Mole Risks in Your Home and Property
Moles don’t care that there destroying your nice manicured lawn. They also don’t care how much time and money you have invested to having a nice manicured yard. The fact is that approx. 85% of a moles diet consists of earthworms; the worms naturally enrich your lawn through aeration. They are in your lawn because of the ample supply of earthworms. Earthworms are attracted to soil loaded with nutrients, and the more you take care of your lawn, the more appealing it is to worms.
Did You Know?
Moles are an ancient species of mammals that are well adapted to their life underground. Generally, they were forced from their mother’s nest and moved to establish their own tunnel system. Their powerful forelimbs, moles excavate through the ground in search of food. These productive creatures can tunnel up to 100 feet per day, causing a significant amount of damage above ground. To fuel this high energy lifestyle, moles require an enormous amount of high protein foods. They consume grubs and insects but their favorite food is the earthworm. Contrary to popular belief, moles do not eat plants, roots or bulbs. Moles live underground most of their lives, moles seen on the surface are mostly juveniles.
Here are a few methods of getting rid of the ground moles:
- Pesticides on the rodent is one of the main ways to get rid of them, there are some that come in a spray form, and can also sprinkle some in the openings of the tunnels. As the mole leaves the tunnel, they will come into contact with the pesticides.
- Suffocating them, you do this by blocking all the holes or the openings. This is not very humane. Plus the mole may have several more tunnels dug.
- Trapping the moles in another way of getting rid of moles.
- Moles are very territorial which means if you introduce ultrasonic sounds that will sound like there is another mole in their area.
If you are having trouble with moles that are destroying your hard work, they can be controlled.
Hiring a Minnesota Wild Animal Management Expert is your best bet in getting rid of these moles once and for all. They trap moles every day. They have well established techniques and are well experienced in dealing with these annoying varmints.