A mole is a type of mammal often confused for a rodent due to its resemblance to a rat or a mouse. There are various types of moles. They include the Coast mole, the European Mole, the star-nosed mole, the broad-footed mole, the shrew mole among others.
Controlling moles is quite an uphill task particularly if wrong methods and products are used. The exercise can get even harder if you are not knowledgeable about the whole control process and that is why you need to hire experts to help you.
Size and life cycle of moles
According to various experts, moles are well known for not tolerating one another save for when they are mating. They carry their pregnancies for about 4 to 6 weeks.
A mature mole is usually around seven inches long from head to tail. In most cases, they are grey or brown in colour. Their small ears and eyes are mostly concealed by fur.
Behaviour, Diets and Habits
Moles can be found burrowing under the soil for most of their lifetime. They feed on earthworms and grubs. They also damage and feed on plants. It is hard to control mole populations when they have come across a good feeding area. They mostly prefer various habitats such as woodlands, grasslands, farmlands, suburban and urban areas.
These small animals are known for their notorious behaviour of making tunnel systems in yards and gardens while searching for food, secure locations and places for breeding. They mostly prefer moist, loose soil. They can be hard to control because in most cases they remain underground.
How to detect the presence of moles on your garden or homestead
The damage they cause will make you want to get rid of them almost immediately. They are not seasonal and you will notice their infestation any time of the year. They create tunnels which can be both shallow and sometimes very deep. The shallow tunnels are mostly for feeding and they create them at a rate of 6 meters in an hour.
It is not possible to tell the approximate number of moles on a piece of land by simply looking at the number of soil mounds or ridges on the surface of the earth.
How can you control moles?
To have a long lasting solution, you will need an excellent pest control services provider in order to get rid of moles.
There are many ways to trap or control moles. The most effective methods, however, are baiting and trapping. These methods offer optimal results if they are done properly over the tunnels. However, it is important to note that moles abandon tunnels regularly, hence making it hard to tell an active tunnel at any one time. The best time to act is when you see a fresh mound of earth.
Additionally, it is crucial to make sure that you go for a method that will actually give you value for your money. We understand that at Advance Pest Control and that is why we offer you professional services that will eliminate your mole problem completely. We will help you in determining the best way to go about getting rid of the moles. That is whether to use baits and traps or repellents.
The methods and products that we use are not only effective but also economical and environment-friendly. You can reach us at any given time and we will get back as soon as possible. Our pest control services are available in many cities such as Vancouver, Surrey, Delta, North Vancouver, White Rock, Richmond, West Vancouver and Burnaby to mention a few.