Moles really never come to the surface, so what can you do to stop them from destroying your lawn?
So you see the telltale signs of moles in your yard; mounds of soil (molehills) and surface tunnels (feeding runways). In its insatiable search for food (moles consume up to 70 to 80 percent of the bodyweight DAILY), your visitor is busy creating unsightly tripping hazards in your lawn and leaving grass roots exposed, which can kill the grass.
Typical Mole Control Program
While every property is different and will need to be evaluated to determine a unique treatment plan, a typical mole extermination program consists of the following:
One of our trained professionals will visit your property and evaluate it and the surrounding area. We will determine the most active areas, distinguishing between active and inactive trails. Once the best sites for bait have been determined, we will place Talpirid, THE FIRST AND ONLY BAIT PROVEN TO KILL MOLES at each site. The mole killer we use is designed to mimic their natural food source, increasing its effectiveness. Every treated area will be marked with a stake.
Because every situation is unique, your lawn may need a follow up visit. Depending on the number of moles in the lawn, if a new mole moves into the lawn, or other factors, you may see new mole activity. If you continue to see new mole activity, give us a call and we will repeat the process.
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Some additional facts about moles:
- Many people assume that if they’re seeing mole activity in their lawn, they must also have grubs. They mistakenly believe that a grub control will also control or prevent moles. Although moles will feed on grubs, their main food source is actually earthworms.
- Moles can tunnel up to 100 feet per day, at a rate of about a foot per minute.
- Moles will follow their food source. In dry conditions when earthworms move deeper into the soil where there is more moisture, moles will follow. Mole activity may seemingly cease, but as long as there is a food source the moles will stay.
- Reoccupation can occur when a new mole moves into an area that has become inactive. Properties near wooded areas, fields, and other fertile hunting grounds are particularly susceptible to reoccupation. These areas are especially in need of a season-long mole control program.
- Moles are very territorial. A particularly bad infestation usually only means about two to three per acre. All that damage in your lawn is likely caused by just one mole.
- There are six different species of moles in North America. There are two types active in Michigan, eastern moles and star-nosed moles. Eastern moles generally create the surface tunnels, while the mounds of soil you might be seeing are typically created by star-nosed moles. Their tunnels are much deeper underground and they’re generally considered harder to control. Go Green’s mole program is effective against either type!
- Moles do not hibernate. They can be actively destroying your lawn all winter lawn. Don’t give them a winter home in your lawn.