Mole Control MN
Moles (Scalepus spp.) are not rodents, but relatives of the insectivores (insect eaters) such as shrews and hedgehogs. In their search for food, moles burrow in lawns, meadows, stream banks, and open woodlots, creating elaborate underground tunnels. They feed mainly on earthworms and insect larvae (grubs). Only rarely seen above ground, moles are 4 to 9 inches long, including the tail, with long dark gray or brown fur. Eyes are tiny, like a pinhead, and the tail and feet are usually pink. They have no visible ears. There are seven species of moles in the United States, and some species may be protected by law.
Mole Damage to Yards
As they burrow, they sometimes damage plants, but the major problem with moles is the mounds and ridges that disfigure lawns. As they tunnel just below the surface, moles raise the sod up with their front digging feet, looking for food or new tunneling sites. They can push up surface tunnels at the rate of a foot per minute if the soil is loose. They prefer loose, moist soil shaded by vegetation.
Not sure if you have moles in your yard? Common characteristics of mole yard damage are torn-up flowerbeds and torn-up grass roots from inconvenient burrowing habits leaving your yard a mess! It is important, however, to properly identify the source of this yard damage before setting out to trap the moles you think you have in your yard.
If you have a mole control problem, the best solution to remove the moles from your property is through mole trapping. It is the most effective way to eliminate mole invasion problems.
These pests can be hard to remove, and even harder to discourage from coming back. Using effective and efficient mole control techniques can ensure the moles will be removed or deterred from coming back on your property.
A Minnesota wild animal management expert will usually get rid of ground moles by utilizing mole traps. Trapping is the most effective away we know to control these animals. There are two mole poisons available which are federally registered, and we also have mole repellents, but repellents are less effective.