WHAT TO LOOK FOR
Moles dig two basic types of tunnels: shallow surface runways used for feeding and deep more permanent tunnels used for travel and dens. Surface runways are commonly seen as raised ridges running aimlessly through lawns, golf courses, or woodlands. Some surface runways may be used only once; others are main runways, often running along with man-made structures like sidewalks, fence rows, and lawn borders.
Eastern moles will not tolerate any openings in their tunnel system, and they will rapidly repair all breaks in their main runways.
Deep tunnels are generally from 6 to 24 inches underground—deep enough to be below the winter frost line and remain cool during the summer heat. A molehill is built of dirt excavated from these deep tunnels, deposited on the surface in a volcano-shaped mound.
MOLE & VOLE CONTROL
Moles can be difficult animals to control. The most reliable way to remove moles is to trap them. Successfully trapping moles requires patience, perseverance, and most critically, proper trap placement over main runways. The harpoon style of trap seems to work best as it disturbed the tunnel system the least. We have found that the best solution to manage moles is by tunnel treatments with our rodent machine. It is fast and effective.