Moles

What Is A Mole?

A mole is a small, burrowing rodent that has a rounded body about 6 in. long and covered in soft black or gray fur.  Moles have pointed muzzles and lack external ears. They also are equipped with extremely sensitive hearing and a highly developed sense of touch at the ends of their noses and tails.

Why Do I Have Them?

Well tended lawns are prime breeding and feeding area for lawn insect pests which make up a Mole’s diet.  Also new development of urban and suburban property are forcing moles out of their natural habitat and into backyards.

Are They Dangerous?

Moles are not dangerous to people and pets, however are considered nuisance pests because of the damage they are capable of doing to lawns and turf grasses as they forage for food and build unsightly tunnels.

How Do I Get Rid Of Moles?

Getting rid of moles can be difficult as they are naturally shy creatures and tend to do their tunneling while avoiding detection.  Contacting Local Pest Control at the first sign of a mole problem is the most effective way to ensure your property is kept free of moles.

Can I Do It Myself?

There’s no shortage of Do-It-Yourself mole control measures available for consumers, however, they are not usually effective and fail to completely eliminate moles on your property.  These products may contain chemicals that can be harmful to people and pets if they are misused or mixed improperly.  For safe, effective mouse control contacting Local Pest Control is your best choice.

How can I prevent this in the future?

Mole problems can be difficult to prevent.  If moles have infested your property contact Local Pest Control as soon as you spot them to prevent a larger mole infestation.