Moles are ground–dwelling carnivores that prefer to eat insects instead of your garden plants. However, their underground tunnels can ruin your garden and lawn, and make easy access to your plants for other rodents.
Moles usually feed on insect pests, grubs, and soil organisms, including beneficial ones like earthworms. Moles dig deep. Their tunnels are usually at least ten inches underground, unless they’re scanning the surface in search of a mate. Check your soil and lawn for their tunnels. Surface tunnels or ridges also indicate mole activity.
Moles are usually found where the soil is rich in organic material. Their presence in unusually high numbers may be due to high population of soil pests, and serves as a warning that all is not well with the soil health.
Damage caused by moles is quite possibly the most frustrating problem in the garden. Moles only become a problem when they invade lawns and gardens, tearing up expanses of green grass and uprooting plants. Because mole tunneling destroys grass roots, the ridges brown quickly. The most effective way to get rid of moles is to kill them with a trap.
Our animal trapping professionals are ready and waiting to help you save your lawn and garden from these destructive pests.