TRADITIONAL MOLE CATCHER
Moles can be very hard to spot; however, it can be much easier to see signs of their presence. You might have experience of noticing small mounds of disturbed soil in woods and fields; these mounds are called molehills and can even appear on lawns.
However, while the sight of an actual mole might often elude you, moles can wreak havoc in your outdoor space if you fail to promptly act on the telltale signs of mole intrusion. We can come out to your problem area to remove moles before they develop into a much bigger issue.
How To Identify Mole Damage
Carefully watch out for these signs of damage left by moles:
Molehills: These soil mounds are cone-shaped and roughly 6-24 inches wide and 2-8 inches tall. You might not always see a molehill's entrance, as it could be softly plugged out of ready visibility.
Moleruns: As a mole digs tunnels, they can push up soil in these irregular trails/ridges which are each about 3 inches wide.
Why are moles in my garden?
This is likely due to your garden being rich in the food - such as grubs, worms and beetle larvae - that moles need. If your soil is moist and cool, this may have also attracted moles, as they like to make extensive underground runways which they can use to look for food.
Why is it necessary to remove moles?
Moles can quickly become problematic because, in looking for food, they can make your grass brown, weaken parts of your garden and leave spots of disturbed dirt known as molehills. Moles' labyrinthine tunnels can also quickly attract other critters, such as mice.
I see many molehills - is this a sign of a mole family?
Not necessarily. Due to their high metabolic rate and, thus, need to keep eating, moles tend to fend for themselves rather than live in family groups. For this reason, the number of discernible molehills on your lawn is not strictly affected by the number of moles burrowing beneath the surface.
When should I have moles removed?
As moles do not hibernate, any moles that make your garden their home will remain active there all year round. Therefore, you should not hesitate to have moles banished once you know they are a problem - and especially before they start breeding in your space.