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Moles can be a frustrating problem for homeowners and often times confusing for them to decide which method of eradication is the best solution. There are an abundant information available that states you can get rid of moles by using chemicals or home remedies. These methods are often costly and ineffective at getting rid of moles. Xceptional Wildlife are experts at eliminating moles and have been providing homeowners with effective Mole Control services throughout Georgia.
Identifying a Georgia Mole Problem
The first step in getting rid of moles is identifying the problem. The importance of knowing which pest your are dealing with, will ensure an effective mole elimination program. Often times moles are confused with voles. Although their names are very similar they are actually two very different pests. It is often confusing for homeowners to determine if it is a mole or a vole because both pest create a network of tunnels and hills that look very similar. The biggest difference between the two are moles are insectivores, and voles are herbivores. Knowing what to look for is the key to an accurate determination of a mole versus a vole problem. Moles signs often include raised ridge tunnels, and mounds of soil. The often prefer wooded areas of moisture where worms and grubs live. Wildlife Control experts will perform an on site evaluation and determine what type of pest is causing the damage, then set up a program to eradicate the pests for your Georgia lawn.
Mole Facts & Identification
Moles are a small mammal that live beneath the ground. They have grayish brown, plush fur, powerful forelimbs, large polydactyl forepaws for digging. Their diet consist mainly of earthworms, grubs, and other insects such as centipedes. There are seven different species of Moles that can be found in the United States. They are the Eastern Mole, Hairy-tailed Mole, Star-nosed mole, Broad-footed mole, Townsend Mole, Coast Mole, and Shrew Mole.
Eastern Moles (Scalopus Aquaticus) are the most common type of Mole found in Georgia. They are about 6" long including their tail, with an average weight of 2.6 oz with gray fur and large hairless forefeet. They are active at all hours, and dig shallow and deep burrows while foraging for food. Deeper burrows are used for retreat during hot, dry and frost conditions. They are conditioned to living in conditions of low oxygen and high carbon monoxide levels. Additionally, they have been found to harbor many parasites such as fleas, beetles, sucking louse, and mites. These solitary animals are rarely seen because of their subterranean lifestyle, only coming together to mate during the months of February through May.
Moles will feed on earthworms, snails, centipedes, beetles, ants, grubs, seeds and other insects. The eastern mole has a daily food consumption up to 100% of their body weight.
Georgia Mole Trapping
Mole Trapping is the most effective way to get rid of moles. There has not been any proven chemicals, home remedies, or sonic noises to eliminate a mole problem. Moles are not attracted to baits and will not willing go into a trap, making them difficult to trap for a novice. For a successful mole trapping program, hire only a professional seasoned mole trapper such as Xceptional Wildlife Removal experts.
Moles can be trapped virtually any time of the year, but the most effective times of year for mole trapping is early spring to early fall. During these times moles are closer to the surface with their travel patterns and lawn damage are easier recognized. Least effective times to trap moles are during times when the ground is frozen. There are many types of traps on the market for moles, with claims of one being better than another, but this is often an opinion and preference of the trapper.
As Mole Trapping experts, we understand the challenges of dealing with moles and can tailor a plan to your specific needs.
Contact Xceptional Wildlife Removal today for complete Mole Control services!