Critter Control



Can’t figure out why your home or office flower beds in De Moines are all torn up?


Sounds like you may have a mole problem! Are you experiencing Mole problems here in the Greater Des Moines area?  We can help. Call the local Mole removal professionals here at Critter Control and we will quickly eliminate your mole problems.


Moles (Scalepus spp.) are not rodents, but relatives of the insectivores (insect eaters) such as shrews and hedgehogs. In their search for food, moles burrow in lawns, meadows, stream banks, and open woodlots, creating elaborate underground tunnels. They feed mainly on earthworms and insect larvae (grubs). Only rarely seen above ground, moles are 4 to 9 inches long, including the tail, with long dark gray or brown fur. Eyes are tiny, like a pinhead, and the tail and feet are usually pink. They have no visible ears. There are seven species of moles in the United States, and some species may be protected by law.


As they burrow, they sometimes damage plants, but the major problem with moles is the mounds and ridges that disfigure lawns. As they tunnel just below the surface, moles raise the sod up with their front digging feet, looking for food or new tunneling sites. They can push up surface tunnels at the rate of a foot per minute if the soil is loose. They prefer loose, moist soil shaded by vegetation.


Critter Control of Des Moines mole control and removal technicians are properly trained in how to get rid of Moles and the elimination of Mole and pest problems using a variety of wildlife control techniques.


Critter Control of Des Moines Iowa, has been serving Sarpy, Cass, Douglas, Pottawattamie, Washington and Mills Counties by providing professional Mole removal and wildlife control services. We are locally operated and provide integrated animal pest control and wildlife management solutions which are environmentally sound and ecologically responsible.  Our local Mole removal services are provided to Greater Des Moines area home owners, property management companies, industrial and commercial clients, municipalities and Fortune 500 companies.  Call us now to solve your Mole problems: 515.505.8963 or email us at


Critter Control establishes the standards for excellence in the animal pest control industry and upholds those standards with a professional staff of biologists, zoologists, certified wildlife specialistsanimal control officers and anti-cruelty personal.