Humane Mole Control and Removal Techniques

Humane Mole Control and Removal Techniques

In order to determine if you must use mole control strategies or are in need of mole removal services, you must first detect the presence of these creatures. There are several techniques available to homeowners. These include mole baits, various types of gasser products, repellent granules, and insecticides.

However, some of these techniques are considered to be less-than-favorable when it comes to long-term removal and some are even inhumane.

If you are in search of humane mole control, it is in your best interest to opt for professional mole removal services from a company that specializes in the humane handling of wildlife. We here at Palmetto Wildlife Extractors do just that!

Basic Appearance

While moles are subterranean creatures by nature, there are many instances where you may visibly see the mole. If so, you must be able to properly identify them so that the appropriate removal services may be utilized. In most instances, these animals are covered in fur that is either gray or black with a bluish tint. The nose is slender and the ears are small. The feet are flat and include claws.

Moles may grow up to a foot in length; however, most are smaller. These creatures mate within the months of February and March; therefore, activity typically spikes during this time. When reproducing, most will have up a litter up to five, with the pregnancy only lasting six weeks. As a result of gestation, many homeowners will experience high levels of mole activity in February, March, April, and May.


Moles consume insects and invertebrates. Their food of choice includes grub worm, beetles, and earthworms. They consume heavy amounts of food. In fact, they have the ability to consume up to 100% of their total body weight – in just a day’s time. The tunnels that the creatures make are created when in search of food. They prefer soil that is cool and has a high level of moisture.

Many people mistakenly believe that moles eat the roots of plants; however, this is inaccurate. The roots of plants are destroyed when the mole is burrowing through the subterranean environment in search of food. According to research, moles may be beneficial to the environment in that they consume the insects that destroy plant root systems.

Unfortunately, they burrow with such intensity that it often offsets any biological advantage that they have to the environment – especially in residential regions.

Mole Tunnels

Researchers have established that moles create two distinct types of tunnels. The first is referred to as a “sub-surface” and the second type is identified as a “deep” tunnel. These are burrows that the creatures make in order to move securely while searching for food, to create living habitats, and to reproduce.

The sub-surface tunnels are observed by people. They usually have a mound – which is where the mole enters into the ground. These detrimentally impact the appearance of a yard, but, commonly do not create a lot of damage – unless the tunnel comes in contact with plant life. Deep tunnels are the areas where the animals may reproduce and live. These could result in above-ground cave ins and could cause a lot of damage.

Humane Mole Removal Services

As a homeowner, it is best to opt for professional mole removal services if you have identified the presence of such creature. Not only will it save your lawn, your garden, and the plant life on your property, but, it could prevent future ground cave-ins and the damage that may occur from such issues.

Moles are animals and should be dealt with as humanely as possible. While there are some animal extraction companies out there that don’t treat all of God’s creatures with respect, we here at Palmetto opt for applying humane methodology when providing our mole removal services.

Contact Us Today for Mole Control

If you are ready to get those pesky moles off your property, contact us today at: 855-465-1088

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