Moles are attracted to wooded lots and/or areas with moist sandy soils.
Moles have grey-brown fur with silver-grey underparts, a pointed nose and a short tail. They are about 16 cm in length, including a 3 cm long tail and weigh about 75 g. Their front paws are broad and spade-shaped, made for digging. The eyes of moles are covered by fur and ears are not visible.
Moles spend most of its time underground searching for food; earthworms, grubs, beetles, and insect larvae. They are active year round, but are not noticeable during colder temperatures as they follow their food further down into the soil. The tunnels they make when searching for food near the surface will tear up lawns and kill grass.
If you have a mole problem, grub control may help with one of their food sources, but may not if you are prone to them. Grub control is included in our program. Year to year on the program, diminishing the grub population and making the lawn thicker, may help with moles without going into terminator mode. If it doesn’t:
3 options on controlling moles:
- Baited Worms *– Multiple poison worms are strategically placed into different mole tunnels. As the moles eat these worms, they will just rest in peace underground. Nothing to worry about with children and pets coming across the worms or mole. May not be enough to control a high population near a wooded lot, unless a lot is used and often. Also, this may only provide control for one season. Having moles treated in the spring, may not prevent their relatives from coming in the fall.
- Metal Trap – This is a U-shaped trap that is placed over tunnels. This trap is almost like a guillotine. As the mole crosses this trap, bam! Not the friendliest solution, but may be more cost effective depending on the size of the population.
- Sonar Spikes – Mixed reviews on this solutions; some say they work great and some say the opposite. Basically, spikes placed a certain distance apart, which will go around the perimeter of the target area. This will deter the moles away from your property. Your neighbors will love you!
*Dirt & Turf’s Mole Control (Baited Worms) – Ask for details.