Mole control is dependent on understanding he critter we are attempting to remove. For this reason we spend time educating ourselves on moles and gophers so we can tell the difference and get rid of each one effectively. We love to share our knowledge with you to help you better understand what is gong on in your property!
Moles are carnivores and eat the grubs, worms and other insects that live in the soil. They tend to find this types of food in moist areas, but can be found anywhere in a yard. Moles use their sense of smell to locate food. The tunnels the mole creates while searching for food push the soil up making the ridge and this action breaks the roots of the grass above the tunnel.
They live in a burrow system and commonly burrow just beneath the surface, leaving a raised ridge to mark their path. Mole mounds can sometimes be mistaken for gopher mounds. However, Mole mounds are more circular and have a plug in the middle that might not be distinct. The mounds end up being more volcano shapes as opposed to spread out. Moles don’t hibernate and are active year-round, although you might not see any fresh mounding. They also can be active at all hours of the day or night. They also tend to tunnel along hard edges like pathways, sidewalks, stones and bender boards.
Moles usually live alone within their burrow system, except when females are caring for their young or during breeding season. It is not uncommon for moles to have between 1-3 litters each year, weather permitting.
Our trained Gopher Team uses this evidence to determine the best place to set traps to eradicate the mole. We will come out, verify the mole activity and set traps in the runs. We will set as many traps as needed for the area and then monitor the traps every 7-10 business days. As the mole moves within his tunnel network, when it passes through the trap, he will set it off and the traps will catch him. These traps are not visible or accessible from the surface. We continue checking our traps until no new activity is seen. This means we will not stop service based on time spent or a number of visits, but instead dependent on whether or not the activity is actually under control. We also offer a 30 day guarantee after our last visit. This means we will come back out within 30 days from our last visit at your property and reset traps for a new mole at a reduced rate instead of the full trap set up fee!
If you are interested in learning more about mole control, please call our office at 925-676-6021 and we will be happy to answer your questions.SEE ALL PROJECTS