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  Mole control and Mole animal facts
The Townsend mole and the coast mole are distributed in the extreme northwest corner of the United States and southwest Canada.
Moles make their home burrows in high, dry spots, but they prefer to hunt in soil that is shaded, cool, moist, and populated by worms and grubs.
Moles and pocket gophers are often found in the same location and their damage is often confused.
www.crittercontrol.com /?doc=resources_af_moles   (0 words)

  
  G9440 Controlling Nuisance Moles, MU Extension
Moles are small mammals that spend most of their lives in underground burrows.
Moles rarely eat flower bulbs, ornamentals or other vegetative material while tunneling, but plants may be physically disturbed as moles tunnel in search of animal organisms in the soil.
Mole repellents with castor oil as the active ingredient are now on the market and may potentially prevent eastern mole damage under certain circumstances.
extension.missouri.edu /xplor/agguides/wildlife/g09440.htm   (2875 words)

  
  Mole (animal) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Moles that burrow in the lawns of humans can disturb the earth, raising molehills and causing enough aesthetic problems to be considered as pests.
Moles are considered to be a very dirty, smelly and filthy animal in India.
Even though the soft mole is considered to be small and helpless, it is said to have caused the death of William III of England in 1702, when he fell from his horse after it stumbled over a mole hill.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mole_(animal)   (552 words)

  
 Mole (animal) Information   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Moles are considered to be an agricultural pest in some countries, while in others such as Germany they are a protected species.
Moles that burrow in the lawns of humans can disturb the earth, raising molehills and causing enough aesthetic problems to be considered as pests.
Even though the soft mole is considered to be small and helpless, it is said to have caused the death of William III in 1702, when he fell from his horse after it stumbled over a mole hill.
www.bookrags.com /Mole_(animal)   (576 words)

  
 Getting Rid of Moles - Mole Extermination
Moles may be distinguished from meadow voles, gophers, and shrews by their naked, pointed nose that extends well in front of the mouth.
Certain mole tunnels of both the deeper runways and the sub surface runways are used as major lane of travel (main runways) and may be used by several moles in the areas.
Moles may be active during any time of the day and seem to prefer cool, moist soil (the same as that preferred by grubs and earthworms).
www.doyourownpestcontrol.com /moles.htm   (1369 words)

  
 Ground  Moles
Moles have very extensive underground systems including travel tunnels which are used daily and foraging tunnels which are rarely re-used.
When a mole is observed pushing through the tunnel, it may be killed with a shovel or similar instrument.
If moles burrow around a trap, the soil has been flattened too tightly or part of the trap is projecting into the tunnel and is alarming the mole.
www.canr.msu.edu /jackson/Horticulture/Fact_Sheets/Animal/moles.html   (1047 words)

  
 G9440 Controlling Nuisance Moles, MU Extension
Moles are small mammals that spend most of their lives in underground burrows.
Moles rarely eat flower bulbs, ornamentals or other vegetative material while tunneling, but plants may be physically disturbed as moles tunnel in search of animal organisms in the soil.
Mole repellents with castor oil as the active ingredient are now on the market and may potentially prevent eastern mole damage under certain circumstances.
muextension.missouri.edu /xplor/agguides/wildlife/g09440.htm   (2875 words)

  
 Mole biology
Moles are covered by a soft grey pelage that is hinged to allow it to move in any direction.
These two statements seem to lend a mystic quality to moles and their behavior but moles are creatures of habit and they do behave in fairly predictable ways depending on what they have and what they need.
Because mole tunneling and damage is generally progressive (moles continually adding on new tunnels to the old year after year) the amount or kind of lawn damage at any given time is not indicative of the number of moles present.
www.themoleman.com /biology.htm   (1806 words)

  
 Moles
Moles are territorial and solitary animals, and need a large territory in which to forage for enough food to survive.
Mole control is not an exact science and there are no easy answers, but alternatives range from persistently stamping down tunnels to traps and repellents.
However, moles also eat earthworms - which are desired in a healthy soil - and the lack of grubs could cause the mole to dig even more tunnels looking farther for the food.
www.cce.cornell.edu /yates/6225.htm   (402 words)

  
 The Hindu : Sci Tech / Speaking Of Science : Moles in animal world, skin and chemistry
Moles contain twice as much blood and haemoglobin as other mammals of similar size, helping them in breathing easily underground, where oxygen is low and carbon dioxide high.
It is probably this underground habitat and nosey sense of the mole that led Francis Bacon, in 1626, to use the word mole for a spy.
For chemists, the mole is not an animal, nor a skin mark or a sauce but a unit of measurement.
www.hindu.com /seta/2006/08/10/stories/2006081000081500.htm   (1125 words)

  
 Mole
The eyes of the mole are very tiny but sight is not important to an animal that lives in darkness for most of the time.
Moles emerge mainly at night but they are still vulnerable to predators; some mammals find them distasteful but many are eaten by tawny and barn owls.
Moles are still killed, usually by poison, in areas where they are considered a nuisance.
www.yptenc.org.uk /docs/factsheets/animal_facts/mole.html   (869 words)

