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Moles are mammals that live underground, burrowing holes. Some species are aquatic or semi-aquatic. They have cylindrical bodies covered in short, velvety, gray to pale brown fur with small or covered eyes; the ears are generally not visible.
Its snout is long, pink, and flexible. Its legs are very short. Its front feet have wide, round, fleshy palms that are turned out and five long white claws. Tails are short with few hairs. They feed on earthworms and beetle larvae in shallow tunnels under the soil.
They feed on small invertebrate animals living underground. It is an insectivore, not a rodent, and is related to shrews and bats. Moles dig fast: about eighteen feet an hour. They may be able to tunnel 100 feet a day or more, depending on soil conditions. Therefore, the number of molehills is not a measure of the number of moles in a given area. Mole control and removal can stop moles before they become a major problem.
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Mole Nuisance Concerns
Moles remove many damaging insects and grubs from lawns and gardens. However, their burrowing habits disfigure lawns and parks, destroy flower beds, tear up the roots of grasses, and create havoc in small garden plots. Moles leave volcano-shaped hills that are often made up of clods of soil. The molehills are pushed up from the deep tunnels and may be 2 to 24 inches tall. Surface tunnels or ridges are indicative of mole activity.
How will you know that you have a mole problem? You will see it in the form of molehills or surface runs across your lawn. Why should this problem be treated? Moles cause a lot of damage to the sub-strata of your garden or paddock. In extreme cases, this can be a severe health and safety risk, especially if livestock are present.
In addition, they carry disease in the form of clostridium. When you find holes in the lawn they are meadow voles, not moles! Meadow voles and field mice regularly find nesting sites within a disused or vacant mole tunnel. If left unchecked, an infestation is inevitable.
Over time these rodents will devastate your lawn and enter your premises in search of food. Prompt wildlife removal quickly solves this problem.
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"I found this company online and the owner, Bobby, was fantastic. He arrived quickly and was sympathetic to our worry. Within a few days, all of the animals were trapped and re-homed safely. A word to the wise, don't let this sort of thing go. I have some very expensive repairs to address this spring."