How to get rid of moles:Moles Control and Removal services
The most popular species of mole in seattle, and the Northwest is the Townsend Mole. The Townsend Mole differs from other moles, and is characterized by living in tunnels very deep underground. Townsend Moles come to the surface for food, and water, and is why we rarely see raised mole tunnels just under the surface of our lawns, and turf. Townsend Moles have dark velvety fur, a pointed snout, 44 teeth, and large front paws for digging. Mole ears are not visible and they have very small eyes.
The Townsend Mole feeds primarily on insect larvae and earthworms. Moles are also known to eat other pest’s in the lawn, and damage roots of plants.
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Because of the Townsend Mole’s deep underground habitat, they are more difficult to eliminate. Moles that live near the grounds surface are much easier to trap.
Ampm Pest Control Service has a successful history of eliminating moles from lawns, municipal parks, sports fields, and more. Please call to speak with a technician about our experience getting rid of moles.
Mole hills or mounds are typical throughout the Pacific Northwest, and are characteristic of the Townsend Mole.
What do moles eat?
The eastern, Star nosed and hairy tailed moles diets are very similar. Moles eat a variety of insects likes Earth worms, Spiders, Beetles, ants, white grubs. But moles will eat mice, frogs and other small pest. Whatever they can catch in the ground.
Moles saliva have a toxin and can paralyze earth worm. Moles will paralyze food and store alive for later or for offspring. Moles are actually particular about their food. Moles will take earth worms and hold them and squeeze the dirt from them with their feet. A 3 to 4 ounce mole can consume 20 to 30 pounds of worms a year.
Why do moles tunnel?
A Moles tunnel is a moles life line. Moles tunnels are used for trapping food, storing food, nesting, and traveling. Moles have two types of tunnel systems shallow Feed Tunnels, and deeper nesting travel tunnels.
The Moles feed tunnels are shallow tunnels that are designed to attract earth worms. When the ground gets warm and moist Earth worms move toward the surface then in the darkness and air of the tunnel breed.This allows the Mole to move thru the tunnels paralyzing the earth worms. Then the Mole can store the worms or feed offspring.
The deeper nesting, storage, resting tunnels these tunnels are like the Moles highway connecting the Moles feed, nesting and storage tunnels. Nesting tunnels are usually 12 to 24 inches deep depending on what time of year it is and if its dry or wet.