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Townsend's Mole

Townsend's mole

Moles are small mammals adapted to a subterranean

lifestyle (i.e., fossorial). They have cylindrical bodies; velvety fur; very small, inconspicuous ears and eyes;[1] reduced hindlimbs; and short, powerful forelimbs with large

paws adapted for digging.

The term mole is especially and most properly used for "true moles" of the Talpidae family in the order Eulipotyphla, which are found in most parts of North America,[2] Europe and Asia, although it may also refer to unrelated mammals of Australia 

and southern Africa that have convergently evolved the "mole" body plan. The term is not applied to all talpids; e.g., desmans and shrew moles differ from the common definition of "mole".


We are the association of american mole experts dedicated to the ethical, effective, and professional treatment of ground moles and the problems that come from them. The MAA is the only organization in North America providing insight into ground mole information and services, oversight ensuring certified service providers meet MAA standards, as well as putting an end to the spread of miss information, and costly services that just don't work. 

There are Six genera of moles indigenous to North america. Almost every state is

impacted by the threat of at least one or more species of mole. There are 5 genus with 7 species of moles commonly found in the USA, which makes up roughly 15% of the 32 genera world-wide. For more information, Click Here.


Eradicating moles from your property is extremely difficult without the proper

equipment and training. The purpose of the MAA is to educate homeowners on the safest, most effective, and most humane method for removing ground moles, and to connect you to a local expert that meets the MAA standards of professionalism if needed. MAA certified mole catchers maintain the highest standards providing a "benchmark" for traditional mole control services in the USA.

Join The MAA Today!

Joining the MAA membership offers access to our quarterly info sheet including tips and trick for ground mole relief, repellent, repairing damaged lawns, and more! Included in your free membership is access to our local MAA certified mole catchers, certified to provide effective results and a professional experience. 

How To Get Certified

If you are a local mole catcher, or you own a pest control company, getting certified puts you one step ahead. If you would like more info, Click Here.

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