If you love a beautifully manicured lawn in Alabama, you will not be a fan of a mole that has taken up residence on your property. Have you recently noticed raised ridges or bumps in your yard or on the landscape you have perfected? If the answer is yes, you probably have moles!
These pesky little mammals can create tunnels under your lawn, which causes serious damage to landscaping, lawns, gardens, and more. Alabama is home to the eastern mole. Although they aren’t typically dangerous, it’s vital to get professional help in trapping or removing them from your property before significant damage is caused.
Covenant Wildlife Removal is a top-rated local family-owned, full-service wildlife trapping, removal, damage repair, and insulation services. We have 30 years of experience. We can remove a mole infestation before it becomes a massive problem for you and your lawn. We provide humane and safe mole removal services in Jefferson and Shelby counties. Contact us or call 205-855-8377 to set up an inspection.
How to Identify Moles
Moles are unique creatures who are active all year round. To help identify moles, here is a list of some of their characteristic habits and traits:
- They are not rodents.
- Moles are mammals called insectivores.
- Between 5 and 7 inches long.
- Short, furry coat covering their cylindrical bodies.
- Possess a pointed slender snout, which is how you tell them apart from a vole, gopher, or shrew.
- Poorly developed eyes
- Famous for their large, sharp nails, which enable them to dig up your yard.
- Live underground traveling between connected tunnels
- Can dig as much as 1 foot per minute, which often results in the above-ground mounds.
- They feed primarily on worms, grubs, earthworms, beetles, ants, and other insects larvae.
- Lifespan of a mole is typically three years.
- Must eat every few hours to survive.
What Damage Can Moles Cause?
Moles can ruin your entire landscape quickly. Moles seldom enter your house to cause problems indoors. Outdoors moles kill your grass by separating the soil from the grass roots, leaving brown spots and tunnels on the lawn.
Dealing with Moles
There are several steps to getting rid of moles on your property.
- Identify the main “highways” of the moles.
- Put down multiple traps.
- Check on the traps several times per week.
- Relocate the traps as the moles migrate to untouched areas.
The Eastern Mole is the active species in Alabama. They can adapt to human environments quickly and usually by choice due to the abundance of food and shelter. Moles are attracted to urban landscapes for feedings, such as flower gardens, healthy green lawns, and vegetable gardens.
Healthy lawns and gardens are full of ground insects which the Eastern Mole is attracted to and is their main diet.
Eastern Moles build chambers where they sleep or raise a family. Their chambers could be under a sidewalk, stone wall, stepping stone, log pile, or just an old rotting stump as long as it provides enough cover for their chamber. Trapping and removal of the Eastern Mole is the best way to eliminate them and to have a healthy yard or landscape free of sub-surface tunnels and dirt mounds.
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