Mole Problems: Keep the Moles Out of Your Yard
Can’t figure out why your home or office lawns are all torn up? Sounds like you may have a mole problem!
How to Identify Moles
Moles (Scalepus spp.) are not rodents, but relatives of the insectivores. In their search for food, moles burrow in lawns, meadows, stream banks, and open lots, creating extensive underground tunnels. They feed mainly on earthworms and insects. 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.
Common Mole Damage to Yards
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.
Not sure if you have moles in your yard? Common characteristics of mole yard damage are torn-up flowerbeds and torn-up grass roots from inconvenient burrowing habits leaving your yard a mess! It is important, however, to properly identify the source of this yard damage before setting out to trap the moles you think you have in your yard.
How to Get Rid of Moles and Mole Problems
If you have a nuisance mole control problem, the best solution to remove the moles from your property is through mole trapping. The use of mole traps to trap moles is the most effective way to eliminate mole invasion problems. All of the mole traps used by Sunflower Pest Solutions are environmentally friendly and can be used for humane mole trapping.
Sunflower Pest Solutions Mole Trapping Specialists
Sunflower Pest Solutions can help! We specialize in getting rid of moles and can help keep those moles away. Though time-consuming, using traps is the most effective method of control. Through our effective and efficient mole control techniques we can eliminate your mole control problems in no time. Sunflower Pest Solutions offers a variety of services for mole control, including mole removal, and mole trapping.
Voles are often misidentifies as moles, but the damage is different. Voles make holes all over in the ground, and their tunneling is done in the grass, on top of it. They leave dead streaks in the grass as they forage, and they are a rodent. Damage shown below is typical of Voles:
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