Wild Things LLC ®  Fairfield County Connecticut wildlife control and trapping

Stamford 203-602-3343           
Norwalk 203-854-4848           
Stratford 203-375-1211

Moles

So you have Moles in your lawn?????

Are the moles making a mountain out of the mole hill in your flower beds????

We can trap them and get your yard back to normal.

We service the following Connecticut towns: Milford, Stratford, Trumbull, Shelton, Bridgeport, Fairfield, Monroe, Newtown, Weston, Westport, Redding, Ridgefield, Wilton, Norwalk, New Canaan, Darien, Stamford, Greenwich

The moles that we have here in Fairfield County Conneticut are the Eastern mole (Scalopus aquaticus) and the star nose mole (Condylura cristata), they cause excessive lawn damage in Greenwich, Stamford, Darien, New Canaan, Wilton, Norwalk, Westport, Weston, Fairfield, Easton, Monroe, Newtown, Trumbull, Stratford and Milford.  They are not rodents, but actually insectivores. The mole lives in the seclusion of underground burrows, coming to the surface only rarely, and then often by accident. 3 to 5 moles will be typically found in an acre area. The moles diet consists mainly of the insects, grubs, and worms it finds in your lawn. Most of a mole’s damaging runway system is made up of shallow tunnels ranging over its hunting ground while looking for these insects to eat and ruining your lawn in the process. These mole tunnels may not be used again or they may be re-traversed at irregular intervals. Eventually, the mole tunnels become filled by the settling soil, especially after heavy showers but your lawn will still have burnt grass trails from the mole. In some cases, moles push soil they have excavated from their deep runways into the shallow tunnels then up onto the top of your lawn and create mole hills. Moles make their subterranean home in high, dry spots, but moles prefer to hunt in soil that is shaded, cool, moist, and populated by worms and grubs. This preference accounts for the mole’s attraction to lawns and parks in Greenwich, Stamford, Darien, New Canaan, Wilton, Norwalk, Westport, Weston, Easton, Fairfield, Newtown, Monroe, Trumbull, Stratford, Shelton and Milford. In natural woodlands, moles work undisturbed and do not destroy lawns. The ground can be infiltrated with runways which will kill the grass and it will not get enough moisture. Moles commonly make their denning areas under portions of large trees, buildings, or sidewalks adjacent to your lawn. 

The best way to rid your lawn of moles is to trap them, extermination is not as effective as trapping as you never know if the moles are killed.  With trapping the mole is captured and you have the mole removed from the lawn. To trap and remove moles in Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan, Darien, Norwalk, Wilton, Weston, Westport, Fairfield, Easton, Newtown, Monroe, Trumbull, Stratford or Milford call Connecticut Wild Things LLC in Stamford, CT 203.602.3343 Norwalk, CT 203.854.4848 or Stratford, CT 203.375.1211
 

Other methods that have been used unsuccessfully to control moles

Once you start telling your coworkers or a person in the grocery store check out line about your mole problem they will most likely start telling you about some sure-fire home remedy for controlling animals, especially moles. Wild Things have heard a lot of stories of what people have used to try to rid their lawn of moles there are many and varied materials that we have heard that were recommended for placement within the burrow system. In theory, such things cause the mole to die or at least leave.

Some strange home remedies have included using ground glass, bubble gum, yes bubble gum, razor blades, thorny rose branches, bleaches, marbles, various petroleum products, sheep dip, household lye, castor oil and castor beans and even human hair. Others include mole wheels, windmills, and other similar gadgets. Though well planned and thought out, these add nothing to effective mole control methods but again if you ask someone they will say hey I used this and the moles disappeared.

Other cure-alls are the castor bean. Advertisers claim that when planted frequently throughout the lawn and flower beds, such plants supposedly act as living mole repellents. No known research supports this claim.

Several electromagnetic devices or "repellers" have been marketed for the control of rats, mice, gophers, moles, ants, termites and various other pests. The claimed effects on rodents include stopped feeding and reproduction, disorientation, and dormancy or death by dehydration. These same devices were reported to have no harmful effects on domestic livestock, cats, dogs, bees, earthworms or other "useful" animals and insects. Testing by Wild Things have proven that they do not work and we can catch moles in our traps right next to these useless devices.  If they worked they would offer a life time guarantee on their effectiveness.  Unfortunately, there are no "golden cure " or "magic wands" for your mole problem. Some garden experts, frustrated by lack of knowledge about trapping, have even gone so far as to stand out on their lawn and try to impale moles with a pitch fork to kill the mole.  If you want an effective way to trap mole and stop the damage moles are doing to your lawn call Wild Things. To trap and remove moles in Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan, Darien, Norwalk, Wilton, Weston, Westport, Fairfield, Easton, Newtown, Monroe, Trumbull, Stratford or Milford call Connecticut Wild Things LLC in Stamford, CT 203.602.3343 Norwalk, CT 203.854.4848 or Stratford, CT 203.375.1211 


Interesting article on Star nose moleshttp://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2005-02/vu-mmg013105.php
Effective mole control fact sheet http://ohioline.osu.edu/w-fact/0011.html
All you ever wanted to know about moles, mole trapping, mole removal and mole control. http://icwdm.org/handbook/mammals/mam_d51.pdf
More information on moles and mole trappping http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn74115.html

We are members of The Connecticut Nuisance Wildlife Control Operators Association, The National Wildlife Control Operators Association (founding member) and The Wildlife Society. We service the following Connecticut towns: Milford, Stratford, Trumbull, Shelton, Bridgeport, Fairfield, Monroe, Newtown, Weston, Westport, Redding, Ridgefield, Wilton, Norwalk, New Canaan, Darien, Stamford, Greenwich 1655 north ave stratford ct 06614 USA
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