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Are there holes and tunnels popping up all over your yard this summer? Not sure where they are coming from or what is creating them? The common culprit most home owners suspect is the mole. And most of the time they are not wrong.


Moles breed in the early spring and spend most of their lives underground. They dig tunnels underground to find food like worms, grubs and ants. They dig separate tunnels deeper into the ground to live and burrow in. They breed in the spring and have anywhere from 2 to 5 babies. They then build their own tunnels or use old abandoned tunnels to find food and shelter. These tunnels can cause major damage to your property. They are primarily used to hunt for food and cause a lot of damage to the surface of your lawn. This damage typically looks like strips of overturned soil with hill-like mounds at either end. Damage can be found on golf courses, cemeteries, fields, gardens and lawns.


Moles are brownish black in color and have a stocky short body with a short tail. They have velvety fur and sharp claws for digging their tunnels and catching grubs. They have a round head with a pointy snout and grow about six to seven inches long. They have tiny, poorly developed eyes and their ears aren’t visible. They rely heavily on their sense of smell to point them in the right direction. Ultimately, these creatures are made for living in dark tunnels.


Here at Rottler Pest & Lawn Solutions, we offer a mole control program to help you get your property back in order. It can be very hard to determine where moles are tunneling and how to trap them on your own. Our team has the knowledge to help you learn which tunnels are active and we can use a combination of methods to eliminate activity in your lawn.


Moles can be very destructive and difficult to stop on your own. Contact Rottler today to schedule a free inspection and find out how to keep your lawn mole-free.

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