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Do You Know How To Spot A Mole?


We have recently been getting reports of a lot of mole activity in the St. Louis area. Moles can cause major destruction to lawns and landscapes so it is important that homeowners understand how to spot mole activity so they can stop these pests before they become a huge problem. As spring is less than a month away, it is likely that moles will continue to invade properties as the ground becomes soft and moist, ideal worm hunting conditions.

Moles are furry critters with strong hands that allow them to swim through the dirt and soil. Their main food source is earth worms, so they will dig underground tunnels in an attempt to find as many worms as they can. This can leave your lawn and landscape damaged and dead if you do not detect mole activity early on. Thankfully, there are highly effective baiting and trapping systems that will make sure any moles entering your property are not going to have much of a chance of destruction.

In order to keep your lawn and landscape protected from destruction this spring, here are a few signs that moles have infested your property, from the experts in pest control at Rottler Pest & Lawn Solutions:

  • Moles use their hands to tunnel through the soil and dirt, so a common sign of mole activity is dug up root systems from trees, plants, shrubs, and grass.
  • You will also notice raised areas of soil, known as molehills or mole mounds, which are the waste soil from moles creating new burrows underground. These small piles of soil are probably going to be pretty obvious and will be sitting on top of your green grass.  
  • Since moles travel close to the surface underground, you will also notice raised areas along their path, making it easy to identify the activity of any of these lawn pests.

If you do happen to notice any signs of mole activity on your Missouri lawn, contact Rottler Pest & Lawn Solutions right away. Our technicians will come and place discreet bait underground which will attract and get rid of any moles on your property. In the case of severe infestations, trapping may be used in conjunction with the bait. Visit our mole control page to learn more about the effective treatment options available so you can enjoy the green grass and undisturbed landscapes this spring and summer.

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