Moles are a common lawn pest that can live freely for months without being detected. As a creature with poor eyesight, they spend most of their lives underground, tunneling and feasting their way through your lawn. However, signs of their feeding and living frenzy eventually show up. So, if you start to notice some of these signs of moles, it’s time to call Lawn Plus Pest Control Services.
Known as molehills, these small dirt mounds throughout your lawn are a key indication that you have a family of moles. As these little pests tunnel their way through your lawn, they need to discard the dirt somewhere. This usually results in mounds about one to two inches high. These molehills can also be places of exit and entry as the moles dig through the yard.
As you might have guessed, visible tunnels through your lawn are another obvious sign of a mole infestation. Moles dig and tunnel for food, so the closer the food source is to the surface, the more you’ll notice the tunnels. Food sources such as worms, grubs, and other dirt insects will try to escape saturated ground, which is why most homeowners notice mole tunnels after a night of rain.
3. Plant Damage
Because moles live and thrive where there is plenty of food, gardens or flowerbeds are ideal places for them to feast. Unfortunately, their tunneling usually rips through roots and displaces the dirt necessary for your plants and flowers to thrive. Sometimes, moles will even eat the roots or bulbs of plants, further destroying your gardening efforts. So, if your plants begin to die and you don’t have a bug problem, you just might have a mole problem.
Get Moles Under Control
Are you looking for a way to get your mole problem under control without using poison or traps? If so, call the team at Lawn Plus Pest Control Services in Cincinnati, OH. Our mole control program includes baiting live tunnels and using medicated worms to remove these pests from your lawn. We also offer pest control solutions for rodents, ants, and termites. Give us a call today at (513) 296-7378 to request your pest control estimate.