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Have you ever seen raised ridges on the landscape you’ve put so much work into? A mole could be the culprit. Moles can create tunnels under your lawn, causing serious damage to landscaping. At times, you may need to consider mole control treatment in order to protect your property.
Don’t worry - Western Exterminator is here to help! We can provide mole control that will help get rid of a mole on your property so you can keep it looking great. So, if you think you have a problem with moles, contact your local Western Exterminator office today!
Moles are certainly interesting-looking animals. The mole is colored gray to silvery gray and generally has a pointed snout and large, rounded feet with claws. Most moles are about five to eight inches in length with a short tail.
Do moles have eyes? Yes, they do - but they’re hard to see.
Unlike what many people believe, a mole is not a rodent - it’s part of the same order as shrews.
The Pacific Coast states have four species of moles:
Broad-footed moles, coast moles, and Townsend’s moles look similar but the shrew-mole is blackish and similar in size to a house mouse. The shrew-mole is not plentiful and likely not harmful.
Most moles live underground for most of of the time. Moles create two kinds of tunnels:
How can you figure out if moles are around? One surefire sign is loose mounds of soil. These mole mounds come from soil dug from the deeper tunnels put onto the surface and they resemble volcanoes.
How can you determine if it’s a mole mound or gopher mound? A key difference is gopher mounds are usually kidney-shaped.
A single mature mole is capable of creating roughly a dozen mounds over a single week. Ridges and mole mounds can be unappealing. Tunnels may make it hard to mow the lawn. Also, mole burrows may give opportunity for other mammals - voles, for instance - to move through them.
During the winter or summer, moles prefer deeper burrows, but you may see a mole in the spring and fall as well as on damp days because moles are typically more active after rain. If you’ve got a mole problem, try to keep your grass trimmed so you can more easily see new tunnels. Do not place sod or soil on mole tunnels - this will make them harder to see.
Sometimes the problem reaches a point where mole extermination should take place. If you think a mole is on your landscape, contact Western Exterminator for control. We will help you get rid of a mole issue so you can feel at peace on your property.
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