How do I recognize mole activity in my lawn?

 

The two most common signs of mole activity are raised ridge areas in lawns and the typical molehill. If you see these on your lawn, you should call a professional service. If you wait, the problem will just intensify and become more complicated and more costly. Nuisance Wildlife Removal Inc. is your local expert for mole trapping and removal in Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton and surrounding areas. We can give you a free inspection and let you know if the issue is being caused by moles or not. The raised areas or ridges on the lawn, are caused by the moles tunneling through the lawn, just below the surface of the ground. The mole-hills that are shaped like a small mountain or cone are formed by the dirt that a mole digs out from creating his den and living chambers. If you see this in your lawn, it could be a sign that you have moles and need to have them trapped and removed. Below is a video that shows a mole tunneling close to the surface. You can see his movement and the trails his activity causes.

 

Big Problems that Moles Cause

Moles can truly be a big issue for the homeowner. Their tunneling can damage lawns and their root systems which cause the grass to dry out and die. The mole behavior can also kill roots of plants, flowers etc causing the plants to die or become damaged. Moles actively are in search of food day and night all year round. It is possible that a mole can tunnel up to 100 feet in one day – which is the equivalent of 15 feet per hour. This is why we recommend eradicating moles immediately– as soon as you see the onset of mole activity. The more tunnels that there are, the more traps that have to be set in order to locate the moles! 100 feet of tunnels in one day times 5 days= 500′ of tunnels… thats a LOT of traps!

Thank you for taking the time to read our post.

Call Nuisance Wildlife Removal, Inc. today, to humanely solve your wildlife problems, and wildlife proof your property!

1-866-263-WILD or 941-729-2103.

For more information, visit our wildlife services page on moles here: Mole Removal Services

 

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