We’ll Send Them Packing!
These tricky underground pests can be hard to see and even harder to get rid of. However, their tunnels are a clear sign that these unwanted visitors have invaded your lawn. Let our experts take care of your mole problem for you with our scientifically designed and tested Mole Control Program.
Our Mole Program consists of two applications applied about two to three weeks apart. Our specialists are trained to map the mole’s runways for the most accurate bait placement and results.
With Lawn Pride’s Mole Program guarantee, we promise to rid your lawn of moles within 30 days after your second application. That’s right; if you still have mole activity within 30 days after your last application, we will treat your lawn for moles again at no charge to you!
Understanding is Half The Battle
Because the name “Mole” is very close to the name “Vole” confusion and miscommunication are very common. One way to distinguish the difference is by the diet of each animal. Voles “V”, are vegetarians (aka herbivores). The majority of their diet is made up of stems and leaves of grasses. Moles “M”, on the other hand, are meat-eaters; insectivores, to be precise. Moles feed on earthworms, insects, and grubs.
Moles are underground creatures, designed from their snout to their tail for life in the soil. They have tiny beady eyes and their ears are not visible. Large front paddle-like feet feature big claws perfect for digging their way through your lawn in search of earthworms, beetle grubs, ants, and other soil-dwelling insects. Their primary food source is the ever-present earthworm. Many people believe that having a mole problem means they also have a grub worm problem. However, this is an old wives tale. Yes, moles will eat grub worms and other soil-dwelling insects that they come across. But moles live mostly on earthworms. So the myth that you can control moles by controlling grubs in your lawn is simply not true. Moles will follow their food supply. Meaning that surface mole tunnels are seen more frequently during the spring and fall when the ground is moist, and earthworms move closer to the surface. Likewise, when soil becomes dry or frozen and earthworms move deeper into the ground, so do moles.
Identifying Mole Damage
Common signs that you’re dealing with moles are volcano-like mounds of soil, raised soil ridges (about 1 inch high by 4 inches wide), and soft areas in your lawn that collapse when you walk on them. There is nothing more frustrating to a homeowner who works hard to keep a beautiful lawn, than seeing molehills and runways popping throughout their lawn. Moles are capable of extending surface runways about 100 feet per day causing damage to erupt at an alarming rate. Surface runs may be used daily or revisited at irregular intervals. A Mole’s surface runways connect with deep runways, that are between 3 and 12 inches below the surface. These deep runways are usually the mole’s main runways and allow them to travel to and from their surface runways or their nest easily. They deposit soil excavated from their deep tunnels on the surface through short vertical tunnels, creating volcano-like mounds.
Our experienced and knowledgeable staff can answer any of your lawn care questions and provide you with helpful tips; so that together we can make your lawn look its best.