- Moles feed primarily on earthworms and grubs, which rise and fall in the depths of soil to find more comfortable temperatures depending on the season
- The hardware store will present a host of ideas for getting rid of moles, many of which will control “moles and rodents.” If it says they kill both, these products do not work on moles.
- Some traps do work, but proper placement is critical, and simply reading the instructions does not always yield control of the vagabond Mole
- Experience and follow-up is the key for quick and effective control of Moles
Difference Between Mole and Gopher Mounds
- From above, mole hills look a lot like Mount Hood, with an almost perfect conical shape. If the mound looks more like Mount St. Helens, with one side seemingly blown-out, you are probably dealing with Gophers
These pesky little critters can turn a beautifully landscaped yard into a lunar-looking surface in a matter of weeks.
One client who went on vacation for two months came home to find over 70 mole hills in her front and back yards. Moles feed primarily on earthworms, which are almost always present at some level of the earth, despite the weather conditions above ground. In the winter months when the top layer of soil is cold, worms dig deeper to warmer soil, and so do the Moles. In the summer, the worms dig to find cooler earth and the Moles follow. In the spring and fall is when we usually see the large mounds of earth, scattered among the lawn or garden.
Moles are about the size of a rat, but their size is about all they share in common. Moles are not rodents, and do not eat the same the foods as rodents. A trip to the hardware store will present a host of ideas for getting rid of moles, many of which will control “moles and rodents.” These products do not work. In fact, most of the products sold at the local do-it-yourself store are simply modern snake oil products. Moles are always on the move, and the placement of a solar-powered mole chaser or other device may appear effective if the mole moves deeper into the soil or under the fence to the neighbor’s yard. If you are lucky, they won’t return. Some traps do work, but proper placement is critical, and simply reading the instructions does not always yield control of the vagabond Mole. Experience and follow-up is the key for quick and effective control of Moles, both of which you will find with Exodus Pest Control.