Mole: Frequently Asked Questions

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To benefit the customer experience, we have compiled a list of common questions asked about mole removal. Learning about how and why these critters are drawn to a property will assist homeowners in the wildlife removal process.

How Are Moles Entering Your Home?

Some homeowners may discover moles in their homes. Moles can get into homes through foundation cracks and damaged basement windows. If you notice a mole in your home, the best thing to do is call a wildlife professional to have it removed. They’ll look for pests and assist you in determining the source of the infestation.

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What Is The Cost Of Mole Removal?

If you have a mole problem, it’s most likely due to an abundance of earthworms in your soil. Every day, the average mole must consume 80 to 100 percent of their body weight in worms. The average cost of hiring a professional wildlife removal expert to deal with a mole problem is $400. The cost of removing mole ranges between $300 and $500, but it could be as low as $130.

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How Much Damage Can Moles Do?

Moles can damage root systems and spread diseases among your plants and grasses. They may inadvertently clog water sprinkler valves with displaced dirt. Mole damage is frequently confused with damage caused by gophers and voles, which live underground. Moles’ burrowing habits can wreak havoc on grass, flower beds, and tree roots. Both cause unsightly damage that is difficult to overlook. The first step in winning the war with moles is to figure out how many moles you’re up against.

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Is Mole Damage Covered By Homeowner’s Insurance?

Homeowners should stay on top of potential mole damage and always take measures to prevent costly damage. Most insurance companies will refuse to cover damage if they believe the house has been neglected. It’s the homeowner’s responsibility to recognize a potential infestation and take the necessary steps to have the moles removed from their property. Every insurance policy is different, and mole damaged may be covered, but the only way to find out is by contacting the insurance provider.

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How To Get Rid Of Moles?

Moles do not cause significant damage to their natural environment, but they have a reputation for demolishing yards. The wildlife removal market is filled with at-home “solutions” for mole removal. Repellents, grub treatments, and planting specific items don’t keep moles away from a specific area. The mole will just relocate to a different part of a lawn and continue its path of destruction. The best way to remove moles is to hire a pest control expert to trap the animals and relocate them.

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How Many Moles Are In Your Yard?

Moles are solitary except during breeding season. They can destroy an entire lawn searching for food. A single mole can dig 31 meters of surface tunnels in a single day. After a week, a single mole can have turned a lawn upside down. They are generally found in densities of one to three moles per square acre.

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Does My Property Have A Mole Infestation?

Molehills are small dirt piles that sit atop the grass. They are a common early sign that moles are tunneling beneath your lawn or garden. Moles burrow underground, but their tunnels are frequently visible above ground. The tunnels aren’t always in a straight line; they often twist around the lawn.

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Can Moles Ruin The Foundation Of A Home?

The freeze-thaw cycle under foundations, slabs, and sidewalks is aided by moles. Water collects in their tunnels, causing cracks to form. Burrowing animals can cause voids below concrete, which can lead to cracking or sinking. It takes years for the elements to deteriorate but can be accomplished in a few days by a large family of moles. To avoid predators, moles will dig under anything and everything, including foundations.

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Will Moles Leave A Backyard On Their Own?

Many homeowners try to wait for the moles to eat up all the insects and leave. This will result in further damage and pile up the cost of repairs. A mole does not need to leave its network once it has been dug, as long as there is a constant supply of prey. Many mole infestations can last months or even years. Moles may be forced to flee due to cave-ins, flooding, or waterlogged soil. When the ground is hard, and prey is scarce in a drought, it may be looking for new food sources.

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Have A Question That Wasn’t Addressed?

We’re here to help everyone that is dealing with a wildlife problem. Our pre-screened expert animal removal technicians have acquired years of experience and can help remove any nuisance animal. If you have a question that we haven’t touched upon, Call us at 833-633-1120 and get a detailed answer from one of our experts.