black mole hungryAPPEARANCE:

A mole is a small burrowing rodent that has a rounded body about 6 inches 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.

HABITS:

Their cylindrical body shape and powerful front claws make them effective diggers. Moles use a “swimming” technique to propel them through dirt. They create a complex maze of interconnected chambers by burrowing both deep and close to the surface, where they often leave visible ridges on lawns etc.

It is well-known that moles are difficult to catch; they are well protected because of their complex underground mazes. They are extremely effective at detecting smells and vibrations. Once moles detect a potential threat they retreat at remarkable speed to the safety of the deeper runs, blocking the tunnel behind them as they retreat.

PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PEST:

Moles are not dangerous to people and pets, however they 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. This can also create trip hazards throughout property.

DIET:

their chief diet consists of earthworms, grubs and various insects

LIFE CYCLE:

The average life span of a mole is around four years.

PREVENTION TIPS:

The easiest way to prevent moles is by preventing what they eat. Using pesticides to control the slugs, worms, grubs and other insects will help keep them away. They will find other places to feed and therefore, be out of your yard. This is the easiest way for keeping moles out of your yard, however, this has to be done on a regular basis or problem may return.

If you have raised beds, keeping moles out of them are a little bit easier. Simply use chicken wire, medal mesh, or another sturdy barrier and bury about 2 foot under the ground. This will block their entrance before it’s ever made!

 

Adam’s Pest Control can help you get rid of moles using the latest methods, we offer 24-hour emergency service. Having problems with moled? Contact our Halifax Pest Control Team Today!

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