounds like you may have a mole problem!

Moles are not rodents, but relatives of the insectivores (insect eaters) such as shrews and hedgehogs. In their search for food, moles burrow in lawns, meadows, stream banks, and open woodlots, creating elaborate underground tunnels. They feed mainly on earthworms and insect larvae (grubs). Only rarely seen above ground, moles are 4 to 9 inches long, including the tail, with long dark gray or brown fur. Eyes are tiny, like a pinhead, and the tail and feet are usually pink. They have no visible ears. There are seven species of moles in the United States, and some species may be protected by law.

As they burrow, they sometimes damage plants, but the major problem with moles is the mounds and ridges that disfigure lawns.

As they tunnel just below the surface, moles raise the sod up with their front digging feet, looking for food or new tunneling sites. They can push up surface tunnels at the rate of a foot per minute if the soil is loose. They prefer loose, moist soil shaded by vegetation.

Not sure if you have moles in your yard? Common characteristics of mole yard damage are torn-up flowerbeds and torn-up grass roots from inconvenient burrowing habits leaving your yard a mess! It is important, however, to properly identify the source of this yard damage before setting out to trap the moles you think you have in your yard.

Using only humane animal handling techniques throughout our mole control strategies, we can eliminate your mole problems. Let Willard’s Pest Control help you get rid of moles!

Contact Willard’s Pest Control for a pest control inspection and evaluation today 425-820-1980.