Posted on April 9, 2013 in Helpful Articles
Summer is almost here, which means many things to many people. To us here at Rottler Pest & Lawn Solutions in St. Louis, Missouri, it’s a reminder that mole season is on its way. Actually, there is no ‘mole season’ per se, as moles are busy year round, but in the summer the ground defrosts and that’s when we really start to notice the damage these pests cause in our yards. Think you might have a mole problem? Here are a few signs that your yard may be held captive by these destructive pests.
Tunnels in the ground: moles make their homes in the ground and build an extensive series of tunnels to travel in the earth. You may notice ground that is slightly raised in the shape of a tunnel, or ground that collapses under heavy weight.
Mole hills: These are the places where moles pop up out of the ground; you may see them in several different places in your yard.
Damaged plants and flowers: Moles don’t tend to eat things from your vegetable garden or flower garden, but they burrow under your plants, causing root damage which in turn damages the plant.
Seeing these signs of mole damage in your lawn or on your property usually means that you have these critters living nearby. But don’t fret- that’s what we’re here for! For information on our St. Louis mole control services or for information on how to prevent moles in your lawn, contact Rottler today! We’ll be happy to assist you with your mole control troubles this summer so that you can enjoy a beautiful lawn and a stress-free summer!