Moles are one of the tunneling creatures of the United States that cause problems with lawns and homes. Although there are other pests that can borrow and tunnel around your yard, moles are one the most common. Unfortunately, many people confuse moles with mole crickets, which both borrow under the soil. Moles tend to be a little deeper than mole crickets and can be distinguished by their large fingered claws.
Getting Rid of Moles
There are several ways that you can rid your home and yard of moles and mole holes. One of the most common is to repel the mole by using a chemical based product designed specifically as mole repellant. The products you can find on the shelves may not be as strong as what a professional would use, therefore it may take longer to see results.
Another way that you can easily get rid of moles without costing any money at all, is to eliminate what they eat. When insects, mainly grubs, move into your yard it is a welcoming party for moles. This offers up a buffet of food for them and a spotty, mole hill yard for you. There are certain insecticides that will kill the mole’s food source, but it is not a guarantee that it will rid your yard of moles.
Bait is another method frequently used in Brevard County, Florida and other warm climate areas to rid homes and lawns of moles. This bait is dropped into the mole hole and with time the mole finds the bait and consumes it. This normally kills the mole and eliminates future mole holes from showing up. Most of the bait is in the form of mole food already, such as grubs, worms, and other insects.
Hiring a Professional When All Else Fails
Lawns that have seen an abundance of mole activity may require a professional to take care of the infestation. This can be done by calling up a trusted professional and scheduling an inspection. Upon this inspection, they will be able to tell you an estimate on how much it would cost to eliminate your mole issue. A professional pest exterminator can also explain different methods that they could use. This gives you an opportunity to choose which method you would like them to use.
Maintaining a beautiful green lawn is difficult when you have pests that burrow under the ground pushing up soil and digging unwanted holes across your luscious grass. The issue could potentially expand, with an increasing number of moles arriving in your yard. Before the issue becomes out of control contact a professional and eliminate the issue before it eliminates your luscious lawn.