Getting rid of moles can be a difficult task because they are elusive creatures that are active 24/7 every month of the year. During the dry summer conditions and cold winter conditions they will be more active deeper in the soil. When moles go deep to find earth worms they excavate more soil onto the turf. Contacting Mole Patrol LLC to help take care of your mole problem is a great solution that will cause little to no harm to your lawn and landscape.
There are many home remedies that have been suggested throughout the years to help control moles in a landscape, but these are very rarely effective. Suggestions like using chewing gum, pickle juice, broken glass, red pepper, razor blades and bleach can cause damage to your property. These methods can also be dangerous to your family and pets. The most effective mole control and management method is trapping and removal of the animals. Let Todd Olson of Mole Patrol LLC manage the issue for you.
Stoppng moles from invading your landscape can seem like a hopeless task. As long as the soil around your home is soft and there is a food source (earth worms) for these mammals to eat you could have these pests digging tunnels under your lawn, your garden and your flower beds.
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Frequently asked questions
What time of day do moles feed?
Mole activity occurs both during the day and night. Their damage can be seen during damp days or the day after a rain during the spring and summer months as they push up the their tunnels or mounds. If the lawn freezes in the winter or there is a very dry summer, the moles use deep burrows. The deep burrows require moles to push large amounts of soil to the surface of the yard creating unsightly piles on the yard.
How fast do moles make tunnels in the yard?
Moles are fast diggers and can tunnel at a rate of 50 feet per hour. In favorable areas, shallow tunnels can be built at a rate of 12 inches per minute. Digging is most noticeable in winter when they push large amounts of soil to the top of the turf. During warmer months long tunnels are created close to the surface of the ground.
What a food sources for moles?
Moles feed almost exclusively on earthworms. Many homeowners mistakenly believe their yard has a grub problem if moles are present. A mole will eat up to 1/2 their body weight in earthworms every 24 hours.
How long will the service take?
In most cases 3 to 4 visits from start to finish. The first visit will consist of setting up the traps. After that we will come back to check traps every 2-3 days. Most jobs take 1 to 2 weeks from start to finish.