Mole Control in Illinois
Can’t figure out why your home or office flowerbeds in Illinois are all torn up? Sounds like you may have a mole problem!
Moles (Scalepus spp.) are not rodents, but relatives of the insectivores (insect eaters) such as shrews and hedgehogs. In their search for food, moles burrow in lawns, meadows, stream banks, and open woodlots, creating elaborate underground tunnels. They feed mainly on earthworms and insect larvae (grubs). Only rarely seen above ground, moles are 4 to 9 inches long, including the tail, with long dark gray or brown fur. Eyes are tiny, like a pinhead, and the tail and feet are usually pink. They have no visible ears. There are seven species of moles in the United States, and some species may be protected by law.
As they burrow, they sometimes damage plants, but the major problem with moles is the mounds and ridges that disfigure lawns. As they tunnel just below the surface, moles raise the sod up with their front digging feet, looking for food or new tunneling sites. They can push up surface tunnels at the rate of a foot per minute if the soil is loose. They prefer loose, moist soil shaded by vegetation.
Not sure if you have moles in your Illinois yard? Common characteristics of mole yard damage are torn-up flowerbeds and torn-up grass roots from inconvenient burrowing habits leaving your yard a mess! It is important, however, to properly identify the source of this yard damage before setting out to trap the moles you think you have in your yard.
If you have a nuisance mole control problem in Illinois, the best solution to remove the moles from your property is through mole trapping. The use of mole traps to trap moles is the most effective way to eliminate mole invasion problems. All of the mole traps used by Critter Control in Illinois are environmentally friendly and can be used for humane mole trapping.
Critter Control in Illinois can help! We specialize in getting rid of moles and can help keep those moles away. Though time-consuming, using traps is the most effective method of control. Through our effective and efficient mole control techniques we can eliminate your mole control problems Illinois in no time. Critter Control offers a variety of services for mole control in Illinois, including mole removal in Illinois, mole trapping, mole prevention techniques in Illinois, and mole damage repair.
Using only humane animal handling techniques throughout our mole control strategies, we can eliminate your mole problems. Let Critter Control help you get rid of moles!
If you think you have a mole problem in Illinois, call Critter Control at 1-800-CRITTER.