Have you ever noticed a yard with raised lines of dead grass? Maybe you’ve noticed a yard with spouts of dirt near the edges of the yard. If so, you may have seen the signs of a mole infestation. This strange pattern of dirt in a yard, is an unmistakable sign of a mole creating its home there. Moles can be a real nuisance, but fortunately they are relatively easy to remove. At IPM Pest & Termite
we want to show you what you need to know about moles and the mole removal process. What are Moles?
Moles are small, furry insectivores that burrow beneath the ground to consume bugs. These animals are characterized by their tiny eyes and ears, a pink snout, and large pink feet that typically have long claws. These claws are turned outward and away from their body, which makes them ideal for digging through dirt. While many people have never seen an actual mole, they have most likely seen a yard that has been torn up by one. Mole Tunnels
Because a mole’s main food source is bugs, specifically worms, grubs, and larvae, these tiny animals dig tunnels underneath the grass to eat. These tunnels often lead to winding tracks of raised earth all over a yard. These tunnel tracks disconnect the grass from its roots and usually kill the grass in that area. If you have ever noticed a raised line in your yard and you step on it and it compresses, it was likely a mole tunnel. Mole tunnels typically have many exit and entry points because moles are constantly building new tunnels to expand their feeding ground. Moles are most active during the warm, moist months like fall and spring, and their breeding season in the early spring is the only time that they do not live alone, meaning that those unsightly tunnels are probably caused by one little creature. Mole Removal
The only way completely ensure that you get rid of a mole problem is to set traps that will kill the animal. Repellents, poisons, and chemical controls are much less effective because they may take more time and could be hazardous to pets, children, and the overall health of your lawn, but they are an option. There are a few different types of mole traps that can be used, each one varying slightly in how it is operated and set. It is very important that homeowners set their mole traps in the correct location or else the traps will never even be triggered. If your do-it-yourself mole traps do not seem to be working out, a pest control specialist can make the job much easier. IPM Pest & Termite
If you are tired of your grass dying, seeing unsightly mole tunnels weaving through your yard, or watching your pets tear up your yard to try and catch the moles that they smell, it is time to call an expert. At IPM Pest & Termite, serving Lexington, Kentucky and the surrounding areas, we are here to help with your mole problem. As a member of Angie’s List
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rating, we guarantee that our services will leave you satisfied. Our trained professionals will come to your home, asses the mole situation, and place traps in the proper locations to assure that the moles are caught quickly so you can get back to a pest free lawn. If you have more questions about mole removal, contact
IPM Pest & Termite.