Mole problems are some of the most difficult for homeowners to identify because these creatures live in the yard and are rarely seen by those inside the home. The first sign of a mole problem is typically the mess they make in a yard. Moles are very efficient diggers and they create tunnels and molehills throughout the spaces that they dig. The holes are not only unpleasant to look at, but they can also pose a real risk to anyone that uses the yard. When mowing the lawn or even just enjoying the outdoor space, a person could trip on a hole and sustain a serious injury.
Due to the fact that moles are difficult to see, they are also very difficult to get rid of when they invade a yard. A mole control company in Wentzville will have the effective solutions homeowners need.
Where to Find Moles
The most common type of mole found in Wentzville and throughout the rest of Missouri is theeastern mole. Eastern moles can be as small as a chipmunk or as long as one foot. Eastern moles cannot burrow as effectively through rocky or hard spaces as effectively, so they typically choose lawns, backyards, woodland areas, and gardens. These moles also only sleep approximately three hours a day, so they can do a lot of damage to a space in a very short amount of time.
Moles are also not social creatures and so, they are usually seen in rural areas where it is quieter. Homeowners that live near wooded areas are also more likely to develop a mole problem.
Damage Moles Cause
Although the holes and molehills moles create are annoying and pose certain hazards, these creatures can do more damage to your yard, as well. They generally eat insects and earthworms, although larger moles will also eat mice occasionally. As a mole digs their tunnel looking for this food, they disturb grass and vegetation on top of the soil. As this vegetation dies, it can create a real eyesore in the yard.
In addition, moles are fairly solitary creatures and they will not nest in a tunnel with another mole. Still, if your yard provides a good food source for them, many moles will move in, creating even more tunnels and molehills, and more problems.
Mole Prevention Tips
Moles enter into yards to dig tunnels so they can create a space to live and to find food. As such, one of the best ways to make your yard less attractive to moles is to remove the food source. Earthworms are very beneficial to a yard, so you may not want to remove these creatures. However, grubs do not bring any benefits to your landscaping and in fact, can easily ruin it. Grubs also make up a large part of a mole’s diet, so removing these smaller pests can help you eliminate the bigger ones.
While you are trying to remove grubs from your yard, also determine if any other pest, such as ants or other lawn insects, are also invading your yard. Moles also eat these pests and so, removing them is a great help when trying to prevent moles.
Even after removing the moles’ food source, these creatures may still take over your space because they need a place to live. To prevent this from happening, you can dig small tunnels and then place mesh wire over top of them. Moles will not walk over mesh and so, this can greatly help protect your yard.
Our Mole Control Company in Wentzville is Here to Help
It is certainly unsettling to have moles in your yard, and the holes they create are unsightly. If you need an experiencedWentzville mole control company to help with your mole problem, our exterminators at Amco Ranger can help. We know how to trap moles and get them off your property, and how to ensure that they do not come back. When you need help, call us at (636) 223-5703 or contact us online to schedule a free inspection.
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