  
 Mole Info   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The mole is about the size of a chipmunk and weighs about 100 grams (or four ounces).
The mole's nearly naked tail acts as an organ of touch which allows the animal to move backwards in its tunnels, although it can, thanks to a narrow hip girdle, perform a somersault in the burrow.
Moles may be found wherever the soil is sufficiently thick, pliable and adhesive enough to support a tunnel system and is adequately populated with wee beasties for food.
www.animals-b-gone.com /Mole_Info/mole_info.html   (810 words)

  
 The Nature Institute - How Does a Mole View the World?
Moles have very small eyes that are functional, but in many species they are not discernable until one pushes aside the fur.
Interestingly, the star-nosed mole's eyes are usually visible and its forepaws are proportionally not as large as in many other moles.
Although it surrounds the nose, the star is not part of the mole's sense of smell, and the mole doesn't use it as an appendage to grab and handle food.
natureinstitute.org /pub/ic/ic9/mole.htm   (2713 words)

  
 Exploring News & Features - Scientist studies bizarre mammals   (Site not responding. Last check: )
His first research subject was the star-nosed mole-an animal that looks very much like an ordinary mole except that has a peculiar star of fleshy appendages ringing its nose.
When one detects something of potential interest, such as an unfortunate earthworm, then the mole moves its nose quickly to bring one of the central rays into contact, giving it a superior tactile image of the object so it can determine whether it is something good to eat.
By looking at the development of the mole's nose and brain, he was able to determine that the central appendages get a head start in the development process.
exploration.vanderbilt.edu /news/news_mammals.htm   (1421 words)

  
 Animal Info - Visagie's Golden Mole
The one location where Visagie’s golden mole has been found is situated on the alluvial sand floodplains of the Vis and Renoster rivers.
Golden moles in the genus Chrysochloris are thought to capture most of their food underground.
The young of golden moles are born in a grass-lined cavity in the ground.
www.animalinfo.org /species/chryvisa.htm   (525 words)

  
 Georgia Mole Control Trapping and Extermination
Moles are insectivores with a diet consisting primarily of earthworms and grubs.
Moles are solitary creatures living in underground seclusion, coming to the surface only by accident.
Moles are active in Atlanta year-round but, surface tunneling is more noticeable from spring to late fall and during periods of heavy rain when their food sources move closer to the surface.
www.urbanwildlifecontrol.com /animals/mole.htm   (500 words)

  
 Mole. The Animal In You
The mole is a smallish individual with far more power than its flaccid body suggests, although its strength is more mental than physical.
There's something compelling about the mole personality, and in the early sixties it was quite fashionable to be a mole in the form of a creative and philosophical beatnik -- expressing angst through music and poetry.
Moles are restless and although constantly engaged in activity, they never seem to get anything done and despite their drab appearance, they have extremely sharp minds and are excellent problem solvers.
www.animalinyou.com /Mole.htm   (0 words)

  
 www.BoatDockStuff.com - Scoot Mole Animal Repeller
Everyone wants a beautiful lawn and garden but once the common ground mole enters the picture, there are instant problems.
This ensures that the mole's food supply is adequately saturated.
Moles have to eat their body weight every three days or they will dehydrate and die.
www.boatdockstuff.com /birdx/BXScootMole.htm   (321 words)

  
 Mole Control: Trapping, Removal, and Prevention
Moles have hairless, pointed snouts and their ears are hidden so far in their fur, you can’t see them.
Moles have very poor eyesight, and as a result, their sense of touch and smell is very sharp.
Moles will make their sleeping burrows in high, dry spots in the ground, but they like to hunt their food in shady, cool, moist soil.
www.unitedwildlife.com /AnimalsMoles.html   (2012 words)

  
 Out of Sight trap for animal moles
The control of animal moles is just that control not extinction, and you are working a control solution for the moles in your area.
The common animal mole is an active creature capable of digging 12 feet or more in an hour and can develop an elaborate tunneling network beneath your yard.
The animal mole will dig two types of tunnels: 1) those that are deeply nested and need air neutralization, hence the reason for the mounds; 2) those that are used once or twice for feeding purposes only.
www.dtep.com /lawnmoles.htm   (918 words)

  
 Animal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Moles have a short neck, and muscular forelegs support broad, heavily clawed feet.
The mole's diet is almost entirely animal, including earthworms, white grubs, ants, beetles and other subterranean insects.
These tunnels are seldom reused by the mole, so a large network of the raised tunnels dug by one or two moles can ruin a lawn's appearance over time.
www.chm.bris.ac.uk /webprojects2001/moore/animal.htm   (142 words)

