Common Myths About Moles!

Jul 1, 2022 | Blog

Anyone who has seen a mole out and about should consider themselves lucky. These mysterious animals are underground for about 98% of their lifetime and barely come above, which has caused many people to create some ridiculous myths about them and how to eliminate them from your yard.

There are so many tips and tricks people have come up with that it might not be the easiest to know which are correct and which aren’t. To help you distinguish truth from fiction, we’re here to bust some of these myths.

Myth #1: Moles Are Rodents

False: If you spot a mole, you can easily see that it’s grey and fuzzy which automatically makes you think it is some sort of rodent. However, it is really an insectivore. Insectivores are mammals that that eats plants and insects, not nuts and grains like rodents.

Myth #2: Moles Can be Baited Out of Your Yard

False: Forget all the myths, gimmicks, and gadgets that everyone believes like filling their holes with hot peppers and rodent baits. Moles are not rodents, so do not be fooled by the “Mole and Rodent Bait” bags, because those bags consist of nuts, seeds, and grains, which is not what they eat at all. Moles can be successfully baited with worm-shaped baits that contain bromoethane.

Our Talpirid Mole Trap is an efficient way to totally get rid of the moles in your yard. It will effectively eliminate moles in their tunnels, while keeping your children and pets safe above ground. This product also is weather-resistant which allows it to be used at any time.

Myth #3: Moles Hibernate in the Winter

False: Moles do not hibernate in the winter when it’s cold outside because they are unable to store fat on their bodies. To stay warm in the winter they will follow earth worms deep into the ground, that way not only are they staying warm, but have a constant food source as well. They will just patiently wait underground until warm weather returns so they can start destroying gardens and yards everywhere.

Myth #4: Moles Sleep All Day and Only Come Out at Night

False: This myth came to be because you never see fresh moles hills made throughout the day, but they always seem to be there when you wake up the next morning! Moles are active during the day and night, but they tend to do more damage when all is quiet. When moles feel the vibrations through the yard from people or pets running around, they slow their activity.

*Article source: Victor Pest

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