|Nuisance Wildlife Removal|
Critter Ridders uses the first and only mole bait scientifically-proven to eliminate moles. The bait has the same size, shape and feel as the moles natural food source, the earthworm, and features special enhancers to ensure acceptance by the mole. This treatment is safe and concealed--the bait is placed down in the ground so you will not even know it’s there... that is until you see the amazing results. In instances where a mole infestation is severe, traps may be utilized in conjunction with these baits to gain initial control of the mole population.
Critter Ridders mole treatment:
Begins with a assessment of mole ranges and marking of runs using flags; holes are placed in all runs to see if the mole is using that tunnel regularly (moles will patch the holes if they are using the runs.) We then use bait and Traps to get your mole problem under control with an initial service regimen that includes 3 or more visits in a 1-2 week time frame.
While no force can prevent new moles from venturing onto your property, we will do whatever it takes to eliminate them once they do. That's why our mole control programs come with unlimited FREE follow-up visits. If ever in between services you observe new mole activity in your yard, just give us a call and we'll come out and retreat until we've alleviated the infestation at no additional charge to you.
Townsend's Mole Biology: Scapanus townsendii is North America's largest mole, at about 9 inches in length. Behavior is similar to that of the Coast Mole.
Nuisance Concerns: Moles are common in the Puget Sound area. The primary nuisance concern is that they dig, and can damage landscaping. That's about it. They create a few different types of tunnels. The surface feeder tunnels often snake out all across a lawn.
They are created when a mole digs its way through the shallow dirt in search of food: earthworms, grubs, and other small invertebrates. Because a mole has a high metabolism and is very active, it can create a lot of these surface ridges. People often complain about the appearance to the lawn, or say that the ground feels "squishy", a result of stepping on the loose, raised tunnels. Moles also create deeper holes and chambers, and will often push large piles of dirt up to the surface of the lawn, and many people find these unsightly or damaging as well.