Knoxville wildlife removal - article of the month
Moles are curious creatures that spend most Knoxville bird control of their life underground. The mole is typically
found in most areas that have a temperate climate such as North America, Europe and parts of Asia.
The mole comes in a variety of colors depending Knoxville bird control on its species, but the most common colors are dark
brown, brown, golden and black and its coat is described as feeling like velvet. Unlike other animal’s
fur, the mole’s coat does not respond to being rubbed Knoxville bird control in different directions, but is uniform in length and texture.
The mole has specifically evolved to living underground, and because of that they have virtually no eyes or ears.
They have long and powerful snouts, a cylindrical body shape Knoxville rodent extermination and enormous flesh-colored paws and nails that are used
for digging burrows. Their bodies are small but extremely powerful and muscular. Moles are one of the only animals who
have developed a special protein in its blood that allows it Knoxville rodent extermination to survive without very much oxygen. Moles take in very high
amount of carbon dioxide and are unaffected, while a lack of oxygen can suffocate a human in less than 2 minutes. However,
the mole will periodically make surface appearances to catch Knoxville rodent extermination some fresh air, as you can tell by the small and random mounds
of earth called “mole-hills.”
A mole depends entirely on its sense of smell and Knoxville raccoon removal touch to keep it safe and to hunt its next meal. Moles eat earthworms
exclusively as they have developed the ability to catch and eat them in less than a second; not to mention that there is
always an available supply of earthworms both in the Knoxville raccoon removal summer and the winter. They have even evolved a second thumb on each
paw to aid in digging for earthworms. Moles will occasionally eat insects if they happen to cross its path, or moles may
even eat each other if they fight.
Moles do not hibernate as they cannot store enough fat to Knoxville snake removal sustain them for any long period of time. When the surface temperature
is too hot or too cold, the insects and worms travel deep into the earth and the mole must follow them. Moles will eat up to their
body weight every day, and therefore must spend all of their Knoxville snake removal time searching for food.
Moles are very solitary creatures and do not like to be disturbed by other moles, other animals or humans. The only time that moles
appear together is during breeding season in the fall, and even Knoxville rat control then they only travel in twos. The typical gestation period for a female
mole is about one month and she will give birth to 2-7 young. After the young are weaned from their mother, they will not stay with their
mother and will quickly move on to hunt for Knoxville rat control food on their own.
Moles and humans do not mix very well; in fact moles are said to the bane of any farmer or gardener. Moles can dig up to 50 feet of
tunnels per day and will destroy lawns with the mounds of Knoxville bat removal earth and will also destroy plant roots as they dig and run back and forth.
To solve this problem there were many campaigns back in the day telling people to eat moles (even though they taste very bad) and to kill
them for their velvety coats for fur jackets. While this has Knoxville bat removal helped the mole population in some countries, it didn’t seem to affect the mole
population in the United States.
Other Knoxville animal pest control topics:
How to Trap a Groundhog
What is the Best Bait to Trap a Raccoon
Is Opossum Feces Dangerous
What is a Maternity Colony of Bats
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