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Moles are a pest because of the serious damage they can cause to your yard and landscaping. Molehills and mole ridges can spoil lawns and flower beds, while their tunneling can damage the roots of young plants and expose stones that can damage lawn equipment. Unfortunately, little can be done to prevent moles from entering your property aside from eradicating the problem once the moles have appeared.
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It is unlikely that you will see moles as they rarely come above ground. But if you do, you should not approach them as they have very sharp teeth and will bite. The first sign of a mole problem will be some damage to your yard, including several molehills or ‘ridges’ caused by tunneling.
A mole problem can develop quickly and cause significant damage to your yard including large quantities of molehills. Moles clear away the soil in your yard to dig their tunnels. They then line the areas of their tunnels with grass and leaves to create their nests, causing the molehills to form.
Moles create shallow tunnels just below the surface of the ground to search for worms, insects, and other invertebrates to eat. These shallow tunnels can be seen as a raised ridge in a lawn or flower bed.
Moles establish their own individual tunnel network and can dig at speeds of up to 14 or 15 feet per hour. Deep mole tunnels are 4 to 16 inches underground and are typically shelter tunnels for the moles. Moles live in these deep tunnels during severe weather conditions and also use them to store food.
Although many homeowners like to try DIY options to eliminate pests, the results are often less than satisfactory. Minor problems can develop into larger ones and this is when many people seek the services of a pest control professional.
Professional mole removal is recommended at the first sign of moles in your yard. Although moles do not present a concern for transmitting diseases, one mole can quickly lead to more, resulting in major damage throughout your yard.
Ehrlich specialists are state certified and are required to participate in regular training programs to maintain their expertise in mole control. They understand the habits of moles and use that knowledge when developing a mole control program for your home. Your specialist will put a mole removal plan in place that will ensure you don’t end up with any more moles on your property.
If you would like further advice on moles or to arrange a visit by an Ehrlich technician, call us free at 800-837-5520.