Rid Your Lawn of Moles
Moles burrow into lawns looking for food, and their tunnels create unsightly ridges on the surface of a yard. Plus the entrance holes to these tunnels pose a hazard to people and animals. The lawn care experts at NaturaLawn can deliver the mole control service you need.
What Are Moles?
Moles are small animals that infest lawns in search of food and shelter. Many people mistakenly assume that moles are rodents; in fact, moles are mammals, and they typically grow to about a half a foot in length and weigh just a few ounces. When at their most active—whether digging a burrow or looking for food—moles can tunnel as much as 15 feet per hour.
How Can You Tell If There Are Moles in Your Yard?
Ridges of raised ground, mounds of soil next to a hole, and brown patches of grass are all associated with mole activity in a yard.
The presence of moles is easier to identify in the spring and fall because moles are able to live close to the surface in these temperate months, and so the soil ridges they create are more apparent. In the summer and winter, to avoid temperature extremes, moles burrow deeper into the ground.
The greater depth at which moles are moving in these months makes less of a mark on the surface; however, what can be seen are the mounds of dirt moles leave behind when they dig their way to the surface.
If there are patches of dead grass throughout your lawn, this can also sometimes be an indirect sign of mole activity. Moles love to eat grubs. And grubs love to eat grass roots. So moles are sometimes attracted to a lawn because of a grub infestation.
How Much Does It Cost to Get Rid of Moles in Your Yard?
Each yard is a unique situation of moles, their habitat, and their food sources. It's best to get a free customized quote based on your specific lawn care needs.
How Can You Get Rid of Moles in a Lawn?
The lawn care experts at NaturaLawn advocate a two-pronged approach to mole control:
- Going after what moles eat (grubs)
- Going after moles directly (specifically, their digestive systems)
Kill Grubs (a Major Mole Food Source)
Mole diets consist of earthworms, grubs, beetles, ants and other insect larvae. Large mole damage may suggest an abundance of grubs in your lawn, which can be even more destructive. While moles don't feed directly on turf, grubs eat the roots of your lawn, killing the grass above. If dead patches of grass accompany mole ridges or mounds, this may be an indication of abundant grubs. Use a grub-control service to eradicate grub populations and deprive existing moles of a major food source.
Irritate Moles (So They Leave on Their Own Without Harm)
Detecting mole damage early is key to successful eradication. Watch for signs of disturbed soil ridges or mounds. Our mole-control services encourage the population to vacate without hurting the moles or your lawn. We bait mole holes with pellets that irritate the moles digestive system if eaten and their skin if touched.
What Can I Expect From NaturaLawn's Mole Control Service?
NaturaLawn's expert mole control technicians are professionals. They will arrive on time and in uniform. They will use their years of experience and pest management knowledge to apply efficient and effective mole control measures.
No Inconvenience To You
Should we stop by your house on the way home from work? We're always happy to meet our customers, but you can rest assured that if it's inconvenient for you, then there is no problem. Our team can complete your lawn care at a time you specify whether you will be present at the property or not.
A Lawn Less Hospitable to Moles
After the application of mole-repellent granules and grub control, you can expect to see less evidence of mole activity.