What does breeding season mean for me?
With Spring just around the corner, many of us are beginning to assess our lawns and the damage that winter may have caused. While you are out surveying your yard and beginning to plot this year’s gardens, you may notice mounds of dirt and rodent holes popping up around your lawn.
Moles and Gophers are both solitary animals, with one exception, during mating season. A male gopher will go in search of a female tunneling through dirt and rocks and occasionally fighting other males to get to her. Once the mating has occurred, the male will then close off his tunnel and resumes his life alone while the female raises her pups. Gopher females can have broods one or two times a year producing up to 5 or 6 pups, and moles usually produce 2-6 pups.
Moles are also very territorial, however during mating season both females and males live in the same system. Both moles and gophers expel their young after only a few months of lactating. It is very common in late spring, early fall to see young moles and gophers above ground searching for their own territory.
What should I do?
Call us! You should let the experts handle ridding your lawn of rodents and their young.