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Are Moles Making A Mess of Your Lawn?


Moles are those small, beady-eyed critters that often make a mess of lawns in Missouri. With powerful front claws that give them the ability to “swim” throughout dirt, moles can tunnel 18 feet per hour. Although impressive, the damages moles cause to lawns is not as admirable. Disrupting root systems, uprooting soil and turning healthy lawns into unsightly messes are just a few examples of what a mole can do to a property. Moles in winter continue to be a problem, because they remain active under the ground and although many people ask us “do moles hibernate?” the answer is no, they do not! Mole damage can occur throughout the year and it is most commonly seen in:

  • Gardens
  • Golf Courses
  • Planting Beds
  • Residential and Commercial Lawns

Not only is the damage caused by moles unattractive, it can be costly to repair. At Rottler we realize that lawns and gardens provide the curb appeal to Missouri homes and businesses; small mounds of dirt all over the property can drive away customers and discourage the savviest of gardeners.

With spring just around the corner, now is the time to prepare for mole problems. Let Rottler be part of that planning with our highly effective mole control. Our technicians will evaluate your problem, begin treatment and monitor your yard for signs of any new mole activity. Rottler uses the first and only mole bait, Talpirid™, scientifically-proven to eliminate moles. This bait has the same shape and feel as the moles favorite food source, the earthworm and features special enhancers to ensure approval by the mole. This treatment is safe and concealed; the bait is placed under the ground so you will not even know it’s there, except when your mole activity has ceased! To help gain control of severe infestations we may also employ the use of traps.

If you are a property owner or manager in St. Louis, Columbia, Wentzville or elsewhere in Mid-Missouri and are worried about moles, contact Rottler Pest & Lawn Solutions today. For more information on lawn pest control or to schedule your free mole or lawn rodent analysis, click here to fill out our contact form.

This blog was originally published on February 3, 2011, but we have updated it to reflect the most recent and accurate information available in helping you combat frustrating lawn rodent problems.

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