Moles

Moles live underground and surface only occasionally. Their cylindrical bodies and powerful front claws are ideal for digging. They almost "swim" through dirt. Moles create a complex labyrinth of interconnected chambers by burrowing both deep and close to the surface, where they often leave visible ridges.

Mole hills are places where the mole has pushed up earth above the surface. Moles have very poor sight and feed mainly on worms and insect larvae that they find by the sense of touch and smell. They do not eat roots or tulip bulbs. That is the work of voles.

Nuisance concerns: The primary problem with moles is the tunnels. They can leave ridged tunnels all over a lawn. They are not necessarily harmful, but can ruin your nice landscaping or yard.


 

Treatment

Wondering how to get rid of moles? There is no magic spray or device that you can use to make them go away. Supposed treatments and devices such as "predator urine" or ultrasonic sound emitters are worthless at eliminating moles.

Some old wives' tales recommend the use of mothballs or ammonia-soaked rags to make them leave, but these techniques invariably fail.

The ONE AND ONLY WAY to take care of your mole problem is with trapping and removal of the animals or baiting of the runs.