Yard/Lawn Removal Process
Trapping is the most efficient because it ensures that the mole is REMOVED from the property. Poisons, repellants and gassing are other control methods that cannot achieve the results trapping can. They are services that can be done quickly and cheaply but are not an effective long-term solution. When we trap, we visit the yard on a weekly basis and walk the entire property, inspecting the traps we have set and looking for new activity. Each week, all the traps are moved to new locations upon the property. We have been trapping for over 10 years, and with thousands of moles caught, we can ensure quick results or you don’t pay.
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- Moles are solitary animals and will fight to defend their territory.
- Mole mounds indicate deep tunneling usually in dry times of the year or when the ground may freeze. This allows the moles to go deeper to hunt for worms.
- Moles don’t hibernate, they just go deeper during the winter.
- Moles are not blind, they have very small eyes used for sensing light.
- Mole hair is very fine and does not have any drag in either direction, allowing moles to travel forward and backward in a tunnel.
- Scalopus aquaticus is the scientific name for eastern moles which are the species we have in Central Missouri.
- Moles can eat their weight in food in a single day.
- Moles eat about 85% earthworms and 15% grub worms. A common misconception is that you can prevent moles by putting down grub control.
- Moles can tunnel up to 100 feet per day.
- Moles can travel 80 feet per minute in established tunnels.
- Moles breed in late February and have litters of 3-5 young in mid-to-late April.
- Mole babies are weaned off of their mothers’ support around June and must go make their own tunneling networks because they will compete with their mothers for food too much.