you won't see much of the information you will find on this site on
any other site dedicated to getting rid of moles.
Every other site is totally fixed on
a single solution, or gives you loads of solutions and doesn't tell
you why different solutions for mole control are appropriate in
What follows is a brief selection that I will be
Mole Species Information
Mole (animal) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - They have extensive information about moles already. Due to the nature of the Wikipedia, that information
resource will grow to become very comprehensive.
6 species of mole - backyard nature
- Quite a good article.
What makes it unique is that they also give information on how to
catch a mole live, with just a spade and a jar.
The Eastern Mole is a species at risk in Canada
- this shows you the great care that needs to be taken with legal
research before you start extermination of moles.
The Townsend Mole is also a species at risk in Canada - this
article is very clear...
Townsend’s Mole was previously listed as a pest species on Schedule
B of the provincial Wildlife Act, but it is now
protected under Schedule A. This Act makes it
illegal to capture, kill, or harass Townsend’s Moles. Some
habitat of the Townsend’s Mole is protected through the Agricultural
Land Reserve, but the remainder is on private land."
Underground Gourmet: Mole Sets a Speed Record The New York
Times, February 8, 2005
moles the ultimate eating machine?
information from the University of Texas - Quite a short
article, but very well balanced
Penn State - Moles live beneath the ground - I found this
article to give a slightly different slant on moles.
AustralianFauna.com - The Northern Marsupial Mole - yet another
endangered mole species
They also have info on the
Southern Marsupial Mole - also endangered
BBC - Science & Nature - Wildfacts - European
BBC - Science & Nature - Animals - Children's Zone - Mole -
whilst this short article is intended for children, it has some
really useful facts. It is also one of many articles that state
moles are not endangered or
protected in the UK.
search for "mole" on the BBC
site, you actually get 25 pages of listings, with detailed
information about most mole species, and even some cool "mole" kids
Getting Rid of Moles - University Research
North Carolina State University - "All
moles are classified as wild, non-game animals under North Carolina
laws. No hunting or trapping seasons are set up for these animals,
and they are subject to all applicable state laws and regulations.
you can not kill a mole without requesting and receiving a permit
from the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. The
reason is that several species of moles are becoming dangerously low
in numbers, so the NCWRC moved to protect all mole species."
The University of Nebraska has a very
complete guide, "Moles
and their Control"
The Perdue University has a
large collection of documents regarding mole control.
Controlling Mole Damage PDF File (679 KB) courtesy of Texas
Cooperative Extension Service*
Moles, Animal Damage Management (ADM-10)
PDF File (108 KB) - a detailed 4 page guide
PDF File (647 KB) from Prevention and Control of Wildlife Damage.
This is a very detailed 8 page guide, that also includes a full
description of how to "Live
Wildlife Proofing Your Property
Barriers for Burrowing Animals
Mole Trapping Tips
Effective Mole Control PDF File (840 KB) Courtesy of Ohio
State University Extension*
Get Rid of Moles - Government Papers
The Ministry of of Environment, Lands
& Parks have produced a detailed 6 page brochure in PDF format
the Townsend Mole is at risk"
UK Government Defra Wildlife Management, there is a lot of very
They also have 2 good advisory leaflets
Rural Development Service - Technical Advice Note - Moles
A review of methods used within the European Union to control the
European Mole, Talpa Europaea - this is a very technical tome
- 31 pages of mole information
This tome goes into a lot of detail,
but just scanning the document I noticed German rules on trapping
"Kill-traps are used occasionally in
Germany where the authorities will only grant
permission to control moles on a very restricted scale and
only where the damage poses a risk to human
health (e.g. to secure traffic signal cables, to prevent damage
to flood prevention structures)."
It is quite heavy reading, but it is
most comprehensive guide on mole control anywhere on the internet
Topics include:- Poison,
Fences & Earthworm
Mole Facts From Internet Portals
I am sorry to say but I haven't found any internet
portal with any major contribution to this guide on getting rid of
Mole Information From Gardening Portals
When I find some good posts about moles from
recognized gardening experts, I will place them here
Exterminating Moles From Mole Specialists
The Moleman has had 230,000 visitors to his site. He
is very outspoken and well worth reading. Being a professional mole
trapper, he is very pro-trapping and quite critical of other
preventative methods. He doesn't take into consideration that in
some areas you can't use
mole traps. His
section is very comprehensive, his
mole control page
covers lots of trapping tips and information, and his
section is detailed and very opinionated.
Mole Strategy From Equipment Manufacturers
To be completed (but expect each to be very biased
to their product)
I hope my "Getting Rid of Ground
Moles" site will be useful
All the best