2014 is shaping up to be the worst year ever for those pesky moles tunneling just under the surface of your landscape. The precipitation has a lot to do with the increased activity for moles.
Moles are an ongoing problem and they’ll tunnel through your yard eating their weight each day in earthworms, grubs, ants and other insects. A mole has to eat it’s body weight in food everyday or they’ll die quickly. So the more earthworms, grubs and insects there are in your lawn, the more food these moles have to thrive in your lawn.
They can turn your nice looking lawn into trails of raised, softened mounds while damaging the root systems of any landscaping you normally enjoy. If you garden, they can cause major disruption to your garden vegetables roots.
These pesky critters are most active in the spring and fall, especially after rain fall or during the spring thaw of the snow when the ground is really moist. This year in Northeast Ohio, we’ve experienced one of the worst winters we’ve seen in a long time so the ground is extremely moist and inviting to moles.
If you deplete the food source in the ground, the moles are going to have to move elsewhere to thrive. Contrary to the most popular belief, grub control will not be of as much help as you would hope. Since the main source of food for moles is earthworms, the way to target moles is with our non-toxic (to worms and moles) mole repellant. This is the best way we’ve found to drive moles out of your yard.
Feel free to contact us if you have moles and would like to get rid of them without having to trap and kill.