  
 ADW: Scalopus aquaticus: Information
Young eastern moles are cared for and nursed by their mother in her nest and tunnel system until they are weaned.
When they burrow, these moles essentially "dive" into the earth; they first thrust their forefeet into the soil and then follow with the head and body as they rotate their forelimbs and pull the loosened dirt backwards.
The eastern mole is not endangered but has suffered persecution by avid gardeners and farmers who are displeased by the mounds of earth left behind and by the root damage caused by this animal.
animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu /site/accounts/information/Scalopus_aquaticus.html   (0 words)

  
 Vanderbilt University Register: Neuroscientist receives fellowship to study bizarre mammals: star-nosed mole, naked ...
His first research subject was the star-nosed mole -- an animal that looks very much like an ordinary mole except that it has a peculiar star of fleshy appendages ringing its nose.
Some have proposed that it is a super-sensitive olfactory organ that helps the nearly blind moles to sniff their way around underground.
An indication of just how important these teeth are to the animal is the fact that fully 30 percent of its cortex is devoted to processing information from the region where the teeth are located, Catania said.
www.vanderbilt.edu /News/register/Apr23_01/story1.html   (1430 words)

  
 Naked mole rat
Almost hairless, except for whiskers, so appearing yellowish or pinkish in colour, depending on how hot or cold the mole rat is. The skin is wrinkly, the eyes are so small as to be almost useless and the front incisor teeth are enormous and stick out of the front of the mouth.
Tunnels are dug just beneath the surface using those giant incisor teeth like drills, as the animals search for roots and tubers which they either eat, or take back to the main nest tunnels where the tubers may be stored to be eaten at a later stage.
All the other mole rats behave as helpers, devoting their lives to digging and collecting food that is brought back to the central nest through the tunnel system, to feed the others and the babies.
www.bristolzoo.org.uk /learning/animals/mammals/mole-rat   (443 words)

  
 Scoot Mole Animal Repeller
Everyone wants a beautiful lawn and garden but once the common ground mole enters the picture, there are instant problems.
Amount of water: Using water with application simulates a rain-storm causing the mole's food to come to the surface and coating food with oil.
Moles have to eat their body weight every three days or they will dehydrate and die.
www.pestproducts.com /scoot_mole.htm   (0 words)

  
 Naked Mole Rat -- Pictures, Animal Facts, Habitats, Video, Sound, Wallpaper -- National Geographic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Blind mole rats do have tiny eyes, but they are located beneath their skin and fur.
Though mole rats spend most of their time excavating and foraging in their burrows, they occasionally emerge to search for seeds or other plants.
Blind mole rats are found primarily in southeastern Europe, the Middle East, and Mediterranean North Africa.
www3.nationalgeographic.com /animals/mammals/naked-mole-rat.html   (355 words)

  
 Marsh-dwelling mole gives new meaning to the term 'fast food'
The star-nosed mole, operating in the Stygian darkness of its burrow, can detect the presence of a tasty tidbit, such as an insect larva or tiny worm, determine that it is edible and gulp it down in half that time.
This inefficient behavior suggests that the moles are operating at, or near, the limit set by the speed which the mole's nervous system can process touch information, the researchers conclude.
The ability to handle prey so quickly and efficiently appears to provide the star-nosed mole with a real advantage: It should be able to live on a diet of smaller animals than its slower competitors, such as shrews and other kinds of moles found in the same area.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/2005-02/vu-mmg013105.php   (885 words)

  
 Mole Trap, Animal Trap are on Sale Now
Moles can do damage to your lawn and flower beds that is beyond repair.
This is natural redwood constructed mole trap is designed to kill your mole problem fast.
Being made of natural redwood the moles do not fear or turn from the trap like the metal mole traps.
www.wildlife-traps.com /moles.html   (323 words)

  
 Mole-Control.pro Mole Gopher Vole Controls
Mole and Gopher Controls come in all shapes and sizes, and are not all equal.
Place the mole and gopher control into the hole, backfill the soil around the device and tamp it firm around the mole and gopher control.
The Mole and Gopher Control sure beats using chemicals, traps or explosives to rid your yard of Moles and Gophers.
www.mole-control.pro   (0 words)

  
 Sonic Molechaser, Free Shipping
Use — Sonic Molechaser is used to repel Moles, Gophers, Voles and ground burrowing rodents.
Sonic Molechaser will usually take 10 days to 2 weeks to be effective, and just before the pest leave you notice more activity out of them.
The Sonic Molechaser device sure beats using chemicals, traps or explosives to rid your yard of Moles and Gophers.
www.northwestern.ws   (0 words)

  
 Mole Control Information - not just mole traps   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Eastern Mole is a species at risk in Canada - this shows you the great care that needs to be taken with legal research before you start extermination of moles.
BBC - Science and Nature - Animals - Children's Zone - Mole - whilst this short article is intended for children, it has some really useful facts.
His mole biology section is very comprehensive, his mole control page covers lots of trapping tips and information, and his mole news section is detailed and very opinionated.
getting-rid-of-ground-moles.com /mole-control-information.htm   (1022 words)

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