Mole Masters | Mole Extermination Experts
Customer: I have sprayed every month for insects, bugs, and grubs why do I still have moles?

Nick: Well, moles are classified insectivores that love grubs and bugs of all sorts yes, but they love earthworms even more! In fact over 70% of a moles diet consists of earthworms, so if the chemicals aren't making the mole leave it means you have rich soil with lots of worms, which is considered a very good thing. Go with an alternative method besides poisons, which can be very harmful to the environment. I personally recommend trapping which is considered the most reliable and effective method available.

Customer: I've got sonic/vibrating machines in my yard. The ad guarantees the mole leaves but i can't get them to go, am I doing something wrong?

Nick: Alas, no probably not. Out of all the gimmicks and items I see for mole repellents, this is the most popular. They come in battery operated, solar powered, even electric and are placed around the yard in strategic locations to move the mole out; in theory its good. The problem is with no exaggeration I see 100's every year, in the yards of customers where I've been sent to catch the mole these machines could not drive out. In my opinion these are a waste of money and time. At best you'll get the mole to move your neighbors yard.

Customer: Why does my yard have moles and my neighbors' doesn't?

Nick: Some cases vary, but normally it's because your soil is rich and full of worms. Moles really love worms, and most likely you water more, have nicer flower beds, and keep your lawn fresh and green causing worms to thrive, making a very happy mole!

Customer: I catch at least a mole every year and they keep coming back, why?

Nick: Okay, there's actually two answers to this. First, if you've had moles in the past then underground there are still existing tunnel systems for new moles to move into. There's no easy way to get rid of tunnels, so stopping a mole as quickly as possible is the best method.
Second, look at your surrounding areas, if you have a woodlands, riverbank, creek, or wetlands your odds for getting a mole are raised considerably, sorry.

Customer: Why do the smoke bomb, granular pellet, and spray-on products seem to work but i keep getting moles back within a week or two?

Nick: Same mole or new mole? The problem with mole products is your never quite sure if they worked or not. Most of the products are castor oil based coating the moles food supply giving the mole a serious bout of indigestion (a.k.a. diarrheas). Basically it taints the food so the mole will leave the yard but if it rains or you have a sprinkler system soon enough the foods clean and they'll return.

Customer: I've got 50-60 hills of dirt in my yard, do I have 6-10 moles?

Nick: NO - Moles are isolationists, except for mating season. You could live on 1/2 acre with 50 hills+ in your backyard and it could be one mole, but once you remove that mole you will most likely get a new visitor back someday... maybe a relative...!

Customer: Do moles breed every month like mice?

Nick: No, these animals are mammals and breed once a year with a litter between one to four.

Customer: I've never seen a mole, do they actually come out of the ground?

Nick: Yes, but rarely. It happens mainly during mating season or when there's a large amount of crane fly larvae on the ground. Its rare to see these animals because they spend most of their life underground.

Customer: How long do moles live?

Nick: Good question, from what i understand through my research is that we're not quite sure. This is due to the fact that moles don't live well in captivity. What we do know is over years of eating their teeth grind down and moles will actually die from starvation versus old age, amazing I know.

Customer: Are moles blind?

Nick: Well yes and no. Most moles are blind, but in the pacific northwest they have limited eyesight. I've personally caught many live moles over the years here in the northwest, and can vouch they can see.

Customer: Do moles have predators?

Nick: Yes, ME! Also, owls, hawks, coyotes, and rarely a good cat or dog.