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If I get rid of the moles in my yard, what about the moles in my neighbor’s yard?
Moles are a solitary and a very territorial animal. If your neighbor moved out of their house, you wouldn’t automatically move in right? Of course not, because you have your own territory established, but at a later time, you might decide to expand your territory and buy their house and property. Moles operate the same way, they are always expanding their territory. We at TRapper's Wildlife Control will then remove those moles if they decide to expand their territory into your yard
Can I ever be successful in getting rid of moles forever?
There are 2 ways I know of to get rid of moles forever but they both are not good methods. One is to pave over your entire yard and make it into a parking lot and the other is to kill every living organism in your yard that moles eat and the mole won’t find your yard attractive, but you won’t have much of a yard either. Getting rid of moles is a control effort, one that we at TRapper's Wildlife Control guarantee to be effective at.
Do moles ever come back?
Yes and no, some yards may experience new moles coming back in as explained in the answer to the first question above. Other yards may have moles in them now, and once we at TRapper's Wildlife Control have removed the problem moles, there may not be any more moles nearby that can expand to your yard. But there is not a product available to keep moles out for good, anyone who tells you differently just wants your money.
Why does everyone tell me to get rid of the grubs and I will get rid of my moles?
Grub control for mole control is the biggest myth out there. Out of all the yards we have and currently do service, about 80 percent of them never have grubs as they have either killed the grubs or didn’t have them to begin with. Moles are in the yard for earthworms, all factual studies on moles always come up with earthworms as the main diet of the mole. 85 Percent of their diet is earthworms. They are strictly an Insectivore. If you think about it, businesses can sell grub control but can’t sell earthworm control. No one would buy earthworm control as they are needed for the deep, natural aeration of your yard.
I must have over 100 moles in my yard right?
No, the typical acre averages between 3 to 5 moles. Moles are solitary by nature and extremely territorial. One mole can average 100 feet of digging new tunnels in 1 Day, 18 feet an hour when digging surface or deep tunnels, and can travel 80 feet a minute in tunnel already created.
Why do I have mounds of dirt in my yard?
As moles dig new horizontal, deeper tunnels, they need a place to put the dirt they are excavating. They bring this dirt to the surface. As they dig farther and farther, they make new mounds of dirt as the run gets longer. The bigger the mound, the deeper the moles tunnel is beneath the surface of the ground.
Why do all the poisons, home remedies, grub control, moletox, sound (sonic) makers, vibration makers and other mole control devices not work?
Our answer to this question is simple, if all of these actually worked, we would not be in business. Ever heard the expression, cheaper is better? Not really is it, quality and factual knowledge beats cheap any day. Those things are there to hook the homeowner, not to solve your problem. Moles do not eat any form of grain or plant matter, they are strictly meat eaters. As to the sound, sonic, and vibrating devices designed to scare moles away, we at TRapper's Wildlife Control catch moles weekly fairly close to these devices.
I have never had moles until now, why are they in my yard?
As it has been said above, moles are solitary and territorial. When the female has babies and raises them until they are old enough to be on their own, she kicks them out, these “teen” moles now have to explore new areas and set up their own territories. As this process repeats itself, they will soon make it to your yard, especially if you might be in the middle of a new housing development.