Mole Masters | Mole Extermination Experts
The mighty mole is especially suited for underground life. Therefore, many people have never actually seen a mole. However, we know when a mole has come to live in our yard by the damage to lawn and landscaping.

Description:
Moles are primitive mammals with velvety, soft fur. They range in color from silvery-grey to brown to black. They are solitary creatures (strict isolationists), except for breeding season. Generally in residential conditions, it is only one mole working an area at a time.

Moles are insectivores - insect-eaters (earth worms, grubs, and insect larvae are the main components of their diet). Moles do not eat bulbs, roots or grains; however, many small rodents will take advantage of mole tunnels to feed upon these items.

Moles have an extremely sensitive sense of smell. They use scent-marking in their tunnels to mark their territory and avoid other moles.

Pacific Northwest moles are unique - we have the only moles in the world that have limited eyesight. Western Washington is home to three species of moles:

* The Townsend's mole is the largest mole in the U.S. at 8-9" long.
* The Pacific mole (aka: Coast mole) averages 6-7" in length.
* The Shrew mole is the smallest of the moles at 3-4" long.
Activity:

The mighty mole has amazing strength and stamina. Moles can travel up to 60 yards per day in search of food in areas where tunnels are already established. An average mole tunnels about one foot per minute - depositing the dirt in mounds on your lawn.

Unfortunately, moles are active throughout the year. They do not hibernate. During extremely wet or cold periods, mole activity seems to lessen, however, they are still 'working' lower levels of their tunnel systems.

Moles mate in February/March. They bear one litter per year averaging 3 moles per litter. In May/June, the young leave the den in search of their own feeding areas.
Poisons/Deterrents:

Due to the mole's extremely sensitive sense of smell, poisons do not work for moles and they are dangerous to use. Deterrents such as fumigants, granular pellets, and mole chasers are ineffective at best, as well as expensive and time consuming. Do it yourself remedies (i.e.: bait, spray poisons, vibrating machines) can sometimes make the mole sick and get it to move temporarily but they don’t usually kill the mole. Spray poisons and pellets in particular tend to taint the moles local food source causing indirect damage to the local ecosystem.

The safest, least expensive and only effective method to rid your property of moles is trapping.