Moles

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MOLES

Physical Characteristics: The eastern mole is a small mammal having cylindrical bodies, velvety fur, pointed snout, short tail and powerful limbs with very large rounded paws adapted for digging and subterranean living. They grow to approx 17.6cm long and 1.2-1.7oz in weight.

Diet: It is a common misconception that moles enter gardens to feed on plants and roots; moles feed primarily on grubs, earthworms and other insects found in the soil underground. Because they are unable to survive without eating for more than 12hrs, moles will generally consume between two and three times their body weight every 24 hours.

Breeding: Breeding season for the mole is between Feb and May and can produce up to 3-5 “pups” per season. Moles are solitary animals and prefer to live alone, by the time the pups are a year old, they will leave the nest forever and create their own branch of tunnels.

Habitat: Moles live in grasslands, urban areas, gardens, sand dunes, mixed woodland and pretty much any area that has soil where they can dig tunnels. Moles live primarily underground and can survive where most mammals could not due to their high tolerance to carbon dioxide.

Inspections: The first thing to do in wildlife control is a proper inspection. We will determine if moles are residing underground and causing damage to your property. Moles can be detected by evidence of surface tunnels, dirt mounds and grub carcases.

Exclusion: Humane exclusion measures will be taken to keep and prevent moles from returning to their den and tunnels on your property.