Have you seen them--the signs of tunneling in your yard? Does your rich, green lawn have a lightning-bolt-looking patch of dead grass running through it? Or, is the ground pushed up in such a way that you can see multiples tunnels, like the embossed imprint of a brain? Perhaps your only clue is the pile of dirt next to the fence. You know, the one that looks like a volcano. If you haven't guessed yet, you have moles. So, now what?
Are you old enough to remember the movie Caddyshack? Are you familiar with Bill Murray, playing the lovable groundskeeper of a golf course, going face to face with a gopher? Well, gophers have nothing on moles. If you decide to go head to head with a mole, you might end up just as crazy as poor Bill. We're not making a mountain out of a molehill here. Catching a mole is hard. If it wasn't, we'd be out of a job.
There are effective treatments for catching moles but first, let's talk about how NOT to catch a mole.
Flooding with a garden hose. If you find a hole, and you just start pumping the water to it, you'll send the mole running, if he's even in there. But moles have many exit routes, and there is a good chance he will escape. Though it is true that many moles die in areas of flooding, getting them with the garden hose is generally an exercise in futility.
Moth balls. You've heard it said, "throw a few mothballs down there." Though it is true, moles hate mothballs; those mothballs aren't going to make him leave your property. Those mothballs will just cause him to dig a bunch of new tunnels--most likely, within the hour.
Gasoline. If you've decided to pour gasoline in that hole, and burn him out, your sanity may already have left you. Lighting large quantities of gasoline in a hole is never a good idea. Period.
Before you drive yourself crazy, and let that mole invader ruin your lawn and your flowerbeds, consider having one of our qualified technicians inspect your yard. We can get rid of your current mole issue, and return to inspect your yard, every other month, to ensure that no new moles come to pester you. Call today, before you find yourself behind a tree with a dynamite plunger, and that distant and glossy Bill Murray stare. Because, by then, it may be too late.