Natural Mole Repellent for Lawns
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 deliver effective mole control near you.
What Are Moles?
Moles are tiny 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 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 can live close to the surface in these temperate months, so the soil ridges they create are more apparent. Moles burrow deeper into the ground in summer and winter to avoid temperature extremes.
The greater depth at which moles are moving in these months makes less of a mark on the surface; however, what is 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 has a unique situation of moles, habitat, and their food sources. Getting a free customized quote based on your lawn care needs is best.
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 include earthworms, grubs, beetles, ants and other insect larvae. Considerable 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 yard, killing the grass above. If dead patches of grass accompany mole ridges or mounds, this may indicate abundant grubs. Use a grub-control service to eradicate grub populations and deprive existing moles of a significant food source.
Irritate Moles (So They Leave on Their Own Without Harm)
Detecting early mole damage is vital 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.
A Lawn Less Hospitable to Moles
After applying mole-repellent granules and grub control, you can expect to see less evidence of mole activity.
FAQs About Mole Control Near You
- How Can I Identify Mole Activity in My Yard?
You can identify mole activity by looking for ridges of raised ground, mounds of soil next to a hole, and brown patches of grass. These signs are more apparent when moles live closer to the surface in spring and fall.
- How Does NaturaLawn Approach Mole Control?
NaturaLawn uses a two-pronged approach for mole control. They target both what moles eat (grubs) and the moles directly, using measures that encourage moles to vacate without harm, such as baiting mole holes with pellets that irritate the moles' digestive system and skin.
- Are the Mole Control Methods Used by NaturaLawn Safe for Pets and Children?
Mole control methods used are effective against moles while ensuring the safety of your loved ones and furry friends. It's always a good idea to keep pets and children off the treated area for the duration specified by the technician to ensure maximum safety.
- How Soon Can I See Results After the Mole Control Treatment?
The time to see visible results can vary based on the extent of the mole infestation and the size of the treatment area. Generally, you should notice a significant reduction in mole activity in your yard within a few weeks after the treatment is applied. Continuous monitoring and follow-up treatments may be necessary to ensure complete mole eradication.
- Do I Need to Prepare My Lawn Any Way Before Receiving Mole Control Services from NaturaLawn?
There is no specific preparation needed on your part before the mole control service. However, ensuring transparent access to your yard and informing the technicians about particular problem areas can help make the treatment more effective. If any additional preparations or precautions are needed, the professionals at NaturaLawn will guide you accordingly before commencing the treatment.