Mole Trapping and Removal in mid-Missouri
Moles are insectivorous mammals that burrow underground in search of food such as earthworms, grubs, slugs, snails, ants, and other ground insects. They’ve even been known to eat small mice as well depending on the size of the mole. The most notable feature of moles is their paddle-like feet and prominent toenails that help them easily navigate through the soil. They have powerful legs and their fur is typically a grayish-brown to black in color with strands of silver.
The most common tell-tale sign of a mole problem is the evidence of their borrowing in your yard. You will notice turned up dirt on the surface of your lawn in tunnel-like formations, indicating exactly where they travel. If you notice these signs, it’s time to call Steve’s Pest Control. Continue reading for more facts about moles as well as how Steve’s Pest Control can eliminate your mole problem and restore your yard.
Where Can Moles Be Found?
The only species of mole found in and throughout Missouri is the eastern mole. These moles are comparable to the size of a chipmunk. They prefer the softer, moist ground of lawns, gardens, backyards, and woodland areas. They’ll typically stay away from hard or rocky areas because it is difficult for them to navigate through that kind of terrain. Moles have the ability to burrow up to 300 feet per day as they are active both day and night, only sleeping about 3 hours per day.
Damage Caused by Moles
The presence of moles on your property is more of a nuisance than anything else. Their underground tunnels can cause difficulty with lawn-mowing, and while they won’t eat bulbs or vegetation, their burrowing can cause grass and other plants to become disturbed, wither and die. The majority of the damage caused by moles is simply making an eyesore in your lawn as their hours of tunneling churn up the soil, giving your yard an uneven, patchy look. Moles also have to consume up to 80 percent of their body weight in food every day and can tunnel one foot per minute!
Mole Trapping and Removal Services by Steve’s Pest Control
Mole trapping is the most effective form of removing moles from your property because it ensures the moles are gone. The experts at Steve’s Pest Control will set proper traps and regularly walk through your property to check them. The traps set by Steve’s Pest Control will not incur any further damage to your property. While repellents or gasses may pose a cheaper option, they won’t guarantee mole eradication like we can. Let us handle your mole problem so you can get back to admiring your yard!