Moles and Voles
Moles Can Wreak Havoc On Your Lawn!
Eastern moles, better known as the common or gray mole, are most often associated with the tunnels and mounds found by property owners in our area. Eastern moles are active year-round and do not hibernate, so they can cause severe damage to a customer’s lawn until the colder temperatures force them to burrow deeper in search of food and warmth.
Pricing is based upon the square footage of the lawn and landscape with obvious signs of activity (tunnels).
Our mole control starts with a phone evaluation to understand the situation and to determine the severity of the problem. Then we perform a thorough evaluation of the activity on your property to determine the correct approach and placement of the baits.
Prior to the in-person evaluation, we ask the customer to flatten all mole mounds. The presence of moles is normally indicated by a network of subsurface runways in the turf or by a series of earth pushed up in the form of mounds. Not all of these mounds are active. For our technician to determine the presence of “active” moles we ask that you flatten all mole mounds so when we come out to treat only mounds that are active.
Moles are insectivores and prefer to feed on centipedes, earthworms, insect larvae, and millipedes. Moles aren’t blind, but they are colorblind and see extremely poorly. They can only see very small amounts of light and movement. However, they do rely heavily on their sense of smell; that is why our mole bait mimics the mole’s natural food and contains special enhancers that attract moles.
What Do Moles Look Like?
- 6-8 Inches long. Moles are about the length of an adult hand.
- Long Snouts. Moles Have lots of whiskers on their noses to help them feel their way.
- Moles Have a lot of whiskers on their noses to help them feel their way.
- Their paws are very big clawed paddle-like front feet.
- Moles can close up their ears so they don’t get dirt in them.
- Brown/dark gray fine fur that sticks upwards. It never tangles and helps them move easily in tunnels.
- The tail has even finer hair than the body so they can feel for food and danger behind it.
What Do Voles Look Like?
- 3-7 Inches long. Voles are about the length of your palm.
- Voles have small eyes and small ears.
- Voles do not dig very much and usually, just use tunnels leftover from moles.
- Voles closely resemble a mouse.