Mole Control

Moles are carnivores and eat the grubs, worms and other insects that live in the soil. They live in a burrow system and commonly burrow just beneath the surface, leaving a raised ridge to mark their path. Mole mounds are sometimes mistaken for gopher mounds. Mole mounds, however, are more circular and have a plug in the middle that might not be distinct; in profile they are volcano-shaped. Moles usually live alone within their burrow system, except when females are caring for their young or during breeding season. It is not uncommon for moles to have between 1-3 litters each year, weather permitting.

Moles don’t hibernate and are active year-round, although you might not see any fresh mounding. They also can be active at all hours of the day or night.

Moles use their sense of smell to locate food. The tunnels the mole creates while searching for food push the soil up making the ridge and this action breaks the roots of the grass above the tunnel. Gingrich Horticulture Service uses this evidence to determine the best place to set traps to eradicate the mole. Gingrich Horticulture service will come out, verify the mole activity and set traps in the runs. We will set as many traps as needed for the area and then monitor the traps every 7-10 business days. As the mole moves within his tunnel network, when it passes through the trap, he will set it off and the traps will catch him.

If you are interested in learning more about mole control, please call our office at 925-676-6021 and we will be happy to answer your questions.

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