Moles

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Moles

Moles are not nocturnal. Most moles spend their entire life underground. Moles have an unique Hemoglobin that allows them to recycle oxygen. Moles have a six fingered paw with two thumbs that is perfect for digging dirt. Moles have poor eye sight and are often blind. However, have excellent hearing and very fast reflexes. Moles are carnivores, they will not eat your plants or bulbs. They can however damage lawns and gardens as soil from burrowing can smother grass and disrupt lawn irrigation systems. They may kill small plants by shifting the soil beneath them and expose roots of trees and shrubs with all their tunnels. Moles are solitary animals, and it is likely that only one or two moles are responsible for the damage to your lawn or garden!

Did You Know?

Moles have a six fingered paw with two thumbs perfect for digging dirt!

What You Need to Know About Moles

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Moles are a small mammal, about 16 centimetres long from nose to tail. It has velvety grey fur, large scoop-shaped front paws for digging, a slim pointed nose, tiny eyes and a short hairless tail.

Most moles spend their entire life underground. They live in forests, open woodlands, meadows, pastures and fields. And are also found in urban settings such as parks, cemeteries and residential yards. Its preferred habitat is stone-free sand and sandy loam soil with a cover of woody plants.

Moles breed between March and May with a gestation period of approximately 30 days.
Their litters are usually 2 to 7 young and babies are born blind and hairless. Baby moles leave the nest in search of their own territories at about 35 days. Moles live on average 4 to 6 years.

Little Critters Can Be A Nuisance

Have a problem with Moles?

We always try to find the most humane and least stressful options in removing the nuisance animals. Sometimes different animals, pests or situations may require different solutions. We are always prepared for whatever wildlife or pest issue you have.