Get Your Mole Problem Under Control

  • Moles Making a Mess in Your Yard? Call Omega Animal Removal

    Moles Making a Mess in Your Yard? Call Omega Animal Removal

    Moles are solitary, burrowing animals that have adapted to tolerate much higher degrees of carbon dioxide in the air than other mammals, which allows them to stay underground for extended periods of time. They are not rodents and feed largely on ants, grubs and earthworms, sometimes eating seeds and vegetation. Moles typically dig tunnels, known as runways, in elaborate patterns. These runways just below the surface of the earth are created in the process of feeding, sometimes at up to twenty feet long in a single hour, destroying lawns and gardens with shallow networks that create ridges in the ground, upsetting grass and sod.

    The main tunnels are deeper and more inaccessible, up to a foot deep. The number or extent of runways is no indication of the number of moles residing in your property. A hundred acres can support about seven to twelve moles at once. Moles are attracted to fields and forested land, and so proximity to these spaces increases your likelihood of having moles weaving in and out of your property.

    The most common species is the Eastern Mole, a widespread pest for homeowners across North America. It’s important to enlist the help of an animal control professional when attempting to remove moles from your lawn and garden because it is difficult to determine which tunnels are inactive. Moles desert old runways quickly and often. Omega Animal Removal has a team of professionals adept at recognizing the difference and tracking the movement of active moles. The first step is to determine where the mole or moles are among the network of shallow underground thoroughfares, how widespread the problem is, and what the best method for capturing them would be. The most reliable system for capturing moles includes a spike trap, which is typically effective within 24 hours.

    Omega Animal Remova then focuses on exclusion—making sure the moles don’t return. The entire process is based on a scientific understanding of mole behavior and habitat, and performed by licensed and trained technicians who will free your yard of unseemly patches and ridges, bringing your garden back to normal as soon as your mole issue is detected.

  • Signs of a Mole Infestation

    Signs of a Mole Infestation

    A mole problem might manifest itself in any of the following ways:

    • Subsurface ridges in the ground running between two to twenty feet in length
    • Uprooted sod and small hills of dirt indicating the entrance to a runway
    • Patches of dry or dying grass