Are Ground Moles Dangerous to Pets?

The answers area yes and no! This is because moles are more dangerous to their habitat than they are directly to other animal and human beings. Moles are not known to known to be dangerous to pets or even human beings. Moles resemble rats and at some point will behave like they are rats that are found in the homes. However you can easily tell moles from rats by their bad smell and their slowness, moles do not walk as fast as rat do. They also have a unique velvety gray fur.

Moles can be naughty especially because they do their activities at night and will steal from human being. They will drag with them edibles from the house like cakes, soaps, toothpastes and scrubbers.

This five to nine inch rodent does not bite but when interfered with, it will fight to protect itself. And will bite. A mole bite can be fatal because moles could be infected with rabies. If a home pet is attacked by a mole, it may end up with a rabies virus which progressively leads to paralyzes and it will lead to the death of your pet. Moles also do bite human beings, so it is advisable to be careful when walking on lawn especially at night, as at this time the moles are out hunting for food and you could stumble on them, stepping on a mole could earn you a mole bite. Pets will want to play with a mole and it is advisable to keep the pets away from the moles to avoid mole bites. However moles fear some pets. A cat for example is not a friend of the mole; a mole will not stand the cat waste and will run away from a cat, indeed if the mole sees a cat frequently, it is likely to run away from the lawn.

The mole holes are more dangerous in the lawn because they cause the molehills and your pet may be tempted to dig the tunnels as it chases or tries to play with the mole. The further interference with the tunnels leads to more destruction of your lawn and will make it look ugly. Your pets will pick the bad behavior of digging out soils from the lawn and flower garden from the moles. It is advisable to train the pets that the mole activity on the lawn is not right so they do not go on doing it.

The burrowing of the moles will attract other burrowing animals like the mice: white and house mice and voles. These rodents will use the mole tunnels and this will lead to a lawn manifested by all sorts of rodents, the set in of one mole means the other rodents will come into the lawn and use the mole holes as a home and the new animals will keep searching for food on your lawn and garden.

We can therefore conclude by saying that moles pose little danger to pets directly; the other destructive activities are what are dangerous to human beings and to the environment.




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