What are moles?
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 east small mice. The most notable feature of moles are 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.
Where can moles be found?
The only species of mole found in and throughout Missouri is the eastern mole. 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.
What damage can be caused?
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. Moles also have to consume up to 80 percent of their body weight in food every day and can tunnel one foot per minute!
What can I do to get rid of them?
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. While repellents or gasses may pose a cheaper option, they won’t guarantee mole eradication like we can.
Let the experts in extermination at Steve’s Pest Control solve your mole problem for you. Give us a call to schedule our mole trapping services today.