Can You Prevent Mole Hills?


Mole hills are a sight many property owners dread because mole infestations are destructive and challenging to eradicate. Distinguishing mole hills from other lawn blemishes can be difficult, but identifying mole presence in yards is the first step toward removal. In contrast to gopher hills, mole hills are circular, conical, and have no dips in the center. They can be up to a foot wide and usually measure two inches tall. Additionally, moles leave tunnel tracks throughout lawns in their search for food. As moles move about just under the surface of the ground, they push around the topsoil, which can shift grasses and shrubs. While the animals mostly eat insects, flower beds and expensive landscaping is at risk in the presence of mole infestations.

Mole Digging

As adept diggers, moles accomplish great feats with their front legs, which support multiple thumbs and broad claws. Mole claws are turned outward, which allows for greater digging capacity. Used in conjunction with their powerful legs, mole snouts are shaped so the animals can easily manipulate dirt into their desired formation.

Damage & Removal

Although the pests mostly reside underground and do not spread diseases like many other animal nuisances, their hills and tunnel systems weaken the ground and ruin landscaping. Moles upturn grass and wreak havoc on gardens all in the name of constructing their subterranean dens. As such, it is important to eradicate the pests before their tunnel systems become so extensive as to destroy entire yards. However, finding and keeping moles out of the yard is near impossible without some professional help. Call the wildlife removal specialists at Critter Control for efficient and humane mole removal.

Learn more about mole removal.

indicates required field.

Get them out.
Keep them out.®

Experience wildlife or pest issue? We can help! Complete this form and your local Critter Control® office will contact you to assist.


Best Bat Removal

Anett B.
Brandon was out to please and make out lives easier with out bat situation. Above and beyond of the call of duty and got the job done. Thank you!
Celia G
Bat removal. Very knowledgeable and dedicated.
Emily G.
BAT POOP CLEAN-UP AND PREVENTION! Bat guano removed from gables. No bats found in attic, so put new screens on all gable vents, as one screen was close to breaking and then bats may have gotten in! Great work in Tulsa!
Jerry M.
Squirrels and chipmunks were in our attic. So we called Critter Control to do an inspection. Their representative climbed all over our very steep roof and found several places where squirrels had entered our attic.

Upon inspection of the attic, evidence of bats was also found. The Critter Control team came on time to completely caulk the entire perimeter of the house and create an exit strategy for the squirrels and bats.

Because bat droppings can cause histoplasmosis, this also required total removal and replacement of our attic insulation and sanitizing the space. Not a small job in a 1,300 sq. ft. attic! While Critter Control’s cost was high, our homeowners insurance covered most of it. Everyone representing Critter Control was professional, courteous and timely. I would highly recommend them to anyone who thinks they might have unwelcome guests living in their attic
Vincent S.
On recommendations from a nearby pest control company, I called Critter Control for suspicious bat droppings.

Madison came out the same day to do an inspection. She was knowledgeable, thorough, and highly professional. She examined the ‘matter’ that had been scattered on my threshold and thought it was foliage. But she then asked to go up to my attic space where the bats could be roosting. She had to walk up 3 flights of stairs with a heavy ladder. She again spent some time searching all the nooks and crannies and found nothing.

She seemed so interested in her craft, it was truly inspiring to see! She reassured me and is writing up a prevention strategy for my appraisal. She charged me NOTHING!! I am so impressed. We need more Madisons in this world!

Service: Bat Removal in San Diego
Sonia-Maria R.
We noticed droppings on our brand new deck - we were given their number from our contractor. They came the next day. Brian looked at it and said - yeah, bats!! He then checked every area in our attic and he explained exactly what needed to be done.

He found evidence of a mice infestation, provided a referral and they are helping us as well. Great service, very informative, very professional! We are very satisfied and would recommend them to anyone who has any issues with any critters!


Contact Form