Moles in St. Louis and Missouri are small mammals that are known for causing large amounts of damage to golf courses, parks, gardens and lawns. Moles are 6-8 inches in length and are a brownish-gray color; their necks are strong with elongated heads. Because they spend most of their time underground, they have very small eyes and ears that are almost completely covered with fur. Their most distinctive feature is their powerful paddle-like forefeet with large thick toenails that they use for digging their tunnels. While moles are rarely seen, their tunnels and entrances and exits are. Moles dig tunnels and nesting burrows deep into the ground (these will not be seen at the surface of the ground); they also dig shallow tunnels just below the surface of the ground daily as they search for earthworms and insects; these are the tunnels that people can see and generally associate with mole activity. Moles do not reuse these temporary tunnels and just continuously dig new ones each day in their search for food. Unfortunately this habit causes extensive damage to your lawn.
Many homeowners in St. Louis and Missouri are under the assumption that moles hibernate and are not active during the winter months, this however is untrue. Their main permanent tunnels and nesting burrows are dug deep underground below the frost line allowing moles to still be active during the cold winter months. During the winter they stop digging surface tunnels in the soil since the ground is frozen. Because people are unable to see these surface tunnels they believe that the moles are hibernating and not causing damage to their lawns. The moles however, are still digging tunnels deep below the surface of your lawn looking for food, which means that your lawn continues to be threatened. During the winter months, moles may dig tunnels into the snow and later fill them in with soil as the ground begin to thaw; once all the snow melts in the spring evidence of these tunnels can be seen from the surface of the ground.
No matter what the season, moles are actively causing widespread damage to your St. Louis lawn and so if you notice mole damage occurring on your lawn, contact Rottler Pest & Lawn Solutions. Offering St. Louis mole control, our program will stop moles from taking over your lawn and damaging your landscaping. At Rottler Pest and Lawn Solutions, our mole control is designed to eliminate the current mole infestation and to prevent future mole activity from occurring. Our comprehensive program includes:
Intensive initial service regimen that includes 3 or more visits within 1-2 weeks.
Placement of bait and if necessary traps to eliminate the current mole infestation.
After the mole infestation is eliminated, every other month maintenance to make sure of no new mole activity.
In-between free follow up visits.
Though you will never be able to completely prevent moles from entering onto your property, with the help of Rottler you can stop them from taking over your yard and causing costly extensive damage. If you even suspect that your property is experiencing a mole problem, please contact our St. Louis pest control company today for detailed information. The faster you act, the less damage they will be able to cause!