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Are there little furry creatures digging in your yard? Moles aren’t hard to spot. If you see a 4 to 7 inch critter that looks like it doesn’t have any eyes or ears, you’re probably dealing with a mole. They’re definitely not pretty, and they can be very hard to get rid of. But if you see one, you don’t have time to waste, because they can cause much damage in a very short amount of time. Fox Pest Control can help.

Signs of a Mole Problem

You might already know for sure that you have a mole problem. But here are a couple of the most common signs of mole problem in Lafayette. 

Mole Mounds

Active mole mounds are essential tunnel entrances. They are shaped like tiny volcanoes.

Tunnel Damage

In their pursuit of insects, moles keep their tunnels close to the surface, which causes trails of dead grass in lawns and crop fields.

Sightings

Sightings of moles are very rare because even though they aren’t completely blind, moles’ poor eyesight makes them very shy. They’re much more comfortable underground than in the open. However, they do poke their heads up to sniff around every once in a while.

What You Need to Know About Moles:

  • Eyes and ears so small they almost appear invisible.
  • Pointy, hairless snout
  • Large, spadelike forepaws
  • Black, cream, orange, grey, white or patchy fur
  • Since these pesky animals live most of their lives underground, you may not see them often. They come up now and then to dig new holes. These tunnels are usually long and can be close to the surface or go deep underground.  
  • Mole tunnels:
    • Leave mounds that look like circular piles of dirt
    • Can run through delicate roots and destroy plants
    • Are made larger by males during the breeding season to accommodate a female mole
    • Help them easily access their diet of worms, insects, grubs and other bugs. 

Helpful Mole Prevention Tips: 

  • Set up a barn owl box to entice owls to hunt moles.

How Do I Get Rid Of Moles?

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Your inspector will conduct a thorough inspection of your home and property in order to provide a customized mole treatment plan that will be most effective for your situation.

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Mole Control FAQ

How large can mole tunnels be?

Mole tunnels are usually 8-10 inches deep, though they often create temporary tunnels just under the surface. Tunnels can reach dozens of square feet  or more, depending on the time of year. During the breeding season, male moles enlarge their tunnels to make room for a female.

What’s the difference between moles and gophers?

Moles
Their mounds look like circular piles of sand or dirt.
They dig extensive tunnels, usually close to the surface.
Food sources include grubs and insects.
They have pointy noses and shovel-shaped forepaws.

Gophers
Mounds are conical shape and have a plug, or dirt they use to cover the hole as a doorway for entry.
They dig deep tunnels near tree roots, plant roots or bulbs, and gardens.
Food sources are plants and only plants. They start with the roots and eventually pull the entire plant to a food storage tunnel deep underground.
Visible eyes, large front teeth, food pouch in both cheeks.

What is the difference between moles, voles, mice, and shrews?

  • Moles 
    • Live all their lives underground
    • Eat insects, worms, grubs, bugs, etc.
    • Use their spadelike forepaws for digging. 
    • Have pointy nose
    • Have tiny eyes and ears that are almost invisible
    • Are not rodents but a type of insectivorous mammal
  • Shrews
    • Are not rodents but another type of insectivorous mammal
    • Have tons of energy that they use to chase their prey
    • Eat insects like beetles, ants, grasshoppers, etc.
    • Live in the abandoned tunnels of other animals
    • Have brown or gray fur
    • Have long, and pointed noses
    • Some shrews have venomous bites
  • Mice
    • Are omnivores and will eat anything, including our food and pet food
    • Have large, round ears
    • Have slightly rounded noses
    • Tails are longer than their body and have little hairs
    • Have brown or gray fur
    • Are timid and prefer to stay hidden — they hate running into the open
    • Have a strong instinct to chew on things to wear down their front teeth, which never stop growing
  • Voles
    • Only eat plants
    • Have small eyes and large ears
    • Are more closely related to hamsters and lemmings than mice
    • Are much stockier than mice
    • Have brown, reddish, or black fur
    • Tail is shorter and hairier than mice tails
    • Aren’t as timid as mice and are more willing to run out into the open

What do moles eat?

Moles only eat insects, worms, grubs, and other invertebrates. They don’t eat plants of any kind, although their burrows often lead them to destroy the delicate roots of flowers or decorative plants. 

What do moles look like?

Depending on the species, most moles have the following characteristics:

Dark brown or black fur
Tiny eyes and ears that are almost invisible 
A long, pointed nose
Shovel-shaped forepaws with curved claws useful for digging
Body size slightly larger than a mouse, but not as big as a rat
Stockier and rounder body shape than a mouse, and grow to be around 4-6 inches long

Are moles blind?

Contrary to popular belief, most moles actually have some eyesight. Although they spend almost all their time underground, their eyes are able to see light and movement but not much else. They use their sensitive noses to detect where worms and other prey are located.

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