MOLE CONTROL Moles are about the size of chipmunks (6-8 inches long) and can weigh five fifty-seven ounces. Each year, a mole can have one litter of two to six young, depending on the health of the female. Gestation lasts for about five to six weeks, which means that you can expect from mid April to May. Believe it or not, young moles have less than 50% chance of surviving long enough to reproduce. The pest control for moles is a difficult job like controlling other pests. Moles are insectivores (they eat insects) and pest control can be used to exterminate them. However, mole activity may also cause significant damage to lawns. These damages are usually in the form of tunnels or local mounds that can disturb the root systems and provide cover or travel lanes for other small mammals. On large properties, mole activity may be moved from one part of the lawn to another. This movement is influenced by climate and soil moisture. Moles respond to changes in food supply, insects are available in different places and at different times throughout the year. If disturbed, moles may temporarily leave the area but usually return when you least expect it. The mole activity may last only one or two weeks in a given field. Over watering your lawn can bring soil invertebrates and moles closer to the surface, making it more visible tunnels. Reduce the amount or frequency of watering to prevent them temporarily. Reducing the amount of grass on your property will also reduce the visible signs of deterioration. In time, turning the lawn of the gardens, paths, fences or many other natural habitats can save you time and money and can provide a habitat for beneficial birds and butterflies. Trapping is the most effective and practical pest control for moles. In general, trapping success is greatest in spring and autumn, especially after rain. In summers and winters, moles are active in deep soil and more difficult to detect. Three types of mole traps are especially effective: harpoon loop scissors jaw and neck. To ensure the safe development and human, be sure to follow the instructions printed. Note: The instructions provided with the harpoon style traps will not get consistent results! The run must be collapsed and the trigger pan must be securely pressed into the run, creating a blockage and allowing the mole to trigger the trap when attempting to reopen the tunnel. Traps should be placed in active burrow surfaces.