Color: They are most often grey in color.
Characteristics: Moles are small, furry creatures with tiny eyes and ears. They have atrophied hind legs and very powerful forelegs meant for digging.
Size: Their bodies range between 6 and 8 inches long and they weigh between 3 and 6 ounces. Approximately the size of a chipmunk.
Potentially Dangerous: No
What is a mole?
Moles are very small mammals that have adapted to living a subterranean lifestyle. There are six species of moles that live in the US and the most commonly seen are the Eastern mole, hairy-tailed mole, and the star-nosed mole. Moles have velvety fur, tiny little eyes and ears, and very powerful forelimbs with paws. In addition to being a pest in Wisconsin, these animals can be found in most of North America, as well as Asia and Europe.
Why do I have moles?
You may have moles on your property because they are finding a food source in the ground around your home. Their diet consists mostly of earthworms and other small invertebrates that can be found in soil. They will also eat a variety of nuts.
Are moles dangerous?
Moles aren’t typically considered dangerous to humans. They will avoid contact with people, much like other mammals in nature. They will, however, create tunnels and unsightly mounds in your lawn or the property around your home. These tunnels can also interfere with the root structures of your grass and plants, causing your lawn to yellow and your plants to wilt due to a lack of nutrients they need to grow. Their tunnels can weaken the earth, making it feel soft and squishy underfoot. These animals can be very detrimental to the condition of your landscaping and your lawn, but are not considered dangerous to the health of your family.
How do I get rid of moles?
Getting rid of moles can be a difficult task, as they are elusive creatures—especially in the summer and winter when they become most active and dig deeper into the soil. Contacting a pest control professional at Wil-Kil will help you handle your mole problem with ease, as we will eliminate these nuisance pests safely, quickly, and without harming your lawn or and landscape.
Can I get rid of moles myself?
There are many “home remedies” out there to try and control moles. Unfortunately, these are very rarely effective and can even lead to more damage to your lawn and landscape. Some of these “remedies” include using pickle juice, broken glass, red pepper, and even bleach. In addition to being ineffective, these substances can all be very damaging to your home, family, and pets. True mole control remedies are too complex to be performed by homeowners or facility personnel. Hiring a trained pest control professional is the best way to rid your yard of moles.
How soon can we get there?
Our goal at Wil-Kil Pest Control is to help you with your mole problem as quickly as possible. We want to help eliminate the threat moles pose to your property as soon as p in a cost-effective manner.
How can I prevent moles in the future?
Trying to discourage moles from invading your landscaping might seem like a hopeless task. As long as the soil around your home is soft and there is a food source for these mammals to survive on, you could have these pests digging tunnels under your lawn, your garden and your flower beds. The best way to prevent these pests from invading your property is to contact the pest control professionals at Wil-Kil Pest Control as soon as you notice the damage caused by moles to prevent a more serious mole problem. Serving all of Wisconsin including Milwaukee, Appleton, Madison and Eau Claire.
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