Have you started seeing raised tunnels in your lawn? Have piles of dirt, like tiny volcanoes, started appearing in your yard. If so, you have moles. But, we probably don't need to tell you that. It doesn't take more than a few seconds to bring up a thousand pictures of "mole damage" on your smartphone. You know you have moles. The question is, why?
Here in Ashland, moles are a serious threat to our beautiful lawns. They burrow their way into our yards, creating raised tunnels on the surface and stacking up dirt when they make exit holes. They do this in search of food. If your lawn has been attacked by grubs, and you've been seeing dead patches of grass, it is likely that moles have come to feast on those grubs. Moles need quite a bit of food to survive. A yard that has grubs will be more appealing than a yard that does not. If your lawn was healthy and free of dead patches, your soil is full of another creature moles love to feed on: earthworms. Healthy lawns have an abundance of earthworms, and moles can survive quite well on a steady diet of them.
No yard is completely free of bugs. Therefore, no yard is 100% resistant to bug-eating moles. You're not going to be able to keep moles away by controlling the food sources that lure them into your yard. The only solution is targeted removal, ongoing monitoring, and the treatment of tunnels. But all of these should be done by an educated and experienced professional. A wildlife professional knows how to track moles, where to place traps, what baits to use, how to treat tunnels so that new moles don't come to replace old moles, and how to monitor to ensure that all the moles on your property have been removed. This is a complex process that requires pest control training, specialized products and equipment, and real-world experience.
If you live in Ashland, and moles have started destroying your lawn, reach out to Rottler Pest & Lawn Solutions. Our highly-trained pest control technicians are the best in the business. They know what is necessary to effectively rid your yard of moles and reduce the likelihood of future infestations. Our mole hunters have the nose for locating active tunnels and tracking down these elusive, ground-tunneling critters. You don't have to live with them for one more day. Reach out to us today for immediate assistance.