What are moles?
Moles are unique creatures. They have cylindrical bodies, short necks, elongated heads, and pointed noses. Adults grow to between six and seven inches long, and they have dense, velvety, dark brown fur. Since they spend their lives under the ground, their eyes and ears are underdeveloped. The most distinct feature of a mole is its paddle-like front feet, and large toenails it uses to create its underground tunnels. Though most people think they are rodents, they are not; these mammals are a type of insectivore, which feed mainly on insects.
Are moles dangerous?
Moles are dangerous to our lawns, but not to people. They spend their lives outside underground and rarely come into contact with humans. Moles are not a pest that people need to worry about invading their homes either.
Problems that moles can cause include the following:
- Their tunnels cause significant damage to lawns and flower beds.
- The mounds of dirt around their exit holes are unpleasant to look at and make lawn care difficult.
- Moles cause damage plants and trees by chewing or digging through their root systems.
- Like other wild animals, moles carry parasites on their bodies that they can introduce onto your property.
Why do I have a mole problem?
Moles can tunnel their way onto any property. They are in constant search of food as they aren’t able to store fat on their bodies. Moles are most attracted to and become a problem on properties with loose, sandy soil that provides ample sources of food. The mole’s favorite food is earthworms, though they also like to eat grubs, insects, and spiders.
Where will I find moles?
You will find moles living in a variety of outdoor spaces, including gardens, fields, yards, woodlands, grasslands, and athletic fields. Most of the time, moles are underground in their tunnels, where they create sleeping areas, living areas, and a place to store food. Their tunnels often expand generations and, over time, become more and more expansive.
How do I get rid of moles?
Moles elimination should be left to a professional because DIY methods rarely work. At Thunder Pest Control, we have 50 years of combined pest control experience. We know pests and how to get rid of them from properties once and for all!
We guarantee our results and take pride in treating our customers like family. We are a local company dedicated to using only the most efficient, cutting-edge services possible. If you are looking for exceptional pest control solutions for your Oklahoma City area home or business, contact the pest professionals at Thunder Pest Control today!
How can I prevent moles in the future?
Don’t allow moles to take over your home and yard. It is almost impossible to stop moles from tunneling onto your property. Contact Thunder Pest Control at the first signs of moles in your yard. We will work with you to put a plan in place to remove moles from your home, and prevent them from returning in the future.