|My name is David, and I am a nuisance wildlife removal expert. This website is a resource to help educate people about wild animals,
and some of the problems that wildlife can cause. This
website contains many guides to help you solve your critter problem.
I have also written several information articles
about the most common nuisance wildlife species,
just click your animal.
Wildlife removal is not easy. It is also fraught with health and safety risks. Most wildlife control situations are significantly more
complex than they may seem. It is also illegal in most US states for non-licensed persons to trap or relocate wild animals. In,
not all, but many
cases, critter removal is not a do-it-yourself job.
|HUMANE HINTS: Sometimes you don't need to remove wildlife at all! When possible, use exclusion, rather than trapping, techniques. Always be aware that an animal in your
attic likely has a nest of babies inside. NEVER attempt to poison a mammal. Set traps in shade, and never leave an animal in a trap for more than a few hours. If you are uneducated, please enlist the help of a professional.
If you wish to hire professional help, I have complied a directory of expert
wildlife removal specialists, covering over 500 different US cities and towns. I have spent significant time talking to these companies,
and have even directly trained many of them, and believe that the companies in this directory are superior to most of the companies you
may find in your own search. Just click your state on the below map, and you will find a good wildlife expert in your area. Updated weekly, current 2017.
If you have any additional questions about your wildlife problem, feel free to email me, or go ahead and click the above map, and
talk to the person I have listed in your city or town. They will surely be able to answer your wildlife questions, and if you wish,
they can give you a price quote and quickly solve your problem - usually same-day or next-day.
I have personally trained many of the operators on this list. However, since I do list companies in over 500 US cities and towns, I
of course did not train them all. However, I have spoken with all of them, and I do know that they are all
dedicated wildlife control specialists,
not big-name pest control companies. I have listed them for many years, and have not heard any complaints about their services - but I
certainly have heard many compliments! However, if you should ever have a bad experience with any of the wildlife operators that I recommend,
let me know, so that I can talk to them and perhaps revise my listings to someone better. Just give them a call, talk to them, and see for yourself.
This month's featured wildlife removal education article:
About Moles: Biology, life cycle, habitat, diet
Moles are very small mammals which are basically belonging to the class of rodents. These mammals are strongly related to rats and mice in appearance and somewhat in lifestyle as well. Basically the moles have got a subterranean kind of lifestyle. We can also say that they are fossorial in their habit and habitat.
Appearance and Biology of moles
: The general appearance of moles such that their body is cylindrical in shape and they have got a thick velvety fur on their bodies! The body of the mole is so fat that the vital organs like ears and eyes appear to be very inconspicuous and small. Similarly the hind limbs are also reduced and are not of much bigger size. However the fore limbs of moles are especially evolved for the purpose of digging. They have very strong paws on their fore limbs. The true moles are belonging to the family Talpidae and occurrence of this animal is mostly in the continent of North America. Apart from that moles are also found in many areas of Asia and Europe. There are also some animals found in Australia and South Africa which may have the body plan like that of moles but they are not moles in fact.
Diet of moles
Most commonly the diet of moles is consisting of the earthworms and other small invertebrates which are found in the soil. Basically the moles live in soil that is why they also rely on the creatures and fauna found in the soil. In addition to this, moles also rely on different kinds of nuts as their food. Therefore we can say that moles are not specific in their diet and are omnivores. The mole runs which are dug underground are basically meant to trap the worms. The mole can sense the worm falling into the tunnel and then it runs quickly to eat it up. There is a species of star nosed mole. It has been known to catch and detect the prey with a speed faster than the working and following of a human eye.
Life cycle of moles
Depending on the species of moles, the breeding season varies. Normally the mating season is form February to May when the male moles search for females and give mating cells in the form of highly pitched squeaking voices. The gestation period of different species of moles varies. For example in case of the Eastern mole, the gestation time is from February to Mau while in the Eastern mole, the gestation time is of one month only. In general 2 to 5 young ones are born at a time.
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