Forget the poison fake earthworms, pastes, grub control products, etc.: the only reliable method of mole removal is trapping! All wildlife control professionals agree that trapping will give you the most effective results; I, personally, have tried the poisons and found them to be far inferior to trapping.
We use two types of professionally-formulated lures to bring moles into our traps. This increases the likelihood of successful catches.
With many years of mole trapping experience, I can state that I “get my mole” 90 to 95% of the time within two weeks. When it comes to mole trapping there is no substitute for extensive experience.
ALL OUT Wildlife Control has two service options:
- For small suburban yards, we have a “quickie” service that includes unlimited catches and four services for a flat fee.
- For yards of over an acre, or those that are very good mole habitat, the six-month service is recommended: We trap for as long as there is mole activity (up to six months), and charge per mole caught.
Please call us for further details and prices on mole control in the St. Louis metropolitan area, including the city, county, Jefferson County and the East side (Illinois).
Moles are amazingly well-adapted to underground life. Some facts about moles:
- They are insectivores, not rodents. They will consume grubs and insects, but get the vast majority of their dietary needs from earthworms (not grubs!).
- Moles have incredibly high metabolisms. This means they have an insatiable appetite and are always on the lookout for food. In fact, they consume 80-100% of their body weight every day.
- Moles use/create tunnel systems as the means to locate food. They can move rapidly through existing tunnel systems, but can also create up to 100 feet of new tunnels per day—causing extensive lawn and landscape damage.
- Moles do not hibernate and are active year-round.
- Moles are antisocial and extremely territorial with regards to their own tunnel systems. The one exception is for reproduction. They typically breed in late winter/early spring. After the young are weaned—7-12 weeks after breeding—you are likely to see the highest levels of activity. This is in late spring.
- Moles live their lives underground, almost never coming to the surface. Expected life span for a mole is approximately 2-3 years.
- Moles will reoccupy a vacant tunnel system if food is abundant.