Moles: The Underground Menace
Are you finding small dirt piles in your grass? Do tunnels crisscross all over your lawn? Then it sounds like you have a mole problem on your hands. What are moles though?
These ground-dwelling carnivores are insect-hunting rodents that dig tunnels under your garden and lawn. Their primary food source is earthworms, contrary to the common belief that they eat mainly grubs. Even though we associate them and their damage to warmer summer months, they are active year-round and can even become more active in the fall with their late winter mating season approaching.
There are two species of moles native to the midwest, the star-nosed mole and the Eastern mole.
The star-nosed mole is identifiable by its tentacle-like fingers that protrude off the nose called Eimer’s organs, which they use to sense their prey. These moles play a significant ecological role in bogs and wetlands but can leave unsightly and even dangerous dirt mounds in the lawn that can be a tripping hazard for children, pets, and the elderly. The Eastern mole is a small brown mammal that tunnels closer to the soil surface, leaving protruding tunnels crisscrossing throughout the lawn. The Eastern mole’s tunneling habits disturb the root system of the lawn and cause the grass to brown where they have passed.
It is critical to treat them as soon as you notice them as they can do a lot of damage in a short period, sometimes tunneling more than 150 feet in just one day (around 15 feet of new tunnel per hour). All Green’s fully underground baiting system will attract and kill moles with no cleanup or traps to mow around or remove.
Our 4-step mole program is sure to dent the mole activity on your property, so give us a call to get quoted and see if this program is right for you!*