Germantown, Tennessee Mole Control & Collierville, TN Mole Trapping Services
Moles look a lot like common burrowing mammals such as mice, gophers and voles, but since they lack large front teeth, moles are not considered rodents. Known for living in segregation, these nuisance burrowers spend all their life underground, constantly digging the immediately shallow layer of soil in yards and gardens in pursuit of food.
The most distinguishing feature between moles and other burrowing creatures is their long, pointed snout and wide forepaws. Their eyes are also invisible as they’re hidden in fur and covered by a thin skin membrane. That explains why some people think they do NOT possess eyes.
A good number of them are dark brown in color, with some appearing in velvety gray. A fully grown mole will be roughly 6 inches long.
Their front limps are somewhat webbed, with the tip spotting sharp claws that make them proficient in digging.
Moles are insectivores. They feed on the insects and a number of other invertebrates they find under the immediate layer of soil.
Their diet mostly feature earthworms, ants, grubs, and beetle larvae to name a few. In order to acquire enough energy to enable their intense digging habit, moles have to feed almost the same amount of food as their body weight on daily basis.
This explains why they are so destructive in nature. Plus they’ll occasionally be trying out seeds for sustenance, and unlike rodents, they almost never consume tubers and bulbs.
Moles can be found anywhere with cool, damp soil, with a preference for loosely packed dirt registering an abundance of grubs and worms. Their burrowing and underground nature makes them hard to live in areas with hard and compacted soils or those with sandy dirt.
To keep it short, any area that makes burrowing extremely difficult or close to impossible is an unfavorable habitat for moles.
The creatures burrow to create deep and shallow interconnecting tunnels that they’ll be lining up with plant matter to create comfort.
Yard Invasion and Home Entry
If moles stayed away from people’s yards and homes, no one would have any problem with them. But since they can’t, their presence alone is unwanted, considering the amount of damage they’re likely to cause to a piece of land by simply occupying it.
Moles don’t live in large populations. Only 3 to 5 moles will occupy an acre of land. But even so, the damage caused by one mole is enough to cause serious damage to a piece of land.
Read this bearing in mind that one mole can dig up to 100 feet of tunnel within a day. Plus they’re always in constant pursuit of food, so it’s just a matter of time before the damages caused by one mole can be spotted everywhere on a piece of land.
Well kept lawns, public parks, sport grounds and golf courses are NOT spared of their damages. If anything these fields tend to have plenty of worms and grubs, in addition to spotting perfect soil consistency, thus a favorite habitat for them.
Farmlands, sport fields, gardens, and yards all get to suffer from mole infestation once so often. The tunnels dug are problematic, but the main issue is with the dirt they excavate near the soil surface as they move around searching for food.
The tunnels also deform the landscape, and if it happens there plants grown in the field, they too may suffer the damage as the moles try to scoop the soil around them while trying to find food.
The only way to keep a piece of land or field free from mole infestations is to make them inhospitable to moles. This can be achieved by getting rid of all their sources of food particularly grubs, worms and larvae.
Moles are NOT easy to trap. Only the best professionals know how to effectively set mole the traps correctly, and without disturbing dirt mounds. They also know how to treat the soil and make it uninhabitable to moles and other burrowers.
This may require the use of heavy rollers that will be run to the field to make the soil difficult to dig and burrow.
Bear in mind that our traps are only a threat to moles, so if you have children or happen to keep pets, then nothing we do posses any kind of danger to their wellbeing.
Our trained technicians have been in the field long enough to know what’s exactly to be done to keep your yard, garden or farmland free from moles, even those likely to invade it in the future.
So if moles have been giving you unneeded stress, we are your chance to even the score. Call us now and let us do our thing, and once we’re done, we guarantee that will be the last time you’ll ever play victim to nuisance mole problems.