Mole control is an important part of spring lawn care. Moles are underground critters that can cause significant damage to your lawn and landscape if they’re not caught early. These voracious critters use their paws to create tunnels through the ground as they search for their next meal, preferably earthworms, grubs, or ants.
Moles come closest to the surface around the month of May, as they begin actively searching for their next meal. This means now is the prime time to deal with these pesky critters! Here is what you need to know about spring mole control, and how you can protect your lawn and landscape this spring.
The first step in controlling moles is educating yourself on how they operate. Their bodies are streamlined to allow them to move rapidly through the soil, similar to how you would swim in a pool. As a result, when they’re on the hunt they can disturb the grass roots, causing immediate damage. They can dig up to 100 feet of tunnel in one day, so upon first sight of damage, you will want to act quickly.
Moles are able to consume up to (if not more) than their body weight in food everyday. They’re constantly on the hunt for earthworms, grubs, or ants, and it’s these other pests that often bring moles to your lawn. However, contrary to popular belief, eliminating a grub problem will not, in turn, eliminate a mole problem. There are always other insects for the moles to eat, so that method is not always entirely effective.
Although moles spend a large majority of their time underground, it’s around this time each year where they will come above ground to mate (February-April). If you spot and identify a mole in your yard, you can put preventative measures in place to stop the damage before it starts.
Moles can wreak long-term havoc on your lawn and landscape; so if you see a mole, or identify the signs that a mole is present, call the professionals in mole treatment at Lawn Jox. Our two-step mole control program will target and trap the mole. In the case that the mole avoids the initial trapping, bait worms will be used to lure the mole out, and into the trap.
Give your lawn the protection from moles that it deserves. Contact us here or give us a call at (901) LAWN-JOX to discuss mole control with one of our trained professionals. We can help!