The mole, although quite small and innocent looking, can create havoc on your lawn. Moles are insectivores (they eat insects), and they may control some insect outbreaks. However, mole activity can also cause considerable mole damage to lawns. Mole damage is usually in the form of tunnels and/or mounds in lawn that can be unsightly, disturb root systems, and provide cover or travel lanes for other small mammals.
There are two reasons why these pests are in your lawn. First, the environment we create for nice lawns are also a prime breeding and feeding area for lawn insect pests, grubs (or insect larvae) and earth worms. The rich, well-irrigated soil in which the turf grasses grow are a haven for molecrickets, worms, grubs and insects which feed on lawns. A mole can eat its body weight in prey, in a very short period, meaning that it does need a high population of these insects or worms.
Second, many of our customers with mole infestations live close to a wooded area (natural habitat) or close to newly constructed homes, businesses or sub-divisions. In short, the animals are being forced out of their natural habitat into our lawns in search of food.
In most lawns, mole control can be achieved with 3 treatments. In high populated areas mole control programs can be customized to meet your lawn needs. Mole tunnels can easily be pushed down, but the lawn mole needs to be controlled to prevent further damage. After moles are controlled we would advise seeding to help fill in bare areas and prevent weeds.