Mole runs – they can ruin the best looking yard very quickly. The last thing you want is to deal with these pesky creatures on your lawn. Wondering how to keep them out? These tips can help.
- It’s important to remember why moles enter your yard in the first place. While many people suggest that they’re there to eat the roots of your plants, the simple truth is that they like earthworms and other insects, so they burrow through your yard to find the best choices for food. The problem with that, though, is that they can destroy many of the root systems of your plants in the process. If you do have moles, you’ll see various mounds of dirt as well as surface tunnels that look like the veins on your hands. The dirt mounds look a bit like volcanos.
- There is no particularly good season to deal with a mole problem. They can be handled in almost any season and during almost any type of weather. Moles dig in the same manner at any time of year. They are at their most active during the spring, summer and fall, but there’s little reason why you can’t trap one in the winter, too.
- Moles don’t just work at night. They have a four hour shift in which they sleep, then work. They are, however, more active when it’s quiet outside, and that’s usually during the early morning or late night hours. They can feel vibrations from people or pets walking on the ground, and at that point, they’re likely to stop digging.
- Pets are not the best way to catch moles. They certainly can catch a mole that has surfaced, but it’s really rare for that to occur. Instead, other pest control methods are more likely to be effective.
If you’ve spotted a mole problem in your yard, the best thing you can do is contact an Elkhart pest control professional. With the ability to ensure pest extermination is permanent, it can mean your lawn is back to normal in no time.