Ever wonder what is causing those damaging tunnels crisscrossing across your beautifully manicured lawn and landscape? Meet the mole, a small mammal that dwells underground and can exhibit some very costly destruction to your outside living areas. Moles are insectivorous mammals, meaning they primarily feed on insects. Earthworms are their favorite feast but any small invertebrates that live in the soil. Homeowners need to be wary of moles tunneling on their property as they can create considerable damage in a very short period of time.
Why do moles dig tunnels?
Moles can eat their weight in earthworms in a single day and will tunnel furiously through your yard and landscape to feed and make burrows for dwelling. An active mole can tunnel up to 15 feet in one hour, and what was a smooth, flat surface yesterday could become a plot of dug up dirt and grass overnight.
The misconception of grub treatment
Many believe that the best way to prevent moles is by using a pesticide to kill the grubs that they are seeking. By irradicating the grubs in your property, the moles will turn somewhere else to find nourishment. The issue here is that moles are searching for earthworms, not grubs. And by killing the grubs, you may also be killing earthworms which will cause the moles to dig up even more tunnels in search of food, making grub pesticide a non-effective way of removing moles.
Traps work best
Mole traps are placed in holes along the tunnel and are considered the most full-proof way of catching and removing moles. Moles have very small eyes and terrible eyesight so the traps are not visible to them as they intersect and become sprung. Traps can also be used over and over again for a very cost-effective solution. Mole traps should always be placed in the middle of a tunnel, never at the end. Moles will move back in forth through active tunnels and setting the traps in their direct path will lead to better trapping success.
Any Pest Mole Control
At Any Pest, we have the trained wildlife technicians to come and assess your property, correctly seek out and mark the active mole tunnels, and set the appropriate number of traps to remove the moles from your landscape or lawn. Wildlife removal should always be handled by a licensed professional and each service technician at Any Pest is permitted by the Dept. Of Agriculture to perform nuisance wildlife control. Don’t let moles ruin your property and cost you hundreds of dollars in repairs.
Wildlife Control In Atlanta, GA
At Any Pest, we offer an experienced and responsible answer to your rodent and animal problems. Any Pest, Inc. has specialized in the capture and removal of unwanted animals since 1989! An animal infestation is just as unappealing and stressful as an insect infestation, but there’s an increased risk of property damage, potential injury, and diseases.
Most animals that you see around the exterior of your home may appear cute and innocent; however, those cute, innocent animals can quickly become a nuisance once they invade your property. In addition to the vast amount of damage they can cause, animals can carry MORE diseases than many insects. Contact us online for a free estimate or call us today at 678-888-0035.