Moles- a life underground.

April 5, 2019

Don’t make a mountain out of a molehill!

Moles are typically small and love to burrow. When they dig their tunnels, the dirt from the digging creates a molehill near the opening of the tunnel. See a molehill? Then a mole or community of moles are living nearby. You will rarely see them above ground.

Will moles damage my home?

Moles live their lives underground. They have their young in the tunnels and forage for inspects and food in the tunnels. Landscapers and lawn services consider moles to be pests because they can damage lawns and gardens with these extensive tunnels. Yet, moles are important to some degree in aerating the soil and eliminating harmful insects.

Often times the mole tunnels can allow water and dampness/moss to pool around a home’s foundation. This damp environment can lead to other insects and pests who love the wetness and sometimes damp wood.

As mole tunnels overtake your property, extensive damage can be made to your sidewalks, driveway and other pathways perhaps near pools and pool decks. They rarely enter a structure.

Do moles carry disease?

Since moles usually remain and exist int heir underground tunnels, when confronted, cornered, and caught, they may bite out of confusion or which may transmit rabies to humans. Usually, disease is most likely to come from the fleas and ticks buried in their fur.

How do I get rid of moles?

Moles are wildlife and need to be treated as such by professionals. So many mole removal theories exist about putting Juicy Fruit gum, mothballs and even gasoline into the tunnels. Weekly and monthly services are provided for mole/vole maintenance. Mole/vole baiting, and trapping is done throughout the warmer months to keep mole populations maintained.

If you think you have a mole/vole issue, contact our office to request a free inspection.

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