Moles are not dangerous to humans, but they can be incredibly dangerous, so to speak, to your beautifully landscaped lawn. While moles don’t tend to live in the southeastern regions of the state, they can be a very real nuisance for home and business owners in the foothills, coastal range mountains, and Sierra Nevada.
While you may rarely see a mole, the damage they cause is quite evident. These small mammals forage on a variety of grubs and insects found underground. To forage and live successfully, moles construct interconnecting tunnels just below the surface of the ground. Even though grubs and insects are preferable, moles eat roots and other plant material as well.
The ridges that you see in your lawn are the surface feeding burrows of moles. The permanent tunnels of these animals are a bit deeper, at 8 to 12 inches underground. Because moles are considered nongame mammals in California, it is legal to control them by any legal means available to you, including a professional exterminator.
Mole Control Services Offered
One mole may not make a difference to your yard. A group of moles, on the other hand, can essentially lay ruin to your landscape. These small pests make lawn management difficult, destroy plants, and turn your lawn into an unsightly disgrace.
With moles, no one method of control has proven effective. A combination of methods is often necessary for the control of these mammals. When people ask us how to control moles, we let them know we offer the following services:
- Trapping—Trapping is one of the most dependable methods of control currently available. We will set traps that straddle the tunnel so that the mole is none the wiser. While many home and business owners will try to trap moles on their own, they may be unsuccessful. Proper trap placement and set-up is essential for pest control.
- Repellents—Repellents are typically not effective on their own. Moles will simply dig their way to a new location. When placed properly, however, repellents can steer moles toward pre-set traps.
- Chemical Control—Baits have shown to be effective against moles. Mimicking the moles’ natural food source, these baits are laid in tunnels and foraging burrows. Once consumed, the moles will die in a few days.
- Hardware Cloth—Although a temporary fix, hardware cloth can be buried in front of or around precious plantings. This method is never a sole method of mole control, but can be used to exclude moles from certain areas.
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You can certainly attempt to dig out and dispatch moles on your own, but the time and effort placed into the project rarely results in the complete eradication of these pests. As a professional pest control service, we use a combination of methods that have proven effective in order to eradicate these small mammals from your property.
You work hard to maintain a healthy, vibrant lawn. Don’t let a colony of moles wreak havoc on what you have worked to grow. Call us for assistance now!