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March 25, 2015


By Hogarth's Pest Control

article-2271072-0028C26800000258-794_634x413Moles are small mammals about 5-7 inches in length with a plumb body and naked tale. Their coat can vary from grey to brown, or to black with a silver sheen. They have webbed feet that are larger in the front than the back. Moles are typically found in the Southern Great Lakes Basin.

With warmer temperatures much earlier in the season this year, moles will be out and active relatively soon. Moles begin moving as the ground gets softer, causing extensive damage to lawns, landscaping, and shrubs. Their main sources of food are earth worms, small invertebrates found in soil, and a variety of nuts and grubs, most of which are not available to them this time of year. Moles typically breed February through May, producing 3-4 babies per litter and have a 42-day gestation period.

Moles should be eradicated at the first sign of an issue. If you know you have a mole problem, or have started noticing signs in your yard, now is the time to take care of them while they’re deprived of their food source. Stomping down the mounds and blocking tunnels before having a technician come can help to see where the moles are traveling and provide more accuracy when eradicating.

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