Moles

mole looking out of its den on tyler lawnWhat do moles look like?

A pointed snout and large, rounded front feet with claws is perhaps the easiest way to identify a mole.  Gray in color and similar in size to voles and mice, moles also have small eyes and ears that are hidden by their velvety fur.

Where are moles found?

Moles survive in low-oxygen environments like underground burrows because they are able to reuse the oxygen inhaled when above ground.  Moles will create their own tunnels or take advantage of ones abandoned by other species.  There are two types of burrows that moles use:

Shallow surface runs

These burrows are close to the surface and are used when searching for food.  Moles “swim” through the soil pushing up a ridge of earth that creates an unsightly mess and the damage that comes with mole infestations.

Deep burrows

These burrows offer more protection for moles and are where they rear their young.

What do moles eat?

Insectivores, moles feed on earthworms, ants, beetles and other living creatures underground.

Are moles dangerous?

Moles are not a health threat but their digging and tunneling habits damage lawns as well as flower beds and fields.  Parks, golf courses and other public places also experience significant damage from these pests.

Does Innovative Pest Control have a solution for mole problems?

At Innovative, we offer gopher and mole control services that are designed to stop existing activity.  For more information about our mole trapping, please contact us.

Mole prevention tips

Because moles live and travel underground, it’s impossible to fully prevent these critters.  Contacting Innovative Pest Control at the first sign of a mole problem is the ideal way to protect your lawn. 

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