Eastern moles are a common nuisance for many homeowners in this area.
They create hills and tunnels that can be damaging to your lawn but the moles themselves are actually beneficial.
We realize just because they eat other harmful insects and grubs on your property doesn’t mean you want to have them invading your lawn. These animals are actually easier to differentiate between other pests because they’re ears and eyes are not easily visible and they have unique feet that make it easy for them to dig tunnels. Their fur is a grayish brown and adults measure 5-7 inches in length. Moles have a diet that consists of millipedes, beetles, earthworms, spiders, grubs, termites, centipedes, slugs, crickets, snails, and ants, so they’re very helpful in controlling the population of these other annoying insects but it’s often not worth the damage they cause to your landscape.
So what makes an ideal lawn for a mole? Quality drainage. These particular pests prefer soil that is well-drained so they can easily dig and create their tunnels. If the soil has a lot of rocks, clay or sand it will be too difficult for them to dig. Residential and even commercial lawns are common places to find moles and molehills but they’ll also invade woodlands, gardens, agricultural fields, and pastures. Their eyes are sensitive so you won’t find them outside of their tunnel during the day. If discovered outside they’ll be underneath dense foliage for protection. Many people don’t actually see them but notice the raised trails from tunneling and the molehills they create.
There are different methods for controlling and preventing these pests on your property and our pest control specialists can help you utilize the best method for your needs. You won’t know you have a mole problem until you start noticing their hills and raised ground where they’ve tunneled below the lawn’s surface, hunting for food. They also dig deeper tunnels that they use for resting, hunting during the winter, and to care for their young.
Underground Barriers – This is an ideal prevention option if you want to keep the pests out of your flower bed(s) or in similar small areas.
Choker, Scissor-Jaw & Harpoon Traps – Traps can be a successful way to get rid of and control the mole population on your property.
Tunnel System Flooding – You’ve likely heard of the flooding method for eliminating moles and it can be effective but it’s important that you don’t use this method in close proximity to your home’s foundation.
If you have active moles on your property there’s a way to repair the surface damage. The molehills can be smashed down and raked then you can reseed so your lawn can start looking its best again.
Whether you’ve just recently been invaded by them or you’ve been battling these pests for quite some time, our mole removal experts are ready to help you get the relief you want, once and for all. Give us a call today at (317) 759-2255 or (317) 666-4377 and we can discuss your options based on your individual situation. We realize they can be a big nuisance but they’re not a hazard pest and shouldn’t be considered a health risk either.